Highly commended
IT lifecycle solutions and
other impressive achievements

  • Awards
  • Milestones
2016

3ChooseIT launched

The AssetNG tool gets a new extension, 3ChooseIT. This automates the end-of-life device renewal process while ensuring that the IT team is firmly in control.

2016

Most innovative asset finance provider

CFI.co awards 3 Step IT with the 2016 Most Innovative Technology Leasing Solutions Europe Award. Asset management and sustainability are among the more important reasons.

2016

Sustainable IT project of the year

3 Step IT wins ‘highly commended’ in BusinessGreen’s IT Project of the Year 2016 Award, recognising our drive to develop and grow a circular economy business model.

2016

Carmen Ene a leading influence

Carmen Ene is named as one of the 50 most influential people in asset finance in the Leasing Life Power 50. She is the CEO of 3 Step IT.

2016

A great place to work - again!

3 Step IT is included in Finland’s list of great places to work for a record-breaking 10th year in a row. Consistently motivating & developing employees is an important company strength.

2015

The best sales organisation in Finland

3 Step IT wins an award for being Finland’s Best Sales Organisation. This B2B award is based on customer feedback. It recognises sales attitude, keeping promises and a cooperative approach.

2015

Carmen Ene for CEO

Carmen Ene is appointed as the new chief executive officer. She brings years of experience from international leadership roles at IBM.

Carmen Ene

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Carmen Ene
2015

Major IT company acquisitions

3 Step IT acquires Nevtor, a Finnish IT services company; TEC Finance, a Swedish IT leasing company; and ITmove, an IT logistics and remarketing organisation.

2014

Record 500M€ revenue

Revenue grows to hit a record €500 million – proof of the value of a sustainable approach to leasing and IT lifecycle management.

2014

Among the Best Workplaces in Sweden and Finland

3 Step IT is ranked 4th Best Workplace in Sweden in the small organisations category. The ranking in Finland is 12th in the general category.

2013

3AppIT is launched

A maturing mobile offering brings assets under management up to 1.5 million. The tool combines real device data with lease data.

2013

One of the best workplaces in Finland and Sweden

Again, 3 Step IT is ranked high in the small organisation category for Best Workplace in Sweden and in the general category for Best Workplace in Finland.

2012

Turnover reaches new heights

Annual turnover exceeds €400 million. Our unique approach to IT leasing, asset management and lifecycle management is highly appreciated by customers.

2012

Service for smartphones and tablets is launched

A comprehensive service for mobile devices – smartphones and tablets – becomes available. Hence, the range of services becomes even more agile.

2011

One of Europe’s top 500

3 Step IT is listed among Europe’s 500 most distinguished private companies. Europe 500 celebrates innovative achievements and has become the standard recognition for entrepreneurial success.

2011

Finland’s most profitable growth company

Leading Finnish business magazine Talouselämä ranks 3 Step IT as Finland’s most profitable growth company.

2011

Expansions – into Asia and in numbers

3 Step IT expands into Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. More than one million assets under management and over 200 employees.

2010

Major acquisitions in the Nordic countries

3 Step IT acquires BNP Paribas Lease Group subsidiaries in Sweden and Norway, and business operations in Denmark.

2010

IT devices get a second life in the US

Our sustainble IT replacement service enters the United States. After refurbishing, old devices are resold to North America, which is more environmentally sound than turning the assets into e-waste.

2010

Turnover continues to grow

Annual turnover reaches €300 million.

2009

New heights in asset management and other milestones

Over half a million assets under management. Also, selling refurbished IT devices expands into Russia and France.

2009

One of the best places to work in Finland and Europe

3 Step IT reaches 33rd Best Workplace in Europe in small and medium-sized workplaces category. It’s placed 3rd in the Best Workplace in Finland (general category).

2008

Service provider of the year

3 Step IT receives the Service Provider of the Year award from the Leasing Life Awards, one of the most prestigious accolades in the European leasing industry.

2008

Major service and turnover expansions

The 3 Step IT introduces a service to track mobile devices. Annual turnover exceeds €200 million. Also, highly placed as the Best Workplace in Europe and Finland.

2007

3 Step IT’s founder is Entrepreneur of the Year

Jarkko Veijalainen, 3 Step IT’s founder, is chose as Finnish Entrepreneur of the Year by EY (Ernst & Young).

2007

Employee expansion & first-time Best Workplace

3 Step IT’s workforce grows to over 100 employees. The company is the 8th Best Workplace in Finland, in the general category.

2006

One of Europe’s most distinguished companies for six years in a row!

3 Step IT is listed among Europe’s 500 most distinguished private companies for the sixth successive year.

2006

Expansion into the UK

The company’s development continues with expansion into the UK.

2005

Baltic boost and other expansions

3 Step IT expands into Latvia and Lithuania markets. A new refurbishing centre is opened in Finland. Turnover continues to grow and is more than €100 million.

2002

Nordic expansion

3 Step IT broadens its reach with expansion into Denmark and Norway.

2001

Name change reflects game change

Computer Rental CR Oy becomes 3 Step IT, a name that accurately represents the company’s key business concept.

2001

One of Europe’s most distinguished companies

3 Step IT is listed among Europe’s 500 most distinguished private companies for the first time. The company will go on to be included in the list seven times in all.

2001

Expansion outside Finland starts

The company expands into Sweden and Estonia taking its first steps into building an international leasing & IT asset management company.

2000

A cornerstone innovation is introduced

The 3 Step IT asset register becomes a web based tool. As one of the building blocks of the company’s success, it’s constantly updated to ensure that it meets our customers’ needs.

2000

Refurbishing centre acquired

Smålandsbörsen AB, a Swedish refurbishing centre for computers, is acquired, enhancing 3 Step IT’s service offering.

1998

A unique IT asset management system is created

The company’s asset management tool is launched. 3 Step IT’s in-house asset management tool gathers and manages information about the type and location of leased equipment and lease periods for their easy management.

1997

Birth of a company

Jarkko Veijalainen and Marko Sjöman establish Computer Rental CR Oy. Management tool development begins immediately.

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