June 18, 2019
The daily brief: 18 June 2019
TietoEVRY is looking to become one of the leading digital services and software providers in the Nordics.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Tieto, Sympa, AAC Technologies and MUJI make headlines.
Tieto and Sympa have signed important agreements in the digital realm, MUJI has popped up in Helsinki, and AAC Technologies has chosen Tampere for its European headquarters.
Tieto has announced a merger agreement with the Norwegian IT company EVRY. The merger will create a combined company called TietoEVRY with an annual revenue of three billion euros and 24 000 employees. The Finland-headquartered company will have 5 000 digital consultants in the Nordics and 10 000 internationally, in over 90 countries, making it one of the largest employer in the software and digital services space in the Nordics.
Finnish family-owned HR solution company Sympa has inked deals with leading global e-signature providers, DocuSign and Scrive, to deliver the world’s first fully digital HR processes. Sympa’s existing 600 customers around the world will be able to streamline their human relations operations with a legally binding and secure digital solution, which saves time, money and ink.
In anticipation of opening its biggest shop in Europe in Helsinki in November 2019, MUJI has announced the opening of a small pop-up shop in the Finnish capital for the summer. The mini shop will offer MUJI to GO products that are designed to make travelling a more cosy experience. In addition, the shop will provide some favourites from earlier pop-up shops.
Global supplier of integrated micro‐component solutions AAC Technologies has chosen Tampere as its European headquarters. AAC intends to increase its staff in the Finnish city to 200 by 2025. The company has also launched an 8.9 million-euro imaging research consortium for training post-doctoral talents in imaging and camera technologies. The consortium will include Tampere University and the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China. According to the company, the academic knowhow in Tampere was a key factor in establishing the headquarters in the city.
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