Her Excellency Tarja Halonen, President of the Republic of Finland, has presented the 2008 Internationalization Awards to Napa Group, Avant Tecno Oy and Sunit Oy.
The Feb. 19 ceremony was the 41nd in the history of the award. The objective of the Internationalization Awards, which are coordinated by Finpro, is to help businesses to operate in an international environment and to boost their ability to develop and adopt new operating models.
The Award can be presented to a company or community that has actively participated in developing international Finland. The preparatory work and the choosing of the candidates for the Awards is done by Finpro in collaboration with the Association for Finnish Work. The Awards are donated by The Finnish Fair Corporation.
Napa Group is a software house in the global marine industry, supplying software systems for ship design and operation. NAPA software is used by more than 300 shipyards, designers, classification societies and authorities. The Onboard-NAPA software and NAPA Ships Performance Solutions (SPS) for ship operation, ensure safe and efficient operation for hundreds of ships operating the world over. Onboard-Napa Ltd has completed almost 900 ship installations.