Biolan manufactures and sells products for ecological gardening as well as environmental products. The company has own production facilities in Finland, Estonia and China. The products have been developed in co-operation with the best experts in the field since the 1970's.
Biolan has been a partner in the sustainable development process throughout its 40-year history and its whole business idea is based on sustainable development and the use of recycled raw materials. Biolan produces substrates, fertilisers, composters, dry toilets and other items for ecological living. Biolan has production plants in Finland, Estonia and China.
We operate in an environmentally ethical manner, and develop, produce and market high-quality products for gardening, professional cultivation and ecological living that help to reduce the environmental harm caused by people.
Mother company: Biolan Oy
Subsidiaries: Biolan Baltic Oü | Biolan Ekoasuminen Oy | Biolan OOO | Biolan Suzhou Co. Ltd | Novarbo Oy
Joint stock company: Favorit Tuote Oy
Biolan emphasizes lasting values and ecology in all its activities. Product development is a continuing process and quality assurance is systematic.
“By thinking about the well-being of our personnel and using our know-how wisely, we successfully develop, manufacture, and focusing on the customer needs, market profitably high-quality products for cultivation and for the environment, which reduce the environmental load caused by mankind.”
Leader in sustainable development
Our activities are sustainable. We operate in an environmentally and ethically acceptable manner in our own business area. We minimise and measure the key environmental impacts of our activities. When it comes to our stakeholders, we apply the same principle as in our own operations.
The profitability of our business activities ensures the continuity of our operations and enables the company values of Biolan Oy to be respected. We operate in the long term. In the family enterprise, the quartile is 25 years rather than three months. In our economic planning, we apply longer-term incentives, such as the overall life cycle impact of the product.
We are at the forefront of evolution in all our key business areas. We anticipate changes and react to them in a creative and agile way. We improve our activities continuously. Our product development creates new solutions and approaches unbiased and boldly. We ensure that the level of our staff's skills is maintained and improved
Customer and consumer orientation
The customers and consumers pay our wages. We in cooperation with our customers want to assist the consumers to make decision that are truly sustainable. We will keep the promise that we have made to our customers and to the consumers.
Biolan wants to combine the practice of good leadership with the realities of the business world. Fairness does not mean forcing everyone on the same level. Each employee is rewarded by their individual performance, competence and skills.
Our product development department tests and improves our products continually and develops new products based on needs of the customers. All raw materials, intermediate products and finalized products are analysed in the laboratory and test-grown in our greenhouse.
Within the scope of its environmental business area, the Biolan Group receives different effluents from agriculture and industry. Their nutrient content and energy is recycled for reuse. In this way the need for utilising virgin nutrient and energy sources is reduced.
Production and products
The items intended for domestic consumption are mainly manufactured in the production plant in Eura. Some of the products in the environmental product range are subcontracted from other companies in the group. All the products based on manure raw materials, the fertilizers and the growing media, are produced in the company's own plant in Eura. The plant operates in three shifts, five days a week. The products are delivered either from the plant warehouse or via regional warehouses directly to retailers using contract carriers.
The Estonian subsidiary Biolan-Baltic Oü, which processes peat products, supplements the export activities of Biolan. Its entire production volume is exported all over the world. About 60 % of the export volume is delivered directly from Estonia, whereas about 40% comes from Finland.
Biolan offers a wide variety of high-quality products. At present, the product range comprises about 100 different sales items. These are divided into several product groups:
Sales and marketing of the products
In addition to the domestic market, Biolan Oy also markets the products manufactured by the company itself and by its subsidiary in other EU countries, in the Middle East, in the Far East, in Southeast Asia as well as in North and South America. Export is playing an increasing role.