About Helo Sauna & Steam
Helo is the world's largest sauna and steam bath business. We develop, manufacture and market sauna and steam products worldwide. Helo Group Ltd has sauna room, sauna heater and steam generator manufacturing plants in Finland, Sweden, Germany and the United States and an extensive research and development program for sauna and steam related products. The group's range includes wood-burning and electric heaters and their controllers, steam generators, sauna and steam rooms, steam suites, infrared cabins and various types of sauna and steam bathing accessories.
Established in 1919
The company was established in 1919 as Karjalan Sahko Ltd in Vyborg, Finland. In 1949, the first prototype electric sauna heater was built. During the 1960s the company moved to its current location in Hanko, Finland, and was renamed Helo Tehtaat (Helo Factories). In the 1980s, Helo acquired three of its competitors and production was transferred to a new, purpose-built factory in Hanko.
The name of the company was changed to Oy Saunatec Ltd in 1990, and the company kept growing. In the early 1990s the company acquired the world’s largest sauna room manufacturer, Knüllwald Sauna GmbH in Germany, and two new subsidiaries were founded, Saunatec Inc in the United States and Helo (UK) Ltd in Great Britain. Towards the end of 1990s, Oy Saunatec Ltd acquired the sauna and steam bath business of Amerec (Nasscor Inc) in Seattle, US, and a Finnish sauna heater producer, Viki Sauna Oy. In 2008, sales and marketing operations were set up in Russia.
Today the company is named Helo Group Ltd and is the world’s largest sauna and steam company. Helo products are exported to more than 80 countries. Thousands of hotels and leisure clubs rely on HELO for their leisure facilities, and now, with our wide range of domestic sauna cabins & steam room products, you can relax with HELO at home.