Tikkurila Oyj is one of the official partners of the Finland 100 centenary. Tikkurila recently honored the anniversary by donating murals to four Finnish cities to enrich and brighten up the living environment.
One in three Finns live in gray house 26.09.2017
Tikkurila honored the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence by inviting the public to help build the biggest color chart in the country’s history. More than 4,000 Finns added the color of their house to the chart between April and August. The analysis of the database revealed that one in three Finns live in a gray house.
The 2017 World Expo is held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, between June 10 and September 10, 2017. The theme of the expo is "Future Energy" - promotion of sustainable energy and sustainable design.
Development of high-quality exterior products results in the long life-cycle of exterior surfaces and decreased environmental impact. Climate conditions set a variety of requirements for products that must function both in heat and frost, rain and sun.
Already for generations, sustainability has been a key requirement in viticulture and oenology. High quality winemaking is also setting strict sustainability requirements – especially for wine cellars.
The planning and development of paint and surface treatment products is carried out by young, promising researchers who create products that are a more responsible choice every day.
Tikkurila’s research, development and innovation move with the megatrends. In the next 30 years, we will see renewable raw materials enter the field due to a scarcity of resources, diminishing natural resources, and climate change. With new kinds of paint components, the carbon footprint of paint can be halved.
Tikkurila’s cooperation partner Emballator Lagan Plast is constantly working on ways to cut down loss and waste generated from production and supply chain to improve the sustainability of the paint packaging.
Seeing the world with the eyes of a child 05.12.2016
"Stop for a moment in the middle of your busy routines and try to look at the surrounding world through the eyes of a child. Can you see all the different colors?"
Tikkurila China is piloting a new solution for consumers to choose their favorite colors in a creative way. The Virtual Reality (VR) system is a technology providing a new way to experience and decorate apartments.
Every painter knows that after a painting project there is quite often some paint left over. The usual way is to store it for the next painting project. Instead of storing the paint at home or disposing it, one very kind and socially responsible way is to utilize the consumers' leftover paints in various community projects.
Beautiful murals were painted with Tikkurila's paints in seven cities in Finland.
We are launching Paint Fund in Sweden 17.05.2016
As part of our work within social responsibility and as a responsible actor in the community, we are now launching an initiative in Sweden that gives the general public the opportunity to realize socially beneficial painting projects. We call it the Paint Fund (Färgfonden).
Tikkurila has launched a new-generation wood stain, Valtti Plus Kesto, whose new binder guarantees maintenance intervals that are twice as long as with traditional stains for wood façades.
Tikkurila annually chooses and rewards the "Social Project of the Year". The 2015 winner is Tikkurila Kazakhstan and their “Bright Childhood” project in Almaty.
The latest innovation comes from Sweden from Beckers who offer paint in a new, environmentally friendly package with a screw-on cap. The new packaging needs less than 70 percent of the packaging material compared to a normal paint can and is easy to use.
Part of the Feel the Color collection, Fjord (color code M442) has a deep, mysterious glow and takes its inspiration from an ecological lifestyle.
Tikkurila has received a recognition for its investment activities in Kazakhstan. The annual investment awards recognize foreign investors in Kazakhstan for their investment activity and development for local production and high-tech industries.
Tikkurila is one of the main partners of the first ever Our House Festival for Suburbia, to be held on August 8–15 in Vantaa, Finland.
At the Arabia Street Festival in Helsinki, an eight meters high mural depicting the Arabia district was painted to the facade of an apartment building.
Tikkurila to partner with Vallila 04.05.2015
Tikkurila and Vallila Interior will start a partnership, which will make it easier for consumers to select matching wall colors and Vallila curtain designs to create harmonious interiors.
The Swan eco-label awarded to Tikkurila's industrial coating is a concrete indication that it is possible to develop industrial coatings that meet sustainability standards without compromising functionality or quality.
Tikkurila Oyj declares a matchmaking program for start-up companies as well as for small and medium-sized companies looking for growth.
The renovated train station in Myyrmäki in Vantaa is completely transformed – the station now features the biggest work of street art ever done in a public space in Finland.
Palett & Co is a safe and high-quality alternative for price-conscious customers.
Tikkurila will be launching a wallpaper collection that comes complete with matching paints. A new type of home decoration concept, Duett will be launched in Finland, Russia and Poland in early 2015.
Tikkurila and its environmentally sustainable solutions were presented in the event with the main message of "Sustainable beauty provided by Tikkurila".
