The eighties was a decade of rapid expansion, primarily to other Nordic countries, but also in other directions. Acquisitions and merges continued and co-operation began with the German Busch-Jaeger Elektro GmbH.
A new factory was built in Porvoo in 1983, and robotics was introduced to manufacturing. The same year, the company got its new logo visible in the picture from The Electrex 88 Fair in Birmingham.
By the end of the 80s Ensto’s electrification projects had reached already to Iraq, Peru and Malaysia.
Ensto expanded into new product families to e.g. electric heating systems, components for airfield lighting and industrial ceramics. EnstoNet, a flexible installation system, was developed in cooperation with the customers.
Exactly as in the seventies, Ensio Miettinen had uneasy feelings about the trends in economy and was one of the first to foresee the new recession. He started to think of ways to survive it.