SCALING UP WITH AUTOMATION
The company’s founder and CEO Teijo Fabritius has spent the whole of his long career working in robotics, automation and business development at Nokia Robotics and JOT Automation, for example. In 2010, the time was ripe to found his own company.
– I had been following the development of health care and wellbeing technology for a long time. When I became acquainted with companies that manufactured diagnostic tests, I discovered that the production was manual – nothing like what I was used to
in the electronics industry. I expressed my thoughts about scaling production with the help of automation, and the idea caught on immediately. We started developing the product and introduced an entirely new kind of operator to the industry. Even today we still don’t really have any competitors, Teijo Fabritius says.
Demand was certainly strong: Ginolis has doubled its net sales annually. The greatest volume is from abroad, and sales within Finland are also mainly focused on international players.
Ginolis’s products help companies in the industry to implement solutions that speed up diagnosis. As reliability improves, many basic samples can be taken with rapid tests at health care centers or at home without the need for separate laboratory visits. The test results are obtained quickly, in a matter of a few days or even minutes. As a result of the pandemic, the speed of testing has become an increasingly important factor.