Milestones & awards

We believe you can only reach the top by setting your objectives high enough.

We aim to be the forerunners in everything we do, which has been recognised over the past 20 years in the form of various achievements and awards. We continuously develop our way of working to reach new milestones for our business, also in the future.

  • Awards
  • Milestones


3 Step IT was highly commended in the category ‘The Accenture Strategy Award for Circular Economy Multinational’ by The Circulars award.



3 Step IT was awarded for ‘Brilliance in Environmental & Corporate Sustainability’ at the 2018 Business Brilliance Awards for taking responsibility in environmental issues.


Best Use of Data

International Asset Finance Network awarded 3StepIT with ‘Best use of data’ in Equipment finance category for the 3CheckIT health monitor tool.


The most sustainable company for the second time

3 Step IT won LeasingLife’s ‘Sustainability of the Year’ award for the second year in a row. The award win recognises 3 Step IT’s deep commitment to the principles of sustainability with an efficient use of the circular economy. 


Brilliance in Environmental & Corporate Sustainability

3 Step IT received an award for ‘Brilliance in Environmental & Corporate Sustainability’ at the 2018 Business Brilliance Awards. The jury felt that 3 Step IT has truly taken responsibility for the impact its activities have on the environment.


The most sustainable Leasing company in Europe

Leasing Life awarded 3 Step IT as the most sustainable company of the year. Sustainability is at the heart of the company and we keep progressing year after year.

Leasinglife sustainability award 2017

3ChooseIT launched

The AssetNG tool gets a new extension, 3ChooseIT. This automates the end-of-life device renewal process while ensuring that the IT team is firmly in control.


Most innovative asset finance provider awards 3 Step IT with the 2016 Most Innovative Technology Leasing Solutions Europe Award. Asset management and sustainability are among the more important reasons.


Sustainable IT project of the year

3 Step IT wins ‘highly commended’ in BusinessGreen’s IT Project of the Year 2016 Award, recognising our drive to develop and grow a circular economy business model.


Carmen Ene a leading influence

Carmen Ene is named as one of the 50 most influential people in asset finance in the Leasing Life Power 50. She is the CEO of 3 Step IT.


A great place to work - again!

3 Step IT is included in Finland’s list of great places to work for a record-breaking 10th year in a row. Consistently motivating & developing employees is an important company strength.


The best sales organisation in Finland

3 Step IT wins an award for being Finland’s Best Sales Organisation. This B2B award is based on customer feedback. It recognises sales attitude, keeping promises and a cooperative approach.


Carmen Ene for CEO

Carmen Ene is appointed as the new chief executive officer. She brings years of experience from international leadership roles at IBM.

Carmen Ene

Major IT company acquisitions

3 Step IT acquires Nevtor, a Finnish IT services company; TEC Finance, a Swedish IT leasing company; and ITmove, an IT logistics and remarketing organisation.


Record 500M€ revenue

Revenue grows to hit a record €500 million – proof of the value of a sustainable approach to leasing and IT lifecycle management.


Among the Best Workplaces in Sweden and Finland

3 Step IT is ranked 4th Best Workplace in Sweden in the small organisations category. The ranking in Finland is 12th in the general category.


3AppIT is launched

A maturing mobile offering brings assets under management up to 1.5 million. The tool combines real device data with lease data.


One of the best workplaces in Finland and Sweden

Again, 3 Step IT is ranked high in the small organisation category for Best Workplace in Sweden and in the general category for Best Workplace in Finland.


Turnover reaches new heights

Annual turnover exceeds €400 million. Our unique approach to IT leasing, asset management and lifecycle management is highly appreciated by customers.


Service for smartphones and tablets is launched

A comprehensive service for mobile devices – smartphones and tablets – becomes available. Hence, the range of services becomes even more agile.


One of Europe’s top 500

3 Step IT is listed among Europe’s 500 most distinguished private companies. Europe 500 celebrates innovative achievements and has become the standard recognition for entrepreneurial success.


Finland’s most profitable growth company

Leading Finnish business magazine Talouselämä ranks 3 Step IT as Finland’s most profitable growth company.


Expansions – into Asia and in numbers

3 Step IT expands into Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. More than one million assets under management and over 200 employees.


Major acquisitions in the Nordic countries

3 Step IT acquires BNP Paribas Lease Group subsidiaries in Sweden and Norway, and business operations in Denmark.


IT devices get a second life in the US

Our sustainble IT replacement service enters the United States. After refurbishing, old devices are resold to North America, which is more environmentally sound than turning the assets into e-waste.


Turnover continues to grow

Annual turnover reaches €300 million.


New heights in asset management and other milestones

Over half a million assets under management. Also, selling refurbished IT devices expands into Russia and France.


One of the best places to work in Finland and Europe

3 Step IT reaches 33rd Best Workplace in Europe in small and medium-sized workplaces category. It’s placed 3rd in the Best Workplace in Finland (general category).


Service provider of the year

3 Step IT receives the Service Provider of the Year award from the Leasing Life Awards, one of the most prestigious accolades in the European leasing industry.


Major service and turnover expansions

The 3 Step IT introduces a service to track mobile devices. Annual turnover exceeds €200 million. Also, highly placed as the Best Workplace in Europe and Finland.


3 Step IT’s founder is Entrepreneur of the Year

Jarkko Veijalainen, 3 Step IT’s founder, is chose as Finnish Entrepreneur of the Year by EY (Ernst & Young).


Employee expansion & first-time Best Workplace

3 Step IT’s workforce grows to over 100 employees. The company is the 8th Best Workplace in Finland, in the general category.


One of Europe’s most distinguished companies for six years in a row!

3 Step IT is listed among Europe’s 500 most distinguished private companies for the sixth successive year.


Expansion into the UK

The company’s development continues with expansion into the UK.


Baltic boost and other expansions

3 Step IT expands into Latvia and Lithuania markets. A new refurbishing centre is opened in Finland. Turnover continues to grow and is more than €100 million.


Nordic expansion

3 Step IT broadens its reach with expansion into Denmark and Norway.


Name change reflects game change

Computer Rental CR Oy becomes 3 Step IT, a name that accurately represents the company’s key business concept.


One of Europe’s most distinguished companies

3 Step IT is listed among Europe’s 500 most distinguished private companies for the first time. The company will go on to be included in the list seven times in all.


Expansion outside Finland starts

The company expands into Sweden and Estonia taking its first steps into building an international leasing & IT asset management company.


A cornerstone innovation is introduced

The 3 Step IT asset register becomes a web based tool. As one of the building blocks of the company’s success, it’s constantly updated to ensure that it meets our customers’ needs.


Refurbishing centre acquired

Smålandsbörsen AB, a Swedish refurbishing centre for computers, is acquired, enhancing 3 Step IT’s service offering.


A unique IT asset management system is created

The company’s asset management tool is launched. 3 Step IT’s in-house asset management tool gathers and manages information about the type and location of leased equipment and lease periods for their easy management.


Birth of a company

Jarkko Veijalainen and Marko Sjöman establish Computer Rental CR Oy. Management tool development begins immediately.