Oras Group

Oras Group in brief

Oras Group is a significant European provider of sanitary fittings: the market leader in the Nordics and a leading company in Continental Europe. The company’s mission is to make the use of water easy and sustainable and its vision is to become the European leader of advanced sanitary fittings. The Group has two strong brands, Oras and Hansa. Oras Group is owned by Oras Invest, a family company and an industrial owner.

The domicile of Oras Ltd, the parent company of the Group, is located in Rauma, Finland, and the Group has three manufacturing sites: Kralovice (Czech Republic), Olesno (Poland) and Rauma (Finland). The Group operates with own staff in 20 markets. Oras Group net sales were 225.4 million euro in 2019 and at the end of the period the company employed 1400 people.

Board of Directors

Markus Lengauer (Chairman of the Board)

Annika Paasikivi (Deputy Chairman)

Maciej Gwozdz

Petri Kokko

Risto Paasikivi

Pirjo Väliaho

Management team

Kari Lehtinen

Kari Lehtinen, President and CEO

President and CEO
Born 1967
M.Sc. (Tech.), Dipl.-Ing.
Joined Oras Group 2018

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Johan Åkerholm

Born 1973
Lic. Sc. (Tech.)
Joined Oras Group 2020

Thomas Hanche-Olsen, CMO

Thomas Hanche-Olsen

Born 1968
Joined Oras Group 2011


Faris Fattohi

Born 1982
exec. MBA, MA Business Admin.
Joined Oras Group 2020

Janne Rautavuori, CTO

Janne Rautavuori

Born 1964
Joined Oras Group 1988


Sakari Toivonen

Born 1962
M.Sc. (Tech.), Dipl.-Ing.
Joined Oras Group 2010

Olli-Pekka Vanhanen, CFO

Olli-Pekka Vanhanen

Born 1964
M. Sc. Econ.
Joined Oras Group 2019

Kimmo Kuvaja, VP, Quality

Kimmo Kuvaja

VP, Quality
Born 1977
B.Sc. (Engineering)
Joined Oras Group 2019