History

 

Beginning in 2000

Weppihiiri Oy started operations in 2000 in the Otaniemi Science Park in Espoo. The company was established by Timo Lämsä and Nuutti Gylling. It produced software projects for the Road Administration and, following the spirit of the time, website projects for other companies. During its first year, the company also carried out a large Web shop project. At the end of 2000, the company employed six people.

Years of learning 2001–2003

Weppihiiri continued to grow and started to specialise in software operations. In 2002, the company moved to new air-conditioned facilities in Innopoli 2, in Otaniemi, where it operated for nearly eight years. The scope of operations and the number of employees started to grow, and the company’s management and organisation were developed. Two highly experienced software designers were signed.

Years of development 2004–2009

In 2004, Weppihiiri decided to specialise in software operations and terminate the Digimedia department. At the same time, the company started to offer practical training positions for IT students, many of whom were later employed permanently. The company started to invest in the well-being and enjoyment of its highly educated personnel. The company’s management started to spend more time on strategic work and operational development. The company acquired new customers, consolidated its position and improved its profitability. Its competence in the insurance, infrastructure and traffic fields deepened through several customer projects.

Leap in growth in 2010

The new phase of growth started at the beginning of 2010, as the company moved to new and larger facilities in HTC Keilaniemi, and changed its name to Werdia Oy. Timo Lämsä, who had acted as the company’s CEO from the very beginning, transferred his position of leadership to Markus Östberg, who became the new CEO at the beginning of the year. According to the new strategy, Werdia has selected as its cornerstone offerings new innovative products designed for the needs of the insurance field. Furthermore, Werdia has continued as a software company specialised in the development of high-quality tailored software products.

 
 

During its first decade, the company was called Weppihiiri Oy. Since the beginning of March 2010, the company has operated under the name of Werdia Oy.