A passion for sauna
The founder of Harvia Ltd., Tapani Harvia (1920-1998), was a purposeful man and passionate about his sauna. In the army he was always the one who dictated the pace of throwing water on the sauna stones. At the request of those who became impatient with Tapani Harvia's style of sauna bathing, he was actually granted his own private sauna shift. Harvia's youth left him with a particularly strong memory of the deliciously soft sauna bath given off by a continuously heated stove forged by a village blacksmith. Over the years this memory was refined into a business idea, and finally into a successful product.
As a result of Tapani Harvia's hard work, professional skill and innovative style, Harvia sauna heaters were the start of a huge success story. Today, Harvia Ltd. is the world's leading manufacturer of sauna heaters and the market leader in the Finnish sauna heater sector. In addition to heaters, Harvia produces saunas as well as sauna accessories and products.