KPA Unicon Group is a company providing energy production solutions for its clients established in 1990 in Pieksämäki, Finland. Today, KPA Unicon Group is among the leading companies of its size providing energy production life cycle services in Northern Europe.
In 2010, the company was subject to succession arrangements. The current form of KPA Unicon Group Oy took shape as a result of the arrangements, and Canelco also became one of the company’s owners at this point. At the same time, measures were launched to introduce the company to the international market, and develop it through organic growth and business acquisitions. Within the past eight years, the company’s turnover has increased from EUR 14 million to around EUR 80 million. Canelco has played a significant strategic role in developing the company.
“The company’s growth in the rapidly changing energy sector has highlighted the significance of successful strategy work, and Canelco has played a key role in this development”, says Pekka Kovanen, the chair of the board. Jukka-Pekka Kovanen, the deputy chair of the company’s board, adds that an increasingly active role is required from both owners and the board in the future. He notes that the Canelco approach, which includes business sparring, supports the success of the company’s management in an optimal way, leaving enough room for making quick changes to the company’s operations if the situation so warrants.
The aim is to continue the company’s internationalisation in the future and to increase its turnover to over EUR 100 million. The company has also been gradually developed into a service enterprise. The company aims to provide increasingly extensive service packages in the energy sector, and grow its contract-based business while incorporating service elements to these activities. According to the company’s CEO, Teemu Koskela, “The main task of us at the KPA Unicon team is to provide clients with solutions that allow them to produce energy increasingly sustainably and economically. As pioneers, we lead the way towards a cleaner world where we use natural resources sparingly and clean our environment. We are passionate about taking care of our clients with a comprehensive and global approach, and always provide local services.”
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As pioneers, we lead the way towards a cleaner world where we use natural resources sparingly and clean our environment. We are passionate about taking care of our clients with a comprehensive and global approach, and always provide local services.
Teemu Koskela, CEO, KPA Unicon Group Oy