ACF - Airport Cluster Finland - promoting Finnish airport related knowhow

Airport Cluster Finland is an association formed by group of Finnish companies operating in the airport business. We aim to promote the growth and development of Finnish companies in the airport industry and build networking opportunities between different parties in the industry.

Today we represent the expertise of around 20 companies related to development of airports and airport regions. Our member companies provide technologies, service solutions and R&D knowhow to airports as the end customers.

Our objectives:

  • To promote Finnish airport industry related knowhow internationally
  • To execute clustering activities and build business development possibilities for our member companies
  • To enhance and support the growth and internationalization of our member companies

Our activities:

  • We connect you with Finnish airport knowhow and arrange meetings with our member companies
  • We can direct the information on your airports tenders or specific request to our member companies
  • We initiate international business contacts by participating in specialized exhibitions and seminars
  • We follow the industry development trends, and gather and distribute information about international airport projects to our member companies
  • We implement development projects to enhance the exploitation of new technologies, new services and the creation of new business opportunities

Airport Cluster Finland started its operations in Helsinki-Vantaa in December 2009 as an initiative by Vantaa Innovation Institute Ltd. Part of its knowledge based cluster programs. As a result of four year project Airport Cluster was formed to an independent association at the end of year 2013.

We welcome all the parties in the industry to communicate and share new innovative ideas together with Airport Cluster Finland to improve quality and functionality of airports worldwide!

Juha Fieandt
Executive Director

Airport Cluster Finland ry
www.airportcluster.fi
E-mail juha.fieandt@airportcluster.fi
Tel. +358 40 593 33 35

Airport Cluster Finland Member companies

Teconer Oy

Teconer develops, produces and markets environmental sensor technologies and
industrial process measurements
. We have over 30 years of experience in sophisticated
sensor and optical measurement technology.

Our businesses

A) ROADS AND AIRPORTS: we improve winter driving conditions by
providing road and runway management organizations the best mobile friction measurement systems on the market.
B) CONCRETE INDUSTRY: we improve the quality and
homogeneity of concrete by providing accurate surface moisture measurement systems
for stone aggregates and process materials
C) SERVICES: Consulting and research; training and modelling of road weather with focus
on optimizing the usage of de-icing agents to keep an acceptable level of friction and
consulting in measurements of moisture.

http://www.teconer.fi/

Championdoor

Aircraft hangar doors

Champion Door’s fabric hoist-up doors make very competitive solutions for aircraft hangar installations, warehouses, transport depots and, and for dividing large spaces. Champion Door solutions with elevating support posts are ideal for extra wide and extra high doorways up to A380 aircrafts. Champion Door makes sure that its products can endure heavy-duty industrial wear from extremely cold Arctic areas to scorching hot climates with low maintenance costs. The doors are designed to withstand fluctuations in moisture levels and temperature, are resistant to dirt and dust, chemicals used for de-icing aircraft and withstand violent winds.

Champion Doors has the advantage that they are lightweight but durable. They do not need extra heavy support structures such as many other hoist-up fabric hangar doors on the market. Doors are made with standardized components and always tailored to the customer’s needs. All products carry the CE mark and conform to current standards.

Champion Door has clients all around the world, branch offices located in Paris and Dubai.

Visit Champion Door web-pages: http://www.championdoor.com/
Contact: info(at)championdoor.com

Efla

Airfield lighting components

Efla Oy is one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality AGL transformers, connectors and cable assemblies for airfield lighting markets. We have been in the market since 1980's with Ensto Branded products and serving now globally the airfield lighting industry. Efla transformers and connectors are in use on numerous international airports around the world.
http://www.efla.net/

Environics

We Sense & Detect for a safer World

When lives are at stake. Not all threats are visible, and in order to protect people and the environment you need the capability to see and identify chemical, biological, radiation and nuclear (CBRN) threats. We can help you to be prepared and make any CBRN threats visible. With reliable and timely measurement data, you will be able to react on time.


Our solutions range from those covering personal safety to those working on national security. Different safeguarding organisations around the world from civil defence and homeland security to the military have already chosen us to be their partner in CBRN threat detection. Our solutions have been delivered to over 50 different countries worldwide.


