The story of CAP has its roots in 2005 when Pekka Kari began to offer training in economical driving techniques to transport companies. By then, he had worked at a large Finnish transport company as driving and driving method instructor for a few years. When setting up his company, Pekka had proved his abilities in the area by winning the 2004 World Championships in fuel-efficient driving in Croatia. Since its establishment, the company has expanded its operations to cover professional driving competence instruction, training for the Finnish Defence Forces and training related to labour market policy.
In 2009, CAP decided to enter the driving school market, which accounts for the largest share of the driving instruction sector. To establish CAP Driving Schools, Pekka joined forces with Pasi Paakkari. Pasi had been a thriving driving school entrepreneur and employer for 20 years and over that time, he had accumulated experience of dozens of successful corporate reorganisations in the sector. The pair decided to do something new, different and great in the field of driving instruction. From the outset, their goal was to do things differently: more openly and in a way that benefited the customer. In a word, they wanted to do things right.
CAP accelerated to profitable growth. In recognition of this, CAP-Group Oy entrepreneur Pekka Kari was awarded a national prize for new enterprises in 2011.
In 2018, CAP-Group Oy employed nearly 300 happy employees and several contracted instructors, and the number of its happy customers was even higher. Job and customer satisfaction go hand in hand. In service business in particular, the personnel’s role is important. Great employees make a great business. If employees are not happy, customers won’t be either. Our group operates more than 80 branches and the number will grow in the near future. CAP continues to grow and thrive because there’s still work to be done and it has a lot to give in its sector.