• HETZNER LAYS FOUNDATION STONE IN FINLAND

  • (From left to right) Hetzner Online’s Development Manager Daniel Biller, German Embassador in Finland Dorothee Janetzke-Wenzel, Member of the Parliament Antti Kaikkonen, and Municipal Director Hannu Joensivu. Photo by Kari Kohvakka

    Tuusula, Finland – 15. December 2016

    Hetzner Finland is constructing its first data center in southern Tuusula, just 10 minutes from the Helsinki international airport. The foundation stone was laid on the 15th of December, and the actual data center operations are scheduled to start in the Autumn of 2017

    The foundation stone in Tuusula was laid by Member of the Parliament Antti Kaikkonen, Municipal Director Hannu Joensivu, German Embassador in Finland Dorothee Janetzke-Wenzel and Hetzner Online’s CEO Martin Hetzner.

    The first data center will be constructed during the first half of 2017, and other units will follow in the coming years. The data center in Tuusula will be built using Hetzner Online’s own award winning concept, which the company has constantly improved during the twenty years of its existence. Hetzner Online has already built almost 20 data centers in Germany and has succeeded in creating a extremely energy-efficient facilities.

    The German web hosting provider and data center operator Hetzner Online GmbH announced a year ago that it was investing in a new data center park in Tuusula, Finland. The northern climate conditions, the geographically favourable location between Eastern and Western Europe, and the low electricity pricing were the most important factors in favour for Finland.

    “In the end, though, it was the good cooperation we experienced with both the municipality of Tuusula and Invest in Finland that helped us to decide for this location. Today we are happy to see that the project is in good hands and that the first building will soon take shape”, said Martin Hetzner, the founder and CEO of Hetzner Online GmbH.

    The earthworks at the Hetzner Finland site started in August. Presently, the foundation of the first unit is under construction, and in spring 2017, crews will begin work on the actual building. The project will hire local construction companies and contractors, and thus it will boost the building sector in the area

    The Tuusula data center complements Hetzner Online’s two German data center parks in Falkenstein and Nuremburg. In addition to the European sites, Hetzner operates a data center in Johannesburg, South Africa. The company has clients in over 120 countries, and the data solutions provided by the Tuusula data center will be available to clients worldwide.

    More data center investments in Finland 

    Finpro’s Invest in Finland seeks to build digital infrastructure and develop expertise to enable secure, reliable, cost-efficient, and environmentally conscious business operations in Finland. This investment promotion work has already resulted in several big investments.

    “Hetzner Online’s business model fits very well with these objectives. We therefore warmly welcome Hetzner Online to Finland”, said Alpo Akujärvi, Head of Data Centers, a part of Finpro’s Invest in Finland division.

    “Over the years that Invest in Finland has promoted the data center industry in Finland, we have been able to generate altogether about two billion euros worth of international data center investments. The newly established submarine cable between Finland and Germany opens new opportunities to significantly lower the cost of operations, particularly to companies in central Europe. Hetzner Online was quick to recognize this window of opportunity, but it is still open for others”, Akujärvi continued.

    Additional information and contacts for press 

    Ilari Seitsonen, Hetzner Finland Oy, Construction Manager (project manager/construction works)
    tel. +358 20 787 0392, ilari.seitsonen(at)hetzner.fi 

    Ari Kokkonen, Hetzner Finland Oy, Mission-Critical Facilities Engineer (project manager/electrics)
    tel. +358 20 787 0391, ari.kokkonen(at)hetzner.fi 

    Christian Fitz, Hetzner Online GmbH, Head of Marketing
    tel. +49 9831 505 124, christian.fitz(at)hetzner.de 

    Alpo Akujärvi, Head of Data Centers, Invest in Finland, Finpro 
    tel. +358 40 727 6131, alpo.akujarvi(at)investinfinland.fi

    About Hetzner Online (www.hetzner.com): Hetzner Online offers private and business clients high-performance web hosting services. In its own innovative data centers, the company provides the necessary infrastructure for the efficient operation of websites and combines stable technology with flexible support and services as well as attractive prices.

    About Hetzner Finland Oy: 
    Hetzner Finland Oy was established in Autumn 2015. The building of its first data center started in August 2016 and the data center operations are estimated to begin in the second half of 2017. In the coming years, the Hetzner Data Center Park in Tuusula will be complemented with further data center buildings, and the data solutions will serve Hetzner clients worldwide.

    About Finpro’s Invest in Finland (www.investinfinland.fi): 
    Finpro’s Invest in Finland assists international companies in finding business opportunities in Finland and produces information about Finland as an investment location. In addition, Invest in Finland develops and coordinates the national FDI promotion work networking with regional and international actors. Invest in Finland also compiles information about foreign-owned companies in Finland.

    For further information please contact:
    Hetzner Online GmbH
    Christian Fitz
    Industriestr. 25
    91710 Gunzenhausen
    Germany
    Phone: +49 9831 505-0
    Fax: +49 9831 505-3
    presse@hetzner.de
    www.hetzner.de

  • About Hetzner Online (www.hetzner.com):

    Hetzner Online is a professional web hosting provider and experienced data center operator. Since 1997 the company has provided private and business clients with high-performance hosting products as well as the necessary infrastructure for the efficient operation of websites. A combination of stable technology, attractive pricing and flexible support and services has enabled Hetzner Online to continuously strengthen its market position both nationally and internationally.