Finntürker A.Ş. was established by Kaukomarkkinat Oyin 1948 under the name of ‘Finn Turk A.O.’ as a 100% Finnish company to sell and trade mainly chemical forest products (pulp, paper and board) and mechanical forest products (logs, timber, plywood, and wooden poles).After WWII, it was a time of very scarce availability of foreign exchange and several complex trading methods were used, like barter trade and triangular trades between countries.