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Granite Devices employee bonus: full week extra vacation

Written by: admin | September 2, 2021 | In category: Announcement

Granite Devices celebrates record setting year of 2020 by granting one extra week of paid vacation to its employees who worked during 2020.

The decision was easy as is in the line with Granite’s human values, and the understanding that time is the most sacred resource in human life. At Granite Devices, employee bonuses are routinely implemented to reward hard and successful work.

Career: Purchasing Specialist

Written by: admin | September 1, 2021 | In category: Careers
Sales engineer

The role

Granite Devices is looking for a motivated and precise Purchasing Specialist to join the team! As a Purchasing Specialist, you will have a key role in ensuring Granite Devices’ purchases are cost-effective and meet the targets in quality and delivery times. Your daily tasks vary from purchasing orders and price negotiations to maintaining good supplier relationships. Together with the sales team, you create production plans and evaluate the future purchasing needs. Optimizing the purchasing processes and systems is also a crucial part of your role, since Granite Devices is constantly looking for ways to develop their processes. In this role, you will work in close collaboration with the Sourcing & Purchasing Manager.

Your main tasks include

  • Planning and optimizing purchases and creating purchase orders
  • Price negotiations and evaluating opportunities to make business savings
  • Managing and strengthening relationships with suppliers, outsourced production, and other stakeholders
  • Active collaboration with the sales team and other colleagues
  • Developing and automating purchasing systems and processes

We are looking for someone who already has relevant experience in international purchasing, preferably in the field of technology. The role involves active collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, so you have good communication and interaction skills. Familiarity with logistics and purchasing contracts will help you to excel in this role. Above all, we are looking for a person who has an eye for details and is willing to optimize and improve Granite Devices’ purchasing processes even further!

We hope you have

  • Relevant work experience
  • Understanding of logistics
  • Independent and precise way of working
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken

We consider as an asset

  • Experience in purchasing contracts
  • Technical background
  • Fluency in Finnish

Granite Devices offers you

  • A crucial role, where you can have a significant impact on the overall success of Granite Devices by optimizing company’s purchasing processes
  • Meaningful workplace that will innovate the industry and help to create sustainable future
  • A company where team cohesion, respect of one’s opinion, and employee well being and quality of life are the first priority – with us, you’ll be a part of Granite Family
  • Great employment benefits, such as exercise & culture benefits, electric fat bike reservations, a possibility to refresh & do personal projects during working hours – to name a few!
  • A fun and relaxed atmosphere at the office, fruit baskets and occasional pizza Fridays
  • Flexible working conditions

In this position you will be employed directly by Granite Devices.

Apply now!

Do you want to be a part of the Granite Family? Please submit your LinkedIn profile or CV by the latest 19.9.2021 via aTalent’s application system (click the button below). Please also mention your salary request and the earliest possible starting date. Remember to use the application system as we do not accept applications via email.

Is Granite Devices right for you?

Are you eager to work in a passionate team with few of the brightest people in Finland? Do you prefer to contribute your excellence in team where team cohesion, respect of one’s opinion, and employee well being and quality of life are the company's first priority? And do you like to work in a relaxed manner with flexible working hours, remotely or locally? Read more about employee benefits.

If that sounds good to you, act now. The fact that we're still a small small company just starting our 2021's hiring round in order to fuel our recent major breakthroughs, means there's a brief opportunity to gain a very significant role in our core team. 

What kind of people are we looking for?

We only hire people who are persistent, self-motivated, take ownership of their work, and are driven by curiosity and challenge. We value self-acquired skills as well as formal education.

If you feel this is not for you, do you know someone who might be interested?

Let your friends know about these fine core team opportunities. If the person you affected gets hired at Granite Devices for at least 6 months, you will be granted a €1000 headhunter's bonus, or at your choice a Simucube 2 Pro. To get your prize, ask your friend to refer you in the job application, or contact us promptly after he or she gets hired.

It's worth noting that even sharing this career in your social media will make you eligible to the bonus if the hired person gets found that way. Thank you for sharing this!

Note: potential taxes or duties are not covered by the prize.

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Tamperelainen esports-yritys kovassa kansainvälisessä kasvussa ja nimeää uuden hallituksen

Written by: admin | May 12, 2021 | In category: Announcement

Brief in English

Granite Devices assigns new board members of the company. New chairman is Harri Mäkitie, and board members are Sami Somero and Tero Kontkanen.

