Nokia can trace its history back to 1865 when engineer Fredrik Idestam built a pulp mill in Finland. In 1868, he built a second mill near the town of Nokia.
In 1902, the company began to generate electricity as part of its business model.
The company produced its first electronic device, a pulse analyzer, in 1962.
Nokia became involved in the telecom industry in the 1970s with the release of the Nokia DX 200, a digital switch for telephone exchanges.
In 1984, the company released the Mobira Talkman, one of the world’s first mobile phones. Nokia was one of the key partners in developing GSM cell phone technology.
Nokia was the world’s largest vendor of mobile phones from 1998 to 2012. The company has lost market share in recent years due to iPhone and Android devices but has seen a resurgence with their Lumia lineup.
Nokia is headquartered in Finland but here is the contact information for their US headquarters:
200 South Matilda Ave
Sunnyvale, California 94086
Tel: (408) 530-7600