In October, Salama-Group Oy and Suomen Moneta opened new branches in Joensuu. Business Joensuu helped these companies discover the best locations in the city, find the right experts and facilities, and connect with training organisations.

“We look forward to growing our numbers and reaching a good pace. Our goal is to increase our staff count quite quickly. We want to integrate our Joensuu branch strongly into Suomen Moneta. This will be achieved through daily interaction, visits and training sessions between our staff in Helsinki and Joensuu. An enthusiastic and skilled staff is our company’s most important resource, and we want to invest in their success. The Science Park’s premises are flexible, and the services they offer are a great fit for both the company and our employees,“ notes Mia Mäkelä, Managing Director of Suomen Moneta.

“Our business activities have begun as planned. We’ve found the right premises and our recruitment activities have gone well, thanks to Business Joensuu. There are still a few vacancies left for the autumn. Our choice to expand to Joensuu was strongly influenced by its central location as a regional centre in North Karelia and its close proximity to Kuopio. Our choice was also influenced by Joensuu’s well-known entrepreneurial atmosphere,” emphasises Jesse Karhu, CEO of Salama-Group.

“Our aim is to create a business stream in Joensuu that matches the one we have in Kuopio and employ 15 people. In the future, our company wishes to offer a genuine Savonian-Karelian alternative to our competitors operating in Southern and Northern Finland. We received expert assistance and a warm reception from Business Joensuu when we were planning and starting our business activities.”

Business Joensuu serves entrepreneurs and companies who wish to expand their activities to Joensuu’s city region due to the expertise, labour force, networks, operating environment and internationally oriented attitude that are present in the region.

“The positive feedback we receive for our services from the companies who have chosen to locate their business here is the best reward,” says Pauliina Pikkujämsä, Director of Business Services at Business Joensuu. “The size of our economic area is of great significance in terms of recruitment, and our good transport connections also play a key role when companies decide on the location of their business premises.”

Further information:
Mia Mäkelä, Suomen Moneta, Managing Director, tel. +358 40 505 5314
Jesse Karhu, Salama-Group Oy, CEO, tel. +358 50 594 2942
Pauliina Pikkujämsä, Business Joensuu Oy, Director of Business Services, Invest In and Location Services, tel. +358 40 743 4362

Suomen Moneta, a member of the Samlerhuset Group, markets collector coins and medals. Its long experience in the industry and knowledge of international coin markets guarantee the quality of its products and expert service. Thanks to our international partners, we offer our customers high-quality domestic products as well as foreign collector’s items that are sought after by collectors worldwide.

Salama-Group Oy is a sales and training organisation established in Kuopio in 2016 that employs more than 20 people and is Vattenfall’s official partner in Finland. The company’s team has more than 20 years of experience in various types of sales projects, from the initial design process to preparing and submitting final reports. The company offers sales, coaching and consulting services that are tailored to the customer’s needs throughout Finland.

Business Joensuu Oy was launched on 1 January 2019 to help customers in their investment and placement plans in the Joensuu area, as well as with launching, growing and increasing the internationality of their companies. In addition, the company also offers office space and event services in the Science Park. These services are used daily by 130 organisations and 1500 people. Business Joensuu also provides operating environment-related development services.