Full announcement (Finnish)

Voimakasta kasvua tekevä digitaalisen autourheilun simulaattorilaitteistojen ja sähkömoottoreiden ohjausratkaisuja kehittävä Granite Devices Oy on nimittänyt hallitukseensa Harri Mäkitien, Sami Someron sekä Tero Kontkasen. Muutoksen taustana on tarve hankkia osaamista tukemaan vientiyrityksen räjähdysmäistä kasvua.

Granite Devices on laajentanut elektroniikkasuunnittelusta ja moottoriohjausteknologian kehittämisestä vakavien harrastajien sekä ammattiurheilijoiden autosimulaattorilaitteistoihin. Elektroninen urheilu on vahvasti nouseva markkina-alue ja yksi tulevaisuuden megatrendeistä, jonka parissa Granite Devices on ollut yhtenä tulevaisuuden mahdollistajista.

Simucube-brändin alla kulkeva kasvava ekosysteemi on saanut erinomaisen vastaanoton ammattimaisten kilpa-ajajien keskuudessa ja vakiinnuttamassa positiotaan markkinoiden parhaana laitteistona.

Moni autourheilun ammattikuljettaja käyttää Simucube-tuotteita tuloksellisena harjoitteluvaihtoehtona oikeille ratakilometreille. Useampi F1-, NASCAR-, Indie 2000- ja WRC-talli käyttää Simucube-laitteita päivittäisessä toiminnassaan. Simucube on virallinen laitetoimittaja Mercedes AMG F1 Simulaattoritiimille ja tekee aktiivista yhteistyötä usean kansainvälisen toimijan kanssa.

”Liikevaihtomme on kasvanut vuodesta 2019 2,5 miljoonasta eurosta, 2020 noin 6 miljoonaan ja ennuste vuodelle 2021 on yli 15 miljoonaa. Digitaalinen urheilu ja sen myötä digitaalinen autourheilu kasvaa maailmalla räjähdysmäisesti, käyttäjille ei riitä enää perinteiset peliohjaimet vaan hakevat mahdollisimman realistista kokemusta autosimulaattorien saralla” – Hannu Harju, CEO

Nimetty hallitus

Harri Mäkitie, hallituksen puheenjohtaja

Harri on kokenut hallitusammattilainen ja liikkeenjohdon konsultti, tuo hallitukseen pitkän linjan kokemusta kannattavasta kasvusta ja yritystoiminnan skaalaamisesta.


“Näen Granite Devicesin lähitulevaisuudessa vahvaa kehittymistä kansainvälisesti entistäkin tunnustetummaksi alan osaajaksi. Asiakasyritysten joukossa erottuu jo tänään kansainvälisesti näkyviä brändejä, joiden kiinnostus yhteistyöhön on vahva luottamuksen osoitus Granite Devicesin kyvystä alan kehittäjänä. Lukuisia kasvuyrityksiä työssäni läheltä seuranneena luotan, että yhdessä osaavan tiimin kanssa luomme vahvaa näyttöä suomalaisesta osaamisesta ja kasvusta kansainvälisesti näkyväksi toimijaksi”

Sami Somero, hallituksen jäsen

”Olen innoissani lähdössä mukaan yhtiöön, joka on lyhyessä ajassa pystynyt kasvamaan oman alueensa kansainväliselle huipulle. Näen yhtiöllä loistavat mahdollisuudet vahvistaa edelleen asemaansa ja löytää uusia kasvualueita nykyisen liiketoiminnan ympäriltä. Olen toiminut useiden kasvuyritysten hallituksissa ja nähnyt eri kasvuvaiheiden mahdollisuudet ja haasteet. Granite Devices kasvaa ja kehittyy poikkeuksellisen nopealla vauhdilla, ja käy läpi kasvuyrityksen vaiheet pikakelauksella. Hallituksena haluamme osaltamme olla mahdollistamassa tämän hienon kehityksen jatkumista.” – Sami Somero, hallituksen jäsen

Tero Kontkanen, hallituksen jäsen, perustajajäsen

Tero Kontkanen, Granite Devices Oy:n perustajajäsen, aloitti matkansa yrittäjänä teekkarivuotenaan 2007. Jo opiskeluaikoinaan hän näki modernin sähkömoottoriteknologian rajattoman, mutta vain osittain hyödynnetyn potentiaalin. Kontkanen lähti soveltamaan teknologiaa ensin omissa vaativissa projekteissa, ja myöhemmin Granite Devicesin kautta monissa tinkimätöntä suorituskykyä vaativissa kaupallisissa moottorinohjaussovelluksissa. Hallituksessa Kontkanen jatkaa yhtiön elämänmyönteisen mission, ja lennokkaiden visioden toteuttamista.

