The Mitta Group strengthens its market-leading expertise by commissioning the expert services in nuclear waste management and construction-related laboratory operations of the AINS Group

Nuclear energy is a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly form of energy which generates radioactive waste. Nuclear waste can be safely and reliably isolated via geological disposal. After the deal, Mitta’s extensive service offering will include the design of nuclear waste repositories, long-term safety as well as clay barriers and backfills. 

The Mitta Group has procured expert services in nuclear waste management along with the related laboratory operations that also serve the rest of the construction industry from the AINS Group. The asset purchase was completed on 28 February 2022. 

A total of 22 professionals from the AINS Group will be transferred to Mitta. They are world-leading experts in the design of nuclear waste repositories and technical emission barriers, as well as long-term safety. The special laboratory expertise comprises materials research at demanding construction sites. 

“Mitta and the AINS Group share a long history and have solid joint experience in nuclear waste repository solutions. The Mitta Group has experts in the same field who have co-operated with the transferring personnel. An international forum, an extensive mutual network and specific expertise will create synergies. Our customers will gain deeper expertise and more versatile solutions in nuclear waste management also outside the Nordic countries,” shares a delighted Aki Puska, CEO of Mitta. 

In Sweden, Mitta’s experts in nuclear waste management operate in a company called Clay Technology AB. 

“We want to offer the experts with rare, unique expertise an opportunity to develop and be inspired with us,” Puska continues. 

“Nuclear waste management-related research and design expertise requires the right kind of networks and international forums. It was not a core business of the AINS Group. For us, Mitta is a well-known and relied upon operator that can offer the best possible platform for growth for the experts,” explains AINS Group Senior Vice President Vesa Järvinen. 

“The purchase will strengthen collaboration on solutions and nuclear waste repositories in different parts of the world between national experts and authorities,” Puska asserts. 

The assets purchase will further strengthen Mitta’s laboratory operations, particularly in southern Finland. After the completion of the deal, Mitta will employ nearly 80 laboratory experts in different parts of Finland. 

The staff will operate under a private company called Mitta Engineering Oy, an entity fully owned by the Mitta Group. 

For further information, contact: 

Aki Puska
CEO, Mitta Group 
+358 40 568 3490 

Vesa Järvinen
Senior Vice President, AINS Group 
+358 40 652 9898