Multi-sector expertise under one roof

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With roots in Tampere, Comatec Group is a wide-ranging expert organisation that more than holds its own on the international engineering market. The company provides design, project management and expert services for many industries. In its nearly 40 years of operation, Comatec has acquired top expertise in many areas, among them power plants, the marine and process industries, material handling and conveyors, commercial vehicles and mobile machinery, and rail transport.

Comatec is known for its diverse range of services and skill in different industries. But what exactly are its particular strengths, and how does it stand out from the competition? The leaders of the four Comatec Group subsidiaries highlight some winning factors: long-term customer relationships, continuous skills development, skillful personnel, and functional organisation.

Helping customers do what they do best

Comatec’s longest-lasting customer relationships date back to the 1980s, and are still going strong. Many started out with a small design assignment and over the decades developed into close partnerships.

– We always want to add value for our customers. We continually bring to the table new ideas that drive the customer’s business forward. Based on the feedback we’ve received, Comatec is an approachable and straightforward, but extremely committed partner. The atmosphere within the company certainly shines through in our service, says Petri Leino, CEO of Comatec Mobility.

Behind this is Comatec’s strategy of developing its services to best meet customer needs. Comatec Group brings together a broad range of world-class specialisations, either to complement the customer’s own know-how or to take care of areas outside their core competences.

– Flexibility and scalability are what set us apart from our competitors. We can assign a single specialist to a customer’s project, or take care of major operations like the construction of an entire production line or plant, from concept design to commissioning. And we can do everything in between, says Tero Kosonen, CEO of Comatec Automation.

Setting the standard

Providing customer-oriented services requires continuous development. Comatec keeps ear to the ground for global megatrends such as a focus on sustainability and new technologies through vigorous collaboration with educational institutions, in-house research and networking.

– Collaboration with customers in different industries is also a great way to further increase the skills capital of our engineers. In the marine industry, for instance, we have accumulated impressive expertise in the design of electric power technology for ships. This creates an excellent basis for helping our customers gain the full benefit of new technologies, and also with ship conversion projects, says Comatec Marko Pennanen, CEO of Industrial and Marine.

– The power plant sector has been working for years to reduce the use of fossil fuels, and this can be seen in Comatec’s work through our customer companies. Our extensive expertise allows us to develop new boiler and power plant technology methods and participate in large power plant projects abroad, says Teppo Hiltunen, CEO of Oucons and Rantotek. Both companies are part of Comatec Group.

Priceless personnel

Each of the four aforementioned business area leaders identifies staff as a key success factor for Comatec. It’s no surprise, then, that the group is constantly developing its personnel’s skills and making sure they have the right conditions for doing their job, such as a vibrant working atmosphere that promotes wellbeing. To promote continuous skills development, Comatec Academy was recently set up to provide support and training for people at different stages of their career path.

– Comatec’s strengths as an employer are job opportunities that are both interesting and suitably challenging, flexibility in ensuring a work-life balance and the sense of community we work hard to maintain even in these times of remote working. Our employees are allowed to be themselves, Pennanen says. This is a view shared by the other interviewees.


The article was published in Tekniikka & Talous 10.5.2024.