Meet The Member – ERA Group

Who are you?
My name is Jari Torkkola, and I am a partner in the ERA Group network.


What is your company specialized in?
ERA Group boasts a global network of industry specialists, each bringing a wealth of knowledge and insight from their extensive and successful careers in their areas of expertise. Our team is ready to deliver local knowledge to your region, working alongside your business to enhance performance, reduce costs, and improve financial flexibility.

Tell us about your clients and other key shareholders or partners?
At ERA Group, our analysts leverage their deep understanding of supplier industries to empower your organization with the insights and capabilities needed for making best-in-class purchasing decisions.

Our analysts, each with an average of 20 years of industry and category-specific experience, are committed to comprehending the distinct aspects of the specific supplier industries and cost categories they manage. The collective expertise of our analysts encompasses over 40 common expense areas, including but not limited to Facility and Property Management, Logistics and Distribution, and Telecommunications and ICT Technology.

What services or products do you offer to other YardMate members?
As one of the world’s leading specialists in cost management, ERA Group is dedicated to optimizing your business costs and discovering innovative solutions tailored to your company’s needs. The savings achieved result from our comprehensive subject knowledge, professional negotiations with suppliers, and our qualitative assessment of their performance versus your needs.

For many organizations, this entails integrating logistics at each stage of the product’s lifecycle, from raw material transport and packaging to warehousing products and managing transportation/shipping. ERA assists businesses in managing expenses related to their supplier base, including 3PL logistics, fleet management, small package freight, and warehousing. By reviewing clients’ supplier relationships and expenses, ERA identifies potential savings opportunities.

When these opportunities are realized, organizations can enhance their cash flow by reinvesting those savings back into their business.


What are your expectations for YardMate?
We aim to offer comprehensive support to shipyards, cruise lines, and aviation companies through YardMate, enhancing their operations and efficiency.

What are your future needs regarding sub-contractors and partners?
We are constantly looking for opportunities to collaborate with other companies. If you have any proposals or ideas, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. We value innovative partnerships and are keen to explore how we can work together for mutual benefit.

Anything else you wish to say to us?
If there are any concepts or opportunities you’re interested in discussing, I encourage you to contact me. I’m open to conversations that could lead to fruitful collaborations. Let’s connect and explore potential ventures together.