Text Mikko Sammasmaa
Photos Tommi Turunen

Mr. Mikko Sammasmaa from Brande, Sammet's marketing partner.

Sammet’s 35-year history is a powerful story of determination to deliver Finnish quality to the world. Since starting as a manufacturing workshop in Central Finland serving domestic customers, we have become the global market leader in our field. In 2019, Sammet has more than 85 employees based in Europe and Asia.

Our 35th anniversary milestone occurs in the middle of the strongest growth boom we have ever experienced. Our story began in 1984, when the Finnish manufacturing industry was flourishing and Sammet was born in Laukaa, Central Finland. Our highly skilled experts manufactured speciality products such as pressure vessels, air pre-heaters, containers and structural ironworks. We also manufactured industrial dampers which would become Sammet’s premier product line and eventually, core business.

In 1993, Sammet Dampers was established to meet rising demand for our damper products. The new company focused attention on developing and delivering our line of high spec, quality industrial dampers. As a testament to our commitment to innovation and quality, Sammet industrial dampers have become the best known damper products in the world.

Our Clean Flow Dampers have been delivered to more than 80 countries. You can find Sammet dampers in Chinese pulp mills, German biopower plants and sailing on the oceans in the world’s biggest cruise ships.

Sammet became part of a bigger network of companies in 2016 when it was purchased by Addtech AB, a listed Swedish company. With a wider reach, new customers were attracted to our products and in 2018, we expanded our operations from Europe to China. During 2019, our state-of-the-art facility in Shanghai started mass producing Sammet dampers.

For me, personally, it has been an honour to be part of Sammet’s growth story from the very beginning. From initially visiting my father’s workshop to later working as a summer trainee, then as an employee, board chairman and marketing professional I have experienced the company’s evolution. What has been most gratifying and consistent for me is the culture of working together as a team. Our extremely talented and dedicated people have kept the spirit of family and partnership alive for 35 years. Sammet is a workplace where people prosper and stay.

Our thanks also goes to you, our valued partners. Sammet will continue serving you with the same effort and focus on quality that has built our reputation over the last 35 years. The Sammet way of partnership first, and always offering new exciting products to meet your needs is our promise. We are not just business partners, we are family.

Mikko Sammasmaa
Marketing Manager