Ixonos Group acquires Cresense


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Ixonos Group acquires Cresense

Ixonos strengthens its user research knowledge and design skills


Ixonos Plc has signed an agreement to acquire a Finnish, privately owned Cresense Oy. The acquisition will strengthen Ixonos´ position as an innovative digitalization and transformation partner. Cresense´s competence will optimally support Ixonos` strategy which was renewed in July, by enforcing company`s user research knowledge and design skills. Company reorganization requires fulfillment of certain conditions and is expected to be completed during the third quarter in 2015.

Cresense is a company that excels in user centric service design. The company represents leading expertise mastering a seamless combination of user research, user experience and service design. Cresense has a strong customer base and references both in fields of B2B and B2C services. As part of the company reorganization the whole Cresense personnel will join Ixonos.

“Together we can now offer leading expertise to our customers who seek answers for digital disruption possibilities in a global scale. Cresense will bring a new dimension to our competence portfolio with their strong user research competence. In addition to this, Cresense´s design expertise will further strengthen our design team. We warmly welcome our new colleagues from Cresense to join Ixonos. Together we´ll have the best possibilities to create digital success stories for our clients and challenge the future with a new way of thinking and distinguished services,” says CEO Sami Paihonen at Ixonos.

”Merger with Ixonos means us an outstanding possibility to grow and innovate on the next generation user insight based service design. Thanks to Ixonos´ long and successful experience on both technology and design we can now integrate user research seamlessly to become a vital part of the service design and technology solution, through the whole service lifecycle. This is the recipe how our customers can introduce innovative services, devices and experiences representing the new era – embracing user experience as the key element to brand engagement and business success,” emphasizes CEO of Cresence, Marko Rapeli.



Ixonos Plc:

Sami Paihonen, CEO

Mobile +358-50-5021111



Cresense Oy

Marko Rapeli, CEO, partner

Mobile +358-50-3233973




Ixonos is a creative technology company that dreams, designs and delivers. We realise innovative dreams with unparalleled design and impeccable technical delivery. Our clientele consists of companies in the industrial and services sectors. We help our customers to benefit from the productivity and better customer loyalty enabled by digital services and mobility combined with outstanding user experience. Customers face business disruptions, which we can reclaim with creative use of technology. We’re designers, engineers, strategists, innovators; 300 individuals working together in Finland, Great Britain, and the U.S. Ixonos Plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd.

We unite design and technology to beautiful stories never seen before.




The 2001 established Cresense focuses in customer centric digital service design. Cresense adds value for its customers by creating engaging and desirable services and helping them to increase organization efficiency, build on competitive edge and elevate the brand. Cresense works together with customers e.g. Microsoft, KONE, Rovio, Supercell, F-Secure and Suunto. The company has offices in Helsinki, Shanghai, Singapore and San Jose.




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