– Insta is a large Finnish family business, independent, profitable, continuously growing and proud of this identity, says Chief Executive Officer Pertti Huusko.

Insta has locations in different parts of Finland, but most of the people and operations are where the company was first established. A handsome campus is being formed in Tampere: the new office and industrial building was completed in summer 2014 and the renovation of the older buildings on the plot also continues.

– Once all the facilities are completed, all Insta operations in Tampere will be focused here. It is sure to enhance social interaction and, in general, the team spirit of Insta employees, says Huusko.

Insta Group comprises four business units. Insta Automation Oy specialises in industrial and process automation. It is a full-service house of electrical automation services whose operations extend from small sub-projects to extensive investment projects. Insta DefSec Oy develops critical situation awareness and information security solutions and services. The information security products and services of the company are used by the authorities, public administration and companies both in Finland and internationally. For example, the new emergency response centre IT system to be implemented in Finland is a product of Insta DefSec.

Insta ILS Oy is Finland’s leading supplier of life cycle services for aviation equipment and systems operating both in the military and civilian aviation. Insta Innovation Oy was established in 2013 to innovate and develop new growth business for the Group. The company concentrates on virtual technologies and innovative services.

Recent launches

Insta Innovation has already opened totally new prospects for the Group and discovered co-operation possibilities outside the traditional operating fields of the Group, for example, in the social and health care services.

– Finland is facing the challenge of mass ageing among the first countries in the world. It made us think about how our situation awareness competence could be utilised in this situation, says Insta Innovation Vice President Esa Einola.

In this process, Insta found a partner in Pihlajalinna Oy, a private Finnish health care services provider. As result, they created joint venture Insta Care Oy that provides a new type of ERP system for municipalities and service providers for the management of challenges in the social and health care fields. The system offers for each user a correct level of information to serve as a basis for the social and health care operations: for example an employee in the care field gets precise facts about the people receiving care and a manager gets broader outlines.

– This enables true information and knowledge management – and we, on the other hand, can offer a product combining competence in two fields - the first of its kind in the world to date, says Huusko.

Another example of Insta’s innovation projects is the push for growth devised for the simulator business. Insta Innovation Oy and Countsec Oy’s joint venture Insta Trust Oy started its operations in September 2014. Virtual and simulation technologies provide the authorities and companies with the possibility to practise crisis and disturbance situations efficiently. With the same methods, we can also start to develop future educations systems, for example, by making use of game-like methods.

– We can create addictive and motivating study packages for self-studying. The classroom will not become redundant in future either. It will be a place where, after self-studying, the students can test how the acquired information can be applied, says Einola.

Further information: http://www.insta.fi/en/

Photo: Studio Jukka Rajamäki Ky

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