The AINS Group story
For 60 years AINS Group has, consciously and always striving for better, left its mark on the built environment.
AINS Group is a Finnish company owned by partners working in the corporation, along with the private equity firm Vaaka Partners.
Over the 60 decades the engineering company of two men has grown into a multisectoral construction design and consultant corporation. The company is one of the largest structural engineering offices in Finland, as well as the leading construction consulting company.
The growth of AINS Group has been accelerated by enthusiasm, quality of work, good customer relationships, and company acquisitions. During the 2010s the corporation has been joined by many successful design and engineering offices.
Employees: 1 100
Turnover: 106 M€ (revenue pro forma)
5 fields: construction management, structural engineering, infrastructure construction, architectural design and technical engineering.
The customer recommendation index: 52
Projects: 4000 in a year
Timeline of AINS Group
AINS Group has strengthened its infrastructure engineering service portfolio through the acquisition of all the shares of Ponvia Oy, an Oulu-based company specialising in bridge, water and port engineering.
The merger of AINS Group and GHS Group strengthens our building technology services especially in Southern Finland.
AINS Group is strengthening its civil engineering, transport planning, municipal engineering, landscape design and environmental planning, project management and R&D by acquiring the Plaana Ltd.
AINS Group is strengthening its building technology services by acquiring the HVAC and electrical engineering companies Airlon and Silvea. The companies will form a new building services division within AINS Group.
Consultant of the Year, 2022:
The best cooperation project in Eastern Finland 2022:
Riistavesi school and service center
The 2022 Wood Award:
The ceiling of Helsinki Airport's entrance hall, Vantaa
Universum’s Ranking: One of the Most Attractive Employers in Finland 2022 (students):
AINS Group in place 5 (engineering)
Universum’s Ranking: One of the Most Attractive Employers in Finland 2022 (professionals):
AINS Group in place 20 (engineering)
The merger of AINS Group and AW2 Architects will bring high-quality architectural design, technical design, project management and life cycle and cost management under the same roof.
AX Consulting strengthens our building technology services and brings in industrial process engineering as a new service group. The merger was a part of AINS Group’s strategic expansion towards a comprehensive construction provider, offering the full value chain of the real estate industry.
Founded in 2003, the consultant agency Licon-AT, specialized in outdoor and sports facility lighting, has complemented AINS Group’s current district, traffic, road, street, tunnel and bridge planning services. The merger offers infrastructure engineering comprehensive, durable planning and design solutions through one specialized agency.
The merger of AINS Group and NL-Rakennuslaskenta has created a major force for cost planning and life cycle management of construction projects throughout Finland.
The merger between JM-Rakenne and AINS Group has offered developers, construction companies and home package suppliers in South Ostrobothnia a new engineering and design partner with extensive expertise.
As a result of the merger with Buildnet, AINS Group is able to offer comprehensive renovation packages to housing cooperatives in the capital region, ranging from project design to realisation and housing.
Construction management consultant of the year, 2020:Mikko Mäläskä
Young Consultant of the Year, 2020:Matias Hirvikoski
Tekla Global BIM Awards 2020:
The Bridge Hospital, Helsinki
The best cooperation project in Eastern Finland:
renovation of the Kuopio Museum
Celebration of 60 years
RIL Prize, awarded by the Finnish Association of Civil Engineers, 2019:Lighthouse, Joensuu
Construction Site of the Year, 2019:
Kuopio University Hospital’s New Heart project
Wood Award 2019:
Bridge of the Year, 2019:Matinkartano Bridge, Espoo
Good Construction Award, 2019:
Syvälahti multipurpose building, Turku
Best housing construction, funded by the Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland in 2019:
Puukuokka 1-3, Jyväskylä
2018 Joensuun Juva
Joensuun Juva and AINS Group complement each other regarding the know-how, the market space and the customers.
World’s Best Project (IPMA) 2018:Tampere Tunnel
Tekla BIM Awards 2018:
Construction Site of the Year, 2018:
Renovation Site of the Year, 2018:
Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
The merger of Prodeco and AINS Group has established even stronger expertise services of construction and construction finance in Northern Finland, specialising in challenging construction and renovation projects.
Young Consultant of the Year, 2017:
Success in Slush, 2017:
Cityfier winner of the Smart City Bizhack India
Project of the Year, 2017:
Good Construction Award, 2017:
Kuninkaankatu 22, Tampere
RIL Prize, awarded by the Finnish Association of Civil Engineers, 2016:
Construction Site of the Year, 2016:
Naantali power plant
Tekla BIM Awards 2016:
Järvenpää Social and Healthcare Centre (JUST)
Renovation Site of the Year, 2016:
Young Consultant of the Year, 2015:
Construction Site of the Year, 2015:
The Lauttasaari metro station
Tekla BIM Awards 2015:
Rose Building Award, 2015:
Concrete Facade of the Year, 2015:
2014 Saanio & Riekkola
The fusion of Saanio & Riekkola strengthened AINS Group’s know-how of nuclear waste management and rock and environment engineering.
Young Consultant of the Year, 2014:
2011 Porin Juva
With the Porin Juva merger AINS Group expanded its services to the Western province of Finland, Satakunta. Porin Juva has especially specialised in commercial and office building design, along with industrial project consulting.
2008 Turun Juva
The merger with Turun Juva complemented AINS Group’s national services with, for example, measure and cost estimates, and demanding industrial project consulting.
Expansion to the capital of Finland
Company name is changed to AINS Group
Company name is changed due to stakeholder transition to Ahonen-Ilveskoski
After the early years graduate engineer Reino Ilveskoski joined Kalevi Ahonen as a new stakeholder. The engineering office started using the handy abbreviation AI, which stuck as a lasting part of the identity.
Engineering office Ahonen-Palenus is founded
Graduate engineers Kalevi Ahonen and Pentti Palenius from Tampere want to design better apartments for people and advance prefabricated construction. Innovations and the construction boom of migration to cities accompany the engineering office Ahonen-Palenius to its path of growth.
Through the years to this day we help real estate owners and innovators, constructors, designers and housing cooperatives to boldly build better. In the forefront we develop construction solutions and models – from data-driven design methods to cooperative construction project formats.