Establishment of a subsidiary, joint venture or facility abroad may be advisable, or even essential, when a company starts to seek growth outside Finland.
The internationalisation of an enterprise may require that investments be made in Finland. To finance these, the enterprise can apply for Finnvera’s loans and guarantees.
Export trade typically binds more working capital than trading on the domestic market. In order to cover the increased need for working capital, an SME can apply for Finnvera’s Export Guarantee.
An export enterprise is exposed to both commercial risks arising from the buyer and political risks arising from the buyer’s country for which you can prepare for by applying for Finnvera's export credit guarantee.
These entrepreneur stories focus on finnish companies that operate internationally. The stories will shed light on the ways these companies have chosen to go international and the development of international operations within the companies.
The stories also try to cover Finnvera's role in financing these companies.
Uplause is a Finnish company founded some two years ago that had a unique innovation not found anywhere else in the world.
Econet was founded in 2002 when a small group led by Econet's current CEO Matti Leppäniemi acquired the environmental activities of Skanska.
‘A man and a toolbox’ grew into a major export company.
The Switch is a component supplier for alternative power businesses.