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top experts of challenging technology solutions


DA-Group is a provider of advanced electronics and high technology solutions and products. We serve industrial, defence and space industry customers on a global scale. We are experts in embedded software solutions, FPGA designs, electronics, mechanics, simulations in naval technology, as well as RF, microwave and millimeter wave engineering. DA-Group offers a complete range of services from research, product development and design, testing and manufacturing to product lifecycle management. 

TURNING TECHNICAL PROBLEMS INTO SIMPLE EVERYDAY SOLUTIONS

Our operations are based on a customer-oriented approach and proactive problem solving. We turn challenging technical problems into functional solutions and products. Thanks to our extensive experience and knowledge in electronics engineering and manufacturing, DA-Group is a competent technology partner able to help our customers improve the performance of their products and applications, and thereby, profitability.

In addition to customer solutions and products, DA-Group designs and manufacturers its own innovated products for various markets, such as onboard systems for the PIS industry, underwater solutions for naval defence and RF components for space applications.

 

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humble beginnings with entrepreNEuRial spirit

DA-Design Oy was established in 1995 by local engineering students in Forssa. Over a quarter of a century, the company has grown into a consolidated corporation. Today, DA-Group employs over 140 professionals. In addition to the headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Forssa, the company also has offices in Helsinki, Oulu, Tampere and Kaarina in the Turku region. 

From the founding members, two people continue as owners and managers of the company: Sami Kotiniemi, Chief Executive Officer (sitting at the table on the left) and Kari Vainio, Chief Information and Security Officer (sitting at the table on the right).

 

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headquartered in forssa

In early 2016, DA-Group moved to the property it purchased from Hämeen Paino Oy, a printing mill and part of Sanoma Group. The premises include a 25,000 m2 building and 260,000 m2 land. These premises enabled DA-Group to significantly expand its electronics production capacity.

DA-Group has systematically designed and built special functional areas  within the premises. For example, there are large electronics manufacturing halls with SMD equipment and electronics assembly lines. In the cleanroom, there are microcircuit bonding stations. The air is filtered and both temperature and humidity are accurately controlled. The precision-mechanics shop houses state-of-the-art  automated machining centers with robotics. There are also RF and other testing laboratories in the premises. 

 
 

OUR STORY


 

1995

DA-Design Oy is established  to offer electronics and software services for industrial companies in Finland.

2006

DA purchases a media research business unit and starts developing & selling TV audience measurement systems worldwide.

2007

DA acquires YLINEN Electronics securing mastery in RF and microwave technologies for space projects.

2009

DA expands its defence and industrial business with acquisition of Laske Oy, thereby enhancing DA's customized solutions for the defence industry.

2010

DA acquires Finnelpro Ltd., securing a diverse R&D professional team for industrial engineering services and opens an office in Tampere. 

2014

DA acquires Oy Nelcomp Ltd. and merges operations with Eleforss Oy.  
DA-Group is registered as the auxiliary business name to brand the consolidated company and its turnkey solutions from design and development to testing and manufacturing.

2015

DA purchases Hämeen Paino Oy and its business premises, which becomes DA’s new headquarters and manufacturing facilities.

2016

DA purchases Controlled Oy, which has over 20 years of experience in designing and manufacturing LED display systems. As part of the transaction, an office was obtained in Kaarina, the Turku region.

2017

DA purchases part of Microsoft’s test facilities and obtains accreditation for EMC testing laboratory and services. The Tampere office is relocated to the Hermia.

2018

DA acquires HeViMet Oy, a precision mechanics and injection mold business. 

DA strengthens its defence and naval technology capabilities by the acquisition of Surma Ltd, which is internationally known as the leading name in navy combat survivability  and is the market leader in Finland. As part of the purchase, DA establishes its Helsinki office. 

2019

DA acquires Creowave Filters Oy, a provider of extremely high accuracy and high performance RF filters for demanding applications in aerospace, defence and telecommunications industry. Through the purchase, DA sets up an office location in Oulu, the technology area in northern Finland.

2020

DA 25 vuotta

DA reaches its  25-year mark. On May 16th, 1995, the Memorandum of Association of DA-Design Oy was signed. From its establishment 25 years ago, DA-Group has grown from a small engineering firm to a consolidated technology company, and today DA-Group employs over 130 professionals.

 

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