Our story is one of transformation

It has been enabled by our people, our innovations, and our extraordinary ability to adapt to change. 190 years ago, we were just a Finnish sawmill. Today, we are driving decarbonisation in the global marine and energy markets.

Join us for a deep dive into 190 years of Wärtsilä history

Wärtsilä Iron Mill 1852


A sawmill is established in Värtsilä, a small village in Northern Karelia on April 12, 1834. The sawmill rapidly...

Wartsila NSD Corporation


Our engine portfolio grows to slow-speed engines as we aquire New Sulzer Diesel. This makes us a global leader...

Sustainable Technology Hub opening


Wärtsilä's Sustainable Technology Hub opens in Vaasa, welcoming our partners to accelerate marine and...

  • Around the world
    Wärtsilians around the world

    We are a team of over 17,500 people who are passionate about reducing global carbon emissions. In this section, our colleagues – some of them retired – share how their work makes a difference.

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  • Industry-transforming innovations
    Industry-transforming innovations

    Our solutions enable societies to thrive and companies to comply with strict industry regulations. In this section you can read more about our innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets.

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Latest anniversary stories

    People stories

    Inari Räikkönen
    3 Jul 2024 · Article
    2 min read
    Inari Räikkönen, executive assistant for five CEOs
    Always prepared for the unexpected
    Ilkka Kallinen
    10 Jun 2024 · Article
    2 min read
    Ilkka Kallinen's 46-year legacy: From the docks to behind the wheel
    A transformation from a dockyard to a technology company
    29 May 2024 · Article
    3 min read
    Andreij Selänniemi: dedicated to Wärtsilä Energy Services' Lifecycle Solutions
    A passion for culture and technology

    Technology stories

    6 May 2024 · Article
    2 min read
    Get to know the Wärtsilä 25 Ammonia
    The world’s first 4-stroke ammonia solution for marine offers a significant advantage for sustainable shipping...
    Wasa Express thumbnail
    13 Mar 2024 · Article
    2 min read
    Wasa Express: Connecting regions for a decade
    Setting sail from old horizons to new together with Wasaline
    Wärtsilä employee handing chemicals related to CCS
    5 Feb 2024 · Article
    3 min read
    CO2 capture on ships to have a major impact well ahead of 2030
    Learn how Wärtsilä is tackling CO2 with exhaust gas abatement technology
    Join us in creating a sustainable future

    At Wärtsilä we are always on the lookout for bright minds to join us in our journey to shape the decarbonisation of the marine and energy industries.

    As we celebrate our 190th anniversary, we are especially proud of our innovative and transformative business that offers our Wärtsilians a wide range of career opportunities. Today we are a diverse team of over 17,500 professionals, across 79 countries with an average tenure of over 10 years!

    Are you also interested in working with the industries that hold the roadmap to net zero?

    Join the anniversary on social media with #wartsila190