The NIT dream was born when two boys watched ships being built from the outskirts of a small town in Western Finland. Jari Suominen and Kenneth Luoma headed in the direction of shipbuilding, had a rough ride, and started their own company, Naval Interior Team Ltd, in 2000. NIT soon became one of the main suppliers to the Turku, Helsinki and Rauma shipyards. Right from the start the company gained the trust of the leading shipowners in the industry, Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean International.
NIT is preparing itself for the future and has strengthened its ownership with four new owners since 2018 when Mr. Luoma decided to retire. The new owners, Vesa Heikkinen, Juhani Määttänen, Sebastian Lagerlöf and Ilkka Hiekkanen brought with them broad experience from different shipbuilding companies. NIT remains an entrepreneurial company with all the owners actively involved in the day-to-day running of the company. NIT builds interiors for the world’s leading shipyards, but its roots stay solidly in Piikkiö, Finland.
The owners say that the company’s business idea has remained the same because it works: find the best people, take good care of them and do everything possible with them to earn the trust of every single customer. Customer first. Let’s put all our energy into creating inspiring and innovative interiors for the greatest ships in the world!