BK Hydrometa Oy

BK-Hydrometa loves good challenges:

EFFE® water treatment technology has been developed to meet the special requirements of our customers and end-users.

The solution is scalable and very flexible for various types of waters and tailored especially for:

  • Perched water tables
  • Water containing dissolved metals
  • Hazardous runoff water
  • Chemical-contaminated ground water
  • Landfill leachate
  • Water containing nutrients or acid gases
  • Water in sedimentary basin

As a result of the treatment process, the amount of impurities will be reduced to the desirable levels and the effluent can be reused in industrial processes or released into water bodies according to the local environmental requirements.

City of Vantaa

We offer businesses one-stop functional services together with our partners at Vantaa Business Development Center Leija.

In addition to the City of Vantaa, other companies offering services for businesses include, among others, Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Vantaan Yrittäjät (Vantaa Entrepreneurs), and EnterpriseVantaa.

The City of Vantaa helps businesses establish their operations in Vantaa; find suitable office premises and business sites; chart financing options; chart subcontracting and partnership networks; and counsel about recruitment and competency. Vantaa's new Turbiini business incubator focuses on helping businesses grow.

Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce provides lobbying, counseling, training, as well as other business services.

Vantaan Yrittäjät focuses on small and medium-sized enterprises' supervision of interests, counseling its membership businesses, training, and expert services. Contact information

EnterpriseVantaa is the party to contact when you need counseling about developing your business idea, compiling a business plan and cost accounts, as well as choosing and registering the type of business entity.

You can also make appointments with TEKES (Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation), Finpro, and Finnvera , all of which have their offices in Leija. Finnvera grants financing for business investments, acquisitions and working capital. When required, Finnvera also grants sureties. Tekes and Finpro help businesses in financing and globalization.

Vantaa Business Development Center Leija is situated along good transport connections, right next to Jumbo Shopping Mall. Business Development Center's contact information

http://www.vantaa.fi/administration_and_economy/em...

Finavia

Finavia provides services that facilitate smooth air traffic and international connections to and from Finland.
We maintain and develop a network of 24 Finnish airports and the air navigation system which covers the entire country. Uncompromised safety and customer orientation are the core of our operations. We aim for efficient operations that also help save costs. The cost savings benefit airlines but also result in cheaper ticket prices welcomed by travellers.

We work according to the principle of minimum environmental load. Our responsible everyday operations are crystallised in our service promise "For Smooth Travelling".

https://www.finavia.fi/en/

EasyLED Oy

Easy LED Oy – The bright choice

Easy LED is Finnish company specialized in manufacturing energy efficient LED-lighting for industry, sports, road, area, retail and office space lighting purposes. Our lighting fixtures are designed and manufactured in Salo, Finland, which entitles us to use the Finnish Key Flag and Design from Finland logos. We are part of the Finnfoam group.


Led lighting shines in every environment

We believe it is important to know what LED lights can and cannot do. We are constantly perfecting our driver technology, which is available to all led-based lighting solutions. Easy LED lighting can be used in virtually every operating environment. They are used from the cold north to the sweltering heat of the Middle-East, in roads, sports arenas and fields as well as aquariums and demanding industrial sites.


The key features of our LED technology is it's small size and efficiency.


Municipality of Tuusula

Business services


Tuusula welcomes you to our rapidly expanding municipality that is heavily invested in growth!

We offer the best comprehensive solution for logistics planning, quick and flexible establishment services and high-class land plots.

We are heavily invested in digitalisation and we offer the necessary conditions, above all, for a high-class infrastructure, information-intensive expertise and companies that open up new kinds of business opportunities. We offer brilliant opportunities, especially for companies thinking about establishing themselves in Finland, no matter whether they are big or small.

Tuusula is a high-class location to live. Our schools are among the best in Finland and our residential areas are designed with nature and ecology in mind. Lake Tuusula also offers a unique cultural and artistic experience with its countless museums. Its shore was once home to such people as the late composer Jean Sibelius.

Get in touch and let us help you find the land plot that is just right for you!

https://www.tuusula.fi/sivu.tmpl?sivu_id=2583

ADB SafeGate

If it is your ambition to expand to meet tomorrow's traffic demands in a safe, efficient and sustainable way, it is time to act today.

