Etteplan has set the standard in engineering design for 30 years. The company has been a pioneer in the development of engineering design and methods as well as new business models. For example, we anticipated the needs of our customers by being the first Nordic operator in the industry to open an office in China. The first productized services in the field of engineering design improve the efficiency of our customers’ operations and the competitiveness of their products. In 30 years, we have grown from a small engineering firm in a small town in Southern Finland into a global engineering company with top-class expertise and the most competitive service solutions in the industry.
2017: Geographical expansion
New offices opened in Beijing and Xi'an in China and Poznan in Poland.
2016: Acquisitions of Espotel and
The acquisition reinforce Etteplan’s expertise in embedded systems and into the Internet of Things (IoT). New service area Embedded Systems and IoT was established.
2016: Success in strategic growth areas
The share of Managed services exceed 50%. Continuous success for Etteplan’s outsourcing business.
2016: Engineering with a difference
New brand promise and visual outlook were launched.
2015: Entering the German market
Etteplan entered the German market through the acquisition of arvato AG’s technical documentation business.
2015: Expansion in plant engineering
The acquisitions of SAV and Suomen Unit strengthened Etteplan’s market share in plant engineering.
2013: New vision launched
“Our customers get the best service solutions anywhere at any time.”
2012: Latest methods and solutions in engineering design
Etteplan is an industry forerunner in the development of advanced engineering methods and productized services. The services utilize the latest technologies and tools.
2009: Transfer to solution business
Since 2009 Etteplan has gradually moved towards high value-added services and solution business. The change of business model enables growth and profitability.
2004: China operations commence
Etteplan was the first Nordic engineering design company to establish an office in China. We have already served more than 120 customers in China.
2001: Increasing competence by acquisitions
Competence base has been broadened in the 21st century by acquisitions especially in Finland and Sweden. The company became a significant partner e.g. to the aerospace and defense industry and medical equipment manufacturers.
2000: Internationalization and IPO
Etteplan was listed on NM-list of Helsinki Exchanges in April 2000. Soon after the listing the company’s international operations department was established.
1998: Outsourcing as a new
A new business model was introduced in 1998 when Valmet and Etteplan agreed on the transfer of 30 designers to Etteplan. Almost 500 designers in total have been transferred to Etteplan through outsourcings.
1985: First computer-assisted program
Etteplan’s first loan was needed to buy a computer. In 1985 it came to cost FIM 320 000 (approximately EUR 54 000).
1983: Etteplan is founded
Etteplan was founded by four engineering company entrepreneurs: Ensio Juotasniemi, Tero Elomaa, Tapani Mönkkönen and Esko Poltto. The initial component of the company name – Ette – originates from the initials of their first name.
Etteplan's growth strategy
Cornerstones of our strategyThe four cornerstones of Etteplan’s strategy are customer focus, service solutions, one Etteplan and engineering methods. Read more
Competitive advantageOur business model is based on Managed Services. Managed Services are packaged and productized solutions where the customer buys the results rather than temporary staff or working hours. Read more
Vision and valuesRead more
Strategic and financial targetsEtteplan updated its strateegic and financial targets in December 2016. The targets for growth and profitability remained unchanged. Read more
AcquisitionsIn acquisitions, which play a key role in our strategy, our focus is on increasing our competence capital and geographical expansion. Read more
Board of Directors & Management
Digitalization changes our operating environment and the entire engineering industry. Improving competitiveness often means the renewal of our customers’ existing operating models. Our service offering and the know-how of our personnel support the renewal of the customer’s business.
Etteplan has set the standard in engineering design for 30 years. The company has been a pioneer in the development of engineering design and methods as well as new business models.
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At Etteplan, corporate responsibility is at the core of our day-to-day business as we design hundreds of sustainable solutions for the world’s leading machinery and equipment manufacturers every year. Our highly skilled personnel play a crucial role in fulfilling our customer promise.