Process industry

We provide foresight, risk management, and support for strategic work for the process industry – and much more. Our repeat order rate is up to 80%, meaning that 4 out of every 5 clients return to us with new assignments.

“I never thought it could be modelled!”

Our models provide information of the dynamic behaviour of key market variables:

  • order rate
  • delivery rate
  • price level
  • cost level
  • capacity level
  • export rate
  • import rate
  • inventory level
  • order book level
  • profitability level.

Models can also include:

  • factors affecting exports, such as price differences
  • inventory management behaviour, for example how customers typically place orders
  • possible price and availability speculation
  • opportunity to test various events and future trends.

Often, we also generate end-demand using validated drivers (leading indicators) unless the client provides this data themselves.

Our assignments often also include:

  • monthly updates with new, client-provided data
  • presentations of the current situation and rationale
  • answering client questions by, for example, running alternative scenarios.

Forest industry

STE Analytics has been a reliable partner to the forest industry from the very beginning, starting with our first model for the paper industry in 1997. Over the years, we have deepened our expertise and expanded our service offering to cover all segments of the forest industry, providing tailored solutions for the sawmill, pulp, paper, and packaging markets.

How do our solutions help the forest industry?

  • Our services support our clients’ growth and efficiency at both strategic and operational levels.
  • We play a key role in decision-making about investments, acquisitions, and legal aspects of the market.
  • Our forecasting tools enable predicting market cycles and optimising operations accordingly, improving competitiveness, and reducing risks.
  • Production process waste has been significantly reduced through our innovative algorithms, supporting sustainability goals.

We are proud to say that our client base consists of leading companies worldwide, who rely on our expertise in solving challenges and exploring new opportunities in the forest industry.

Our extensive model library

  • For example, in packaging foresight, we can utilise pulp or recycled paper models to come up with packaging raw material costs.
  • Models for different geographical areas support each other in having export and import foresight.
  • Different paper grades may be competing products to each other, so alternative product price developments can be included in foresight for clients.

Collaboration often involves years of anticipation and strategic work on a monthly basis, where our models are always used as needed to validate larger decisions, such as long-term strategic work, investment decisions, and machine conversions.


Metal industry

In recent years, STE Analytics has actively expanded its expertise into the metal industry, which has now become one of our most significant client sectors. Although our collaboration with the metal industry has only lasted a few years, we have already demonstrated our ability to produce innovative solutions that address the unique challenges of this dynamic sector.

How do our solutions help the metal industry?

  • We help our clients understand market cyclic fluctuations and adjust their operations accordingly, essential for achieving and maintaining competitive advantages.
  • We provide comprehensive services that cover strategic planning, operational optimisation, and market cycle forecasting.
  • Our solutions and tools help companies make informed decisions regarding a wide range of activities from investments and acquisitions to streamlining production processes.
  • Through our collaboration, our clients gain access to tools and insights that help them achieve sustainable success in evolving markets.

Our clients in the metal industry are leading players globally, and they appreciate our ability to deliver tailored solutions that combine profound industry knowledge and advanced analytics.


Chemical industry

STE Analytics has been a trusted partner to the chemical industry for over 15 years. Over the years, we have deepened our expertise and expanded our service offering to cover various segments of the chemical and fertiliser industry, providing tailored solutions for the petrochemical and agricultural chemical markets.

How do our solutions help the chemical industry?

  • Our services support our clients’ business growth and efficiency at both strategic and operational levels.
  • We play a key role in decision-making about investments, acquisitions, and legal aspects of the market.
  • By using our forecasting tools, our clients can predict market cycles and optimise their operations accordingly, improving competitiveness and reducing risks.

We are proud to say that our client base consists of leading companies worldwide, who rely on our expertise in solving challenges and exploring new opportunities in the chemical industry.


More value and better quality.

Foresight and risk management

By employing a structural causal model designed by us, you can consider a much broader range of undesirable side effects than might otherwise come to mind. It enables effective risk management and anticipating the undesirable consequences of seemingly right decisions.

Data-driven leadership

Co-operation with us happens at the executive level. When needed, we are able to offer continuous proactive insights into market variables and their contributing factors. Your whole executive leadership will receive tools for addressing recurring problems in the best possible way, minimising undesirable side effects.

Strategy development

We provide you with a transparent model that depicts your operating environment. With the support of STE Analytics, you can drive, shape, interpret, and draw conclusions from various possible scenarios, and make the best possible strategic decisions.

Resource allocation

Our solutions help you in identifying local leverage points, and if a specific outcome is desired, you can easily determine which action most effectively leads to it. No more wasted resources due to insufficient insight.

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Pekka Aarnisalo, CEO and co-founder of STE Analytics.

Pekka Aarnisalo

CEO, Co-founder
Osmo Salonen, senior consultant at STE Analytics, and co-founder.

Osmo Salonen

Senior Consultant, Co-founder
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