Uponor North America, formerly Uponor Wirsbo, is a company with a long history of service. The company first began as Wirsbo, founded in 1620 in Virsbo, Sweden, forging high-quality steel and weapons for the King of Sweden.
Today, Uponor North America is a leading supplier of plumbing, fire sprinkler and radiant heating and cooling systems for residential and commercial spaces worldwide. Located in Apple Valley, Minn., a suburb of the Twin Cities, the North American headquarters employs 380 people and houses corporate offices, a state-of-the-art training center and the company’s manufacturing facility, which produces thousands of feet of crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) tubing every day for use in plumbing, fire sprinkler and radiant heating and cooling systems.
The company also has Canadian Sales and Marketing headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, with distribution centers in Lakeville, Minn., Calgary, Alberta, and Brampton, Ontario. Uponor’s Customer Service and Technical Support teams are located in Lakeville, Minn., and Regina, Saskatchewan, with sales managers and field technical representatives located throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Uponor North America is part of Uponor Corporation, which also includes Uponor Nordic and Uponor Europe – West, East and South. Led by President and CEO Jyri Luomakoski and headquartered in Vantaa, Finland, the corporation is listed on the Nordic Exchange in Helsinki. The parent company oversees operations in 30 countries and employs more than 3,300 around the globe.