Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on 75 years of experience, Vaisala contributes to a better quality of life by providing a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services for chosen weather-related and industrial markets. Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs approximately 1400 professionals worldwide and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange.
The year 2011 was fairly good for Vaisala. Our net sales grew by 8 percent and profitability by 36 percent.
Regionally, net sales grew most in APAC, 20 percent, and next was America by 10 percent. EMEA was the only region where net sales declined, 2 percent, mostly due to the uncertaintyl revolving around the euro.
The industrial business grew by 13 percent and increased its share of the Vaisala Group's total net sales to 26.1 percent. The Weather business grew moderately by 6 percent, Its growth was affected by the continuing tight budget situation of the public sector customers..