Orion’s milestones in the 1910s

1917: Pharmacists Onni Turpeinen, Wikki Walkama and Eemil Tuurala establish Orion on 21 September.

Orion’s first pharmaceutical facility is opened in a former vegetarian butter substitute factory in the centre of Helsinki.

Its first product is Bellistol, a rifle cleaning oil, and its first hit product is dulcin, an artificial sweetener.