ADB SAFEGATE offers one of the most extensive product and service portfolios, where the gate, airfield and tower are the foundation for fully integrated solutions to support airport development and optimize operational procedures.

Delivering the right mix of intelligent products and solutions for the Gate, Airfield, Tower and Service. With our expertise and commitment to quality we ensure the world's busiest airports operate smoothly and efficiently, from approach to departure.

https://adbsafegate.com/

Eastman

Winter maintenance, De-icing

Eastman Chemical Company

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of advanced materials, additives and functional products, specialty chemicals, and fibers that are found in products people use every day. As a world leader in the diverse markets it serves, Eastman is focused on delivering innovative and technology-based solutions while maintaining its commitment to safety and sustainability.

www.eastman.com
www.taminco.com

Limowa

The logistics centre cluster, network of logistics development and cooperation

LIMOWA innovatively connects experts from different fields

The logistics cluster is a nationwide network of logistics development and cooperation. LIMOWA’s mission is to promote innovative logistics centre solutions that are internationally competitive. Prime targets for development are logistics centres and models for their design, construction, development and operation.

Limowa presentation
Limowa webpages

Moventor

Friction testing & measuring systems

Moventor Oy is a modern, international, strongly growing and developing manufacturing company, highly specialised to friction measurement and airport equipment business. Core business areas include developing, manufacturing, delivering and servicing Skiddometer BV 11 friction testing systems.

Moventor head office and factory are located in Pirkkala in Finland. Through deliberate product development and joint projects, the company is driving head with next-generation applications.

Products

The product selection consists of the following major instruments approved by ICAO and FAA:

  • “Skiddometer BV 11” friction measurement unit
  • “Skiddometer Computer” calculate, record and print the data
  • “Water-On-Board” and “WMS” equipment for runway calibration, i.e. friction measuring with water depth 1mm as per standards by FAA/ICA
  • Calibration services and equipment to do annual calibration for the system
  • Instruments for a testing and simulating Skiddometer BV 11 and Computer

The company also offers after sales services, training, and consultancy.

Skiddometer is the World leading CFME-product (Continuous Friction Measurement Equipment). Skiddometer runway friction testers are today in civil and military operations with close to 400 units.

www.moventor.com
www.skiddometer.com

Rostek

Access equipment for building maintenance

Rostek Oy

Rostek Oy specialises in permanent access systems for window cleaning and building maintenance. The company has delivered more than 4000 projects and spectacular access systems between The Arctic Circle and The Tropic of Capricorn.

The keys in Rostek’s offering are innovative aluminium design, a large range of products to suit individual applications and the company’s ability to give flexible tailor-made service to demanding customers.

A Rostek Access System improves the safety and efficiency of the building maintenance work. It also enables remarkable savings and in many cases it is the only way to solve difficult access problems.

The appearance of a Rostek System is individually designed to well integrate with the Architect’s building design. This enables the solving of many difficult access problems in a cost-efficient way typically in low-rise buildings like terminals.

Rostek has an excellent track record at Airports all over the World. Many Control Towers and Airport Terminals have window cleaning equipment from Rostek, thus improving safety and aesthetics of these famous buildings in a smart way.

www.rostek.fi

Go Sleep

UNI rest for you

GoSleep Oy (Short Rest Solution Ltd), founded in 2011, is a Finnish company specialized in the development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative GoSleep seat. The GoSleep seats provides a comfortable and secure solution for short time rest at airports and other monitored spaces. The unique design of the GoSleep seats guarantees an excellent user experience, and the compact seat is easy to install, maintain and clean. By replacing the traditional, non-profitable chairs with the GoSleep seats, the airport operator can now earn profit with the same use of space, while also improving the service level at the airport.

www.gosleep.fi

TWOY-Engineering

Passenger boarding bridges, special AGL-products, and AGL-product testing

Twoy Engineering Oy, Twoy in short, is a Finnish company. We have nerly 20 years of experience in design, fabrication, service, and repair in the field of industry, airports and border control.
Our core expertise consists of
  • Customer-specific design, fabrication, and installation of electronic and automation equipment
  • Service and repair of technical equipment
  • Analysis and measurement of electrical and electronic equipment
Expertise outside the scope of our own core expertise is acquired from external providers. The choice of our associates is based strongly on their technical competence.

