Our father, Jari, grew up surrounded by entrepreneurs. As a young boy he would spend time in his grandfather’s sawmill and his father’s furniture store and see the passion they had for their business. After selling his first sofa in his father’s store he knew that he wanted to own his own business one day.
In 2000 our father decided to make his dream come true and become a third generation entrepreneur. He bought a forestry company called Maaselan Kone, which at the time was a small company where everyone was involved in everything. Our father would travel around the world looking for dealers and in the evenings, he would pay the company’s bills and sort out production issues. He was determined to reach for his dreams.
With hard work our father and his team built an international company with excellent economic bearings. This is how his story as an entrepreneur started and today Terra Patris has grown into a diversified company that employs over six hundred people with a turnover of almost 100MEUR.
We are proud of each of these six hundred people working with us who passionately give their energy and know-how to the growth of our company. Together with our team we will grow Terra Patris into an even more significant and international industrial company in the future. Maaselan Kone is still a part of Terra Patris now known as Hakki Pilke and it has a special meaning to our family.
With pride for our father’s work, us, his three children, want to be involved in creating this company’s story – the company that we’ve grown up alongside. Together we will grow our family’s story, create jobs and economic prosperity in Finland. Our aim is to create meaningful products and brands that we are proud to export around the world.
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