Brunberg’s history on a timeline

Brunberg has a long and interesting history which starts as early as 1871. We have created a timeline with the most important events of our company.

The bakery is founded – in 1871

11.11.1871

Bakery apprentice A.W. Lindfors is granted permission by the Magistrate to start bakery activities. 31.7.1871 was registered as starting date.

The factory is founded – in 1897

11.11.1897

A.W. Lindfors founds A.W. Lindfors candy and marmalade factory

Change of owner of the sweets factory – in 1898

11.11.1898

Ivar Lindfors, A.W. Lindfors’ son, buys his father’s sweets factory.

Lennart starts as apprentice – in 1907

11.11.1907

16-year-old Lennart Brunberg starts as apprentice in Lindfors’ factory.

New factory premises – in 1908

11.11.1908

A.W. Lindfors sweets and marmalade factory buys new premises adjacent to the Town Park.

The factory turns into a limited company – in 1913.

11.11.1913

A.W. Lindfors candy and marmalade factory was turned into a limited company.

The company grows – in 1920

11.11.1920

A.W. Lindfors candy and marmalade factory is the second biggest company in Porvoo.

Truffles – in 1920

11.11.1920

Truffle was included in Brunberg’s assortment in the 1920’s.

Founding of the sweets factory – in 1922

11.11.1922

Lennart Brunberg founds his own sweets factory, the Brunberg candy factory.

Brunberg’s production grows – in 1927

11.11.1927

The sweets production of Brunberg surpasses that of Lindfors.

The companies merge – in 1928

11.11.1928

Lennart Brunberg buys Lindfors sweets factory. The company is named Oy Brunberg-Lindfors Ab.

Liquorice – in 1932

11.11.1932

Liquorice was included in the assortment of Oy Brunberg-Lindfors Ab.

Fire – in 1945

11.11.1945

Lennart Brunberg dies in a fire which destroys the family’s home and the office and delivery departments of the factory.

Börje Brunberg Managing Director – in 1947

11.11.1947

Börje Brunberg is appointed Managing Director.

Change of name – in 1958

11.11.1958

Oy Brunberg-Lindfors Ab is changed to Brunberg Oy.

Tarmola – in 1965

11.11.1965

The Brunberg factory is moved from the center of the city to Teollisuustie in Tarmola.

Bigger premises – in 1978.

11.11.1978

The factory is moved to an even bigger plant close to the previous one.

Inauguration of the new factory – in 1988

11.11.1988

The present factory at Veckjärventie is inaugurated.

Founding of the trust – in 1988

11.11.1988

The Brunberg Foundation is founded with the aim to promote cultural life in Porvoo.

New Managing Director – in 1991

11.11.1991

Börje Brunberg retires but continues as Chairman of the Board. Raimo Keskinen is appointed new Managing Director.

The new shop – in 1997

11.11.1997

The new shop in Old Porvoo is started.

A new Managing Director – in 1997

11.11.1997

Tom Brunberg is appointed Managing Director.

The factory is enlarged – in 2000

11.11.2000

Brunberg buys adjacent site and warehouse and expands.

Katarina Enholm new Managing Director – in 2011

11.11.2011

Katarina Enholm is appointed new Managing Director.

Kisses – in 1951

11.11.2020

Kisses are included in the Brunberg selection of products.

150-year-anniversary – år 2021

11.11.2020

Brunberg celebrates its 150-year anniversary.