The Framery factory in Tampere, Finland

The Framery factory in Tampere, Finland

Thursday 1st December, 2016

We recently returned from a trip to the Framery factory in Tampere, Finland, where the Framery O and Framery Q acoustic booths are made.

Situated in the Pirkanmaa region, Tampere is the second largest city in Finland, with over 220,000 population. Tampere is dubbed as the “Manchester of Finland”, or “Manse”, referring to its industrial past. Today the city is home to many world-known companies, such as ICT giant Nokia, Microsoft and Intel. Tampere region is the innovation centre of Finland, with a lot of companies focusing on research and development. The city has a strong innovation culture and is also the birthplace of a lot of hot tech start-ups. Three highly esteemed universities provide talented high-tech workforce to fuel growth in its companies.

It is namely in Tampere that Framery was established in 2010. In their previous job, the two company founders were often distracted by their boss talking loudly on his mobile phone, which made it hard for them to focus on demanding tasks. So they came up with the idea of a soundproof phone booth. They started in a small factory, but their idea proved a great success, and global demand for their acoustic booths and meeting pods skyrocketed, including clients like Uber, Microsoft and Deloitte. After a rapid growth, in 2014 Framery moved to their current large and modern production plant with greater capacity, and this is also where their main office is based at the moment.