Business Areas and Customers

Our Business

Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement. Building on 80 years of experience, Vaisala provides observations for a better world. We are a reliable partner for customers around the world, offering a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services. 

Headquartered in Finland, Vaisala employs approximately 1,600 professionals worldwide and is listed on the Nasdaq OMX Helsinki stock exchange.

Vaisala’s business is conducted by two business areas: Industrial Measurements as well as Weather and Environment. The customers of Weather business include meteorological institutes, airports, roads and railroad, defense, and energy industry. Industrial Business area offers products and services to Life Science customers and chosen applications in various industries. Customers use our fixed and hand held measurement instruments as well as calibration services for temperature, humidity, dewpoint, carbon dioxide, moisture in oil and pressure.

The net sales (2016) were 319.1 million €.

Vaisala Oyj VAT id is FI01244162.


Industrial Measurements Business Area

The Industrial Measurements’ products improve quality, productivity, energy efficiency, and help our customers fulfill regulatory compliance. Our customers operate in different types of environments – from semi-conductor factories and high-rise buildings to power plants and small incubators – where reliable measuring and monitoring of the ambient conditions are a prerequisite for successful operations. Our products and systems are used to measure and monitor temperature, humidity, dew point, pressure, carbon dioxide, moisture in oil and dissolved gases in transformer oil.

Customer Groups

Vaisala’s measurement products are used by a variety of industries, such as life science, power generation and transmission, HVAC, electronics, automotive, lithium battery manufacturing and food processing. The stable real time measurements extend equipment lifetime, and improve processes, productivity and end-product quality.

Life Science

For over 50 of the world’s top life science companies, Vaisala provides measurement devices and monitoring systems for continuous records, reports and alarms. These solutions are used to monitor temperature and humidity conditions in research and development, production, and storage environments. With our solutions and services, life science companies ensure the quality and safety of their products, and maintain compliance with global regulations.

Power Generation and Transmission

For power generation and transmission industry, Vaisala provides unique measurement equipment for online monitoring of transformer insulation oil. Our reliable solutions support in planning and optimizing the preventive maintenance of power transformers, and thus help to extend their lifetime and reduce the risk of unexpected and costly outages.

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

Vaisala offers industry benchmark HVAC transmitters for measuring humidity, temperature, and carbon dioxide indoors and outdoors. Customers use these instruments to optimize heating ventilation and air conditioning controls, for example, in offices, hospitals, data centers, factories, and cooling towers. Our transmitters help in maintaining good indoor air quality and saving costs through improved efficiency.


Industrial Measurements Business Area is organized into three regions with full business responsibility:

  • Americas
  • EMEA
  • APAC

Weather and Environment Business Area

Weather and Environment Area serves selected weather-dependent markets where accurate, real-time, uninterrupted and reliable weather data is essential to run efficient operations.

Customer Groups

The customers include meteorological institutes, roads and rail authorities, airport organizations, and defense forces. Energy and maritime industries represent the business area's private sector customers. Weather and Environment provides products and solutions to support the customers' operational decision making under any weather conditions. Vaisala products and services enable the customers to make effective operational decisions under any weather conditions, without compromising safety.


Weather and Environment Business Area is organized under four regions:

  • Americas
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa
  • China

Additionally, Weather and Environment Business Area separates its product and service offering into two business lines, which are responsible for product management, application expertise and R&D:

  • Products and Systems unit,
    responsible for Weather and Environment Business Area's hardware and software products, consists of Soundings, Weather Radars, Weather Instruments and Weather Systems product areas.
  • Digital Solutions unit,
    responsible for hosted services, decision support systems and consulting offering, consists of Renewable Energy, Road Transportation, Aviation and Lightning application areas.

Our Mission and Strategy

Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurements, building on over 80 years of experience. Vaisala is a reliable partner for customers around the world, offering a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services.

Vaisala’s business is divided into two business areas: Weather and Environment (WEA) and Industrial Measurements (VIM), with different types of clients and market drivers.

Our mission is to enable and make Observations for a Better World, to better understand and influence our indoor and outdoor environments. We believe in a world where environmental measurements and observations improve every aspect of daily life, enhance decision making, safety and efficiency.

Our business is driven by the following megatrends:

Vaisala´s Business follows these megatrends