Tunturi's history began in 1922. The foundations of the
Tunturi brand began when the Harkke brothers set up a
small bike shop in Turku, Finland.
The name Tunturi comes from the Finnish word for a fell. Bike repairs were the shop's main focus at first, and then gradually they added some small-scale production, manufacturing Tunturi branded bicycles. The brand was very successful and within a few years the small shop was exchanged for a factory. By the 1950s the Tunturi brand was the domestic market leader in mopeds.Utilising technology and expertise gained from bicycle production, Tunturi expanded into fitness equipment development. In the 1970s, Tunturi became recognized internationally as a producer of fitness equipment.In the 1990s, a strategic decision was made to focus on the production of Tunturi fitness products and Tunturi bicycles. This decision was important for the further development of the brand. Tunturi is now a well-known brand in Scandinavian countries and Tunturi fitness products are sold in over 40 countries worldwide.Tunturi is now located in Almere (near Amsterdam, The Netherlands).