Longtime egg-packing station

Our company was founded in 1906

Kustaa Vihtori and Maria Alexandra Tuominen started poultry farming in the early 20th century. There were also many other poultry practitioners in the family, such as the Ruusunen poultry breeding holding in Kyläsaari, Pori, and the Maijala poultry breeding holding in Panelia.

In 1934, Tuominen's daughter Hanna married Lauri Haavisto. Lauri and Hanna expanded the business by building a large 1,000-place poultry holding. Even Lauri’s military service did not interrupt their poultry farming.

The company's first generational change took place in 1973. This meant that Lauri’s and Hanna's youngest son Jarmo Haavisto took over the business with his wife Hilpa. The family business grew considerably under Jarmo’s command.

At the turn of the 1980s and 1990s, the company began importing poultry material from Canada and France and in 1994 it became the first Finnish company to start exporting poultry material.

Looking towards the future

In 2007 the company went through its second generational change. Thus, it was handed over to Jarmo’s and Hilppa’s eldest son, Marko Haavisto. Over the previous three decades, Hilppa and Jarmo had managed to build more than 5,000 square meters worth of poultry shelters, to create a comprehensive co-operation network of subcontractors in the sector, and to set up PanEgg Oy, specialised in importing poultry equipment and egg packing machines. In addition, Jarmo also carried out international operations linked to the poultry industry on the AEH Board.

In the year 2000, before the generational change, Marko Haavisto had already started producing table eggs in Eurajoki. In 2001, in a space of about 30 square meters, Haavisto started packing eggs for retail under the name Munapakkaamo Marko Haavisto, with a daily capacity of a couple of hundred kilos.

In 2002, the egg packing business expanded and was transferred to Eurakoski in Kiukainen. At that time, the company also started to procure eggs from contract producers.

 

Satamuna emerges through incorporation

In 2005, due to the growth in demand for eggs, it was decided that the egg packaging business would be incorporated. The company’s name was changed to Satamuna Oy and Hilpa’s and Jarmo's youngest son Toni Haavisto became a partner in it.

During the same year, Satamuna built brand new premises covering almost 2,000 square meters in Panelia in Eura. At the same time, the company’s product range was expanded to include different egg types: traditional eggs, free-range eggs, functional Omega eggs and organic eggs.

In 2009, Satamuna expanded its product range to include egg products, and it started to cook and peel eggs for catering customers, for example.

In 2010, Satamuna anticipated the Animal Welfare Directive, which entered into force in 2012. During that year, Satamuna built a special holding for producing free range eggs. As the Satamuna’s ethical conditions for their chicken were stricter than required in Finland, the unit also received the KAT certificate, which enables the delivery of eggs also to Central European homes. The same certificate was also granted to the Satamuna packing station.

Between 2010 and 2020, Satamuna doubled its packaging facilities and built five deep litter layers. In 2020, Satamuna became the largest producer of deep litter eggs in Finland.

 

Satamuna now and in the future

The Haavisto family’s Haavisto poultry breeding holding delivers poultry to numerous customers both in Finland and abroad, more than 20 different countries in total. The company imports chicken from Germany and the Netherlands and equipment for chicken and egg packing from various European countries on behalf of PanEgg Oy.

 

In the future, Satamuna intends to continue investing heavily in product development while continuing their long tradition of high-quality egg packing.