10-million-euro ambulance order from Hungary for Finnish company

Profile VehiclesPROFILE VEHICLES OY The Iisalmi-based company’s range of vehicles contains several ambulance models.

Profile Vehicles Oy, a developer and manufacturer of specialised vehicles based in Iisalmi, has received a substantial ambulance order from Hungary, reports the newspaper Savon Sanomat. The order includes 178 ambulances and is worth some EUR 10 million.

According to Savon Sanomat, the ambulances will be delivered to the state-run OMSZ ambulance service, and the order is a continuation of an earlier one for 83 ambulances for the same Hungarian client.

The corporation’s parent company, Profile Vehicles Oy, is located in Iisalmi. The Group also has companies in Estonia, Sweden and Hungary. Twenty-seven office employees and 40 production personnel work at the Iisalmi unit.

— The order will not create work directly for our Iisalmi unit, but the contract will bring material deliveries, design and product development our way, Group Managing Director and CEO Marko Repo tells Savon Sanomat.

— Our headquarters are in Iisalmi and the focus of our activities will remain here, he adds.

The company was established in 1982 under the name Iikori Ky. Its name was changed to Profile Vehicles Oy in 2002.