The technology, strategy and design company Solita continues its internationalisation by expanding into Germany. The company will open an office in Munich later this autumn. Solita’s goal is to build a strong local design and data company in Germany. With over 700 digital business specialists, Solita is one of the fastest growing digital transformation companies in the Nordics.
The Apax Digital Fund, a technology-focused growth equity fund advised by global private equity company Apax Partners, acquired a majority stake in Solita in June 2018 to help the company accelerate growth in Finland, as well as in international markets.
“Expanding business to German markets is the next step in our internationalisation strategy. While the Nordics remain core, we are excited to be expanding into Germany and see great potential for our services in the country, particularly in the Bavarian region”, said Jari Niska, CEO of Solita.
“We are delighted to be supporting Solita’s expansion into Germany”, said Mark Beith and Marcelo Gigliani of Apax Digital. “Solita has recently been recognised by Amazon Web Services for its pioneering machine learning capabilities, the first Finnish company to receive such status. We believe this cutting edge expertise will be well-received by the German market.”
“Our first customer team will start in Germany in November. We are currently looking to recruit the Head of the Munich office, and expect to be fully operational by the beginning of 2019. Our goal is to build a strong company in Germany. We believe that there is a high demand for Solita’s people-driven corporate culture and Nordic design and data expertise among German companies and employees”, said Ossi Lindroos, Senior Vice President of international business at Solita.
Solita is growing and expanding internationally
Solita started its internationalisation by opening offices in Stockholm and Tallinn in 2017. Solita’s international customers include Amer Sports, Assa Abloy, Atria, Ensto, Finnair, Fortum and Metso. In August this year, Solita also opened new offices in Lahti and Turku in Finland.
Currently, Solita employs a total of 700 strategic consultants, service designers and specialists in digital services, AI, analytics and cloud computing in Finland, Sweden and Estonia.
Solita is a digital transformation company driven by data and human insight. We create culture, services and tech solutions that help us reinvent businesses and society for the better. Our services range from strategic consulting to service design, digital development, data, AI & analytics and managed cloud services. Established in 1996, Solita employs 700 digital business specialists in Helsinki, Tampere, Oulu, Turku, Lahti, Stockholm and Tallinn.