On 1 August 2017, Petri Haikola M.Sc. (Econ.) starts as the director of the Finnish vehicle inspection business group. He reports to Kari Kivikoski, the CEO of A-Katsastus Group Oy.
Haikola was previously the Country Director of Applus Finland, the parent company of K1 Katsastus, and prior to that, the CEO of Triumph International Oy (Finland) and Triumph International Ltd (UK), as well as the Marketing Manager at Mars Finland Oy.
“In recent years, the vehicle inspection business in Finland has been undergoing quite a turmoil, due to changing legislation and strongly intensifying competition. The changes will continue over the next few years, but in addition to challenges, there will surely be new opportunities for developing the business. This requires the ability to adjust the operations – we need agility, flexibility and the will to operate at the customers’ terms. I am confident that A-Katsastus has the best prerequisites in the business for this,” Haikola says.
For further information, please contact:
Petri Haikola, Business Group Director, Vehicle inspection services Finland , A-Katsastus Oy, tel. +358 50 431 1024
Kari Kivikoski, Group CEO, A-Katsastus Group Oy (contacts via Annika Tuomi, tel. +358 45 632 2018)