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June 2nd 2022
Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre Häme) has granted the company a subsidy under the Act on State Aid for Business Development (9/2014) business development grant from the European Regional Development Fund.

Support has been granted for the development of Aste Finland Oy’s industrial operations, processes and know-how into resource-wise. Objective 12.1 Strengthening SMEs, especially in the context of digitalisation and the green economy.

EU program related to the project: Sustainable Growth and Jobs 2014-2020 – Finnish Structural Funds Program.

Hämeen elinkeino-, liikenne- ja ympäristökeskus on myöntänyt yritykselle valtionavustuksesta yritystoiminnan kehittämiseksi annetun lain (9/2014) nojalla yrityksen kehittämisavustusta Euroopan aluekehitysrahastosta.

Tukea on myönnetty Aste Finland Oy:n teollisen toiminnan, prosessien ja osaamisen kehittämiseen resurssiviisaaksi. Tavoitteena 12.1 Pk-yritystoiminnan vahvistaminen erityisesti digitalisaation ja vihreän talouden näkökulmasta.

Hankkeeseen liittyvä EU-ohjelma: Kestävää kasvua ja työtä 2014-2020 – Suomen rakennerahasto-ohjelma.

July 10th 2020
Commerial plug-in cooler manufacturer Aste Finland Oy returns to it’s founding owners. Sisu Coolers Oy – a company formed by the former owners of Aste – acquired the company from the Belgian company Creative Cooling Group B.V.

Finnish company Aste Finland Oy, specialized in design, manufacturing, sales and maintenance of commercial plug-in coolers, is once again an independent, 100% Finnish company. With the share transactions made on July 9th  2020, Sisu Coolers Oy has acquired a majority shares in Aste Finland Oy from the Belgian company Creative Cooling Group B.V. In connection with the share transaction, the founding members of Aste Finland Oy will return to the company’s strategic and operational activities.

Aste Finland Oy (Aste) became part of the Belgian Creative Cooling Group (CCG) in the spring of 2017 when the Belgian Melanie Holding B.V. bought a majority shares in the company. Now, three years later, Sisu Coolers Oy has acquired from Melanie Holding B.V. in the transactions concluded on July 9th  2020 the shares back to Finnish ownership. After the share transactions, Sisu Coolers Oy owns 100% of Aste’s share capital. Both parties want to keep the transaction value confidential.

The most important thing for Aste in the future will continue to be customer driven approach and the desire to develop new cooling solutions for the evolving markets. Aste currently employs 45 persons. With the share transaction, Aste’s founding members will return to the company’s strategic and operational activities. Management has a firm belief in market recovery after the Covid19 pandemic.

This year Aste is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The company’s brand is well-known and valued, especially in the European professional refrigeration equipment market. Company’s Finnish origin will be brought out  even stronger in all communications. Aste’s customer base consists of e.g. global soft drink and brewing companies, dairies, food and trading companies. Most of the company’s products are exported, mainly to the EU economic area.

In connection with the acquisition, Sisu Coolers Oy was created to support and strengthen Aste’s operations. Sisu Coolers Oy specializes in service, maintenance, installation and storage services, and In the future it  will be responsible for equipment maintenance and service by Aste and also other cooling equipment manufacturers in Finland.

 

More information
Jussi Salonen, CEO
+358 50 342 7671
jussi.salonen(at)astecoolers.com

 

Aste Finland Oy
Koskivuorenkatu 5
30420 Forssa, FINLAND
www.astecoolers.com

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