The Nokia "Connecting People" slogan was invented by Ove Strandberg.
Nokia started by making paper – the original communications technology
The history of Nokia goes back to 1865. That was when Fredrik Idestam built a wood pulp mill on the banks of the Tammerkoski rapids, in southern Finland. A few years later, he built a second mill by the Nokianvirta river – the place that gave Nokia its name.
1898: Finnish Rubber Works founded
Arvid Wickström founds Finnish Rubber Works, which will later become Nokia's rubber business.
1967: The merger
Nokia Ab, Finnish Rubber Works and Finnish Cable works formally merge to create Nokia Corporation.