It all began in 1923 when the blacksmith K.W Nummi arrived in
Perniö with his family and established his business known as K.W.
Nummi Läkki-, pelti- ja vaskisepänliike (Sheet Metal, Tin, Brass,
Bronze and Copper Blacksmiths).
As the years passed, the company's production schedules changed
greatly due to the depression and war years. In 1947, the company's
first tipper was produced and by the early 1950s production had
finally established the direction it has today. In the beginning,
the tippers were mechanical, so called step-ladder-type, but the
first hydraulic tipper was produced in the early 1950s. Shortly
after, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering Oy, formerly Nummi Oy Ab,
became the market leader in Finland.
In 1965, production of the tail-lifts and jib cranes for trucks and
lorries began. This product line also received a lot of attention.
Together with the tippers, Nummi products have created a strong
image in Finland. Exports started in the early 1970s, in the
beginning into Scandinavia and later to Europe and the Middle
In 1979, when Partek became the company's owner, a purposeful
momentum to internationalise began. When Partek purchased Hiab's
crane production company in the mid-1980s, Nummi ceased making jib
cranes and started producing hydraulic cylinders for manufacturing
loading devices instead. Tail-lift production was separated off in
1993, becoming Focolift Oy and at the same time the Focolift
trademark was born.
In 2003 Swedish Hygrauto Group purchased the company from Kone Oy.
Kone became the owner of Partek in 2002. In autumn 2006 Indian
multi-business corporation Wipro Ltd bought the whole Hydrauto
These days Wipro tippers and hydraulics are market leaders in
Nordic Countries and are well-known products in their fields
world-wide. Wipro Infrastructure Engineering Oy has its own
distribution network in Europe. In other parts of the world,
distribution is carried out with support from truck
Wipro Infrastructure Engineering Oy
P.O Box 9, FI-25501 Perniö
Tel. +358 (0)29 055 2849
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