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Etteplan signs global outsourcing agreement with Husqvarna Group

Press release – Published: 22.01.2015 12:00:00

– The agreement marks a major achievement for Etteplan in terms of growing the company’s technical documentation business through outsourcing.

Etteplan and Husqvarna Group have entered into a long-term cooperation agreement, whereby Husqvarna Group will outsource the production and maintenance of the technical documentation of all the Group’s products and brands to Etteplan. The agreement will become effective as of February 1, 2015.

The implementation of the global agreement will start in Sweden, where nine of Husqvarna Group’s employees will be offered employment at Etteplan’s office in Jönköping. In the second phase, the plan is to implement the agreement at Husqvarna Group’s sites in Ulm, Germany, and Charlotte, USA. In the third phase, Husqvarna Group’s sites in China and Japan will follow suit.

The technical documentation, meaning all the technical documents and manuals that are created for users and service personnel, ensures the safe and correct use and maintenance of the products. Etteplan has advanced expertise, tools and processes to create and distribute high-quality and cost-efficient technical documentation.

– We look forward to seeing our cooperation with Etteplan bear fruit. We are confident that the quality of our technical documentation will improve to the benefit of our customers, says Henric Andersson, Senior Vice President, Technology Office at Husqvarna Group.

– We are extremely pleased to support Husqvarna Group globally with technical documentation services. This agreement proves our competitiveness in the growing outsourcing trend in industry. It makes business sense for companies to outsource non-core activities to a knowledgeable partner, concludes Juha Näkki, President and CEO of Etteplan.

For more information, please contact:

Mikael Vatn
SVP, Operations Sweden
Tel. +46 708 81 48 20

Outi-Maria Liedes
SVP, HR & Communications
Tel. +358 40 756 9620

Etteplan in brief

Etteplan provides engineering services and technical product information solutions to the world’s leading companies in the manufacturing industry. Our services are geared to improve the competitiveness of our customers’ products and engineering processes throughout the product life cycle. The results of Etteplan’s innovative engineering can be seen in numerous industrial solutions and everyday products. In 2013, Etteplan had turnover of EUR 128.6 million. The company currently has about 1,800 professionals in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and China. Etteplan's shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd under the ETT1V ticker. For more information, please contact: Riku Riikonen VP, General Manager, Etteplan China Etteplan Tel. +86 13 862 605 299 Outi-Maria Liedes SVP, Communications & Operational Development Etteplan Tel. +358 40 756 9620