South-Savo - Saimaa Region is full of opportunities for an entrepreneur and a worker. Suitable space at reasonable prices, qualified employees and good transport links to elsewhere in Finland and to St. Petersburg. These assets and well-functioning services are platforms of healthy growth for a business.


Timber, metal and services provide work in South Savo. Several companies in the region represent the best in their fields globally: Ahlstrom Glassfibre, Andritz, Environics, Exel, Fibrocom, Franke Finland, Helprint Quebecor, Mölnlycke Health Care, Saimatec Engineering, Savcor Group, UPM-Kymmene, Veisto Group and WS Bookwell – just to mention a few.

Many methods for material and environmental technologies, developed in South Savo, are used around the world. The lumber and pulp industry systems from our region are selling on global markets. New markets are opening for the electronic business and filing solutions.

Tourists and holiday residents rejuvenate the demand for services outside the summer season.

The eco-region South Savo is the leading organic producer in Finland. Juvan Luomu, voted the organic company of the year in 2010, has a long history as an organic dairy. One of the later arrivals is the organic food producer Krunex, which relocated to the region from Helsinki.

Know-how from South Savo