Innovate or die 2018 – Companies
Vianor is a chain specializing in car maintenance and tire services that comprises a network of 1,400 service centers in 24 countries. Most of the company’s centers are located in the Nordic countries, Russia, and Eastern Europe. Vianor also has service centers in Central Europe and on the East Coast of the United States. The company’s strength is its expertise in challenging driving conditions that stems from its Nordic roots.
Berner Ltd is a Finnish family firm established in 1883. Berner’s high-quality Finnish and international brands are an integral part of daily life in Finland. The company produces and imports products and services that bring more well-being to everyday life. Berner’s products are sustainably produced in every way.
Domestic product development and production are among Berner’s key strengths. The company’s best-known brands include XZ, LV, Herbina, Ainu, Oxygenol, Tummeli, Lasol, Korrek, Heti, GreenCare and Rajamäen.
Berner’s business units are: Consumer Goods, Agency, Pro, Farmer’s Berner and Machines. The business units provide services to consumers, businesses, the public sector and industry.
HKScan is a Nordic meat and meals company. The company employs over 7300 professionals in striving to serve the world’s most demanding consumers, maintaining quality throughout the full chain of operations, From Farm to Fork. HKScan is committed to high standards of economic, social and environmental responsibility as well as animal health and welfare in its strategy and operations.
HKScan produces, markets and sells high-quality, sustainably produced pork, beef, poultry and lamb products, as well as charcuterie and meals, with strong consumer brands, including HK®, Scan®, Rakvere®, Kariniemen®, Rose®, Pärsons® and Tallegg®.
The company’s customers are the retail, food service,industrial and export sectors, and its home market comprises of Finland, Sweden, Denmark and the Baltics. HKScan exports to close to 50 countries.
Caruna distributes electricity and maintains, repairs and builds a weatherproof electricity network for its 670,000 customers in South, Southwest and West Finland, as well as in the city of Joensuu, the sub-region of Koillismaa and Satakunta. In order to guarantee a reliable electricity supply to its customers under all circumstances, Caruna supervises its network 24/7. A weatherproof smart electricity network also provides a well-functioning energy system for the future when digital services increase, the traffic is electrified, and the consumer becomes a producer of energy.
Puustelli Group Oy is a manufacturer of top-quality kitchen fittings and an innovator and leader in ecological working practices. Puustelli Group Oy manufactures kitchen fittings at its production facilities in Harjavalta – in the same community and on the same site where the parent company Harjavalta Oy was founded almost a century ago.
Puustelli kitchens have always been known for their high quality and joinery skills. Puustelli has been Finland’s most popular kitchen brand for 35 years and it is also becoming increasingly more international, with Puustelli kitchens being currently sold through their specialist stores in Finland and exported to Sweden, Russia and the Baltic states, in addition to which Puustelli Miinus kitchens are exported to the United States.
Environmental matters have always been important at Puustelli. Ecology will continue to be a major component of everything that Puustelli does. Material choices and production processes will be fine-tuned to ensure that the environmental load is as low as possible.
Sanoma Lifestyle is Finland’s leading publisher of periodical content. The unit’s business is based on touching, addictive and experience-inducing contents, which are productised and sold in a way that speaks to focus group. Sanoma Lifestyle especially serves Finnish women and families by providing them with media products which they can enjoy anywhere, anytime. Media range is based on renowned leading brands which are continuously spreading over multiple channels.
Atria is a growing Finnish food company with an international presence. Its success is built on three pillars: food, people and traditions. The company is more than 110 years old and is respected by its customers, personnel and owners. Atria’s development and growth are based on excellent commercial expertise, efficient operations and an operating method that respects consistent, sustainable success. The company’s main product, Good Food, leads to a better mood and sustainable value for all of their stakeholders.
In 2017, Atria employed approximately 4,449 meat and food experts in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and Estonia. The Group is divided into four business areas: Atria Finland, Atria Scandinavia, Atria Russia and Atria Baltic.
Atria’s customer groups are consumer goods retailers, Food Service customers and the food industry. Atria also has a Fast Food concept based on its own brands.
Lehto Group is a Finnish construction sector group that focuses its operation in the utilisation of the economically driven construction model it has developed. In economically driven construction, the implementation and design processes have been integrated in order to achieve cost benefits.
The construction innovations developed by Lehto are based on a modular implementation method that brings not only cost benefits but also better construction quality. Through its modular operating model, Lehto is able to offer its customers a rapid and effortless process under the turn-key principle, from design to implementation.
The professionals at Lehto have decades of experience in the construction and renovation of business premises, apartments, care sector facilities and other public buildings.
The Himos holiday resort originated in 1984, when Juhani Ojala and Päivi Kuokkanen founded and constructed the slopes of Himos Ski Resort. During the past decades, Himos has gained great popularity among skiers and winter tourists thanks to its wide-ranging, high-quality services, snow-quarantee and long skiing season. The family business has been developed professionally with the customers’ wishes in mind. According to lift ticket sales, Himos ranks among the Top5 of Finnish Ski resorts. It is the biggest Ski Resort in Southern and Central Finland.