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Genelec awarded Finland’s Brand of the Year honour

The annual awards, run by the country's Chamber of Commerce, singled out the company's renewal of its brand through innovation, research, and the commitment of its staff

Siamäk Naghian, Genelec managing director (left), and Mari Primetta, Genelec brand communications manager, at the Great Brand Day in Helsinki.

Genelec has been chosen as Finland’s Brand of the Year in a competition organised by the country’s Chamber of Commerce. The annual programme’s criteria focuses on fostering Finnish brand expertise and long-term brand development work such as: brand story, customer experience, innovation, intellectual property protection, communication strategy, brand book and brand image.

The shortlist included brands such as Lumene, Niemi and Siili, with the results announced during the recent Great Brand Day at Helsinki’s Music Centre.

“The Genelec brand is built on the company’s core values and is based on competence and enabling people to flourish,” said Marja-Leena Mansala, chair of the Brand of the Year jury. “The uniqueness and continuous renewal of the brand are driven by research, innovation and IPR, as well as the commitment of its personnel. Sustainability is just as important to the company as sound quality and profitability, and through its uncompromising operations, Genelec has grown into an internationally recognised brand.”

Genelec managing director Siamäk Naghian added: “We’d like to thank the award organisers, the jury and the public, and we’re delighted to share this accolade with all the employees and partners that have helped us over the last 45 years, as well as the many customers that have continuously inspired us to innovate. Based here in the small Finnish town of Iisalmi we’ve always remained focused on our original goals, and we hope that we’ve shown how hard work and belief can create a truly market-leading global brand, no matter how humble the origins!”