In 1649, Dutch merchants established a blast furnace in the tiny settlement of Fiskars in western Finland. Taking advantage of the high-quality iron ore, the company - and the village - soon became famous for the quality of their steel and the products it went into.
These days, FISKARS BRANDS, INC. is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. But even as a global enterprise, we haven't lost sight of our small-town roots, especially when it comes to developing products. As we design a garden pruner, we picture centuries-old hedges and the pride that people take in their appearance. Even for something as simple as a craft knife, we think about the painstaking hours that go into the treasured keepsake displayed on the family mantel. Our parent company, FISKARS BRANDS, INC. applies the same philosophy when marketing and manufacturing quality consumer products in categories ranging from outdoor recreation to consumer electronics.
The history of Fiskars is the history of being partners to people who take pride in their work, especially when their work is their passion. So stay a while, have a cup of coffee, and see how we're trying to make your free time just a little more enjoyable.