The history of Wipro Infrastructure Oy started in 1923. In the beginning the tippers were mechanical, so called step-ladder lifters. First hydraulic tipping cylinders were made in the early 50's.
In 1965 company started production of boom cranes and tail lifts.
Market leader since the 50's
As the years passed, the company's production schedules changed greatly due to the depression and the war years. In 1947, the company's first tipper was produced and by the early 1950s the production had finally established the direction it has today. In the beginning, the tippers were mechanical, so called step-ladder-type, but the first hydraulic tipper was produced in the early 1950s. Shortly after, Wipro Infrastructure Engineering Oy, formerly Nummi Oy Ab, became the market leader in Finland.
In 1965, the production of the tail-lifts and boom cranes for trucks and lorries began. Also this product line achieved a significant position on the market and together with the tippers, Nummi-products became a concept in Finland. Exports started in the early 1970s, at first into Scandinavia and later to Europe and the Middle East.
In 1979, when Partek became the company's owner, a purposeful internationalisation began. When Partek purchased Hiab's crane production company in the mid 1980s, Nummi stopped manucaturing of the boom cranes and started producing hydraulic cylinders for manufacturers of loading devices instead. Tail-lift production was separated off in 1993, becoming Focolift Oy and at the same time the Focolift trademark was born.
In 2003 Swedish Hydrauto Group purchased the company from Kone Oy. Kone became the owner of Partek in 2002. In autumn 2006 Indian multi-business corporation Wipro Ltd bought the whole Hydrauto group.
Expert in special hydraulics in Europe
These days NUMMI tippers and hydraulics are market leaders in the Nordic Countries and are well-known products in their fields world-wide. Wipro Infrastructure Engineering Oy has its own distribution network in Europe. In other parts of the world, distribution is carried out with support from truck manufacturers.