Palta is the representative association for service sector businesses and organisations in Finland. Our role is to promote the interests of the sector and to enhance the growth and competitiveness of our members by improving the wider context in which businesses operate.

Public policy

Building the best environment for service sector businesses

Labour market

Promoting a competitive labour market

About Palta

Palta’s membership is made up of 2,000 businesses and organisations, which provide employment to 150.000 employees in Finland. In addition, we also represent the finance industry, which employs a total of 40.000 employees.

Palta key branches

  • Logistics
  • Information and communications
  • Care and maintenance
  • Business and specialist services
  • Administrative and support services
  • Entertainment, culture and leisure

Palta is one of the largest member association of the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK).

Everything that we do is based on expert knowledge and experience, and we are committed to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders. Our partners include our members, the Confederation of Finnish Industries and its member associations, employee organisations, the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) and the Economic Information Office (TAT).

Our history

Palta was formed in 2011 with the merger of the Employers’ Association of Special Branches, Employers’ Association for Transport and Special Services, Association of Support Service Industries and the Employers’ Association TIKLI. The purpose of the merger was to create a strong, capable and cost-effective employers’ representative organisation that would also bring a large number of service sector businesses under the Confederation of Finnish Industries.