Our First Century

A promising start –
and a dramatic ending

Thominvest’s story begins in 1911, during the time of Russian rule when Finland was a Grand Duchy. Thirty-year-old forester William Gustav Thomé (born 1880) decided to open a forestry office in Helsinki, the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland.

The business carried his name – W. G. Thomé’s Forestry Office (W. G. Thomén Metsätoimisto).Thomé offered forest management planning and implementation services to forest owners, especially those in the rapidly growing wood processing sector.