History – ever since 1638
Itella started out as a national postal company in Finland, benefiting from the forward-looking Nordic home market. Through continued investments and systematic R&D, Itella advanced into new growth areas like communications, logistics and e-invoicing from early on. In the 2000s, Itella has joined forces with leading growth companies in Europe and Russia.
Itella divests Itella Bank to Savings Banks.
Heikki Malinen is appointed Itella’s new President and CEO.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications issues its decree on the location of postal outlets.
Itella Information and Silta conclude a transaction with which the payroll services of Itella Group transfer from Silta to Itella Information Oy. Itella Information sells its printing services business in Germany to the company’s operative management.
Itella becomes a member of the Diversity Charter Finland and the Climate Partners network. The Finnish Association for Human Resource Management HENRY ry and Ilmarinen award Itella’s project ”More well-being through interactive and participatory management” with their 2011 recognition for action in the field of HR.
Itella Bank begins operations as a deposit bank.
Itella Bank Ltd is granted a deposit bank license per the Act on Credit Institutions. OpusCapita is acquired by Itella Information, expanding services to cash flow automation.
The number of distance-sales parcels starts to increase. SmartPOST automatic parcel terminals introduced. In February, Itella becomes the first postal company in the world to offer entirely carbon-neutral delivery services. The new Postal Act takes effect in June.
New sorting technology successfully deployed by Itella Mail Communications. The mail process is awarded the ISO 14001 environmental certificate. The parcel terminal business of SmartPOST is acquired in Estonia.
Itella Logistics reinforces its position in Russia in transport services.
Itella Information concludes the first major customer deals on the Alligator solution for financial management outsourcing. In Poland, Outsourcing Solutions is acquired as part of Itella Information.
Itella Information expands into financial management through a corporate acquisition (Tuottotieto) and launches business in Russia and new countries in Central Europe.
Culmination of the investments of Itella Mail Communications.
Launch of climate-friendly Itella Green delivery services.
First international corporate acquisition in Itella Mail Communications: Connexions in Russia, a company specializing in direct marketing services.
Itella Information expands to Poland through the corporate acquisition of BusinessPoint.
The parent company’s name is changed to Itella Corporation.
Itella Mail Communications launches an investment and development program of EUR 160 million focusing on postal infrastructure.
Logistics operations expand through corporate acquisitions in Sweden (Roadlink Spedition) and Norway (Universal Spedisjon).
Foundation for Well-being at Work established.
Finland’s largest personnel fund established.
Logistics operations expand to Denmark, Latvia, and Lithuania by acquiring Combifragt Group.
|2004||Information logistics operations expand through the corporate acquisition of the subsidiaries of Swedish Post in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Further expansion in Finland through the corporate acquisition of Elma Oyj Electronic Trading.|
|2003||The early morning newspaper delivery business acquired from Sanoma Osakeyhtiö as part of Mail Communications.|
Information logistics operations expand to Germany through corporate acquisitions (Eurocom Depora and Data Informatic).
The Logistics business group launches operations in Estonia.
Finland Post becomes a public limited company.
Information logistics operations are expanded through corporate acquisitions in Finland (Atkos) as well as Sweden, Norway and Denmark (Capella Group).
|1998||Postal and telecom services are demerged into separate companies (Finland Post Group Ltd and Telecom Finland Group Ltd), which are wholly-owned by the State of Finland.|
|1990||Posts and Telecommunications of Finland becomes a state-owned enterprise known as Posti-Tele.|
|1927||The Telegraph is merged with the Finnish Post to form Post and Telegraph.|
|1811||A central postal administration is established for the postal services of autonomous Finland.|
Governor-General Per Brahe establishes postal services in Finland, then part of the Kingdom of Sweden.