iLOQ to provide its self-powered locking system to the Metsä pavilion for Tokyo 2020

Business Finland together with Metsä Group is creating the Metsä pavilion for the 2020 summer Olympics and Paralympics in the grounds of Embassy of Finland in the heart of Tokyo. The pavilion will operate as the official National Hospitality House during the Olympics and Paralympics for Finnish teams.

Among the topics promoted in the pavilion are smart energy, sustainability, digitalization, health and wellbeing. It was a logical decision therefore that iLOQ would be a partner of the Metsä pavilion, and deliver its self-powered, digital locking system to the house.

iLOQ is an innovator in the locking industry and has a strong portfolio of safe and sustainable products that maximize safety and minimize administration and lifecycle costs. iLOQ’s mobile and digital locking systems are self powered and enable electronic locking without batteries or cables. They cater to the needs of industry and the utility sector by providing smart locking and secure and simple access management solutions for the buildings and spaces used daily.

President and CEO of iLOQ, Heikki Hiltunen, commented: “We are delighted to showcase our state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly digital and mobile access management systems in the Metsä pavilion. This will open business opportunities for us in the Japanese markets and among Japanese customers, and will help us establish new connections with partners in the region and globally”.

In accordance with the Company’s environmental program, iLOQ conserves natural resources and the environment. For example, it maximizes the usability of their products, minimizes battery and metal waste, favors recyclable packaging and reduces the need for maintenance-related travel by developing advanced remotely control services. Every year, iLOQ’s solutions save 27,000 kg or battery waste and, compared to mechanical locking solutions, 7000 kg of metal waste.

The aim of the pavilion is to provide Finnish companies with the opportunity to create new business in Japan and gain new contacts in the market.

“We are happy to cooperate with iLOQ and present their locking solutions among other leading Finnish technologies in the Metsä pavilion. We believe that Finland can offer numerous complementary products, services and innovations for Japan” states Petri Tulensalo, Head of Sports Cluster, Business Finland.

Joni Lampinen, Chief Marketing Officer, explains: “We are looking forward to working closely with the Metsä pavilion and raising iLOQ’s brand awareness in Asia. We have a lot to offer customers and partners in the region, and they will be able to see this first hand as our locking systems will be in use in the pavilion”.

For more information:
Joni Lampinen, Chief Marketing Officer
Email: wbav.ynzcvara@vybd.pbz
Tel. +358 (0)40 3170 262

iLOQ in brief

iLOQ is a rapidly growing Finnish company that is leading the technological revolution in the digital locking industry. iLOQ transforms mechanical locks into digital and mobile access management. iLOQ solutions are based on technologies developed and patented by the company, enabling electronic and mobile locking without batteries or cables. iLOQ replaces mechanical and electromechanical locking systems with environmentally friendly solutions that solve the problems of lost or copied keys, reduce lock maintenance and minimize lifecycle costs.