Nokia story began back to the 19th century when in 1865 a forest industry enterprise in the small town Nokia in South Western Finland was established by mining engineer Fredrik Idestam.
He imported the pioneering gorundwood techniques from Saxony into Finland and revolutionized the making of paper.
By the late 1980s, it had become Europe’s third largest television manufacturer and the largest information technology provider. In 1987, Nokia provide the original handheld portable telephone.
Its rapidly growth in the 1990s coincided with a basal structural change of the Finnish economy and industry.
Early history of Nokia