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Scania’s subsidiary SOE Busproduction Finland Oy to outsource its design unit to Etteplan

Press release – Published: 29.03.2023 10:46:44

Etteplan Oyj, Press release, March 29, 2023 at 10.45 A.M. EEST

Scania’s subsidiary SOE Busproduction Finland Oy to outsource its design unit to Etteplan

Etteplan and Scania have agreed on the outsourcing of Scania’s subsidiary SOE Busproduction Finland Oy’s design unit. The agreement is related to Scania’s decision to reorganize. It includesthe transfer of 29 SOE Busproduction’s design engineering employees to Etteplan as existing employees as of April 1, 2023.

We warmly welcome the 29 experts to the Etteplan team. The agreed outsourcing contract strengthens Etteplan’s position and capabilities in vehicle engineering and enhances our capabilities in related technologies and testing”, says Riku Riikonen, SVP for Engineering Solutions at Etteplan.

“I’m proud that the expertise of SOE personnel is the main driver for the agreement with Etteplan. This agreement brings continuity to the work and careers of the design engineering employees. The design units will access great opportunities in Etteplan's projects and in developing new skills and competencies in new areas in the future”, says Jani Helviö, CEO of SOE Busproduction Finland.

“We also see benefits in strengthening our market position in the Lahti region, which has notable heritage in the vehicle production and design industry and where Etteplan in addition to this agreement already has  specialists and several significant customers”, Riikonen concludes.

Additional information:
Riku Riikonen, Senior Vice President, Engineering Solutions, Etteplan, tel. +358 50 522 8255
Outi Torniainen, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, tel. +358 10 307 3302
Jani Helviö, CEO of SOE Busproduction Finland Oy, Scania, tel. +358 40 523 0101

SOE Busproduction Finland Oy in brief

SOE Busproduction Finland Oy is a subsidiary of Scania, part of the TRATON Group. The company is part of the global product development and design of Scania buses. We design new models and manufacture prototype buses for the Scania. In addition, the company manufactures and supplies bus spare parts to Scania and other customers. In 2022, we had a turnover of EUR 12 million and the company has some 80 employees in the Lahti, Finland.

Etteplan in brief

We are a rapidly growing technology service company specializing in software and embedded solutions, engineering solutions, and technical communication solutions. We are a forerunner in the engineering industry and we differentiate ourselves by the wide-ranging competence of our experts. Our customers include world’s leading companies in the manufacturing industry. We help them to create a better world through engineering, innovation and digitalization. Etteplan has lead the way in the engineering field already since 1983. In 2022, we had a turnover of EUR 350.2 million. The company currently has some 4,000 professionals in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Denmark and China. Etteplan's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd under the ETTE ticker.