THE HISTORY OF BEST-HALL IN PICTURES
Best-Hall Oy was founded in 1975 in Kronoby, Central Ostrobothnia, Finland. The company was founded by three friends who were looking for a more durable alternative to airdomes.
At the beginning, they worked on orders during the day and built their own premises at night.
Three years after it was founded, Best-Hall moved to a site on the Kajaanintie road in Kälviä.
The business was still comparatively small and the company’s directors were involved in all work phases, from sales to installation.
As was typical for the 1980s, the company’s first exports went to the Soviet Union, where there was a shortage of work supplies but not manpower. As such, hoists and straps were replaced by soldiers and electric cables.
Later on, exports expanded to the Nordic countries and, from there, to elsewhere in Europe. The company has also gained some experience in the Middle East; the “interpreter” – a 58-page notebook containing lists of the most important expressions and numbers in Arabic – still exists.
Best-Hall reached a landmark in quality in 1993 when it was the first Finnish company building steel framed buildings with membrane cladding to begin using an ISO 9001:2000 quality management system.
Since the mid-1990s, exports have become a more important part of Best-Hall’s business. Nowadays, they account for half of the company’s turnover.
Since 1997, Best-Hall has belonged to Wiklöf Group.
Over the last couple of decades, the company has grown and expanded its business.
Since the turn of the century, Best-Hall has improved its hall design: in addition to CAD tools, the company also uses 3D modelling.