Hassinen Veljekset Oy, more commonly known as HAVEL, is a Finnish family business with roots in forest machinery contracting for over 50 years. Since 1989, our company has been developing and manufacturing products for various industries as well as private consumers. Our main product is the Spiral hose guard, used for protecting hydraulic and pneumatic hoses as well as electrical wires, and it has been included in our product range already since the start of our business. Spiral hose guards made in our plastics workshop are used by the world’s leading equipment manufacturers for forestry, agricultural and mining applications. We also manufacture heavy-duty tools under the Mechanics brand for machinery contractors, as well as boating and cabin equipment for the Finnish market under the Ranturi brand. We have been exporting our products since the 1990s; at present, there are some twenty export destination countries, mainly in Central Europe. All of the products are still manufactured in Ilomantsi, at our own factory.
The idea and development work for a hose protector spiral was based on the company founder’s, Seppo Hassinen’s, experience as a forestry contractor. Hose protector spirals were hard to get and really expensive. With his inventive mind, Seppo started to work on hose guard production. At first, the hose protector spirals were made by cutting plastic tubes to size, but soon, Seppo started to develop machines which would press the spiral into the desired shape. We started using this extrusion method already in the early 1990s, and it’s still our main manufacturing method. We generate no plastic waste in our plastics workshop. We use recyclable HDPE plastic, which we can use in its entirety.
Today, in addition to the founding brothers Seppo and Timo Hassinen, Havel is owned by Seppo’s children Mika and Suvi. The most important value and the guiding principle of the company is reliability, which is reflected in the high quality of the products, security of supply, and keeping of promises. Each product is manufactured with care, based on decades of professional experience. We continue to develop our products and strive to meet our customers’ needs and expectations. As a result of 30 years of development, we can be proud of our products and be sure of our capability to offer the customers only the best, simple functionality.