Vientikilta is a network of companies interested in internationalization and export activities, operating in Southern Ostrobothnia. Vientikilta is a voluntary organization by those responsible for the internationalization of companies.


How it started


Vientikilta has been active in the Southern Ostrobothnia region for almost 30 years.

Originally, the name of Vientikilla was Härmänmaan Vientikilta, which came from the activity of entrepreneurs in the Härmä area and was founded by the late entrepreneur adviser Väinö Takala.


Company visits and presentations

The activities of Vientikilta are revolved around company visits and presentations, which focus on the challenges of export activities and today’s globalization. Companies in different industries and of different sizes are involved in the operations of Vientikilta. From September to June, Vientikilta meets once a month, usually on the first Thursday afternoon of the month to visit an interesting export company in the region or another destination related to internationalization.

During a pandemic, we gather remotely or hybrid around different themes.

During the visits, one hears about the challenges of companies who are just starting with export activities, the story of the development of these activities, and often also they get to know the production of the target company. Vientikilta makes a couple of visits outside the area every year, usually one to an interesting destination in Finland and another outside of Finland.


How are we organized?

The activities are directed by a board consisting of members of Vientikilta and the visits are coordinated by the Southern Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce together with the active members.

Chairman Juha Lahtinen

0500 365 851

Secretary Tomi Kohtanen

050 506 2755


Board of directors


Juha Lahtinen,
Export Maker Oy


Tomi Kohtanen,

Etelä-Pohjanmaan kauppakamari


Asko Kamppinen, Vallgrund Invest Oy, vpj.
Matti Mäki-Haapoja, Reikälevy Oy vpj.
Ossi Tuomela, WMT Group Oy,
Toni Ruokoja, MSK Group Oy
Minna Sillanpää, Oma Säästöpankki
Riikka Ylikangas, Etelä-Pohjanmaan ELY-keskus
Kari Hytönen, Finnvera
Mika Anttila,
Marko Jyllilä, Relicomp Oy
Anne Viitala, Osuuskunta Viexpo