DA-Group and Surma join forces – focus on global naval business

DA-Group, the Finnish technology corporation, purchases 100% of Surma Ltd’s stock. The acquisition will strengthen the consolidated offering to participate in significant naval programs of Finnish and international navy organizations, shipyards and other companies in the naval sector. Surma will continue to operate as the subsidiary with its own brand. The management and staff will also continue in their present roles.

DA-Group provides underwater technology solutions for the defence sector. Surma is a provider of comprehensive navy combat survivability solutions. Surma is known around the world as the leading name in navy combat survivability and is the market leader in Finland.

Together DA-Group and Surma aim to gain a stronger market position internationally as the naval technology service provider. The clear spearhead for the new joint operation is the development and offering of modern underwater technologies, which combine the expertise and knowhow of both companies in response to increasingly fast growing technology challenges in naval environments.

Sami Kotiniemi, CEO of DA-Group, tells that the companies have already successfully cooperated in demanding projects.
- The acquisition is a logical step that will help expand the services for the needs of the defence sector. Our aim is to combine the two top companies’ capabilities to offer comprehensive naval defence solutions for domestic and international customers. With the acquisition, DA-Group also gets an office at Surma’s premises in the center of Helsinki.

Surma’s CEO, Kristian Tornivaara, is enthusiastic about the partnership.
- DA-Group is a growing Finnish defence technology corporation that is aiming at the international markets. DA-Group’s technology strategy supports the development of Surma and it brings important resources to Surma. In turn, Surma will provide DA-Group a strong addition in the areas of naval and underwater technology solutions. Surma’s international network and expertise will increase the joint ability to develop and grow the business. We strongly believe that the acquisition significantly increases our capabilities to support our customers.

For more information:

DA-Group, Sami Kotiniemi, CEO
Tel. +358 29 0800 922, sami.kotiniemi@da-group.fi

Surma, Kristian Tornivaara, CEO
Tel. +358 500 515 007, kristian.tornivaara@surma.ltd

DA-Group is a provider of advanced electronics and high technolgy solutions and products. We serve industrial, defence and space sector customers on a global scale. We are experts in embedded software solutions, FPGA designs, electronics, mechanics and RF, microwave and millimeter wave engineering. Our service portfolio covers the turnkey solutions: from R&T, product development and engineering, testing and validation, manufacturing to product lifecycle management. Established in 1995, the consolidated corporation employs over 100 professionals. The headquarters are located in Forssa with offices in Tampere and Turku. www.da-group.com

Surma is the leading provider of comprehensive navy combat survivability solutions. We offer survivability management services, systems, software tools and education internationally for navies, shipyards and other stakeholders in the field. Our offering consists of susceptibility and vulnerability analysis services, management of electromagnetic environment, as well as variety of design support, research and development. We also provide complete systems, e.g. degaussing system and loading computers for navies. Established in 2007, the company employs about 15 professionals in Helsinki, Finland.. www.surma.ltd