Our Story

YOUNG COMPANY WITH A LONG HISTORY

Unikie was founded in 2015 on a need to export Finnish technology know-how. The founding members had strong backgrounds in the software industry, and they also wanted to correct some faults that existed in the field of software. Through a unique business model, we combine demanding customer value production and appreciation for best possible skills.

Our founders come from many lines of IT sector operations and well-known established companies, which include Nokia, HP, Dell, Microsoft, Symbio, Flander and many others. We also have ongoing projects and cases with the largest IT technology companies and telecommunications operators in the world. Our expertise goes further into industry specific know-how, which you can see some of by studying our areas of expertise.

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Highlights along our journey

May 5, 2015
UNIKIE FOUNDED

Unikie was founded to create value and offer clients exceptional software talent.

May 5, 2015
November 11, 2017
UNIKIE ACQUIRES MYSTES

Unikie and Mystes (creator of Aino.io, our integration and data flow monitoring platform) combine forces to take data integration and flow to a new level.

November 11, 2017
March 12, 2018
UNIKIE INC, USA

Operations is the United States take shape and Unikie USA offices in San José (later Palo Alto) open.

March 12, 2018
May 29, 2018
UNIKIE ACQUIRES NEUSOFT MOBILE SOLUTIONS

Unikie buys Neusoft’s business in Finland. This strengthens Unikie’s car software development expertise and expands its global position within the car industry through new acquired customers.

May 29, 2018
December 10, 2019
UNIKIE IS CERTIFIED TO TISAX 3 LEVEL

Unikie’s operations meet the European automotive industry’s highest information security standards. Unikie was thus named the third Finnish company and the first Finnish software company to be listed on the TISAX security list.

December 10, 2019
January 30, 2020
UNIKIE ON DELOITTE TECHNOLOGY FAST50

Deloitte Technology Fast 50 listing is announced and Unikie is rewarded as the 3rd fastest growing technology company in Finland in 2019.

January 30, 2020
April 5, 2020
UNIKIE AB AND UNIKIE POLAND

Operations in Sweden start and Unikie also invests on offices and a development team in Poland.

April 5, 2020
November 19, 2020
CAPMAN GROWTH AND TESI

Unikie raises €12 million from CapMan Growth and Tesi to speed up international expansion.

November 19, 2020
December 21, 2020
UNIKIE JOINS FORCES WITH PROMOTIVES

Unikie and Promotives in Germany have created together a strong player in global Automated Valet Parking (AVP) market.

December 21, 2020
January 1, 2021
SEPPO KUULA IS APPOINTED AS CEO

Dr. Sc. (Tech.) Seppo Kuula is appointed as CEO for Unikie. The current CEO and Unikie co-founder Esko Mertsalmi will continue to work full-time in the company’s board.

January 1, 2021
March 18, 2021
NEW DEVELOPMENT SITE IN KUOPIO

The Kuopio unit will strengthen the company’s own technology development as well as provide service to local clients.

March 18, 2021
April 21, 2021
THE LAUNCH OF PORT ACTIVITY APP

Fintraffic and Unikie launch Port Activity App which brings together all information needed by port call actors. In Finland, ports can join the Software-as-a-Service solution free of charge.

April 21, 2021
May 6, 2021
FINNISH INFORMATION SECURITY CLUSTER

Unikie becomes a member of the cybersecurity interest organization Finnish Information Security Cluster (FISC). Through FISC, Unikie can participate in building an intelligent and data-secure internet of everything.

May 6, 2021
June 9, 2021
UNIKIE TO LEAD AUTOSAR INFORMATION SECURITY TEAM

Unikie is invited to join AUTOSAR as developer partner. Unikie will lead car manufacturers’ international information security working group.

June 9, 2021
August 13, 2021
THE TIVI COMPANY OF 2021

Unikie was selected as the Tivi Company of 2021. Every year, Tivi – Tietoviikko IT magazine – selects the best Tivi Company of the Year from the list of 250 largest IT companies in Finland.

August 13, 2021
September 6, 2021
AUTOMATED VALET PARKING

The world premiere of Unikie’s automated parking solution is seen at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich in collaboration with BMW, Ford, Jaguar-Land Rover, Mercedes Benz and VW Group’s technology company Cariad.

September 6, 2021
September 28, 2021
UNIKIE EXPANDS TO ESTONIA

Unikie will establish a product development unit in Tallinn and and aim to recruit 100 software developers within two years.

September 28, 2021
May 30, 2022
SHAPING THE FUTURE OF INDUSTRY 4.0

Unikie’s Smart Space solution is a sensor and IoT -based situational awareness concept with cutting edge computer vision technologies and AI. The Smart Space solution is based on the extensive research, development, and production work that Unikie has done for its existing solutions and frameworks.

May 30, 2022
October 28, 2022
UNIKIE PARTNERS WITH MENDER

Mender helps Unikie’s end customers to implement key parts of device lifecycle management faster and more smoothly. That enables Unikie to serve its customers better with a larger catalog of services and products, and enhanced service level.

October 28, 2022
December 13, 2022
SEPPO KOLARI IS APPOINTED AS CEO

Unikie’s Board of Directors has appointed Seppo Kolari as CEO of the company. Kolari is a member of the board and served as the company’s COO.

December 13, 2022