In the picture Pinja’s Timo Akselin, Lotta Akselin, Veli-Matti Nurminen, Arrow Engineering Oy’s Pekka Pylkkänen, Sami Kajan, Kalle Häkkänen and Juho.

The technology company Pinja has acquired ARROW Engineering Oy, which specializes in improving the productivity of the manufacturing industry through digitalisation and visual management. With the acquisition, the parties will be able to continue to offer new types of services to their current customer base. The deal is Pinja’s fifth acquisition this year.

“ARROW, an internationally operating company, will bring to our customers its expertise in industrial production management and software products with a strong position and a vast array of views based on data from different industries. We can take advantage of each other’s know-how, for example by offering a wider range of services and developing management by knowledge services for the future” says Veli-Matti Nurminen, Managing Director of Pinja.

Pinja will bring a new shift to ARROW’s services and product development

“We share a common view of the challenges and possibilities of industrial digitalization for our customers. Our services complement each other almost perfectly. We can create entirely new types of service, for example for the paper and energy industries by combining strengths in product development, customer service and customer deliveries” says Pekka Pylkkänen, Managing Director of ARROW Engineering Oy.

“Our ability to respond to the most demanding delivery projects will rise to a new level. We can also continue to invest heavily in the development and internationalization of our services. A common vision of digitalisation and significant synergy benefits make Pinja an ideal new home for us and is an excellent innovation for our customers” Pylkkänen envisions.

ARROW Engineering Oy will continue as a subsidiary as part of the Pinja. The company has operated for 25 years and currently serves about 500 customers in 30 countries. ARROW is one of the most prominent players in its own area of ​​expertise, in the digitalization of the management of floor-level production in the manufacturing industry and in the development of operative activities in industrial production.

“We expect ARROW to strengthen our competitive position especially in the global market,” says Timo Akselin, Management Board Member responsible for the growth strategy of Pinja.

“As a whole, ARROW is a unique player, as the company is offering a corresponding service package that is not in the market. We have a large and significant common customer base, but no overlaps in the service offering. We are also happy to make ARROW part of the story of Pinja” Akselin continued.

The deal is already Pinja’s fifth this year. In January, the company acquired software company Netwell Oy and Descal Engineering Oy, which produces industrial design services. In March, Pinja acquired a significant portion of Inray Oy, a supplier of real-time measurement systems, and in April the technology company Vision Systems Oy’s business operations. Acquisitions have been the focus of Pinja’s growth strategy, targeting companies globally producing industrial services and products as well as on companies producing software development services in Finland and neighbouring regions.

More information about the acquisition is provided by:

Veli-Matti Nurminen
CEO, Pinja
+358 50 385 9911

Pekka Pylkkänen
CEO, Arrow Engineering Oy
+358 400 546 141

Pinja, a Finnish technology company established in 1990, is a process design and plant engineering service provider, an industrial integrator, a technology partner in product development and a specialist in digital service business. Pinja employs circa 380 persons and the corporate turnover is circa EUR 40 million. Pinja’s customers include Andritz, Bellmer, Cargotec, Chenming, Fortum, Evondos, Kone Elevators, Metso, Metsä Group, Raute, Nestle, Nokian Tyres, SCG Packaging, Stora Enso, Sjöfartsverket, SSAB, UPM, Valtra, Visma and Wärtsilä.