Haastattelupyynnöt ja yhteydenotot

Hannu Harju, Toimitusjohtaja

tel: +358400444671

email: hannu (.) harju (at) granitedevices.com

Tietoa Granite Devices:ta

Granite Devices Oy on tamperelainen moottorinohjaus- ja autosimulaattoriteknologiaan keskittyvä kokonaan henkilöstönsä omistama osakeyhtiö, joka keskittyy vahvasti vientitoimintaan. Yritys on perustettu 2007 ja nauttii nyt nopeasta kasvusta digitaalisen urheilun suosion kasvun myötä. Simulaattoreita käyttävät maailman suurimmat digitaalisen autourheilun tallit ja alan kärkikuskit. Graranite Devices yrityksenä panostaa ensisijaisesti henkilöstöönsä ja elämänmyönteiseen kulttuuriinsa.

WWW: https://granitedevices.com/ ja https://www.simucu.be/

Emerging Granite careers

Written by: admin | August 14, 2020 | In category: Careers

Become a respected member of Granite Devices team

Did you not find a matching currently open vacancy in the careers page, and still feel like Granite Devices could be the right company for you? If so, you're on a right page! We are always looking for motivated talents in broad spectrum of expertise roles, such as:

  • Project management roles
  • Human leadership roles
  • Product development roles
    • Software engineering
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Electrical engineering
    • Engineering assistant
  • Procurement & sourcing roles
  • Manufacturing management roles
  • Technical support roles
  • Sales engineer or assistant roles
  • Marketing roles
  • Media/video creation roles
  • Web development roles
  • Innovation, strategy and mentoring roles

Fill-in the open application form below and tell us what kind of roles you would like to excel in your dream career. We will read through all the open application and contact people who we think could be a good match for our team.

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Is Granite Devices right for you?

Are you eager to work in a passionate team with few of the brightest people in Finland? Do you prefer to contribute your excellence in team where team cohesion, respect of one’s opinion, and employee well being and quality of life are the company's first priority? And do you like to work in a relaxed manner with flexible working hours, remotely or locally? Read more about employee benefits.

If that sounds good to you, act now. The fact that we're still a small small company just starting our 2021's hiring round in order to fuel our recent major breakthroughs, means there's a brief opportunity to gain a very significant role in our core team. 

What kind of people are we looking for?

We only hire people who are persistent, self-motivated, take ownership of their work, and are driven by curiosity and challenge. We value self-acquired skills as well as formal education.

Send open application now

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If you feel this is not for you, do you know someone who might be interested?

Let your friends know about these fine core team opportunities. If the person you affected gets hired at Granite Devices for at least 6 months, you will be granted a €1000 headhunter's bonus, or at your choice a Simucube 2 Pro. To get your prize, ask your friend to refer you in the job application, or contact us promptly after he or she gets hired.

It's worth noting that even sharing this career in your social media will make you eligible to the bonus if the hired person gets found that way. Thank you for sharing this!

Note: potential taxes or duties are not covered by the prize.

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Simucube 2 and Simucu.be Launched!

Written by: admin | June 4, 2019 | In category: Announcement

We have proudly released all new Simucube 2 direct drive force feedback wheel base! Find out more details from all new dedicated Simucu.be web site.

Simucube 2 Lauch press release

Tampere, Finland – Apr 3rd, 2019 – A Finnish e-sport and professional simulation racing hardware manufacturer, Granite Devices, released a new direct drive force feedback sim racing wheel base, Simucube 2. Simucube’s Direct Drive technology produces steering wheel force feedback by a directly coupled torque motor without any intermediate gear or belt transmission mechanism. The absence of transmission mechanism enhances force feedback sensation in multiple domains, contributing to faster lap times and immersing the driver to the game. Continuing the success of its predecessor Simucube 1, praised by world champion class sim racing enthusiast and e-sport drivers, Simucube 2 sets the bar to the next level for force feedback wheel bases.

Simucube 2 wheel base

Reaction time is everything when taking over opponents or taking corrective action to prevent loss of track grip. Simucube 2 has been built from ground up to minimize latencies in both directions: user input from wheel to simulator, and the force command from simulator to the wheel. Ultra-low latency not only gives competitive advantage, but naturally also removes immersion barriers between the simulated world and user.

