Who we are
Finna, pronounced ‘finn-ah’, comes from Old Norse and means, “to find”, “to discover”. It is a good word to describe our people and our culture. At Finna Group, we challenge each other to find the best answers. We seek data to deliver greater products. Both as individuals and as a company, we are not happy with the status quo. We embrace persistent innovation. We seek competition to push us harder. We respond with relentless pursuit until our performance meets our high expectations.
Our hiring methods work to nurture the culture we’ve created. It starts by asking applicants what they’ve done to specifically improve their skills over time. At Finna Group, you’ll find many individuals that have achieved advanced degrees in engineering, business and accounting. Others are pursuing technical degrees in an effort to constantly progress. We encourage personal growth as a catalyst for greater results at work.
What we do
Finna Group develops advanced industrial sensors and hand-held meters for a variety of manufacturing processes. Most of the sensors enable cloud-based reporting and analysis.
Going forward, Finna Group is the brand name established to embody the integrated businesses. The company is investing heavily in the advancement of its radio frequency, near infrared and hand-held sensors for its target industries. Powerful data collection is being implemented across the product line to enable cloud-based reporting to support next-generation manufacturing. Understanding, innovation, and success are the fundamental principles that define our approach to customer needs.
We are excited to earn your business.
Today’s sensors are undergoing massive reinvention as manufacturers demand more real-time data that constantly measures performance and reports to the cloud. The transformation of the entire industry requires suppliers that respond quickly to changing environments. As a team, the employees at Finna Group have the combination of talent and passionate desire to meet this challenge.
Finna Group started as Signature Control Systems, Inc., in the early 1990’s. Originally focused on rubber and plastic applications, the business grew to include the largest automotive and thermosetting plastic manufacturers in the country. After selling this business to a domestic chemical company, the remaining employees founded SCS Forest Products in 2008 to develop industrial sensors for the forest products industry. At the same time, the company completed its first acquisition, Northern Milltech (NMI) based in Fort St. James, British Columbia. NMI gave SCS Forest Products broader access to online sensors monitoring critical processes in the production of lumber for the largest building products companies in North America. The combined businesses expanded to Europe with its close partnership with Dynalyse, based in Sweden. SCS Forest Products and NMI now provide sensors for almost every major lumber producer in North America.
In 2015, the company acquired the assets of Moisture Register Products, a division of AquaMeasure Instruments. This strategic purchase greatly expanded the capabilities of the company with near infrared sensors (NIR) and rugged hand held moisture meters.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
“[Finna Group] was very patient with us as we learned the new process of moisture analyzing. They spent well over an hour initially with me on the phone in order to make me feel comfortable with the process and also provided additional service to us at a later date when more improvements were available – no costs incurred. I would highly recommend [Finna Group] to anyone who is looking for a high-quality product with high-quality customer service.”
– Jim Roberts, Maintenance Manager of Tyson Prepared Foods
“Since acquiring the MC Pro system we have gone from the stone age to the 21st century as far as drying techniques.”
– Cliff Mullin, Vice President of Potomac Supply Corp.
“Cottrell Paper Company has successfully increased our paper machine line speed for all grades with the installation of the [SMART III NIR]. Additionally, the sales and service team have been exceptional – they are very responsive and helpful whenever we have had an issue!”
– Darren Costanzo, Plant Superintendent of Cottrell Paper
“The MC Pro 2400 was easy to install, works well and can handle most tasks. The moisture meters are providing great feedback to the dry kiln operators. The MC Pro 2400 is simply the most complete moisture meter, in my opinion.”
– Jimmie Bergkvist, Planer Mill Supervisor of Vida Borgstena
“We chose the MC Pro 2400 for our process, which has given us equipment with great operational reliability and minimum maintenance. It is easy to calibrate and manage for the operators in daily production. The installation and startup of the equipment went smoothly; the first day we could use it in production. Now that we have used it for a few months, we see that the moisture sorting works well for the applied setting values. We only perform spot checks to verify the measurement process is working correctly.”
– Jan Andrén, Technical Manager of Moelven Töreboda