Sito got its start amidst the turmoil of the 1976 oil crisis.
Faith in our own abilities
For many design agencies, the oil crisis meant that belts had to be tightened. For the Finnish branch of a sizeable Swedish company ,it resulted in bankruptcy. Eight young engineers who had worked for the agency decided to build a new company from the ashes. Suomalainen Insinööritoimisto Oy, or SITO, was born. In thirty-odd years, the company has grown from employing a couple of dozen people to a corporation with staff of over 330 hundred individuals.
Computers to aid in planning and design
Right off the bat, the company made a significant investment in the development of a proprietary computer design system. Effective in-house planning applications allowed Sito to implement large-scale projects faster and more efficiently. In 1984, Sito Systems Oy, later Citycad Finland, was founded to handle software development and marketing.
Developing design software in the 1980s
Over the years, we've grown and gained vital expertise through acquisitions
New subsidiaries bring additional strength and local knowledge
Sito's newist regional office, Sito Oulu Oy, was founded in begining 2010 to serve our clients in northern Finland.