Fukuoka | kia' s history dates back to 1865, when Finnish- Swede mining engineer Fredrik Idestam established a pulp mill near the town of Tampere, Finland ( then in the Russian Empire). A second pulp mill was opened in 1868 near the neighboring town of Nokia, offering better hydropower resources.
In 1871, Idestam, together with friend Leo Mechelin, formed a shared company from it and called it Nokia Ab.
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