Olli Borg starts flexographic printing in his father’s company and later becomes head of the printing division.
Paper printing begins.
The company enters its first foreign trade relationship with companies based in Sweden.
Systematic international customer acquisition begins.
2000–2008 exports expand into Denmark, the Netherlands, and Germany.
The Carccu trademark is registered as part of the company’s internationalisation strategy.
The company launches an extensive and systematic modernisation programme for its production processes. The programme is still running today.
The company expands its raw materials procurement beyond Finland.
The company increases its focus on environmentally-friendly operations and begins using its first LED lights.
The registered Carccu trademark is expanded to include countries outside the EU.
The new generation steps up to the plate and Lasse Borg takes over as CEO.
A new printing press is installed.
Carccu starts using fossil-free electricity.
The company is granted ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications.
The Carccu® story is one of Finnish entrepreneurship and a passion for finding the most efficient packaging solution to support our customers’ brands. The company’s current name is derived from the small village community of Karkku located near the Finnish town of Sastamala in the Rautavesi national landscape. Olli Borg, who is still involved in the company’s operations, assembled the first printing press at EPP Packing’s premises at the Karkku site in the 1980s. What came next is an eminent part of Finnish flexographic printing history, and, today, we develop our business feet firmly on the ground and our eyes focused on the future From the beginning, Carccu has also focused on the international market, which has resulted in a long tradition of export trade. Over the years, pioneering vision and innovation have made our company Finland’s leading printing house specializing in customized packaging solutions.
Even though the world has changed, some things remain the same at Carccu – a love of entrepreneurship and a desire to understand the pressing business needs of our customers.
“We are grateful for our roots as a family business, which has been operating for half a century, and for the work of previous generations of entrepreneurs. We also cherish the heritage of handicraft in our work, and our highly dedicated workers have years of solid experience and exceptional technical expertise,” says Lasse Borg, CEO and fourth-generation entrepreneur.
Carccu works with you to find the best packaging solution for your brand – one that is cost-effective and truly distinctive. Our materials knowledge is unrivalled. We know precisely which qualities make paper a top-class product and only use the best raw materials in our products, and our extensive product range ensures we always match the right material for each type of product packaging. On top of that, we always provide professional advice and a premium customer service experience.