Vaisala Signs a Significant Radiosonde Contract


Vaisala has signed a significant contract with a long standing customer for upper air observation products. The EUR 8.3 million contract includes radiosondes and accessories. The deliveries will take place in 2008.

Radiosondes are meteorological devices that are used to measure pressure, temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction in the upper atmosphere. The radiosonde reaches altitude up to 30 kilometers and transmits continuous data to ground equipment during its ascent. The ground-based sounding system processes and converts the data into meteorological weather messages.

The Vaisala Group is a successful international technology company that develops and manufactures electronic measurement products and solutions and related services. Application areas include meteorology, environmental sciences, traffic and industry. The Vaisala Group employs over 1,000 professionals. In 2006, Vaisala achieved net sales of EUR 220.8 million. Vaisala operates and serves its customers globally. In 2006, operations outside Finland accounted for 97% of net sales. Parent company Vaisala Oyj, domicile in Finland, is listed on the Nordic Exchanges, in Helsinki.

The Vaisala Group is a successful international technology company that develops and manufactures electronic measurement products and solutions and related services. Application areas include meteorology, environmental sciences, traffic and industry.

The Vaisala Group employs over 1,000 professionals. In 2006, Vaisala achieved net sales of EUR 220.8 million. Vaisala operates and serves its customers globally. In 2006, operations outside Finland accounted for 97% of net sales. Parent company Vaisala Oyj, domicile in Finland, is listed on the Nordic Exhanges.

For more information:
Erkki Javinen, Director, Vaisala Measurement Systems, phone: +358 40 5491 891

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