Vaisala

Aviation weather solutions

Vaisala Oyj

Vaisala is the global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on over 70 years of experience, Vaisala contributes to a better quality of life by providing a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services for meteorology, weather critical operations and controlled environments. Vaisala employs over 1300 professionals worldwide and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki.

Vaisala is a leading supplier of automated weather observing systems for airports. Vaisala AviMet® aviation weather management solutions integrate weather data into all your processes enhancing safety, business predictability and performance. Vaisala AviMet® comprises of the technology platform, services, and a growing set of end-user applications ranging from ATC to de-icing applications.

ICAO compliant AWOS and RVR systems

The Vaisala AviMet® Automated Weather Observing System (AWOS) is an integrated airport weather observing system for regional, national and international airports. It calculates aviation meteorological data such as pressure values (QFE, QNH), Runway Visual Range, and generates METAR, SPECI and SYNOP reports. The system can be configured to suit the requirements of the aviation site in question: ICAO categories up to CAT III are covered.

The Vaisala AviMet® Runway Visual Range System (RVR) provides fully automated runway visual range assessment and reporting for air traffic control at airports. It comprises of visibility sensors, background luminance meters and a computer that calculates the RVR values. Visibility sensors are offered in two forms: transmissometers or forward scatter meters. The RVR computer collects the visibility data from the visibility sensors, the background luminance data from the background luminance meters, and runway light setting data from a dedicated interface unit. It calculates the RVR values on the basis of this data, and distributes the RVR messages and alarms to output devices such as computer terminals, chart recorders and digital displays.
The Vaisala AviMet® AWOS and RVR Systems conform to all relevant ICAO and WMO recommendations and regulations.

Vaisala AviMet Low-Level Windshear Alert System (LLWAS)

The Vaisala AviMet® Low-Level Windshear Alert System detects low-level wind shear in runway corridors. It is ground-based, giving visual and audio alerts in numerical and/or graphical formats. At airports that are known to experience low-level horizontal windshear, the AviMet LLWAS can be fundamental to improving safety and operating efficiency.

Runway and ramp systems

The Vaisala IceCast Ice Warning and Prediction System assists runway and ramp maintenance personnel to make good maintenance decisions in bad weather. Timely and accurate winter maintenace decisions, e.g. correctly scheduled de-icing, can significantly decrease the runway winter maintenance costs and ensure that the runway can be kept operation even during harsh winter weather. IceCast integrates data from Vaisala Weather Stations, forecasts from the local forecast provider, forecasts generated by Vaisala forecast generation software and Thermal Mapping data into a single system.

The Vaisala Thunderstorm Warning System TWX300 is aimed at operations that are susceptible to injury and damage caused by lightning. The TWX300 tracks lightning and monitors the potential for lightning developing overhead, and it automatically sends lightning warnings to remote alarm displays. In the main application, lightning warning areas and electric field mills are monitored in real-time. Remote alarm displays, email notifications, and relays are triggered once a lightning warning is issued by the TWX300 workstation. TWX300 is designed for working environments that are most vulnerable to the hazards of lightning and need up-to-the second 24/7 lightning tracking, and automated lightning warnings including airports, explosives testing, mining and blasting operations, munitions depots, refineries and sporting facilities.

Vaisala Global Lightning Dataset GLD360

The Vaisala Global Lightning Dataset GLD360 provides users with access to world-wide real-time lightning information for accurate and early detection and tracking of severe weather. The data is generated by world-wide network, owned and operated by Vaisala It is the first truly global and accurate lightning coverage. The Vaisala Global Lightning Dataset GLD360 is offered as a service and thus requires no investment in hardward. There is no need to own equipment and no maintenance concerns. It can be delivered within a week which enables the user to quickly provide better service to the end-users.

The Vaisala Global Lightning Dataset GLD 360 fills in the gaps in the radar coverage. It enhances forecasting and early warning capability for thunderstorms and cyclons. It gives complete uniform global coverage. Cloud-to-ground lightning is detected instantly and data is delivered in less than two minutes. It detects lightning the moment it happens, anywhere over land and sea. The accuracy of GLS360 exceeds all other long-range systems, including satellite data. It detects about 7 out or 10 lightning flashes worldwide, with a location accuracy of 5-10 km.