History

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From the left: Jan-Ole Fagerström, Steve Westerlund, Hennrik Lönnqvist, Rolf Berg, Jan-Olof Svarvar, Annika Westergård and Jan-Anders Karv. Photo taken 1988 in Kuni by Rune Westergård.

 

Over the last thirty years, Citec has constantly achieved great milestones. Starting as a small engineering company in 1984, Citec has now grown into a global group with over thirteen hundred employees in 10 different countries offering engineering, information and project management expertise to various Industry segments.

 

1984
 

  • The mechanical engineering company Tri-Technic is founded.


1985
 

  • The first big order from KWH.


1987
 

  • The company office is moved to a cottage in Mustasaari.


1989
 

  •   Rune Westergård starts working full time as the Managing Director.
  •   Tri-Technic is included in the Avecon group.
  •   The biogas business that later became Citec Environmental begins.
  •   The company employs eight people.

 

1992

  • The new company branches off to a new area: Technical writing.


1994
 

  •   The company buys out from Avecon and Citec is chosen as the new name.
  •   The number of employees has grown to 50.

1996
 

  • The company moves to the current head offices on Simulkkatie in Vaasa.

2000
 

  • Nokia Networks outsources their technical documentation to Citec.

2001
 

  • Citec Information becomes a separate company and grows rapidly.


2002
 

  • Citec Information starts a subsidiary in Sweden.
  • ABB outsources its technical documentation to us. 

2003
 

  •   Citec Information is established in India
  •   Wartsila outsources their power plant planning to Citec and Citec Engineering begins to grow rapidly.

2004
 

  • Citec Engineering is established in India.

 

2005

  • Citec acquires Seilo Consulting and Suunnittelutoimisto Kompis.
  • Transtech outsources engineering and product design and Wärtsilä Service outsources the engine documentation services to Citec. 

2007

  • Citec Engineering is established in France and Russia.

 

2008
 

  • Citec Information acquires Swedish MERK Ab.

 

2009
 

  •   Citec Engineering acquires Swedish KPA Engineering Ab.
  •   Citec has operations in five countries and more than 1,100 employees in total.

 

2010
 

  • Citec strengthens competence and acquires Finnish engineering firm Sarpanen.

2011
 

  • Citec Engineering and Citec Information are consolidated into one group; Citec Oy Ab.
  • A fund managed by Sentica partners enters as the new majority share holder.
  • Martin Strand appointed CEO of Citec Oy Ab.
  • Acquisition of Imotion and Germany established.

 

2012
 

  • Strive for One Citec continues and consolidation of subsidiary companies in Sweden and India takes place.
  • Citec acquires the Finnish company S&V Analysis.

 

2013
 

  • Citec invests into Oil & Gas competence and acquires the French company Akilea Engineering.
  • Citec further strengthens its presence in the Oil & Gas industry via acquiring the Norwegian engineering company M7 Offshore AS.
  • The new headquarters in Vaasa is inaugurated.
  • Subsidiaries established in Norway and Singapore.
  • Metso Power outsources its document control function to us.
     

2014
 

  • Citec acquires the German engineering company TGB (Technisches Gemeinschaftsbüro GmbH), a leading company within rail vehicle and aircraft interior engineering, from Siemens AG.
  • Citec takes over the Indian engineering operations of Cargotec, involved in engineering projects for the global cargo handling industry.

2016

  • Companies established in Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia. 

 

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