The history of Makery’s operations began at the interface between business and research more than 20 years ago.

Makery Oy is a privately owned, independent food development expert company specialising in market and consumer understanding, as well as food legislation. Our premises are located in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area (Helsinki/Vantaa), but we also carry out projects elsewhere in Finland and abroad.


The story of makery in its current form began in the spring of 2015, when the capital was transferred from public owners to private ownership through an acquisition. The current owners Kari Solala, Antti Isokangas and Kimmo Åström had worked for the company for many years and decided to seize the opportunity when the opportunity, when the former owners announced plans to give up the business. Kari Solala, who was head of Makery’s research and development services team, took over the responsibility for running the entire company.


The change opened up a lot of new opportunities to further develop Makery from the perspective of customers’ needs. Makery’s employees’ expertise and genuine willingness to help companies develop have always been at the heart of Makery’s operations With the change of ownership, Makery is even more customer oriented and services are being developed to meet the changing needs of customers. In the future, Makery will be more involved in the development and internationalisation of Finnish food companies.


Makery’s story dates back to the mid-1990s, when the newly-founded Viikki Food Centre (VFC) focused on commercializing research data related to food development. A while later, VFC’s sister company Helsinki Business and Science Park (HBSP) was founded, with business in and around incubators, business development services and public-private-partnered development programs.

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