Layer Group has reached a new milestone and established itself in Finland by acquiring Kaukomaalaus, one of the country’s largest painting companies

Kaukomaalaus Oy was founded in 1981 with headquarter in Seinäjoki and operating nationally across seven regions in Finland.

Since its inception in 2020, Layer Group has expanded significantly in the Swedish surface services market and today consists of over 50 companies. The company has continuously evaluated other Nordic markets and has found a very sound company in Kaukomaalaus Oy. Their management team shares Layer’s entrepreneurial spirit and ambition and will be an excellent start for the group’s continued growth in Finland. Kaukomaalaus Oy has an established business across a large part of Finland, provides a good foundation to build on and a strong team with extensive knowledge of the Finnish market.



For Layer Group, the acquisition of Kaukomaalaus Oy and establishment in Finland represents a milestone and the start of growth beyond Sweden’s borders. With Kaukomaalaus in the group, Layer will have a strong foothold in the Finnish market right from the start and aim to bring other successful entrepreneurs within Finland into the group to become market leaders in the longer term.

“We are extremely proud that Kaukomaalaus Oy has chosen to join Layer Group and that the vendors want to develop the Finnish surface services market together with us, as well as becoming part owners of Layer Group as part of the deal! Kauko Turunen and the Kaukomaalaus team have created a secure, high-quality company and we are pleased that Jari Mikkonen will bring his experience and confidence in the company as he takes over as CEO. This creates a seamless transition for the organisation, with the added value of Kauko Turunen continuing in the company as a mentor and advisor. We see great potential in Finland, and together with Kaukomaalaus we have made a great start,” – says John Strand, CEO of Layer Group

“We are pleased for the opportunity to be the first Finnish company to become part of Layer Group. Together with our skilled and engaged employees, trustworthy partners, and Scandinavian know-how, we can continue to develop and grow our business and ensure that “quality has its makers”, as our motto goes” – says Kauko Turunen, founder of Kaukomaalaus Oy.

Layer Group is a leading surface service provider in Sweden, comprising of local market leaders in the Nordics with strong and driven entrepreneurs. The group has sales of over SEK 2.2 billion and employs more than 1,600 people across Sweden. For more information, please visit