2024-03-20 10:00Press release

FORCIT Group Acquires DA-Group’s Underwater Business

Photo of FORCIT Group's and DA-Group's headquarters

FORCIT Group has signed an agreement acquiring the underwater technology business of DA-Group.

This is a strategic step for FORCIT Group, that complements FORCIT Defence’s position as a supplier of total defence systems for area denial on land and at sea. With this step forward we bring together under one roof advanced knowledge and technology related to insensitive munitions, mechanics, electronics, and software for our relevant defence applications.

“FORCIT and DA-Group have had successful cooperation in the field of underwater defence. This acquisition is a significant leap for FORCIT and will enable us to further innovate and stay in the frontline of development of advanced influence sea mine systems. With the new and strengthened team, we are well positioned to be the global technology leader and preferred partner for sea denial systems”, says Joakim Westerlund, CEO at FORCIT Group.

More information:

Joakim Westerlund                                    
Chief Executive Officer                               
+358 46 8768 026                                       

Sami Kotiniemi
Chief Executive Officer
+358 29 080 0922

Media contacts:

Mari Halonen
Director, Group Communications and Brand
+358 40 8690 417


FORCIT is the first choice in the Nordics for service and knowledge related to blasting and charging in civil engineering purposes as well as a leading global supplier of Insensitive Munitions technology for defence purposes. FORCIT has grown its expertise since 1893.

DA-Group is a provider of advanced electronics and high-technology solutions and products serving industrial, Defence and aerospace customers on a global scale.

About FORCIT Group

FORCIT is the first choice in Nordics for service and knowledge related to blasting, charging and environmental impact assessment, as well as a desired Insensitive Munitions technology partner globally. We have grown our expertise since 1893. FORCIT is built up by three business areas: FORCIT Explosives – the leading partner for civil explosives and related services. FORCIT Consulting – the consulting services partner offering a wide range of expertise, services and training for construction and excavation. FORCIT Defence – a trusted partner for high class insensitive munitions based defence systems for global markets. We co-operate closely with the mining industry and companies in the excavation and construction sectors. FORCIT Defence co-operate with defence forces and the defence industry. FORCITs turnover is appr. 220 million euros.