The director of a Finnish company testing intelligent devices closely monitors the development of technology


From Tampere to the world in an effort In OptoFidelity a generational change in management was made in August. Pulled the company for 15 years Pertti Aimonen handed over the duties of the CEO To Lasse Lepisto and now focuses on board work.

“This year has been good for us and a record result is expected. Our turnover would seem to grow by as much as 50 percent from last year and we are currently looking for 4-5 new employees,” Lepistö sums up.

Chinese CYGThe Group acquired OptoFidelity three years ago, but despite the Chinese ownership, the company is managed according to Lepistö in a very similar way as before the acquisition. Last year, the Finnish company’s turnover was EUR 19 million. In addition to Finland, OptoFidelity also has offices in China and the United States.

Lepistö joined a company that manufactures touch screen testing equipment 13 years ago as a system architect and stayed in the house.

“When I started here, I was the firm’s ninth employee Now we are already almost 300. I have over the years experienced all the time to learn a new.. It has been an important motivator for me”

OptoFidelity’s testing systems consist of a combination of a physical robot specializing in measurement and software. Testing is done for smart devices: phones, tablets, smart watches and virtual reality glasses. The company’s customers include large consumer electronics manufacturers such as Samsung and Google.

Lepistö wants to ensure that the company continues on its growth trajectory and makes sure that employees have the opportunity to do their best. Therefore, the intention is to fine-tune the organization and clarify the roles towards the end of the year.

“I follow the development of technology closely; I wonder how and why new technologies work. In my work as a manager, I start with confidence: I trust that my subordinates will make sensible decisions.”

During the corona period, a lot of telework has been done at OptoFidelity.

“We haven’t closed offices directly, we trust that people themselves know where the best place to work is and where it’s safest to be. We have to remember that we also build physical equipment and it can’t be done remotely.”


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