Patria and the Finnish Military Sport Federation have signed a three-year cooperation agreement for development of conscript exercise activity. Cooperation aims at enhancing conscripts’ sporty life-style and thus to improve the quality of life of the young in Finland.

”Responsibility and the continuous development of operations form an important part of Patria’s everyday work. Sponsorship targets at strengthening our corporate image as a responsible actor in our field. Elementary factors in choosing a cooperation partner is coherence with Patria’s values and operations. Supporting conscripts’ sport activities meet Patria’s strict criteria for sponsorship. It is socially important to support the sporty life-style of the young, in that way it is possible to better their quality of life both on short and long-term”, states Jukka Holkeri, Chief Marketing Officer of Patria.

Cooperation with the Finnish Military Sport Federation aims at expanding the existing conscript sport activity operation to all detachments and to all conscripts. Currently the activity is available in about ten detachments. Some 5000 conscripts take part in the operation.

Patria is a defence, security and aerospace group with international operations delivering its customers competitive solutions based on own specialist know-how and partnerships. Patria is owned by the State of Finland and the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS N.V.

Further information:

Jukka Holkeri
Chief Marketing Officer
Tel. +358 40 869 2008

The Finnish Military Sport Federation
Keijo Suomalainen
Tel. +358 40 582 7770