Strong and innovative track-record
DA-Design Oy was established in 1995 by local engineering students in Forssa. Over a twenty-year span, the company has grown into a consolidated corporation, DA-Group, employing over 120 people. Today, DA-Group is a provider of advanced electronic solutions and products for technology industry, defence and aerospace organizations.
DA-Design has systematically developed its operations and know-how. In 2006, DA-Design bought a media research business unit and began developing and selling measuring devices for TV viewer research in the international market. In 2007, the company strengthened its expertise in RF and microwave technologies for space projects by acquiring Ylinen Electronics.
In 2009, DA-Design expanded its business operations to the defence sector to provide customized high-tech solutions. A year later in 2010, DA-Design acquired Finnelpro Ltd and began diversifying its industrial technology and product development services.
In 2014, DA-Design expanded its electronics manufacturing operations by acquiring Nelcomp Oy Ltd, a company in Forssa specializing in electronics manufacturing and assembly. This business acquisition made it possible for DA-Design to seamlessly produce comprehensive electronics solutions for its customers. The company also bought Eleforss Oy with its comprehensive testing services.
Thus, DA-Group was registered as the auxiliary business name to include the parent company, DA-Desigy Oy, and its subsidiaries. DA-Group manages the entire supply chain from design tand testing to equipment manufacturing.
DA-Group's long-term future growth and expansion is supported by a major investment in business premises made in late 2015. The need to expand the company's facilities stemmed from new long-term equipment and delivery contracts in the defence and space sectors. The new 25,000 square meter facilities allow DA-Group to considerably increase its design and manufacturing production capacity. The Nelcomp production facilities and Eleforss testing facilities are also located under the same roof.
In early 2018, DA-Group purchased HeViMet Oy, a precision mechanics and injection mold manufacturer. HeViMet also produces precision-machined mechanical parts by specialty milling, electrical discharge machining and wire EDM process.
Later in 2018, DA-Group acquired Surma Ltd. Surma is known around the world as the leading name in navy combat survivability solutions and is the market leader in Finland. The acquisition strengthened the consolidated offering to participate in significant naval programs of Finnish and international navy organizations, shipyards and other companies in the naval sector.
In summer of 2019, DA-Group purchased Creowave Filters Oy, which designs and manufacturers high performance radio frequency filters for special applications in defence and mobile network industry.