Tukimet Oy was founded in June 2013 when the traditional Tyke® -company, which until then had been run by the regional healthcare administration, was privatized. Tyke® was the Finnish leader and, with over 30 years of experience, one of the oldest companies in the world to have made a name for itself in the production of rollators. The modern production facility of Tukimet Oy is located in the West-Finnish UNESCO World Heritage city of Rauma.
Engineer Jani Hiljanen had been a production manager at Tyke® for many years and in 2013, together with his friend and fellow student from the University of Technology, Jarkko Sosala, he took the opportunity to take over the established traditional brand. In marketing and sales, the management team was completed by the experienced Mikko Koivisto. Since then, the experts have established themselves under the name Tukimet Oy and, in addition to the traditional brand Tyke®, have been running another brand since 2017 under the name WHEELLATOR®.
Tukimet Oy makes products for customers in Europe and overseas. Its customer base includes municipal healthcare departments, medical supply stores, nursing homes, retirement homes, district hospitals, assistance services and retailers.
Tukimet Oy produces the following specializations for older people and people with special needs in addition to industry-standard medical aids and mobility aids: