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On their way: Winning the regional Kasvu Open is another triumph for Medkit Oy

For those interested in company growth, the sparring never ends. This was evident in the regional Kasvu Open, which had its award ceremony in Raahe this May. The winner was Oulu-based MedKit Finland Oy, an importer and distributor of medical devices.

The competition – and pathway to growth – included tens of experts honing competitive business and growth among the participants. “We checked the companies’ business plans very thoroughly, and emphasized the potential for both company growth and market growth when choosing the winner”, states the CEO of Oulu Chamber Commerce, Jari Tuovinen.

CEO Minna Åman-Toivio of MedKit Oy says the company has big plans. “We’re currently the largest importer of first aid products, and we’re planning to grow international by 2020. Kasvu Open has been a great sparring ring where everyone has challenged themselves. We wouldn’t be here without the passion and hard work we’ve put into our company, thanks to our great team”, says Åman-Toivio.

Oulu Region Growth Path is a part of the national Kasvu Open competition. The regional winners will be accepted to the national competition, where the companies will be judged by ten experts from various fields of business. Oulu Region Growth Path is supported by national partners Nordea, Finnvera, Sonera and Technopolis, and regional partners Nihak Oy, Oulu Vocational College, Oulu Chamber of Commerce, Entrepreneurs of Oulu Region, BusinessOulu and Raahe District Business Services.

Kasvu Open is the most siginificant business sparring competition in Finland. This year, over 900 experts in company growth will contribute in assisting 455 companies achieve their goals. Kasvu Open will peak in Jyväskylä on October 22nd – 23rd this year.

In just a few years, MedKit Finland Oy has grown to be the single biggest importer of emergency medical supplies in Finland. Today MedKit webstore boasts a constantly growing selection of over 2000 products for medical professionals everywhere. Over 3800 Finnish health care and industrial organizations acquire their emergency medical supplies and safety products from MedKit one stop shop.

Jari Tuovinen
Chairman of Jury, CEO, Oulu Chamber of Commerce
+358 44 313 4505
jari.tuovinen@chamber.fi

http://www.kasvuopen.fi