Printal Oy is a major manufacturer of aluminium tubes and cans in the Nordic countries. It is active in both the export market and in Finland. The company has almost 60 years’ experience in the development and manufacture of aluminium packages for medicines, cosmetics, foodstuffs and technochemical products.
Since 2002, Printal Oy has been in private ownership in Finland. The majority of the company’s shares are owned by senior management, which means close cooperation when it comes to everyday decisions and operations. The company also has its own printing department, so that the needs of customers can be taken into account, based on a flexible approach.
Printal’s goal is to be a competitive manufacturer of aluminium cans and tubes. Its strategy is to aim at continuous controlled growth and remain profitable and customer-oriented in its attitude, all the while responding to customer needs and changes in the market.
Another guiding principle is to develop environmentally friendly products and manufacturing methods.
Printal Oy’s goal is to reduce the environmental burden resulting from its operations. The company is a pioneer in the use, for example, of water soluble lacquers. It is committed to becoming more environmentally friendly and complying with the laws and regulations that apply to its business. Its aims are to minimise VOC emissions, waste volumes and water and energy consumption during production and to prevent environmental damage by means of constant and effective monitoring.
Printal holds ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification.
Printal Oy started as collaboration between three engineers in 1952. The founders had a firm belief in aluminium’s potential in the packaging industry. At first the company was active in the domestic market only, but then began exporting in the 1960s, when the aluminium aerosol can became a true fashion phenomenon.
During its existence, the company has been through many different phases. Printal was owned by the French firm Cebal from 1988 until 2002, when the management at the plant bought the company just two days after Printal celebrated its 50th birthday.