Long and short cut pasta products are popular all over the world. They were probably invented independently of each other in China and the Mediterranean region. However, a 4000-year-old pasta pot found in China in 2005 gives the Asians the honour of being the first “pasta inventors”. Today, however, we associate pasta primarily with Italy. There are almost 600 types of pasta in the world, 200 of which come from Italy alone. The traditional Mediterranean food began its triumphal procession in Germany in the sixties of the last century. But pasta is also very popular further north.
Myllyn Paras is a traditional Finnish company that manufactures, markets and distributes flour, flakes, cereals and pasta as well as frozen dough and bakery products. The company was founded in 1928 and today employs about 110 people. The group’s two factories are located in the city of Hyvinkää, 50 kilometers from Helsinki. In Finland, Myllyn Paras is among the best-known food brands and market leader for pasta. The group serves the Finnish market and also exports its products internationally.