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Awards and recognition

Autorobot’s decades-long trend of innovation and invention has won for it wide critical praise and multiple national and international awards. Olavi Venäläinen and Autorobot hold many international patents in the auto body repair industry. That cutting-edge development is on going.

Awards - Autorobot Awards and recognition granted to Autorobot Finland Oy/Mr. Olavi Venäläinen
  • "Entrepreneur of the Year" (Municipality of Kuopio City, 1980)
  • "Certificate of Appreciation" (Foundation of Finnish Inventions, 1982)
  • "Industry Chief" (K-Group and Kesko, one of the largest associations of wholesalers in Finland, 1985)
  • "Automotive Technician of the Year" (Finnish Association of Automotive Technology, 1986)
  • "Export Idea" (Finnish Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1987)
  • "VIII International Trophy for Technology" in Frankfurt, West Germany (1987)
  • "Inventor 1987" (Ministry of Trade and Industry in Finland, 1987)
  • "Entrepreneur of the Year" (Kuopio City Entrepreneurs Association, 1988)
  • "Entrepreneur of the Year" (Savo Province Entrepreneurs Association, 1990)
  • "The President of Finland’s Export Award," 1991, the most respected recognition presented annually in Finland in the field of export
  • National Entrepreneur award, 1991
  • Award of Merit in the International Aluminum Extrusion Design Competition (Aluminum Association, Inc., 1992)
  • Gold medal of merit (Inventors Central Association, 2001)
  • "Bourgeois of Honor" award in recognition of efforts for entrepreneurship (Kuopio Handicraft and Industry Association (2002)
  • Gold medal of merit (Federation of Small Industry, 2004)
  • Silver medal of merit (Finland Central Chamber of Commerce, 2005)