Finland’s leading vehicle damage inspection and collision repair service provider Suvia Group has appointed Jens Jensen (47) as the CEO of the group as of 1 September 2020. Jens Jensen succeeds Kari Kivikoski who will focus on managing MB Funds’ other portfolio company A-Katsastus Group.
Jens Jensen has strong experience in leading service and insurance related businesses. Prior to Suvia Group, he acted as the Senior Vice President at Suomen Terveystalo Oy where he was responsible for the corporate business line. He has also broad experience in banking and insurance sectors.
Suvia Group consists of Finland’s leading collision repair company InCar Oy, insurance related damage inspection services provider Suomen Vahinkotarkastus SVT Oy and A-Test & Consulting Oy providing variety of car industry workshop maintenance, quality and training services. The Group is a unique combination of 24/7 vehicle damage advisory, damage inspection expertise and a nationwide collision repair chain. Group’s revenue totalled to 64 million euros in 2019, while employing 450 professionals in over 50 locations across Finland.
In 2019 MB Funds acquired A-Katsastus Group’s damage inspection and collision repair services as a stand-alone business entity of which Suvia Group was formed. MB Funds also acquired A-Katsastus’ statutory vehicle inspection, registration and drivers’ examination services, which will continue under the previous name as a separate company. Until now, Kari Kivikoski has been responsible for leading both groups.
A-Katsastus Group acquired Suomen Vahinkotarkastus SVT Oy (founded in 1992) in 2014 and a majority share of InCar Oy (founded in 1991) in 2017.
”We are very pleased to have Jens continue Kari’s work in developing Suvia’s rapidly growing services. Jens has an excellent background in leading service businesses and he knows the insurance industry very well. I would also like to thank Kari for his strong and professional input in forming and leading Suvia’s service offering and wish him the best of success in leading A-Katsastus Group”, states Juha Tukiainen, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Suvia Group.
”Similar to the rest of Europe, vehicle damage related services in Finland are transitioning to be managed by the specialized companies within the industry. Simultaneously the importance of integrated services provided for both the drivers and insurance companies will increasingly emphasize. Suvia Group as the Finland’s largest vehicle damage inspection and collision repair service provider is at the forefront of this kind of development. I am very proud and excited to be a part of developing our services even further”, comments Jens Jensen.
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Suvia Group Oy
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CEO, Suvia Group Oy (as of 1 September 2020)
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Suvia Group, established in 2019, is the leading Finnish specialist in damage care. Suvia Group consists of InCar Oy, Finnish Loss Survey Ltd and A-Test & Consulting Oy. The company employs 450 automotive experts. Suvia Group’s largest owner is the Finnish private equity investor MB Funds. www.suviagroup.com