The Lahti-based company Teknoware will establish a product development unit in Oulu to strengthen its electronics and software expertise alongside the Lahti product development unit. The unit will design electronics products and associated software for demanding railway equipment applications and emergency lighting for buildings. Initially, the unit will employ 5–10 people. The aim is for the function to start in early 2022.
“We see our new product development unit in Oulu as an important part of Teknoware’s growth plan. It will design advanced lighting systems for the world’s leading train manufacturers and smart emergency lighting systems for the European and Middle Eastern markets. We decided in favour of Oulu due to the excellent educational offering and the hub of expertise that already exists in the region”, says Teknoware CEO Kai Kauto.
BusinessOulu Director Juha Ala-Mursula greets Teknoware’s arrival with joy: “Teknoware is a significant international company with a profile that matches Oulu’s key expertise strengths well. Establishing the product development unit in Oulu also supports development in the smart emergency lighting, vehicle and rail solution sectors in the region.”
BusinessOulu’s Key Account Manager, ICT Sector, Jussi Leponiemi thinks that Teknoware’s arrival in Oulu will strengthen the hub of expertise in electronics and software development. “Teknoware Oy will introduce premium operations that combine electronics design and software development to Oulu, contributing to the hub of expertise in embedded systems in the region. It is great to see Oulu attracting significant companies based on its expertise potential.”
Teknoware’s vacancies at the Oulu product development unit will be open for applications immediately. The vacancies include the role of Site Manager and product development team positions with an emphasis on software design expertise as well as electronics design expertise.
Photo: Kai Kauto, CEO of Teknoware
Teknoware: Kai Kauto, Managing Director tel. +358 40 554 2327
BusinessOulu: Juha Ala-Mursula, Director of Economic Development tel. +358 40 559 7020
BusinessOulu ICT: Jussi Leponiemi, Key Account Director tel. +358 44 238 7860