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Digia sells Rauma’s local support business to Vakka-Suomen Puhelin

The transfer of business came into force on 1 August 2020. Four of Digia’s employees will transfer to Vakka-Suomen Puhelin.

On 30 July 2020, Digia Finland Oy and Vakka-Suomen Puhelin Oy signed an agreement to sell Digia’s Rauma's local support business to Vakka-Suomen Puhelin Oy. The local support business has provided server management and local support services to local customers in Rauma.

The transfer of business came into force on 1 August 2020 and, as a result, four of Digia’s employees will transfer to Vakka-Suomen Puhelin as old employees. The transfer of business has no impact on the other activities of Digia's Rauma office.

"The local support business focused on Rauma has been small and separate from our core business at Digia. From our point of view, Vakka-Suomen Puhelin is better placed to develop such a business regionally," comments Jaarno Ropponen, Director, Project Portfolio, Digia.

"We employ almost 40 IT experts in Pori, Rauma, Turku and Uusikaupunki. We want to grow into a major IT operator in Western Finland and provide companies with comprehensive IT services with local strength. We are a customer-oriented service company and locality is an important value for both us and our long-term customers. The acquisition will strengthen our regional position and support our growth strategy," says Business Director Julle Rintala from Vakka-Suomen Puhelin.

The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

Further information:

Digia Finland Oy
Jaarno Ropponen
Director, Project Portfolio
+358 40 777 0026

Vakka-Suomen Puhelin Oy
Julle Rintala
Business Director
+358 44 745 0550

Digia in brief

Digia is a software and service company that helps its customers renew themselves in the networked world. There are more than 1,200 of us working at Digia. Our roots are in Finland and we operate with our customers in Finland and abroad. We are building a world in which digitalisation makes a difference – together with our customers and partners. Digia net sales were EUR 131.8 million in 2019. The company is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (DIGIA).

Vakka-Suomen Puhelin in brief

Vakka-Suomen Puhelin is one of Finland's leading producers of outsourced customer service and a growing supplier of IT solutions and telecommunications connections in Western Finland. The company serves companies in many different industries nationwide and customers include several well-known, leading brands of their industries. In Vakka-Suomi, the company also serves consumer customers, for whom it offers efficient internet connections and extensive cable TV services. VSP is a Finnish service company that has been a valued and financially sound service company since 1896. The company employs 400 customer service and ICT professionals and has offices in Pori, Rauma, Salo, Turku and Uusikaupunki. The company's net sales last year were EUR 20.6 million.

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