COMPANY STORY & HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS
SAKO’s journey from small, stoic outfit to celebrated multinational business mirrors the creation of modern Finland. It’s a story that runs parallel to many of the key events in the country’s recent history, and one that highlights the determination of its people to pursue their own vision of excellence in design, manufacturing, and business.
As a company, SAKO has always represented a meeting point for fundamental components of Finnish life – quiet confidence, pride in security and self-determination, a love for hunting, and the pursuit of outdoor endeavors.
Sako’s History highlights by Decade
From the humble beginnings to the future.
Sako’s History highlights by Year
100 Years of Sako innovations.
Legendary Sako Rifles
At times, a model comes along that stands the test of time and leaves a lasting impression on the industry. Original design, special details or introduction of ground-breaking technology have led to success of many Sako rifles. Here are our legendary models.
Legendary Sako cartridges
100 years of cartridge expertise
Tikkakoski legacy company story
In 1983, owner Nokia merged Sako with Tikkakoski, a Finnish company known for producing first consumer durables and later firearms. In much the same way as SAKO, Tikkakoski has a rich and interesting history – a story that sits alongside the ebb and flow of international conflict. Today, Tikka is a vital part of the SAKO story, with a range of products integral to the wider company’s operations.
Tikkakoski History highlights by Year
Tikkakoski history starts from 1980's as a manufacturing workshop in the village of Laukaa. Over 100 years after, Tikka products are well known precision instruments for customers that demand the best.
Legendary Tikka Models
The Tikka models that are now considered legendary