Proxion strengthens its foothold in the Baltic countries
Proxion, an innovative rail traffic specialist and provider of planning and expert services, has started to expand its operations systematically to the international markets. According to its strategy, Proxion aims for strong international growth by offering high-quality railway expertise services in the Baltic countries.
“Expanding our operations from Finland to the Baltic countries is a seamless part of our internationalisation strategy,” explains Proxion’s CEO Timo Savolainen. “Expanding to the Baltic region was a natural choice when we were planning our internationalisation, as we already have experience from the region’s railway infrastructure from the Preparation and consultation of CCS-systems modernization procurement project that Proxion implemented for Estonian Railways Ltd. We want to offer our high-quality and expertise-based services to new customers in a wider manner.”
International growth requires action
Expanding to the Baltic countries means that Proxion must also take action. The objective is to invest in creating strong and lasting customer relationships in Estonia and the other Baltic countries. Proxion has appointed Jussi Nieminen as the responsible person for the expansion project. Jussi will take on the role of Baltic Area Manager. He has more than ten years of experience from demanding planning and project manager tasks within rail traffic.
“Jussi’s strong experience from the Estonian railway environment stems from the CCS-system modernization procurement project in Estonia, so he was a natural choice when we were selecting a responsible person to take care of the region’s customers,” explains Mikko Saarinen, Business Director, Planning from Proxion. “We want to create functioning and trust-based customer relationships with our new international customers. Proxion’s entire sales organisation supports Jussi in his work.”
Planning a new office
Along with the expansion to an international environment, Proxion’s other objective is to establish new offices that support the international growth. “Our goal is to open an office in Estonia already in 2020. We need several new professionals in both Estonia and the other Baltic countries to support our growth, so we will be recruiting railway specialists to join our competent team,” Timo Savolainen summarises.