Industry Expertise which Supports Internationalization
The starting point for our work with clients is understanding their business and different industries. We work with companies who are internationalizing in different markets and whose sector-based values chains and internationalization processes are in different phases. Over the years, we have acquired extensive insight into the development, challenges and distinctive features of different industries. We use this information to benefit our clients by promoting profitable growth.
"International markets in the food sector, especially those around the Baltic Sea, offer Finnish companies good opportunities for marketing their expertise and special products. This is clearly visible in the growing markets for functional foods, health enhancing and organic products. High Finnish food safety standards, the ability to achieve full traceability and quality food manufacturing technology provide a solid basis for internationalisation.”
”The biggest shift in the energy sector for a hundred years is currently under way. Markets are being liberalised, and decentralised production is being established alongside centralised baseload production facilities - this means that the lines between producers and consumers are becoming blurred. The energy sector drives investment and is offering new business opportunities to both existing players and new actors such as Google. International opportunities of special interest to Finnish companies include technology for smart energy grids, district heating and district-heating networks, and new technological solutions for use in windpower development.”
”The growth experienced in the Life Sciences sector that was visible last year is continuing and the desire to expand into international markets being shown by companies is increasing. Investors are also becoming interested in companies with operations in the sector. Specific global opportunities for Finnish expertise in the health and wellbeing sectors include: technical, preventative and medical equipment for use in homes and hospitals; IT systems; biotechnology and pharmaceutical applications; and products and services for the wellbeing and leisure-time sectors."
"Hundreds of Finnish companies can be found in the Maritime Industries cluster. Shipbuilding in Finland has traditions stretching back hundreds of years and Finnish skills and expertise are highly valued. Many companies operating in the maritime sector are however seeking new business opportunities because of the shipbuilding industry’s cyclical nature. All sectors of the maritime industry - shipbuilding, ship design, repair and maintenance operations, the offshore and petrochemical industries - represent opportunities for Finnish companies in international markets."
"Finnish companies operating in the ICT sector are living in a rapidly-changing global environment. The merging of different services, digitalisation and access to networks is reshaping businesses across industry borders. Several ICT companies who have achieved international success, including specialists in network operations and mobile phones, have put their trust in Finpro’s expertise during development phases. Finpro’s global experts in digital media and software marketing are well acquainted with the sector’s development and funding centres, as well as new growth areas. New business opportunities are rising from this trio."
"Know how, experiences and creativity offer new growth options forthe Finnish economy. Market changes, like transition from industrial to experience economy, digitalisation, changing consumer behaviour and new growth business models, open up new opportunities for niche players.Finnish service companies can build internationally competitive offerings especially in innovative professional services, integrated educationalsolutions, creative concepts,and tourist and leisure services."
"Buildings, energy-production facilities, factories, roads, bridges and other infrastructure represent the lion’s share of almost every country’s national assets. These are the operational environment for different actors in the construction sector: planners, contractors and companies supplying a range of products and technology. Always considered rather conservative, the sector has taken a quantum leap into new forms of project work as well as into energy efficiency and environmentally-sound solutions. There is global demand for the skills of Finnish construction sector engineers, all the way from project engineering in Finland’s neighbours to supplying technology and expertise in far-off locations."
”Finnish industry has a global reputation for top-class skills and quality in heavy engineering, in shipbuilding and in electronics. All three sectors have undergone major structural changesduring a short period of time. The natureof work being done might be changing and markets might be moving to far-off locations, but these sectors will not disappear completely from Finland. Success in manufacturing industries is based on innovationsand skilful personnel. The world is unpredictable and full of surprises, trends can change direction. Our experts in manufacturing industry know how to respond to market changes and succeed in global competition.”
”Environmental pressures and climate change, scarce natural resources, the migration to cities and changes in consumption patterns have all contributed to the appearance of huge global markets in clean, efficient solutions. Paying attention to environmental matters is a prerequisite for profitable business. Finnish expertise in material efficiency, air quality and water are the best in the world. We have to integrate our existing skills and expertise into winning markets and thereby secure our position as leader in cleantech developments.”