International operations create growth
Halton has based its operations and growth on international operations right from the start. When it comes to indoor air and indoor environments, customers’ challenges are basically the same everywhere, and the solutions can be provided with the same technologies. For a similar reason, TRACTR seemed to Halton as an investment with good growth potential.
“People in industrialized countries spend 90% of their time indoors. The same kind of pressures are placed on both indoor environments and space utilization everywhere. A digital market platform will make the import of such real estate service efficient, and the business can be scaled up easily. As the solution gains more of a foothold, machine learning will also increase the system’s performance, quality and competitiveness at a high rate,” says Tarja Takki-Halttunen.
Innovative services are based on researched data
Halton has always based its operations on research and product development, always putting first the high-quality performance of its systems and tangible customer benefits. The company also values these properties in its business partners. Halton wants to support carefully selected emerging companies that have a proven track record of being able to solve challenges caused by global trends and to create solutions to customers’ problems in areas that have a connection to Halton’s own operations and targets.
“TRACTR is a very interesting and promising start-up whose founders are international top experts in the real estate field. They are also very nice people. Their team’s extensive expertise and position within academic research provide excellent assets for the company to innovate and to look into the future of the real estate sector,” says Takki-Halttunen.
“It is great to receive the support of Halton, a highly responsible player with a long track record. Halton’s top expertise, extensive networks and global operating method will help us grow,” says Antti Tuomela, the Chairman of TRACTR Oy’s Board of Directors.
TRACTR Oy is owned by its founding members, with Halton Group becoming a minority shareholder on 8 March 2019 and Tarja Takki-Halttunen starting as a member of TRACTR Oy’s Board of Directors.