Neles Oy was founded 1956 by Antti and Kerttu Nelimarkka together with Eino Santasalo. Neles Oy’s business was almost from the beginning to develop and manufacture industrial valves including pneumatic actuators, positioners and other accessories. Quite soon 1960 Nelimarkka’s family took over the business completely until 1982 when it was sold to Finnish company Rauma. Merger of two Finnish companies Rauma and Valmet formed a new company Metso 1999. Neles was part of Metso's automation and flow control business until 1st of July 2020 when it was demerged from Metso to start as an independent company Neles Oyj listed in Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange market place.
1986 Neles Oy celebrated 30 years anniversary. Antti and Kerttu Nelimarkka established a foundation: Neles Oy 30 Years Foundation (Neles Oy:n 30‑vuotissäätiö). Purpose of the Foundation is to promote development of control technology, especially research and development of flow control and shut-off equipment and technologies in pipings including advanced maintenance and monitoring.
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