Polttimo Group
Grain-based solutions to beverage and food industry

Polttimo Oy is an international group of companies, specializing in manufacturing raw materials and raw materials solutions for the food and beverage industry around the world. We create new innovative grain-based solutions for our customers. Our main products are malt for brewing, craft brewing and distilling as well as cereal-based ingredients. Our group consists of Viking Malt Oy, the leading Nordic malting company, and Senson Oy, manufacturing malt extracts and flours, cereal extracts, enzymes and many other innovative ingredients.

Polttimo in brief


379 million EUR






Lahti, Finland

Production sites

Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Lithuania and Poland

Key markets

Global, especially Europe, North & Latin America, Asia and Africa

Use of GRAIN

1 000 000 tons/year
Approximate growth area 200 000 ha


Polttimo is a privately held family company owned by the Relander family (offspring of the founder, Ferdinand Frigren). The owner Pär-Gustaf Relander represents the 5th generation.

GROUP COMPANIES: Viking Malt & Senson


Viking Malt is the number one malting company in Northern Europe, and the world’s leading company of special malt. A dedicated team, good quality malting barley and six efficient production sites with a capacity of 600 000 tons form the basis for our offering to international and local brewers and distillers.

On the quest for the tastiest beer
Our aim is to help devoted brewers around the globe to make beers that people tell stories about. We aspire to be the most wanted and beneficial partner in special malts for brewers both big and small.

It’s the entire value chain that matters
Together with our customers, we develop efficient, sustainable and profitable solutions throughout the entire value chain from barley to beer. To secure our competitiveness, we actively participate in malting barley development and are continuously optimising our processes. We allocate resources for the education and competence development of our personnel.



Senson offers a wide range of quality ingredients and innovative solutions for the food industry sectors, such as the beverage, dairy, baking, confectionery, convenience food and snack industries. Senson is a partner you can depend on when it comes to delivering the purest ingredients.

Satisfy all the senses of your customers
Our product portfolio includes malt extracts and flours, cereal extracts, flavours, enzymes, fruit pieces and pastes, as well as a wide range of other ingredients that help you satisfy all the senses of your customers.

Adding value to our customers’ products
Our ready-made solutions and client-specific products are used to improve the sensory quality, nutritional profile and production efficiency of our clients’ end products. For example, our high-quality microbe enzymes are designed to break down lactose, and our malt extracts can substitute quickly absorbed sugars.