By passing the simulator’s sometimes coarse time-resolution force commands through Simucube’s unique force reconstruction engine, driver will be able to feel the force feedback it was intended by the simulator’s physics engine. In addition to this, the real-nature modelling based Inertia, Damping and Friction effects inside Simucube’s real-time digital signal processor will make your wheel feel like it’s a part of a real race car.

Simucube Quick Release™ system (SQR) makes it possible to swiftly switch to different steering wheels on Simucube 2. SQR supports most of the existing steering wheels and is straightforward to use. Once SQR wheel is locked-in, the resulting joint to the wheel base equals the rigidity of a solid piece of metal, just like in a real race car.

Another new invention added in Simucube 2 is the support for Simucube Wireless Wheel™ (SWW). Wireless connection between the wheel base and the steering wheel allows more freedom for the driver and one less thing to worry about while racing. SWW also allows hot-swapping the wheels without re-assigning controls in the simulator.

Simucube 2 is now in production in three torque level variants: Simucube 2 Sport, Simucube 2 Pro and the professional model Simucube 2 Ultimate. Simucube 2 are sold through global distributors and recommended retail prices are listed on https://simucu.be with further information, specifications and distributors.

“Simucube 2 has lifted the whole simulator experience to another level with user-friendliness, adjustable driving feel and reliability for all types of drivers” says company’s product architect Mika Takala.

All Simucube 2 models have been designed in Finland by Granite Devices – also known from their reliable industrial robotics equipment. Simucube has been proudly built with the same uncompromising industrial quality principles – with it’s CNC machined solid metal parts and industrial grade electronics. Giving product such immortality deserves also lots of developer’s love. Simucube developer team is constantly keeping Simucube drivers a step ahead.

Simucube 2 models start at 1 270 EUR / 1 450 USD / 1 090 GPB and will be available for pre-order immediately.

Granite Devices turns 11 years

Written by: admin | February 7, 2018 | In category: News

Today Granite Devices turns 11 years! Our Granite team thank all our community members for making this journey so awesome! Be sure not to miss miss a special announcement written exclusively on our Twitter channel: https://twitter.com/GraniteDevices.

What’s on SPS IPC DRIVES, entry voucher & more

Written by: admin | November 20, 2017 | In category: Uncategorized

Curious what’s going inside the embedded motor drive sector? Or do you have new needs for custom or special drives?

Welcome to get answers to both at SPS IPC DRIVES exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany, at 28 – 30 November. We are pleased to shake hands with you you at booth 3A-310 in Hall 3A.

At this fair, we are demonstrating some of our latest servo motor control inventions, and custom solutions that haven’t been displayed in public before. At a glance, you will see:

  • Latest IONI drive features & under development features, real demo
  • All new ATOMI multi-axis single board drive, real demo
  • Soon-to-be-released EtherCAT bridge, real demo
  • Guide how to implement multiaxis interpolated motion with minimal hardware, real demo

Have some thoughts you’d like to share with us? We’re open for deeper discussions on the topic of your choice. To make meeting most convenient for you, let us know your arrival time and we’ll allocate private meeting time for you at our booth. To arrange meeting, just reply to this email or fill the meeting form online.

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Wanted: hacker

Written by: admin | September 19, 2017 | In category: Uncategorized

Curious to learn what’s inside in the top-tier servo drives? Want to put your ideas in motion? Are you a natural born microcontroller hacker suited for the job?

In other words, we’re now hiring the best of the best hacker available to take a major role in servo drive firmware development. If your socks started spinning already, don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance and drop us your CV now!

Meet us at SPS IPC Drives 2017 Nuremberg, Germany

Written by: admin | August 23, 2017 | In category: News

We’re pleased to invite you to meet us at the world famous automation & robotics exhibition – SPS IPC Drives! The exhibition is worth visiting to see glimpses from the future.

SPS IPC Drives is held in Nurember, Germany on 28. – 30.11.2017. Granite Devices booth location is 3A-310. Herzlich Willkomen!

Community forum open

Written by: admin | March 28, 2017 | In category: Announcement

Granite Devices has opened an community forum to spark discussion about all motor control related topics, such as robotics, simulation and, of course, servo drives. The forum is also a meeting place to ask from us and share your ideas.

Join us at community.granitedevices.com!