Citec Group is an international professional services company offering expertise within technical information, engineering for industry and environmental consulting. Citec Environment specializes in consulting and plant delivery within the following industrial areas: solid waste treatment, wastewater treatment, feed, food industry, wood and biomass industry.

Company details

Silmukkatie 2 , Vaasa , 65101 Finland

Locations Served

Business Type:
Technology
Industry Type:
Environmental
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1984

Business idea

Citec provides multi-discipline engineering and information management services to the Energy and Power industry, and other technology-dependent industries.

We secure our customers’ success with high performance, expertise and passion.

Citec in brief

Citec was established in 1984.

Citec provides multi-discipline engineering and information management services for the industry.

We strive towards improving the value and usability of your products and processes in multi-discipline engineering and technical communication. Our offshore solutions, in combination with our local customer service, provide our customers with clear advantages in terms of competence, cost efficiency and high quality. Thanks to our solid global experience, we are able to achieve the results needed.

We like to think that Citec’s added value comes through our ability to understand your – and your customers’ – visions, needs and ways-of-working. Our target is to make you succeed and to become your preferred partner.

The number of Citec employees currently amounts to approximately 1000 and the turnover for 2012 about 66 million EUR. Citec is headquartered in Vaasa, Finland, and has offices in Finland, Sweden, the UK, France, Germany, Russia and India.

Vision

We bring measurable value to our customers by creating and merging project information

Values

  • We treat others with respect and equality.
  • We continuously develop our competence and behave professionally.
  • We are open minded and enthusiastic.
  • We take initiative and are customer oriented.
  • We complete every work task with a sense of responsibility and fulfil our promises.

Through communicating our brand, we aim towards:

  • Being the first choice for you
  • Presenting professional services and skilled people
  • Being an attractive employer
  • Profitable growth to ensure competitiveness and workplaces

Citec was founded in 1984 by two engineers, Rune Westergård and Rolf Berg. Both founders shared a common drive; a passion to solve issues with new technology. Rolf Berg and Rune Westergård met in the late 1970s when they were both studying engineering in Vaasa, Finland. Rune had already thought about starting a company of his own, as he first and foremost wanted to design machines. The groundwork for the company was laid during their studies, when Rune worked as a freelance designer for a machine company over the summers. Neverthelss, after graduating Rune ended up as an employee of an established company after all, but the dream of running his own company was still very much alive. In 1984 the old school friends decided to found a machine engineering company called Tri-Technic. At the start, Rolf was the only employee and Rune helped on the side. The first large order came from a company called KWH.

1989 was the starting point for the fast growth that Citec has experienced ever since then. Rune decided it was time to take the next step and fully concentrate on the company and his focus was on actively selling the company's services. Rune and Rolf decided to join Avecon, a company working as an umbrella organisation and a common brand for several smaller engineering firms in the area.  The business grew rapidly during the time in Avecon and the decision was made to buy it out.

In 1994 the company was renamed Citec and a new era began. The same year the company Citec Environmental was founded and the biogas and environmental business went into a dynamic phase. Citec Environmental was later incorporated into Citec Engineering.

Rapid growth continued in the new milennium, when in the year 2000, Nokia Networks outsourced their technical information department to Citec. The technical information business grew rapidly and Citec Information was founded as a separate company in 2001. In 2003 it was time for the next big outsourcing for the company, when Wärtsilä moved over 50 employees to Citec. The following year it was Citec Engineering’s turn for rapid growth. Citec's operations in India began in 2003 and today approximately one third of Citec’s employees are based in India.

In 2011 both companies - Citec Engineering Oy Ab and Citec Information Oy Ab – were consolidated into one group; Citec Oy Ab. A fund managed by Sentica Partners enters as the new majority shareholder with a 67 percent share and Martin Strand was appointed CEO. This signals a new era for Citec as one strong international group.