Insta Group Ltd

Insta Group Oy is a Finnish family business with the aim of building and maintaining a safe and competitive society. The group consists of four companies. Insta Automation Oy specialises in industrial automation, Insta DefSec Oy develops critical situational awareness and data security solutions and services, while Insta ILS Oy provides life cycle services for the aviation industry and Insta Innovation Oy focuses on virtual technology and innovative services. Read more »


INSTA joins ng Connect Program to develop trusted digital identity solutions for the Internet of Things

Insta DefSec Oy, a privately owned European provider of defence and security solutions and services for security-critical organizations, today announced it has joined IoT Community members within  the  ng Connect Program,  a global multi-industry, open innovation ecosystem founded by Nokia to create new ultra-broadband end user experiences. As part of the program, Insta will work with member companies to develop market-changing digital device identification solutions that will support large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) deployments.

Insta, with 30 years of experience in PKI (Public Key Infrastructure), digital identities and key management, is a leading provider of high-security PKI solutions in the Northern Europe with a strong global position in the telecom sector. Insta provides full life-cycle for IoT security solutions, including design, implementation, maintenance and support services. In addition to turn-key solution deliveries, Insta provides PKI and digital identity services through SecaaS (Security as a Service) from an audited, high-security data center.

Marko Hautakangas, Vice President of Information Security at Insta, said: “Joining the community is a natural step in our long, successful co-operation with Nokia. We are excited about the possibilities opening up by collaborating with leading innovators in the IoT field. We’ll be able to leverage our world-class expertise and technology to develop next-generation IoT security solutions and business models.”

Giuseppe Targia, VP Security and IoT BU at Nokia, said: “We welcome Insta into the ng Connect Program. IoT security is a critical aspect of a programmable world, where hundreds of millions of people, devices and things will be connected by the network. While new security technologies are emerging, turning them into successful end-to-end security solutions and business models requires deep technical expertise and active collaboration between many parties. Insta’s knowledge and expertise will be invaluable in helping companies securely transition and expand their IoT platforms.”

About the ng Connect Program

The ng Connect Program is dedicated to the creation of the next generation of connected user experiences that no single company can rapidly achieve alone.  This includes the IoT Community, which is focused on innovations connecting everything, everywhere to create a programmable world.  With its dynamic multi-industry membership, companies ideate, develop, validate, showcase and trial market new service concepts and develop business models that create paths to new revenue for the entire value chain. Founded by Nokia, ng Connect is comprised of more than 250 members including leading network, consumer electronics, applications, platforms and content providers.  For a full list of members please visit: and for more information on the ng Connect Program, visit: Follow us on Twitter at:

About Insta DefSec Oy

Insta DefSec is part of Insta Group, a Finnish technology company established in 1960 and employing 800 professionals. In IT security field, we provide products, services and turn-key solutions to protect our customers’ critical resources with over 30 years of experience. Insta DefSec’s IT security competence areas include PKI, identity and key management, secure networking as well as log management and SIEM. Our customer base includes military, state administration, critical infrastructure as well as global enterprises from e.g. finance, telecom and energy sectors. Insta IT security solutions are used in more than 40 countries around the world.

For more information, contact:

Marko Hautakangas, Insta DefSec Oy Vice President, Information Security

Metsä Group trusts Insta in Äänekoski

Insta Automation Oy will be responsible for the instrumentation installations in the world’s first new-generation bioproduct mill.

Metsä Fibre, which is part of Metsä Group, is building a new bioproduct mill in Äänekoski. The mill will begin operations in the third quarter of 2017. Several leading companies from various industries will take part in this massive construction project: in addition to Insta Automation, companies such as Valmet Oyj and Andritz Oy will participate in the project.

A project that lasts over a year and employs seventy persons

Insta Automation’s installation site will start its operation this summer (2016). Work starts with installations at the raw water plant. The project will last over a year and it covers nearly all instrumentation installations at the bioproduct mill. During the project, dozens of Insta Automation fitters are constantly present on site.

‘Such a large project requires the building of our own site infrastructure. At its highest, the headcount for the Insta Automation workforce on site will be more than seventy persons. One concrete example of the size of the project is that we will install approximately 360 kilometres of instrumentation cable’, says Jarno Pitkänen, Insta Automation’s Installation Business Unit Director.

According to Pitkänen, the novel concept of the pioneering mill does not have a significant effect on the instrumentation installations.

‘We have decades of wide-ranging experience in this industry. The content of this project falls exactly into the area of our core know-how’, says Pitkänen.

Insta Automation is ready for the challenge.
‘This is a historically large instrumentation installation project, and it strengthens our position as the industry market leader in Finland. We are ready and prepared’, states Timo Lehtinen, CEO of Insta Automation, while promising that this large project has no impact on the company’s ability to serve other customers.

‘The installation project at the bioproduct mill in Äänekoski is an important proof of the fact that customers recognise Insta Automation’s high-quality competence and reliability’, adds Pitkänen.

What is it all about?

Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill is the largest investment in the history of the Finnish forest industry, with the value of EUR 1.2 billion. This pioneering bioproduct mill concept is the first of its kind in the world. In addition to producing high-quality pulp, the mill will produce a diverse range of bioproducts, such as tall oil, turpentine, biocomposite and biogas, product gas and sulphuric acid. More information:

Insta Automation Oy provides solutions for industrial automation for the entire investment lifecycle. Insta Automation is part of the Insta Group, a company building and developing a safe and competitive society.

Additional information:

Director Jarno Pitkänen, tel. +358 40 584 2119
Project Manager Kari Kivimäki, tel. +358 400 633 813
Project Manager Ville Koskinen, tel. +358 40 528 6823

Insta ILS staff on summer vacation 4.7. – 24.7.2016

Our staff is on summer vacation from July 4th to July 24th 2016. All services are closed during that time, including the reception of incoming goods.

We wish that goods will not be sent to us during that time. In urgent situations we can receive incoming goods by Insta Automation Oy (Ilmailunkatu 5, 33901 Tampere, port 3, open 07:00 – 15:30, p. +358 50 576 0866).


Insta participates in 600Minutes Information and Cyber Security event in Helsinki 19 May 2016

Insta will participate in 600Minutes Information and Cyber Security event held on 19 May 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. The event is targeted at largest Finnish enterprises and public administration.

For more information, please visit homepage of the event.