Olvi has been producing beverages in Iisalmi for over 140 years, and today the company operates locally in Finland, Belarus and the Baltic countries. Our subsidiary A. Le Coq is the largest beverage producer in Estonia, Cesu Alus in Latvia and Lidskoe Pivo in Belarus are the second largest beverage producers in their respective countries and Volfas Engelman is the third largest brewery in Lithuania.
The parent company employs an average of 370 people in Finland and, through outsourced operations, a further 150 people. The brewery is a major summer employer, with around 100 local people learning brewing skills every summer.
Brewmaster William Gideon Åberg and his wife Onni founded the brewery in Iisalmi in 1878. At that time there were about 78 breweries in Finland.
Of these, only Olvi has survived as an independent Finnish brewery.
Olvitie I-IV, 74100 Iisalmi – Finland
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