Press Release September 28, 2021
Unikie, one of the fastest growing technology companies in Finland, is expanding to Estonia. Unikie, a pioneer in intelligent, real-time decision-making machines, cars and industrial applications, will establish a product development unit in Tallinn and and aim to recruit 100 software developers within two years.
Unikie, which develops autonomous driving technology, industrial artificial intelligence and automation solutions, as well as secure connectivity solutions, also aims for strong international growth. The company currently employs more than 400 experts in five countries in Europe and North America.
“There is a growing demand for our technology expertise and solutions, e.g. in automotive, aerospace, ports, logistics centers and cruise ships around the world. We decided to invest in Estonia because of it’s highly skilled workforce and a great business environment for a growth company like ours. The new development unit in Estonia will significantly strengthen our operations and expertise. We would like to thank Enterprise Estonia for its help and advice, which brought us together with local partner companies”, commented Ville Ilves, Managing Director of Unikie Estonia.
“It’s great to have an international technology company like Unikie in Estonia that is an attractive market for investments in the automotive industry. Volkswagen is already developing its car software here and Daimler has also invested in Estonia,” says Kaspar Kork, the Director of the Estonian Investment Agency. He believes that Estonia’s strong digitisation, good reputation in the technology sector and quick action from the Estonian Investment Agency are the reasons why Estonia has become Unikie’s new expansion destination.
Unikie has achieved a significant position as a partner of leading car manufacturers, among others. Two weeks ago, at the IAA Mobility 2021 exhibition in Munich, one of the biggest events in the automotive industry, Unikie was showcasing its automated parking solution with automotive giants BMW, Ford, Jaguar-Land Rover and Mercedes Benz in a joint venture of German Association of the Automotive Industry – VDA.
Unikie’s technology combines sensor data from different sources and uses AI to turn this data into information that can then be used in the real-time steering of devices, vehicles and processes. The use of AI makes it possible, for example, to steer a car entirely without a driver. In other industries, Unikie’s technologies enable constant, monitored steering of the process line, whereas operations in ports, for instance, can be optimized by sharing real-time synchronized data between different parties.
Ville Ilves, Managing Director of Unikie Estonia
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UNIKIE in brief
Unikie is a Finnish software technology company that develops technologies for protected real-time processes. Our services concentrate on the crossroads of three global macrotrends – IoE, 5G, and AI, where our technology solutions enable a constant awareness of surroundings, as well as decision-making and control based on it. Our clients include pioneers of real-time data utilization in the automotive industry as well as other industries and telecommunication companies worldwide.
Founded in 2015, Unikie is one of Finland’s fastest growing technology companies. In 2020 our sales were 33 million euros. Our goal for the near future is to keep up our rapid international growth, because the demand for our AI, deep technology and security solutions is increasing rapidly everywhere. At the end of 2020 we received growth capital from Capman Growth and Tesi. We employ over 400 software developers in Sweden, Germany, Poland and the United States. Our clients include Sandvik, Nokia, Valmet and Ponsse.