Innovations

Raisio's top innovations and numerous inventions prove the company's ability to develop methods and products to solve global problems and improve profitability in the food and agro sectors.

Sustainable growth from innovations

Raisio's vision is to be a forerunner in ecological and healthy snacks with leading brands as well as an active developer of sustainable food chain.

Major global trends are, for instance, safeguarding food production for growing population, impacts of climate change, growing middle class in Asia, changes in consumer habits and needs as well as diminishing resources. We need solutions in order to increase agricultural efficiency and sustainable production. Raisio is involved in this work.

Raisio is known for its innovations, of which cholesterol-lowering Benecol is one good example and Benemilk, with its ability to increase milk yield and improve contents of milk, another. Moreover, Raisio was the first company in the world to use water and carbon footprint labels on consumer products.
 

News about innovations

CEO’s review for 2016

I would like to thank Raisio’s employees for their dedication and work well done. The first few weeks as Raisio’s CEO have clearly shown me the key resources that affect Raisio's success: professional and determined personnel, active partnerships with the customers, consumer- and customer-oriented approach and healthy products supporting sustainable development.

Raisio’s CEO Matti Rihko resigned

Matti Rihko has resigned from his position as Raisio plc’s CEO on 3 January 2017. Rihko and Raisio plc’s Board of Directors have agreed that Rihko may renounce his position with immediate effect. The Board of Directors has appointed Jarmo Puputti, M. Sc. (Eng.), MBA, as Raisio plc’s interim CEO.

Patent for Benemilk feeds in Finland

Benemilk feeds and their manufacturing method have been granted a patent in Finland. After a thorough investigation, the Finnish Patent Authority has determined that the Benemilk innovation meets the criteria for patentability; it is new, inventive and industrially applicable.

CEO's review Q3/2016

The Group’s comparable EBIT of EUR 14 million was Raisio’s third best quarterly results ever.

CEO's review Q2/2016

Raisio continued to improve its operational result during the second quarter. Our comparable EBIT grew by 7 per cent totalling EUR 15 million. Our relative profitability increased from some 10 per cent to 12 per cent of net sales.

Raisio to invest in the fish feed production

Raisio will make a total investment of nearly four million euros to expand its fish feed factory located in Raisio's industrial area in Finland. The factory expansion is a significant investment in the ecologically sustainable Finnish fish farming industry.

CEO's review Q1/2016

Raisio continued to deliver strong results in the first quarter of 2016. The Group's EBIT of EUR 9.7 million was a good performance in the challenging and rapidly changing international markets.

Online Annual Report 2015 published

Raisio's Online Annual Report 2015 has been published.

Chief Executive's Review for 2015

Raisio achieved EBIT of EUR 51.7 million excluding one-off items in 2015. At the same time, the Group's EBIT margin excluding one-off items rose to 9.9 per cent.

CEO Matti Rihko's review Q3/2015

Raisio's strong performance continued in the third quarter of 2015. Raisio's EBIT of 16 million euros excluding one-off items is the company's best ever quarterly result.

New Benella rainbow trout help save the environment

Benella Rainbow trout is fish raised by Finnish farmers and fed with Raisioaqua's unique feed innovation. Global wild fish stocks are protected with the help of the feeding concept behind Benella.

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