Today, Sievi is the largest shoe manufacturer in Northern Europe and employs a total of around 500 skilled workers. More than 1.1 million pairs of shoes are produced annually at the production facilities in Sievi and Oulainen. In 2019, Sievi's group-wide turnover was €123 million, of which around 50% was accounted for by exports to a total of more than 40 countries.
Sievi's product range comprises more than 200 shoe models. In order to optimise delivery operations, investments have been made, among other things, in the complete automation of the warehouse, which can hold 150,000 pairs of shoes. The current expansion of production and warehouse capacities at the Sievi headquarters (investment value: 15 million euros) also focuses on future-proof technologies and a level of automation that is unparalleled in the entire footwear industry.
In addition, the production area will be expanded from 2.3 to a total of 2.8 hectares. The construction work is expected to last until autumn 2021.
Our 70-year tradition gives us a strong foundation for future development. In the coming years, we plan to invest in production expertise and logistics systems to further strengthen our market-leading position in Northern Europe. We are a reliable partner to our customers and employees and a responsible company committed to climate protection: by 2035 at the latest, our production will be CO2 neutral.
The innovations developed by Sievi make everyday working life safer and healthier. Our goal is the well-being of the people who wear our shoes, no matter how the work environment changes. We want to contribute to an accident-free working environment and continue to offer our customers unrivalled wearing comfort.
Sievi looks to the future with confidence. We have always gone our own way, step by step 100% Sievi. From the very beginning, this path has been marked by quality and unique comfort - a heritage rich in tradition that we proudly carry with us into the future.