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Elekno

Company: Elekno

Invested in:  September 2014

Status:  active, under management

Elekno, founded in 1993, is a full service electronics company. It has a rich history in designing and manufacturing electronics products and today is a leading company in developing and manufacturing LED drivers and modules. 

Today, the focus of Elekno is on the design and manufacturing of lighting and heat management related electronics. This includes everything throughout the entire life cycle of the product from creating product specifications to mass production. They are specialized in designing tailor made power sources for LED products and we are currently among the leading producers of tailored power solutions in Scandinavia. Our experience in producing entire LED-systems dates to 1998 when they produced the first ever LED based fuel price displays for that market. They have proven our drivers to exceed the 100.000 hour mark in life expectancy. The strong research and development department delivers optimized results, even in the most demanding projects that range from small devices in the few watt range to large, kilowatt scale systems that include advanced monitoring- and management functionality. They have long experience in EMC designing and master most RF-based wireless technologies. They have the capability to perform extensive production verification in-house with our partly automated devices. We also have access to the EMC-laboratory of the local University, where we can perform full scale EMC testing and verification.

About Viapaq Group:

Dutch-based Viapaq Group is a high-tech electronics company geared towards the lighting, automotive, medical and industrial markets. Its site in Rambouillet combines 10ppm quality standards with cost effective operations. Its operating companies Viapaq SRL from Italy and Elekno from Finland are specialized in the development and manufacturing of a full range of lighting electronics products and solutions, ranging from drivers and sensors to LED modules. 

The Viapaq Group is wholly owned by Utrecht (The Netherlands) based Varova. It was founded by Varova in July 2014 when Viapaq started operating on a standalone basis after being acquired by Varova from the German automotive giant Continental. It serves customers in a wide spectrum of high-tech markets, such as automotive, healthcare, high-tech, telecommunication and lighting industry.

Company: Tepcomp

Invested in:  April 2015

Status:  active, under management

Varova owned Viapaq Group, a leading high-tech electronics company, announced its next step in executing its investment and growth strategy through the acquisition of Turku (F) based Tepcomp. Tepcomp is an electronics development and manufacturing services company (EMS), specialized in lighting, medical and industrial applications. Its broad scope of solutions, including contract manufacturing, standard modules and custom-designed LED lighting solutions, are a valuable extension of the Viapaq Group's proposition in this area.

Combined with its recent acquisition of Elekno Finland (an LED technology specialist) Viapaq Group further expands its product portfolio and development capability in lighting applications and assumes a leading role in this field.

The manufacturing footprint of Tepcomp, with sites in Finland and Estonia, is highly complementary with Viapaq Group's existing operational set up in France, Italy and Finland. It gives the Group access to manufacturing capabilities stretching from prototyping to high volume manufacturing and manual assembly, all according to the highest quality and performance standards.


Paul Sandberg, CEO of the Viapaq Group: "based on our DNA to deliver the highest quality and standards through our 60 year history in the automotive industry we can offer the lighting industry differentiated, locally engineered high-quality electronic components such as LED boards, LED drivers and Controls. Varova's Patrick van Rossum continues, "We believe electronics are becoming more and more important for the development and production of LED lighting solutions. To capture the full innovation potential that LED is bringing to the lighting market and its customers, it is crucial to have access to local competences in order to develop and market complete intelligent lighting systems.' 

Pekka Leppälä, Tepcomp's CEO, is excited by the opportunity to join the Viapaq Group: 'Joining Viapaq Group will further bolster our position in the market, our ability to invest and enable us to better serve our customers with an extended proposition. I see great value in combining both company's strengths'. Pekka Leppälä will join the Viapaq Group's management team and assume the role of Managing Director of Viapaq in Finland, part of this role is to continue to lead Tepcomp.

