Finnish companies awarded for international success
President Sauli Niinistö has awarded four companies with Internationalisation Awards of the President of the Republic. Honouring the country's centennial celebrations, this year's awards include a special Finland 100 prize bestowed to forest machine manufacturer Ponsse Oyj.
Photo: Team Finland /Sakari Piippo
The Finland 100 prize was awarded to a company that has enjoyed international growth over an extensive period of time, and has also showcased the ability to successfully renew its business approach. Ponsse Oyj was chosen the winner as it has significantly influenced an entire industry and has had a remarkable societal impact.
Ponsse Oyj is currently one of the world's leading manufacturers of forest machines.
"It is great that through this prize we are able to represent our customers and forest machinery entrepreneurs, as well as all of our stakeholders in machine construction, timber harvesting and training, along with the forest industry," says Juha Vidgrén, Chairman of the Board of Ponsse Oyj.
The Internationalisation Awards of the President of the Republic is rewarded annually to internationally successful Finnish companies and organisations. This year a total of four awards were given to a variety of businesses.
The international growth award of the year was given to digital locking systems developer iLOQ Oy, while the newcomer's award went to Framery Oy, which manufactures and develops soundproof private spaces. Meanwhile, the community award winner is the non-profit association Finnish Business Angels Network FiBAN ry.
"All of the award-winners are connected by a strong will to develop and advance themselves and thus bring forth Finnish entrepreneurship in good and bad times," says the CEO of Finpro and member of the Team Finland board of directors, Markus Suomi.
Read Good News from Finland's article on the awards here.