Kirami history goes back to year 2001 when we imported our first hot tubs from Sweden. Our own production started soon after when we noticed that there are a lot to improve in the product. First we started with small selection of hot tubs. Including two aluminium models and one spruce model with sub heater. Our first post was old tractor shelter where we built a small heated part for production and 1 square meter office.
Sales started slowly – people in Finland had not even heard nor seen or used a hot tub. People guessed that those where saunas without roof. We had many funny moments at fairs while explaining the product. We have allways been concentrated solely on manufacturing and sales of hot tubs and related products.
Growth and development
In 2006 we moved to bigger facilities and product development proceeded rapidly. Our own aluminium and spruce tubs got company from Thermowooden hot tubs the next year. We also introduced suitable more powerfull Tube heater. At the same time we purchased another facility where we built export and management offices and component manufacturing.
Heatable swimming pool and price race in Finland
Next we developed a Thermowooden above ground swimming pool and suitable firewood powered heater for it. These were introduced in 2009. The heater has been developed further during the years and in 2013 we introduced totally new TUBE XL mark II model.
Because of the price wars in Finland in 2010 we introduced more affordable wooden hot tubs from spruce and Thermowood. This also paved the way for our most sold heater model CULT.
Bigger facilities, chemicals and plastic tubs
Late 2010 we made our biggest investment yet, when be purchased our current facilities. In February 2011 we moved to this new location and centralized all our offices and manufacturing the same location. Now we have over 3000 square meters of space to serve our customers.
Summer 2011 we introduced a hot tub with PE plastic inside and the sales really took off. Sales of the wooden hot tubs has been decreasing ever since, but plastic and aluminium tubs are selling better and better. In quantities the plastic models are the most sold ones. In Finland we introduced our own chemical sets for swimming pool and hot tub users.
New outside materials
We were the first hot tub manufacturer to use the wood plastic composite on the outside paneling. This was introduced in spring 2012 at Helsinki fair. At the same time we also complemented our chemical sets with measurement products.
For 2013 season we introduced our new outlook and also made our product family more simple. There is now three product categories that you can now study here.
Actual new products are Comfort Cozy series and Red Cedar panels that are available for Cozy and Ultima series.
Our skilled workforce brings you the quality and good looks of our products. We have almost 20 persons working at our Sastamala factory and another 10 in our own aluminium shop. On top of that we use a wide selection of local contractors. Our success is based on ongoing product development.
Where we try to keep our customer in mind so that our hot tubs are easy to use. We also have wide product range and equipment available fo our customers. We are constantly searching new materials that are long lasting and recyclable.
In 2013 Kirami Oy is the biggest hot tub manufacturer in Europe. We supply over 3000 hot tubs around Finland and Europe. Our turnover was 5,8m€ of witch exports about 25%. We have a good reseller network in Finland and we are building up our reseller network in Europe.