The Twig story
Short history of Twig Com and Salo
1928: Nordell & Koskinen Radioliike founded in Salo, Finland. Later branded Salora for radio and TV set sales.
1960's and 70's: Salora Radio Phones (SRP) supply public authorities and the military in Finland and grow to dominate the Nordic markets in early public cellular mobile phones.
1979: Mobira, founded by Salora and Nokia, grows to become the world market leader in 1G mobile phones in 1986-87 and is later rebranded Nokia Mobile Phones.
1988: Benefon, founded in Salo, becomes a successful NMT mobile phones provider in the 1990's.
1994: Benefon starts developing the, mobile rescue phone, MORE as part of a European Union research consortium. MORE is the first GSM/GPS personal safety alarm.
2000: Benefon Track launched as the first commercial GSM/GPS safety phone, starting the momentum in the European lone-worker safety movement.
2009: TWIG Protector P1 is born in a bid to create the complete and dependable lone-worker and social alarm device.
2011: Twig Com Oy (Twig Com Ltd.) is founded and in January acquires the TWIG/Benefon personal safety alarm device business through a management buy-out.
2014: TWIG marketing, engineering and manufacturing move to their own, new low-energy factory. A range of TWIG Protector P3 personal alarms is launched.
2015: TWIG Protector Pro, a powerful lone-worker alarm for noisy and demanding environments, is launched.
2016: TWIG Embody, a wearable personal safety device with a removable wrist band and six wearing options, is launched.
2017: TWIG Protector Pro Ex, an intrinsically safe lone-worker alarm for noisy and demanding explosive hazardous areas, is launched.
2018: TWIG SOS Safety Card, a lone-worker alarm device in the form of an ID badge, is launched.