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
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
A.W. Lindfors founds A.W. Lindfors candy and marmalade factory
Change of owner of the sweets factory – in 1898
Ivar Lindfors, A.W. Lindfors’ son, buys his father’s sweets factory.
Lennart starts as apprentice – in 1907
16-year-old Lennart Brunberg starts as apprentice in Lindfors’ factory.
New factory premises – in 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.
A.W. Lindfors candy and marmalade factory was turned into a limited company.
The company grows – in 1920
A.W. Lindfors candy and marmalade factory is the second biggest company in Porvoo.
Truffles – in 1920
Truffle was included in Brunberg’s assortment in the 1920’s.
Founding of the sweets factory – in 1922
Lennart Brunberg founds his own sweets factory, the Brunberg candy factory.
Brunberg’s production grows – in 1927
The sweets production of Brunberg surpasses that of Lindfors.
The companies merge – in 1928
Lennart Brunberg buys Lindfors sweets factory. The company is named Oy Brunberg-Lindfors Ab.
Liquorice – in 1932
Liquorice was included in the assortment of Oy Brunberg-Lindfors Ab.
Fire – in 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
Börje Brunberg is appointed Managing Director.
Change of name – in 1958
Oy Brunberg-Lindfors Ab is changed to Brunberg Oy.
Tarmola – in 1965
The Brunberg factory is moved from the center of the city to Teollisuustie in Tarmola.
Bigger premises – in 1978.
The factory is moved to an even bigger plant close to the previous one.
Inauguration of the new factory – in 1988
The present factory at Veckjärventie is inaugurated.
Founding of the trust – in 1988
The Brunberg Foundation is founded with the aim to promote cultural life in Porvoo.
New Managing Director – in 1991
Börje Brunberg retires but continues as Chairman of the Board. Raimo Keskinen is appointed new Managing Director.
The new shop – in 1997
The new shop in Old Porvoo is started.
A new Managing Director – in 1997
Tom Brunberg is appointed Managing Director.
The factory is enlarged – in 2000
Brunberg buys adjacent site and warehouse and expands.
Katarina Enholm new Managing Director – in 2011
Katarina Enholm is appointed new Managing Director.
Kisses – in 1951
Kisses are included in the Brunberg selection of products.
150-year-anniversary – år 2021
Brunberg celebrates its 150-year anniversary.