WHO WE ARE
We have been implementing several commercial technologies, processes, products and applications. Our international marketing experts have several contacts all over in the world. A regional expert area is the Middle East. Over 50% of our turnover comes from export.
Polar Glucan was established in 2006 to develop and sell oat products. In 2006 the main interest was oat beta glucan. Today the interest has widened to whole oats and Nordic raw materials. We want to fulfill the needs with innovative product features. We put actively into practice the newest oat knowledge, which starts from field and ends as an enjoyable food in your mouth. We have also worked in Aalto University, where we were involved in production of innovative microbial oil from wheat straw and apart from that created new oat applications. During that time we were involved in several scientific articles and patent applications. We learn continuously new skills while working with universities, research centers e.g. with Luke (Natural Resources Institute Finland) and co-operation in several projects.
Polar Glucan creates partnerships. We have good partnership with Oat Cosmetics UK. We have a long and close partnership with oat scientist PhD Veli Hietaniemi. He has created oat supply chain FarmTopOats, in where Polar Glucan is actively involved (www.laatukaura.fi). Polar Glucan has close partnership also with Ms. Teija Ruokamo from Nortastic (www.nortastic.com) and with Mr. Panu Kurki .
We have passion in our work and we enjoy working together with our partners. We work with transparency, when it is possible. In challenging occasions we use jokes and shall proceed from that to success. Long experience has taught us to be humble.