Another customer satisfaction survey is behind us

At the end of last year, we carried out a customer satisfaction survey in cooperation with Feelback Oy, a research company. As before, the survey was conducted in the form of an online questionnaire. Our goal is to always improve our customers experience, as well as to learn about their future development and purchase plans, … Read more

Kimmo Hietanen appointed as Project Director of Finmalt

While Viking Malt’s strategic project to build a new greenfield malthouse to Finland is proceeding forward to construction phase, Kimmo Hietanen is appointed Project Director of Finmalt. Kimmo has over 20 years of management experience his latest position being Senior VP in Stalatube Group. He has worked both in domestic and international environments mainly in … Read more

Viking Malt has been awarded a PLATINUM MEDAL in recognition of sustainability efforts and performance

For the seventh time, EcoVadis – the world's largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings – has verified our CSR activities. Our overall score of 2020 was 73/100, compared to 71/100 in last year’s assessment, with 80/100 in the Environment and Ethics categories. The Platinum rating is a new category for evaluating CSR … Read more


Based on the new 2020 raw material characteristics, we’ve made minor changes to the analytical parameters in some of our malts’ specifications. Additionally, while reviewing our product descriptions, several parameters for similar products such as FAN for Viking Pilsner Malt and Viking Pilsner Zero Malt have been aligned. The above changes apply to the following … Read more

Kasper Madsen, CEO Viking Malt Group on year of COVID-19 and plans for 2021

Dear All, 2020 was in most aspects a very challenging and highly unusual year, the year of COVID-19 for businesses and people across the world. Viking Malt was no exception but even if the going was rough, we have been able to “sail through the high sea” and land the Viking Ship safely in the … Read more

Viking Malt supports the world’s first free e-college for regenerative farming

The e-college for regenerative farming is a new, free online course, which combines improving the productivity of farming with hands-on environmental work. The online training project is a joint effort of the Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG) and Reaktor, known for its artificial intelligence online course ‘Elements of AI’, supported by an impressive line-up of … Read more


Viking Malt Group has decided to make a strategic investment in Lahti, Finland, and build a new malting house. It is part of the long-term growth strategy of Viking Malt and the investment is very significant, about 90 million euro project, in size. It is one of the biggest investments in Finnish food and beverage … Read more

Polttimo and Viking Malt Groups appoint Teemu Pohjola as Group CFO

Teemu Pohjola is appointed Group CFO of Polttimo and Viking Malt Groups effective 3rd of November 2020. Previously Teemu Pohjola held the position of the CFO of Huhtamäki Fiber and Foodservice segment leading an international team of Finance professionals driving the business, growth and segments financial strategy and performance since 2017. Prior to that he … Read more

New project on regenerative farming

Viking Malt and The Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG; have initiated a project to study regenerative farming in Poland, Lithuania and Finland. Regenerative farming is a set of practices that protect biodiversity and keep our soils fertile also for generations to come. The project is put into action by Ulrika Wikström, a newly graduated … Read more

Viking Malt launches germinated faba bean ingredients

Viking Malt has been an expert in germination since 1897. Now we have reimagined germination for food and launched new faba bean ingredients: germinated split beans and germinated bean flour. The ingredients are launched through a brand called Sprau, which is an entrepreneurial innovation platform within Viking Malt. We have just opened the Sprau website … Read more