Beautiful everyday objects that fit the purpose – Formpress trays made of Koskisen birch veneer highlight the Nordic quality and craftsmanship

Without taking notice of it, most of us have held a Formpress tray in our hands, it might have been when queueing in the canteen for lunch or at the favorite corner café, balancing the barista-made coffee and some sweet treats to your table. We might leave an everyday object like the tray itself unnoticed, but Formpress trays are true works of Swedish craftsmanship made of Finnish birch veneer from Koskisen.

Most of us have held a tray, whether it was when queueing in the canteen for lunch or at the favorite corner café, balancing the barista-made coffee and some sweet treats to your table. Doing this, we might leave an everyday object like the tray itself unnoticed, but not in the case of Formpress trays that are true works of Swedish craftsmanship made of Finnish birch veneer from Koskisen.

Formpress is always on form

The core business of the family-owned Formpress is in trays, but the company produces also a wide range of coasters, sandwich trays, trivets, and cutting boards, to name a few. 

Ever since 1996 Formpress has been all about meeting the customers’ needs and making even their wildest ideas come to life. All products are manufactured one by one, by hand, using natural materials. This means that every product that leaves the factory is unique. 

According to Anie Edéus, sales and marketing director at Formpress, their clients are mainly from the Nordic countries, but the number of clients from other parts of the world is increasing. Today, Formpress exports its goods to over 40 countries.

“The three main market segments that we are working towards to are Design, PR, and HoReCa (hotel, restaurant, catering)”, Edéus says. 

The customers in the segments vary somewhat from each other, but all of them appreciate – and demand – environmentally friendly products that can be customized, Edéus adds. 

The customers’ demands set a high standard both on the final product as well as on the raw material. The Formpress products are FSC-certified, and so is the Koskisen birch veneer. At Formpress, the environment and quality are always taken into consideration in all steps of production.

The experienced tray manufacturer relies on Koskisen

The company values long-term relationships as well as to their supplier and to the customers. 

“If you have been in the industry for more than 25 years and do not know Koskisen, you have missed something. Koskisen were early with customer-specific qualities and formats, which is a win-win situation for both customer and supplier”, Bengt Åstrand, the founder of Formpress has said.

Edéus, who has been with the company since 2013 cannot disagree: “We have a really good relationship with Koskisen. Actually, we would like to buy even more from Finland, because of the quality of the birch veneer.”