Luja - Reliable Partner in Construction

Luja is a family-owned business and has been operating in the construction industry for more than 60 years

Luja Corporation in brief

Luja is a third generation family-owned business and has been operating in the construction industry for more than 60 years. Today Luja is one of the largest construction companies in Finland with 1 500 employees and an annual revenue of 500 million euros. Luja Corporation consists of three companies: the building and construction expert Lujatalo Oy, concrete product manufacturer Lujabetoni Oy, and cement-based dry product manufacturer Fescon Oy. Lujabetoni Oy has two subsidiaries; Lujabetong Ab in Sweden and OOO Lujabetomix in Russia.

Luja history

Feliks Isotalo founded Luja on November 16, 1953. He had accumulated experience and expertise with concrete while previously acting as the Managing Director and owner of a cement foundry in Nurmes, Finland. The new cement foundry, which was opened in Siilinjärvi, was not only built on its founder's know-how but also on the extensive gravel and sand reserves in the region and the town's excellent logistic location. Feliks Isotalo developed his enterprise with an ear for the customers' needs and faith in his gut feeling. Lujabetoni soon found itself being a pioneer and a driving force for the entire industry.

The 1970s was golden era for construction. Feliks Isotalo decided to make use of his construction project experience and established a construction department at Lujabetoni.

Later, the department was incorporated and is now known as Lujatalo Oy. The company began with general construction and property development and started building residential apartments. The first apartment building, Luja-puisto, was completed in Siilinjärvi in 1970. During the following decade, the company was among the first in Finland to launch a brand name for housing, Luja Home (Lujakoti).

After the 1970s boom in construction, the industry

 began to develop new production techniques by designing and coating concrete structures with more variety of techniques and colours. Lujabetoni also invested highly in research and development. In 1984, Fescon Oy was established in order to continue the extensive research.  In the beginning, the product line consisted mainly of concrete additives but was later expanded to include dry mortar, plasters, and repair compounds as well as coatings and paints for facades.

The 1980s  and the 1990s were strong periods of growth for Lujabetoni, which expanded its industrial activities.

Concrete factories were purchased and established in multiple locations around Finland such as Oulu, Loimaa, Joensuu, Varkaus, Hämeenlinna and Jyväskylä.

Today Lujatalo is one of the largest companies in the industry and has built some of the biggest construction projects in Finland such as Vuosaari Harbor and a 123 million eur hospital project in Espoo.

In the early 2000s Lujabetoni began to manufacture ready-mix concrete in Stockholm, Sweden, where it has now three concrete plants. The business is run under the name of Lujabetong AB. In 2007 Lujabetoni acquired a ready-mix concrete plant in St. Petersburg, Russia and another two factories were built in the following year. Lujabetoni also extended its operations in Sweden by purchasing a concrete element factory in 2012 as a joint venture with YBT Oy.

With much effort and hard work, Luja has grown to be one of Finland's largest corporations in the construction industry. Efficiency, constant improvement, and respect for the customer are among the company's core values​​. With these values and the motto "competent Finnish family business" Luja will continue its success into the future.

Luja values, ethics, and responsibility are in the core of Luja brand name

In Finnish culture, the work ethic is based on honesty and fairness. At Luja, the operations are guided by ethics, social responsibility and Luja values that have held their ground for more than 60 years. High quality and respect for the customer are Luja's core business principles.

Luja duly reports its financial responsibilities, looks after its employees, and acts in a way that preserves the environment. Particularly high attention is given to occupational health and safety. Safe and injury-free workplace for employees is the company's top priority.

Natural environment and its protection is very important. Many of the innovations are based on energy and material efficiency, quality, and durability i.e. factors that protect the environment and save financial resources. The same principles are maintained in all countries of Luja's operation.

Luja values, ethics and responsibility
Luja values, ethics and responsibility
Luja values, ethics and responsibility
Luja values, ethics and responsibility
Luja values, ethics and responsibility

Luja Contacts

If you need some more information or material about Luja, please contact Brand and Communications Director Jussi Hirvelä, tel. +358 (0)44 5852930, jussi.hirvela(at)luja.fi

Contact information for different Luja companies:

Lujatalo Oy, tel +358 20 789 5111

 

Lujabetoni Oy, tel. +358 20 789 5500

Lujabetong AB, tel. +8-504 106 60

OOO Lujabetomix, tel. (812)45-85-645

 

Fescon Oy, tel +358 20 789 5900

Lujatalo Oy

Lujabetoni

Fescon Oy

Lujatalo Oy is a versatile building contractor with experience in the construction of residential, commercial, and public buildings such as apartment buildings, shopping centers, business parks, schools, and hospitals. Since 1970 Lujatalo has grown to be one of the most reputable construction companies in Finland. In addition to new construction, Lujatalo has long experience and holds the largest market share in building renovations. Lujatalo's projects span across Finland from Rovaniemi to Helsinki with an average of 120 building sites in progress every year.

Lujabetoni Oy is a company that provides solutions and services for the construction industry with an extensive product line of ready-mixed concrete and concrete products in Finland as well as the Stockholm region in Sweden and St. Petersburg in Russia. The product line includes precast units for frames and facades, ready-mixed concretes, railway sleepers, piles, precast elements for agriculture, landscaping products such as paving slabs and stones, and prefabricated concrete elements for residential construction.

 

After the 1970s boom in construction, the industry began to develop new production techniques by designing and coating concrete structures with more variety of techniques and colours. Lujabetoni also invested highly in research and development. In 1984, Fescon Oy was established in order to continue the  extensive research.  In the beginning, the product line consisted mainly of concrete additives but was later expanded to include dry mortar, plasters, and repair compounds as well as coatings and paints for facades.

 

 

Luja Corporation

Luja is a third generation family-owned business and has been operating in the construction industry for more than 60 years. Today Luja is one of the largest construction companies in Finland with 1 600 employees and an annual revenue of 500 million euros. Luja Corporation consists of three companies: the building and construction expert Lujatalo Oy, concrete product manufacturer Lujabetoni Oy, and cement-based dry product manufacturer Fescon Oy. Lujabetoni Oy has two subsidiaries; Lujabetong Ab in Sweden and OOO Lujabetomix in Russia.