Company: Tepcomp

Invested in:  April 2015

Status:  active, under management

Varova owned Viapaq Group, a leading high-tech electronics company, announced its next step in executing its investment and growth strategy through the acquisition of Turku (F) based Tepcomp. Tepcomp is an electronics development and manufacturing services company (EMS), specialized in lighting, medical and industrial applications. Its broad scope of solutions, including contract manufacturing, standard modules and custom-designed LED lighting solutions, are a valuable extension of the Viapaq Group's proposition in this area.

Combined with its recent acquisition of Elekno Finland (an LED technology specialist) Viapaq Group further expands its product portfolio and development capability in lighting applications and assumes a leading role in this field.

The manufacturing footprint of Tepcomp, with sites in Finland and Estonia, is highly complementary with Viapaq Group's existing operational set up in France, Italy and Finland. It gives the Group access to manufacturing capabilities stretching from prototyping to high volume manufacturing and manual assembly, all according to the highest quality and performance standards.


Paul Sandberg, CEO of the Viapaq Group: "based on our DNA to deliver the highest quality and standards through our 60 year history in the automotive industry we can offer the lighting industry differentiated, locally engineered high-quality electronic components such as LED boards, LED drivers and Controls. Varova's Patrick van Rossum continues, "We believe electronics are becoming more and more important for the development and production of LED lighting solutions. To capture the full innovation potential that LED is bringing to the lighting market and its customers, it is crucial to have access to local competences in order to develop and market complete intelligent lighting systems.' 

Pekka Leppälä, Tepcomp's CEO, is excited by the opportunity to join the Viapaq Group: 'Joining Viapaq Group will further bolster our position in the market, our ability to invest and enable us to better serve our customers with an extended proposition. I see great value in combining both company's strengths'. Pekka Leppälä will join the Viapaq Group's management team and assume the role of Managing Director of Viapaq in Finland, part of this role is to continue to lead Tepcomp.

Company: Tepcomp

Invested in:  April 2015

Status:  active, under management

Varova owned Viapaq Group, a leading high-tech electronics company, announced its next step in executing its investment and growth strategy through the acquisition of Turku (F) based Tepcomp. Tepcomp is an electronics development and manufacturing services company (EMS), specialized in lighting, medical and industrial applications. Its broad scope of solutions, including contract manufacturing, standard modules and custom-designed LED lighting solutions, are a valuable extension of the Viapaq Group's proposition in this area.

Combined with its recent acquisition of Elekno Finland (an LED technology specialist) Viapaq Group further expands its product portfolio and development capability in lighting applications and assumes a leading role in this field.

The manufacturing footprint of Tepcomp, with sites in Finland and Estonia, is highly complementary with Viapaq Group's existing operational set up in France, Italy and Finland. It gives the Group access to manufacturing capabilities stretching from prototyping to high volume manufacturing and manual assembly, all according to the highest quality and performance standards.


Paul Sandberg, CEO of the Viapaq Group: "based on our DNA to deliver the highest quality and standards through our 60 year history in the automotive industry we can offer the lighting industry differentiated, locally engineered high-quality electronic components such as LED boards, LED drivers and Controls. Varova's Patrick van Rossum continues, "We believe electronics are becoming more and more important for the development and production of LED lighting solutions. To capture the full innovation potential that LED is bringing to the lighting market and its customers, it is crucial to have access to local competences in order to develop and market complete intelligent lighting systems.' 

Pekka Leppälä, Tepcomp's CEO, is excited by the opportunity to join the Viapaq Group: 'Joining Viapaq Group will further bolster our position in the market, our ability to invest and enable us to better serve our customers with an extended proposition. I see great value in combining both company's strengths'. Pekka Leppälä will join the Viapaq Group's management team and assume the role of Managing Director of Viapaq in Finland, part of this role is to continue to lead Tepcomp.
Contact Details

Viapaq Group 
Patrick van Rossum 
Tel.: +31302305930 
Fax: +31302305939 
E-mail: pvanrossum@varova.nl
www.viapaq.com