Significant partnership between Autoambulance Group and SOS International

Autoambulance Group and SOS International, which is owned by insurance companies, have agreed on a significant partnership for both companies. The partnership initially covers SOS International’s most important market areas of Helsinki and Vantaa. Through close cooperation, the two companies aim to develop breakdown recovery services in different sectors keeping customers and high-quality services at the centre of the operations. The increasing number of electric cars and different customer groups’ expectations of a comprehensive service create an interesting challenge which both companies are eager to seize.

“We are extremely pleased to include Autoambulance Group in our network. The company’s and group’s comprehensive vehicle logistics and vehicle engineering competence and its investments in driver training and on-the-road repairs strongly support our strategy as the pioneers in the sector. The market will significantly change over the next few years as a higher percentage of cars will become electric, and through this cooperation, we can strengthen our vehicle engineering know-how throughout the network, for example, in jointly implemented training courses and with up-to-date vehicle-specific handling instructions,” explains Network Manager Ville Saarimaa at SOS International.

Iiro Mäkinen, Chairman of the Board at Autoambulance Group, takes great pride in the latest partnership: “Although our experience and position in national vehicle logistics is extremely strong, breakdown recovery services are a completely new market opportunity for us. We accept this challenge humbly and with great passion as we develop the services with SOS International. The partnership enables a more efficient utilisation of the core network and of course our ability to invest in the market in the future too. We are extremely pleased to start the new year by developing our activities and partnership.”


Additional information:

Autoambulance Group Oy
Iiro Mäkinen | Chairman of the Board
+358 (0)40 594 9572


SOS International Oy
Ville Saarimaa | Network Manager
+358 (0)50 361 8208


Parties to the agreement in brief:
Autoambulance Group Oy is part of SE Mäkinen Logistics Group. SE Mäkinen is a 70-year-old family-owned company whose vehicle transport traditions go back 50 years. Today, we provide a comprehensive service in the different sectors of vehicle logistics and are in charge of the entire logistics chain of new vehicles and all the administration that that involves. Our vision is to be a pioneer in vehicle logistics now and in the future.  

SOS International is one of the leading assistance organisations in the Nordic countries. From alarm centres in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, SOS International provides assistance all over the world, night and day, all year round. SOS International offers a wide range of emergency services which include worldwide medical and travel services, roadside assistance and healthcare solutions. Additional information: