PRESS RELEASE 5 Oct 2004
JAAKKO PÖYRY INFRA EXPANDS ITS OPERATIONS IN WESTERN FINLAND
Soil and Water Ltd, which is part of the Jaakko Pöyry Group's Infrastructure & Environment business group, expands its domestic operations by acquiring the business operations of the community planning unit of Motiivi Oy, Architects and Engineers, based in Seinäjoki. The unit's staff of eight will continue in the employment of Soil and Water Ltd. The civil engineering unit will remain a part of Motiivi Oy.
Motiivi Oy is the biggest community planning firm in the region. It has profound experience of urban and rural land-use planning and related surveys as well as of landscape and environmental planning. The company's main clients are the municipalities in the area. This acquisition complements Soil and Water Ltd's range of services nationally and strengthens its local expertise and service capabilities in the region.
Soil and Water Ltd is Finland's leading consulting and engineering company in the community planning sector. The company's personnel exceeds 200 and in addition to Seinäjoki it has domestic offices in Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Oulu, Tampere, Turku and Vantaa.
The Jaakko Pöyry Group's Infrastructure & Environment business group uses the brand name Jaakko Pöyry Infra. Its net sales for 2003 were EUR 139 million. The business group has offices in 15 countries and employs 1800 experts worldwide.
JAAKKO PÖYRY GROUP OYJ
Deputy to President and CEO
Additional information by:
Pentti Kuvaja, President and CEO, Soil and Water Ltd
Tel. +358 9 682 6620
Jyrki Kaija, Executive Vice President, Soil and Water Ltd
Tel. +358 9 682 6548