In 1960, Finn Mattsson founded Mattsson & K:nit Company with his partners in a cellar at Sammonkatu 25 in Tampere. The company specialised in industrial instrumentation.
Over the decades, with strong family business values, Insta has developed into a market leader in its chosen fields.
Today Insta is a trusted technology partner, with more than 1000 experts, and front runner in secure digitalization. People, knowledge and responsibility are the cornerstones of our company culture, and our strategy continues to develop.
In 1960, Finn Mattsson founded Mattsson & K:nit Company with his partners in a cellar at Sammonkatu 25 in Tampere. The company specialised in the fitting of industrial instrument. Automation was on the way in. The first technicians and engineers trained in automation had just graduated, and large companies employed foreign fitters. The company’s first real display of its expertise was the instrumentation of a boiler plant in the central hospital in Tampere.
In the summer of 1972, an affiliate company with the name Instrumentointi Oy began operations in a new field, providing repair services and maintenance equipment for aircraft. Maintenance of aviation equipment in the 1970s has been the foundation of our present aviation services. Today, our activities include extensive testing, research and product development services, aeronautical products, life cycle planning and services, and unmanned aviation services.
In the 1970s, engineering operations were launched to support the Automatiikka-Asentajat fitting business. In 1979, engineering operations branched off as a separate department with the appointment of a department manager. Through digitalisation, the company has progressed from drawing boards, ink and markers to electronic tools.
The 1980s saw the launch of development work related to military technology. This work emerged from simulator renewal projects in the specialist systems department, a unit branched off from the aircraft maintenance department. Our expertise was extended to training simulator and management systems. The TUKSI simulator in the photo was used for training artillery leaders.
The emerging themes for the 1990s included information security and situational awareness systems and information communications technology. Amongst other advances, we developed a real-time air defence management system, which also included a training simulator.
As part of Insta’s engineering operations, the turn of the century marked the introduction of stage technology, starting with the main stage at TTT-Theatre in Tampere. Over the last 20 years, through the skilful use of industrial technology and the success of the Whisper control system Insta has established itself as Finland’s leading contractor for the production of stage mechanics and life cycle services.
At Sarankulma we have 30,000 square-metre campus area. We operate close to our customers in many parts of Finland, including the Helsinki metropolitan area, Satakunta, Muurame, Imatra, Porvoo, Oulu, Raisio, Kuopio and Varkaus. We also operate in Munich.
Intopalo Digital’s software development engineers joined the Insta family in 2018. At the Tampere Finlayson office, Insta carries out demanding intelligent industry solutions that utilize the most modern technologies such as artificial intelligence, data analytics, cloud computing and virtual reality.
Over the decades, Insta has developed into a market leader in its chosen fields. Our customer-centred focus and technological expertise have enabled us to be pioneers in these areas.
Our partnership with key customers is based on mutual trust–hence our motto, “worth your trust”.People, knowledge and responsibility are the cornerstones of our company culture, and our strategy continues to develop.
We look into the future with confidence and continue to work for a safe and competitive society – as a trusted partner for our customers.
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