Our story

Over sixty years of cable manufacturing, exporting yearly to over 60 countries worldwide and known as the preferred partner for all cabling needs. That is Helkama Bica.

Our story

Helkama Bica is part of the Helkama Emotor Group, a family-owned group of industrial companies based in Finland. The Group consists of a parent company, three subsidiaries and two associated companies, with a yearly turnover of nearly 380 MEUR.

The roots of the family-owned Helkama companies go back to the year 1905, and they have successfully kept abreast of the times making each of them rank among the leading companies of their kind. Over the years, Helkama has expanded its operations both domestically and internationally.

We keep it reel

Helkama designs and manufactures different types of cables for Marine, Telecom, Industrial, Flexible, Offshore (SHF2), Optical fiber, Instrumentation and Fire-resistant applications.

Our three production facilities are located in Kaarina and Hanko in Finland, and in Shanghai, China. We have over 270 essential employees.

We’re the lead for your project

With decades of experience under our belt, we have chosen to be more customer driven. In addition to customer service, to us service means providing customer specific service solutions such as custom cutting and labelling services, and offering customized products. Each project has a unique combination of cable requirements, and our range and expertise can cover them all.

We are the expert in cables. Why? So that our customers won’t need to be.

The lead player

Most of our success comes from our focus on high-quality products and reliable customer service. We have also been quick to adapt to changes in the industry, such as the increasing demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly products. Did you know that all Helkama cables are available with ecological sheathing material? So you can make a greener choice.

With our expert in-house product development and adaptability in production, change is not a threat, but a possibility. That is why Helkama is a leading player in the global cable industry.

Our customers are the purpose of our work, and the words of my great-grandfather Heikki J. Helkama, the founder of Helkama, are still true to this day: We want to produce and offer our customers something new and durable with exceptional quality.

Satu Helkama


Did you know? Over 30.000 km of cables produced every year – that’s enough to wrap them three times around the moon!

Our values


Everything is based on the enthusiasm and passion that our team members bring to their work each day. By creating a positive and energizing environment, we empower our employees to approach each task with enthusiasm and a spirit of continuous improvement. Enthusiasm is the key ingredient for achieving success.


We are committed to attracting and nurturing skilled individuals who share our dedication to excellence. Our success is rooted in the success of our team, and we take great pride in fostering a culture of teamwork and collaboration.


We aim to work rationally and logically. In the face of two potential paths, we boldly select the simpler option, paving the way for streamlined and efficient progress while shunning needless complexities. Results come from our perseverance and unwavering dedication.


A well-run company generates benefits that extend far beyond its bottom line. We recognize that the well-being of our entire team is equally critical to our success, as the healthy state of the company’s finances. Our aim is to create a functional ecosystem where our employees, customers, suppliers, owners, and shareholders can all prosper and thrive.


By delivering high-quality products and services that add value to our customers, we play a vital role in driving economic growth and prosperity. We take great pride in operating as a productive organization that not only creates jobs and generates revenue but also pays taxes and contributes to the overall well-being of our communities.