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 and other data cabling systems. The cables are made with craftsmanship and of reliable quality components, which ensures their consistent quality and suitability for challenging applications.
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.
In addition to our own products, we also carry products from our trusted partners such as Huber+Suhner and Ingun, further expanding our ability to offer customized solutions for any need.
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 constantly monitor the quality of our product portfolio and work closely with our partners to maintain the highest level of quality and performance.
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. We collaborate with our global partners and manufacturers to find the right solution for your organization’s specific requirements.
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 shape the future of data transmission technology. Our commitment to excellence and innovation ensures that our clients are always at the forefront of their industries.
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.
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.
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.
Exceptions to business hours during the holiday season
On Christmas Day, Dec 25, on Boxing Day, Dec 26, and on New Year’s Day, Jan 1, we are closed.
Orbis Oy joined the Smart City Innovation Cluster
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