Are in charge of property maintenance for Helsinki Deaconess Institute

Are Oy           Press release            28 September 2016 at 8:30 a.m.


Are Oy and Helsinki Deaconess Institute (HDI) have entered into an agreement on the maintenance of the HDI properties. The agreement will take effect on 1 October, after which eight Helsinki Deaconess Institute employees will move to work at Are. The maintenance agreement covers over 20 properties in different parts of the capital region.


The agreement includes the path to employment scheme, which features new ways of promoting employment among those who struggle to find jobs. Social responsibility is an important value for both Helsinki Deaconess Institute and Are.


“For the HDI foundation, the most important criteria for the decision to outsource property maintenance were ensuring the continuity of employment, the partner’s commitment to the employment promotion projects that are important to the foundation and, naturally, guaranteeing the best possible maintenance for the foundation’s properties. We believe that cooperating with the largest technical building services company in Finland will improve the maintenance of our properties and help us preserve the value of one of the foundation’s most important assets,” says, Teemu Sipilä, Director of Real Estate at Helsinki Deaconess Institute.


“We are happy that a major property asset such as Helsinki Deaconess Institute gives us the chance to develop their property maintenance processes and life-cycle management together. And being able to work with experienced employees who know the Helsinki Deaconess Institute buildings is also extremely valuable to us,” says Jyri Seppänen, Head of Maintenance at Are Property Services.


For further information, please contact:

Are Oy

Jyri Seppänen, Head of Maintenance, tel. +358 50 388 5866,


Helsinki Deaconess Institute foundation

Teemu Sipilä, Director of Real Estate, tel. +358 50 388 3733,


Read more about Are’s maintenance services


Are is the largest technical building services company in Finland. Our technical building contracting and property maintenance services guarantee energy efficiency and a comfortable indoor climate throughout the entire life cycle of the building. 

We focus on intelligent technical maintenance and our Are Sensus low-energy system in particular. Established more than 100 years ago, the Are Group employs approximately 2,900 people. We serve our customers in 25 locations in Finland and in St Petersburg, Russia. More information:


Helsinki Deaconess Institute is a public utility foundation that specialises in severe social problems and acts as a pioneer in its own field. The group offers a wide range of social welfare, health care and education services though its subsidiaries – Diacor Terveyspalvelut Oy and Helsingin Diakonissalaitoksen Hoiva Oy. The foundation uses the profit it gains from the operations and assets to promote the health and well-being of the most vulnerable. HDI has been involved in creating new solutions in those areas of society where human dignity is at stake for almost 150 years. More information:

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