For Tikkurila, the key principles for product design have remained the same throughout the years: quality, durability and safety as well as water-borne products. We carry out thorough field testing and extensive laboratory testing to ensure that our products have all the desired properties. Products undergo testing at our own test fields, test painting facilities and test sites. Field tests are done to make sure that our products can also withstand outdoor exposure. In addition to test fields at various Tikkurila sites, we also have testing areas on seaside, where products can be exposed to a saline and humid climate.
Majority of Tikkurila’s production sites are certified according to the ISO 9001 quality management system standard, the ISO 14001 environmental management system standard, or the OHSAS 18001 health and safety management system standard. Our intent is that all Tikkurila production sites will have independently audited and certified quality, environmental, and safety management systems.