“The changes in the chimney sweeping laws that took effect in the beginning of the year will change the market substantially”, tells Jyri Sihvo, the company founder and CEO. “We want to see the change as an opportunity and to lead with example how a company can improve the quality of its services towards its customers. This will require new investments”, continues Sihvo.
The transaction brought JATKAJA, a development company focusing on generational change and entrepreneurial continuity, as the majority owner of Pirkanmaan Nuohouspalvelu Oy. With JATKAJA gains Pirkanmaan Nuohouspalvelu experience in mergers and acquisitions, modern scale-up entrepreneurship and utilizing digitalization to improve the operational efficiency, customer experience and new services.
”The market of chimeny sweeping and to provide healthy air quality indoors is interesting due to the regulatory changes”, tells Markus Huttunen, a partner at JATKAJA and the chairman of the board of Pirkanmaan Nuohouspalvelu. “We believe that we can develop Pirkanmaan Nuohouspalvelu to be at the forefront of the industry. Futhermore it pleases us to be able to support Jyri in a controlled transition from a role of a fulltime entrepreneur CEO to become an active board member”, adds Huttunen.
Jyri Sihvo will continue as the CEO of Pirkanmaan Nuohouspalvelu up until the summer of 2020. The search is ongoing to find a person to take over his role. Sihvo will continue in the company as a minority owner after the summer of 2020 to ensure the continuity of the operations and to bring his extensive experience of the industry to suppor the development of the company.
Pirkanmaan Nuohouspalvelu Oy (www.nuohous.com) was founded in 1989 to deliver chimney sweeping, ventilation system maintenance, oil burner and ventilation channel maintenance and repair services in Pirkanmaa region. Company customers are consumers with detached houses, apartment houses, companies and publicly owned operations. The company turnover is a bit shy of 1.0 million euros.
JATKAJA (www.jatkaja.fi) is a development and investment company that ensures the continuity in entrepreneur run SMEs. JATKAJA actively participates in the development of the companies and invests for the long term. JATKAJA has an extensive experience on scale-up entrepreneurship, internationalization, renewal and digitalization.
CEO, Pirkanmaan Nuohouspalvelu Oy
Tel. 0500 906 195
The chairman of the board, Pirkanmaan Nuohouspalvelu
Tel. 040 357 3346