Company

Orbis Oy, founded in 1949, is a Finnish company that provides products for telecom and data networks. We have decades of experience in radio frequency and fiber optic technologies. Our imported product portfolio is complemented with own product development and manufacturing, which enables us to manufacture customized, high-quality cable assemblies. We are constantly innovating and exploring data transfer technology.

Expert services and strong experience in data transfer from Orbis

We solve challenges

Orbis Oy is a company with a mission to find the best possible solutions to its customers, and help them grow. We provide solutions for fixed and wireless networks in apartment houses, public buildings, transportation, mobile networks, data centers and electronics industry. Our customers include some of the biggest operators in Finland.

Our personal customer service as well as other operations are built on responsibility and reliability – we keep our promises. We know that expertise requires passion and understanding – we know our customers’ operational environment.

Our specialties are custom made cable assemblies. The cables are made with craftsmanship and of reliable quality components, which ensures their consistent quality and suitability for challenging applications.

Come work with us

We don’t only want to offer you the methodology, but also tools for development. We will give you fascinating challenges. Come and make a real difference with us. If you want to have influence over your own job, enjoy the rapid development of technology, and find pleasure in following a path unbeaten, then we recommend you apply for a job at Orbis.

Feel free to send us your application and we will get back to you should a position open that would correspond to your know-how: customerservice (at) orbis.eu

Our products

Uncompromising quality and reliability from Orbis

Operational reliability is vital in our business, therefore we take technology seriously. We strive not only for a comprehensive product portfolio, but for solutions that best fit the customer needs and the performance requirements. We actively develop new, innovative solutions to help our customers’ daily business also in the future.

The products we manufacture are tested for operability with measuring devices. We can also test the products that we import and if necessary, we will provide the products to the neutral party for testing to obtain the required technical approvals. We are constantly monitoring our current product portfolio to maintain the quality level.  

We embrace challenges and deliver

Orbis has an extensive product portfolio, covering components for both analogue and digital networks, for wireless and wired data communications. Tell us your organization’s needs, and we will find a right solution through our global network of partners and manufacturers. 

At Orbis we are explorers of data transmission technology – we always aim to find the most reliable, suitable and technologically advanced solution for the needs of each project and organization. We embrace challenges and implement innovations that change data transmission and its future.

Worbis – Webshop for data transmission solutions

Due to the large number of items, not all items can be stored locally. We carefully listen to our customers and store the most common network components in our local warehouse in Vantaa, Finland. From there it is possible to deliver shipments within one day to almost everywhere in Finland, and within a few days to the Baltic countries. Nearby customers can also pick-up their orders from our pick-up store on the way to the work site.

Company values

Orbis provides custom data transfer solutions for all situations.

Our values guide the way we do business

Our values guide the way we do business. Accompanied with mission and vision, values are the foundation of the Orbis’ culture and frame our operations. The following values set the ethical norms to everything we do and guide us strongly in our daily work.

Openness and honesty

With openness and honesty we can have far-reaching positive effects in all issues we are dealing with. As we carry out everything in an open and honest manner, we always keep our promises.

Appreciation of others and fairness

Appreciation of others, valuing different perspectives and collaboration despite differences are essential to us. We want to be fair in all our operations.

Setting goals together and committing to them

When we set goals together we can easily commit to them and the inevitable consequence is the continuous development of the company. Our employees’ motivation increases and we enjoy ourselves at work. This increases the quality of work.

Profitability and continuous development of operations

Profitability and efficiency are essential in our business, without them we don´t survive for long. Constant development of our operations and ourselves ensure our competitiveness and the results give meaning to our persistent work.

We constantly and systematically strive to reduce the environmental impact of our own operations.

Responsibility and sustainability at the heart of our operations

Orbis’ values are based on openness, honesty and fairness, which is reflected in all our activities. We comply with laws and regulations, bear our responsibility as a taxpayer and act fairly in all areas of our business. We also require the same responsibility from our partners and the suppliers and manufacturers we represent.

The company history

Established by Leo Linna-Aro, on 1 June 1949, Orbis is a privately owned company.