Tikkurila has participated in Finland in a new pilot project for youth launched by Annantalo, an arts center run by the City of Helsinki Cultural Office.
A more beautiful environment with paints 10.11.2014
The Lithuanian Colorful Life campaign ("Spalvotas gyvenimas" in Lithuanian) brings the community together to jointly create a more beautiful environment.
Products carrying the Nordic Ecolabel meet strict environmental requirements, which cover the entire life-cycle from raw material extraction through to product manufacture, use and final disposal.
Tikkurila and Jokerit have been partners for a long time, and the aim of the new contract is to intensify co-operation and make use of the new opportunities that KHL brings for co-operation in marketing.
The "Vastuullinen kesäduuni" campaign awarded an employer that demonstrated special merits in developing summer employment. The goal of the award is to highlight good examples of how summer employment can be developed and to motivate other employers to invest in high-quality summer jobs.
During the summer of 2014, Tikkurila has participated in many street art projects aiming to bring beauty to our living environment.
Finnish furniture manufacturer Isku Koti is revamping its stores across Finland. Novart’s "Keittiömaailma" kitchen showrooms as well as Tikkurila's interior decoration materials will be brought to all Isku stores in Finland.
On May 13, 2014, Tikkurila was presented with a 2014 IHS SPECTRUM Excellence Award for outstanding use of advanced information technology to further enhance development of product safety documentation.
Collaboration between Tikkurila and Aalto University will deepen from technology to innovation management.
With the help of the“Sustainable Beauty” program for social responsibility, Tikkurila inspires people and communities to improve their living environment as well as to create beautiful, user-friendly and even unique environments.
Vivacolor brand is stronger than ever 03.03.2014
In the last few years, the Vivacolor paint brand has undergone many changes, and now the investments in the Vivacolor brand renewal are paying off.
In her most recent blog post, Doty Horn shares with her readers her color and trend forecast for 2015. The mega theme is Silence with four supportive themes – Noise, Braille, Blur & Quiet.
For the fourth consecutive year, Tikkurila Norge A/S has received the Supplier of the Year Award from the Byggmakker chain.
Finland's best and most beautiful blogs were celebrated at the Gloria BlogAwards event on Friday November 1.
Major coatings producers and raw materials suppliers – Tikkurila, Yaroslavskie Kraski, Akzo Nobel Décor, Dow Chemical and DuPont Science and Technologies – signed a Charter to form the Quality Paint Association in Moscow.
Hansacolor, a shop selling Tikkurila decorative paints and industrial coatings, opened in the summer of 2013 in the Mustamäe area of Tallinn. Large patterns and bold colouring of the floor designs are impossible to overlook.
Street art projects in Vantaa 25.09.2013
Two interesting and distinctive mural painting projects were carried out in Vantaa, Finland in the summer of 2013.
The paint can design of Beckers Scotte products sold by Tikkurila AB has won a prestigious Red Dot Design Award.
International Public Relations Association (IPRA) has published the winners of the "IPRA Golden World Awards 2013" competition. Tikkurila was given an award in the Business-to-business – In-house Category for its project "Making paint easy to sell and fun to buy!".
Doty Horn presents her best picks from Milan Design Week, and ICFF 2013 (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) and WantedDesign in New York City.
Tikkurila in Estonia is an active contributor and a responsible company. In May 2013, Tikkurila's Estonian subsidiary, Tikkurila AS, supported a day of local collective action "Let's do it!" inititiave, and gave Vivacolor Villa Akva wooden façade paints to Estonians taking part in the initiative.
The National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland has granted a patent for the water-borne tintable stone coating introduced to the markets by Tikkurila Oyj in 2011.
The shop provides construction and renovation professionals full-service solutions, from the choice of paint products to on-site deliveries and after-sales support services.
With the Color Studio, Tikkurila meets better its customers' expectations by offering them a full range of Tikkurila products and services in one place.
Tikkurila was awarded in Serbia 29.05.2013
Tikkurila's subsidiary in Serbia has been awarded first prize in the Serbian Corporate Superbrands 2012-2013 evaluation in the category "Chemistry".
Tikkurila publishes safety website 22.05.2013
Tikkurila's Finnish-language website has been enhanced with a safety website, discussing safety matters related to paint products and surface treatment particularly from a professional perspective.
Tikkurila continues the blog collaboration it started last year with the US trend guru Doty Horn.
Tikkurila has made a commitment to action to the Baltic Sea Action Group and its work to improve the state of the Baltic Sea.
The aim of the showroom is to facilitate the building and renovation projects of private and corporate customers by offering a centralized location where customers can look into different surface materials for walls, ceilings, roofs and floors, while also utilizing design services.
