We are Valco Ltd, a Finnish company developing and selling things.
The name Valco has a great legacy. It comes from the biggest financial failure and the most famous corruption case in the history of Finland.
Original Valco (1976–1979) was a television tube factory funded by the Finnish government as a joint operation with Japanese Hitachi.
The project proved to be an economic and political disaster. In addition to the fact that the factory did not produce any television tubes, many high-ranking politicians and officials were involved in a related corruption scandal.
Finnish taxpayers lost a sum equivalent of a billion euros (or something) in todays money. Several government officials and corporate CEOs went to prison. No politicians were ever convicted.
Our company has nothing to do with the old one. Except we like the story. Because the original company went bankrupt over 40 years ago, the name was available.
This is our logo. It is styled after electronic circuits.
The company was founded by Henri Heikkinen (MSc computer science) and Jani Rajaniemi (PhD administrative sciences). Our humble aim is to develop awesome product that we want to buy ourselves and keep the prices at a level we can afford them ourselves.
Our first product was the innovatively named "Valco Wireless ANC headphones", which are a pair of wireless ANC headphones. Our current model is called VMK20.
Our VAT code is FI29196975 and our company is located in Tampere, Finland. That’s our logo above. Our Finnish website can be found from Valco.fi
Company registration code: 2919697-5
VAT code: FI29196975