  • 1949 – Representation and trading
  • 1970 – Professional electronics
  • 1993 – Own production
  • 1995 – Global operations
  • 1999 – Orbis Oy Eesti filiaal is founded in Estonia
  • 2000 – Own product development
  • 2012 – Test systems spin-out to new company Orbis Systems Oy
  • 2012 – Orbis opens the webshop Worbis
  • 2014 – Orbis Solutions OOO is founded in Russia
  • 2019 – Orbis celebrates 70 year anniversary
  • 2022 – Orbis withdraws from the Russian market

70 years at the forefront of the Finnish telecommunications industry

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, Orbis Oy has seen the most important advances and new developments in the Finnish telecommunications sector up close:

  • In the 1940s and 1950s, Orbis Oy was involved in the process of building radio and television channels, helping to connect the nation.
  • In the 1970s, the company’s focus shifted to B2B electronics, which helped pave the way for Finland as a world leader in technology.
  • In the 1990s, Orbis Oy helped lift the telecommunications industry to a whole new global level.
  • Now, Orbis Oy is involved in building the foundation for a new digital society as the valued supplier to numerous telecommunications professionals.
Orbis' showcar in the 70th anniversary year 2019

First steps in radio technology imports

Leo Linna-Aro and his friends founded Orbis Oy as an importing and agency company on 1 June 1949. During the early years, the company’s main focus was on radio technology, which was in huge demand in post-war Finland. Import and sales of the new USW technology was an excellent stepping stone for the new company to improve and expand their business in the field of B2B electronics.

A competitive edge through in-house production

In 1993, Leo Linna-Aro resigned as CEO of Orbis Oy and passed on the torch to his son, Markku Linna-Aro. The new CEO was not the only change, however; this also marked Orbis Oy’s first foray into in-house development of added-value services and test system solutions. This new direction proved to be a significant competitive edge and laid the groundwork for the success that Orbis Oy enjoys today.

Going global

In 1998, Orbis Oy took its first steps towards going global – a process that was based on the company’s goal to produce customer-oriented services. The first overseas office was established in Dallas, Texas, to serve the American market. The expansion was spurred by the increased need for Finnish electronics manufacturers to outsource testing services. Orbis Oy began mass production of its own products in Estonia in 1999. In Finland, systems were being made in the company’s offices in Oulu, Salo and Vantaa. At its largest, Orbis Oy also had subsidiaries in Sweden, China and India.

Division into two companies

In the early 2000s, the operations of Orbis Oy were becoming increasingly divided between two different areas: the local import and retail services in Finland, and the global manufacturing of proprietary test systems. At the beginning of 2012, the test system operations were split off into a separate company called Orbis Systems Oy, allowing Orbis Oy to return to its roots and focus on the import, assembly and retail services. In 2014, Orbis Oy founded a subsidiary company in Russia.

Building a digital future

Today, Orbis Oy’s core areas are RF and optical fibre technologies. In 2018, the company’s turnover was nearly EUR 10 million. Orbis Oy currently employs 50 people, half of whom work in the production of assembled cables in Estonia. The family-owned company is now managed by a third-generation Linna-Aro, after Jani Linna-Aro started as the new CEO on 1 January 2019.

The evolution of digital technology is currently changing entire industries and their revenue models. The breakthrough of 5G technology and changes in the data centre market offer Orbis Oy new areas for growth, as IT infrastructures and services need further development opening up a key role for data transmission expertise. The expertise, solutions and experience of Orbis Oy are smoothly integrated into the needs of the smart cities of tomorrow, where 5G mobile networks, data centres and internal networks within properties are part of the digital service infrastructure.

Orbis – Innovatiivisuus ja tuotekehitys ovat kaiken toimintamme ytimessä.
13.12.2022

Exceptions to delivery times and business hours during the holiday season

On Friday Dec 23 and Dec 30 orders should be placed by 11 am in request for them to be handled the same day.

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Orbis – Innovatiivisuus ja tuotekehitys ovat kaiken toimintamme ytimessä.
25.11.2022

Greetings from Orbis Customer Survey 10/2022

In this survey we gathered feedback on our customers’ service experience related to different phases and channels of our sales and delivery process.

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Orbis – Innovatiivisuus ja tuotekehitys ovat kaiken toimintamme ytimessä.
30.6.2022

Orbis Oy has sold its business in Russia

Orbis Oy has concluded the process for withdrawing from the Russian market.

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