We track our sustainability progress across the Tikkurila Group on a regular basis.
Tikkurila's Sustainable Beauty program aims to inspire people and communities to improve their living environment as well as to create beautiful, user-friendly and even unique environments.
The City of Helsinki Building Control Department and Tikkurila Oyj have co-operated to compile in electronic form the facade colours used in Helsinki in different periods.
The renewed and expanded Ultra exterior paint family has been granted the right to use the Nordic Ecolabel, known as "the Swan".
Tikkurila was awarded in Poland 02.01.2013
At the end of 2012, Tikkurila's subsidiary, Tikkurila Polska S.A., was granted two awards in Poland.
For the third year in a row, Tikkurila Norge AS has been given the Supplier of the Year Award by the Byggmakker chain.
Tikkurila was awarded as the best IR company in the mid cap companies' category in an award ceremony organized by NASDAQ OMX Helsinki and Regi Research & Strategi AB.
In May 2012, the Estonian Maritime Museum opened a new branch in the hangars of the Seaplane Harbour in Tallinn. One of the attractions is the concrete floor that has been turned into a colourful seabed using Tikkurila’s design floor methods.
Sustainable beauty – for all of us 12.11.2012
As part of Tikkurila's Sustainable Beauty program, a mega art painting wall was implemented according to the design of artist Terike Haapoja in the health centre in Myllypuro, Helsinki.
Alcro in cooperation with Tiger of Sweden 30.10.2012
Tikkurila's Swedish subsidiary, Tikkurila Sverige AB, has started a cooperation with the Swedish fashion company Tiger of Sweden, and they have jointly launched a new black T/J Black shade to Alcro's interior paints.
Tikkurila starts the autumn with a dashing media campaign in Finland. Along with the campaign Tikkurila will launch its slogan "The Power of Colours".
Children and birds in the Yellow City 21.09.2012
The “Yellow City – Illustrated stories from Helsinki” project is part of the official Helsinki Design World Capital program. In the Yellow City, 17 writer-illustrator pairs tell illustrated stories about Helsinki. A wall-painting workshop for children organized by Napa Illustrations Agency took place on July 29, 2012 at the Skidit Festarit event in the Kallio district of Helsinki.
In May 2012, one of the best-known Chinese professional coatings media, China Coatings News, launched a campaign to vote for the best ecological paint brands sold in China.
Tikkurila's Serbian subsidiary, Tikkurila Zorka, has participated in a major project in Serbia. All interior surfaces in the shopping and entertainment center in Kragujevac were painted with Tikkurila paints.
The 2012 Housing Fair will be held at Vuores in Tampere between July 13–August 12, 2012. One of the Housing Fair exhibits will be a neighborhood home of the SOS Children's Village, the interior surfaces of which are painted with Tikkurila paint.
Crusell Bridge a new landmark in Helsinki 04.07.2012
The construction of the Crusell Bridge, spanning the Ruoholahti channel, was completed in Helsinki last year. The bridge pylons rise 49 metres above sea level, and the bridge has 5.25 metres of sailing height to ensure unimpeded boat traffic.
Tikkurila's Polish subsidiary, Tikkurila Polska, is the official partner of the redecoration of the standing galleries in the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland.
Sustainable Beauty in Beijing, China 20.06.2012
To bring comfort and joy to children living in the Sun Village in Beijing, Tikkurila in China participated in a redecoration project of the childre's village.
In May 2012, Tikkurila Zorka participated in a renovation and cleaning project of the primary school "Ratko Mitrovic" in Belgrade, Serbia. The school façade and several classrooms were painted with Zorka Color paints.
Tikkurila's Vision shop-in-shop store concept has received an honorary mention of its design in the Fennia Prize – Good design grows global competition in Finland.
Inspiring art in Minsk 28.05.2012
Tikkurila in Belarus launched a "Color Inspiration" competition in cooperation with the Belarusian "Belyy Kvadrat" marketing and advertising festival. Young designers were invited to draw sketches to provide color inspiration to children with Tikkurila paints.
Teks brand renewal 14.05.2012
The leading Russian paint brand Teks is one of Tikkurila's strategic brands providing products with an optimal ratio of price-quality. To maintain and strengthen the position of the brand, Tikkurila will launch a renewed Teks brand in Russia, the CIS countries and the Baltics in May 2012.
Alcro will provide Skanska with consulting services for the painting work on the New Karolinska Solna University Hospital outside Stockholm, Sweden.
