”In 2006 we chose Lainisalo Oy as the surface treatment partner for our Hämeenlinna unit. Lainisalo has been responsible for the painting of our products and for the transfers of painting technology to target countries.

We have been satisfied with our cooperation. Our partnership has enabled Patria to focus on the development of vehicle technologies and on the assembly of vehicle systems.”

Patria outsourced the operations of the Hämeenlinna paint shop to Lainisalo as early as 2006. Lainisalo bought the shop and the personnel, acquiring the entire business. By this transaction, the Patria Hämeenlinna paint shop developed into a unit that could service other businesses in the area to a more general extent. At the same time, costs were brought down and the level of expertise increased.