Curiosity for wood for over a century

Since 1908, Raute has been committed to wood. Today, we are a listed family company serving customers worldwide.

Strong history for strong future

Articles of the incorporation were adopted on February 29, 1908. Already in 1911 the production of inland vessels was discontinued, and replaced by sawmill and woodworking industry machines, gang saws, band saws, and planers followed by the export of wood processing machinery in 1913. That's how it all started and today the story continues.

“Buildings, machines and products only form the inanimate environment to which the people working with them give life.”  

CEO Aarne Mustakallio in his speech on the 40th anniversary of Raute in 1948 

114 years of work wrought in iron

Learn more about our journey over the last century. From the first decades of repairs of all kinds, and period of wars and war preparations to development of domestic trade, capturing new markets, and era of digitalization and automation.

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