is Finland's largest and one of Northern Europe's largest urban development construction companies. The goal of the group is to create more sustainable, functional and attractive cities and living environments. Today YIT employs nearly 7,400 professionals in ten countries: Finland, Russia, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.
This year the Finnish company is celebrating its 60th anniversary in Russia. In 1961, the company's first official contract in the former Soviet Union was the construction of the Verkhnetulomskaya road from the Finnish border town of Raja-Joseppi to the construction site of the Verkhnetulomskaya hydroelectric plant. Initially YIT carried out complex projects on the construction of industrial enterprises and infrastructure facilities, and was involved in the reconstruction of important historical buildings, such as the Kazan Kremlin. Since the mid-1990s the company gradually moved on to independent housing development projects.
Today YIT operates in several regions of Russia, including Sverdlovsk Oblast. YIT has completed over 60 residential and non-residential projects in Ural region. There are five active projects in Yekaterinburg and Verkhnyaya Pyshma. There are over 15 000 people living in YIT houses in the region.
YIT is one of the few foreign developers present in Russia. The company introduces us to European approach to architecture and layouts, minimalistic Finnish design focused on functionality and comfort.