Vivacolor brand in renewal 18.04.2012
To further strengthen the position of the Vivacolor brand and ensure the long-term competiveness in a constantly changing paint business, the Vivacolor brand will undergo many changes during 2012.
OOO Tikkurila has been awarded in March 2012 in Moscow. The first prize “HR Brand of the Year 2011” was given in the category "The Northern Capital" (project realized in St. Petersburg) for their integration project in Russia in 2009-2011.
Tikkurila paints and beautiful paintings decorate the corridors of childrens' Cardiosurgery Center in Minsk, Belarus, and bring joy to young patients of the hospital.
Tikkurila has started publishing a trend blog as part of its Profe service concept for professionals. The blogger is Doty Horn, a frequent speaker at design industry trade shows and a trend commentator in various media outlets.
In honor of Tikkurila's 150th anniversary, Tikkurila's classic interior paint Joker got a new face. Juhla-Joker will be sold in Finland in a special size of 7.2 liters, which will be available in shops as of mid-February for a limited time. Joker can be tinted in the light shades of Tikkurila interior color cards.
With color, imagination and careful work, an old, worn out piece of furniture can be made attractive once again. Alcro wants to show this with ad.retur – an inspiration collection in which students at Beckmans College of Design have given ten worn out pieces of furniture a new chance.
The World Design Capital is appointed every two years. The idea is to promote and encourage the use of design in urban development. In 2012, the World Design Capital is Helsinki, but also the surrounding towns of Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen and Lahti are strongly involved.
Tikkurila's subsidiary, Alcro-Beckers AB, and its Beckers paint brand targeted to consumers have started a cooperation with Hemnet, Sweden's most popular site for real estate searches.
For 150 years already, Tikkurila has offered beauty and protection. A small oil press has grown into one of the leading paint companies in the Nordic area as well as in Russia and other selected Eastern European countries. – Tikkurila inspires you to color your life.
Competitive edge from colors 27.12.2011
The right coating material protects the product. Colors give a positive impression of the product’s quality, and they help to improve visibility and brand awareness. Colors can also be used to highlight the form and structure of a product.
Alcro-Beckers AB was awarded third prize in the international Epica Awards in the category of "Household Maintenance". The award was granted to Alcro's colorful campaign "Color Tackle", which illustrates a Swedish ice hockey player in a dramatic tackle with an opponent from another team.
Tikkurila's Polish subsidiary, Tikkurila Polska S.A., has been granted the golden Consumer Laurel 2011 award for the Be Special Decor product range.
Tikkurila's Pigrol products protect beehives 09.12.2011
Tikkurila's German subsidiary Pigrol has launched the first scientifically tested protective coating for apiculture. The lifespan of the wooden beekeeping equipment can now be extended with the Pigrol products.
The latest building project of the Student Village Foundation of Turku (TYS) was completed in the spring 2011 in the Nummenranta area in Turku, Finland. The elliptical construction was built in compliance with the principles of sustainable development, and the interior premises were painted with Tikkurila's water-borne paints.
Tikkurila will join Night of Chemistry is to be held at the Finnish Science Center Heureka in Vantaa, Finland on Friday December 2, bringing the International Year of Chemistry to a close.
The retail store chain Byggmakker has granted Tikkurila's Norwegian subsidiary, Tikkurila Norge A/S, its Supplier of the Year award in November 2011. Tikkurila received the same award in Norway also in 2010.
The steel structures of the winter entertainment complex Snow Arena in Druskininkai, Lithuania were painted with more than 50,000 litres of Tikkurila's coatings.
The choice of color can save energy 03.11.2011
Can color and light in cooperation save energy? This was the question posed by researchers in the OPTIMA project, the goal of which was to reduce the energy used for lighting purposes without impairing the experience. Tikkurila's Swedish subsiadiary Alcro-Beckers AB, together with the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Sweden, participated in the research.
Tikkurila's leading Russian decorative paint brand, Teks, has launched a new water-borne decorative paint, "Teks Magico", which enables customers to use their creativity in a more innovative way.
Leroy Merlin Poland, a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) store network in Poland, has awarded Tikkurila Polska in their Supplier Congress in Warsaw, Poland in September 2011. The award was given to Tikkurila in the category “The most effective new products in 2010”.
Tikkurila introduced the Tikkurila Design Floor Techniques at the Colour and Surface 11 trade fair held 12-14 October 2011 in Helsinki. The Tikkurila Design Floor Techniques will inspire you to create more unique and colorful floors without compromising the floor’s wear resistance.