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Each year, the Central Finland Chamber of Commerce grants the World Achievement Award to a company from Central Finland for successful growth and for bringing local know-how to the world through its operations. This year the award went to Fimpec PMO.
World Achievement Award 2023 was granted on 31 May 2023 to Fimpec PMO Oy. In the picture from the left: Antti Määttä, Chair of the Central Finland Chamber of Commerce, one of Fimpec PMO’s founders, yli-insinööri (Finnish honorary title) Pekka Salomaa, Mikko Turunen, CEO of Fimpec PMO, Jorma Paananen, Business Unit Director of Fimpec PMO and Ari Hiltunen, CEO of the Central Finland Chamber of Commerce. Photo: Viivi Sakkara.
Fimpec PMO is a world-class specialist in project management and development. The company acts as project consultants in major investment projects in the industrial and energy sectors, and as experts in the real estate and infrastructure sectors.
Fimpec PMO has successfully brought project management expertise from Central Finland to the world. It has implemented hundreds of commissions in numerous countries in several sectors. A strong foothold in industrial project management services has also provided Fimpec PMO with a solid foundation for implementing comprehensive green transition projects, in which the company already plays a major role. Riding the wave, Fimpec has expertise in managing new technology projects in the areas of, for example, wind energy, solar energy and hydrogen production, where Fimpec acts as project consultants in the construction of the first industrial-scale green hydrogen plant. The company is responsible for the construction of the Kemi bioproduct mill and was also responsible for the construction of the Äänekoski bioproduct mill.
“It is a great honour to grant the award to a company from Central Finland whose strong expertise in renewable energy brings solutions for building a low-emission future around the world,” says Antti Määttä, Chair of the Central Finland Chamber of Commerce.
Fimpec PMO’s operations have expanded, transforming the company from a local player into a national and global business. The company has broad operations in Finland and subsidiaries in Chile, Germany and Uruguay, where one of Fimpec PMO’s founders, yli-insinööri (Finnish honorary title) Pekka Salomaa, went already in 2004 to work as a construction manager in the country’s first pulp mill project. Since then, the company’s local knowledge has also been utilised in more recent industrial investments in Uruguay.
Fimpec PMO’s turnover in 2022 was EUR 20.4 million, and the company has some 165 employees. Roughly 30 per cent of the company’s turnover comes from the international market. Fimpec PMO is part of Fimpec Group.
“Fimpec is not only a magnificent growth story but also a brilliant example of the world-class expertise found in Central Finland. As an export region, strong players like Fimpec are vital for us,” says Regional Mayor Pekka Hokkanen, explaining the reason for the choice.
The winning company was awarded at the Central Finland Chamber of Commerce’s spring meeting on 31 May with the sculpture prize Maailma Siivillä by Samuli Alonen. The prize was received by Mikko Turunen, Pekka Salomaa and Jorma Paananen, directors at Fimpec PMO.
“We are delighted that the Central Finland Chamber of Commerce has taken note of Fimpec’s long-term work towards growth both in Finland and internationally. The roots of our project management services are in Jyväskylä, and we have worked with determination to be able to offer our customers the best tools to implement their projects. We want to bear our social responsibility also going forward and be a leader in the green transition and for a more sustainable future,” says Fimpec PMO’s CEO Mikko Turunen.
The World Achievement Award is granted by the chairs of the Central Finland Chamber of Commerce together with Pekka Hokkanen, Regional Mayor, and Ari Hiltunen, CEO of the Central Finland Chamber of Commerce.
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Antti Määttä, Chair of the Central Finland Chamber of Commerce,
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Pekka Hokkanen, Regional Mayor,
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Ari Hiltunen, CEO of the Central Finland Chamber of Commerce,
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Mikko Turunen, CEO of Fimpec PMO,
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