New machinery and real estate
EJOT® is investing heavily in Finland
28.02.2022, Construction DivisionTrust in the Finnish manufacturing industry is high at the EJOT group, headquartered in Germany, as it is investing heavily in its Finnish organization, EJOT Sormat Oy. Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, EJOT is known for its highquality, innovative products and as a pioneer in the fastener industry. Now EJOT will invest in new machinery in Finland as well as in new premises and real estate to be built for EJOT Sormat Oy. With these measures, EJOT will meet the growing demand and ensure that manufacturing processes will continue to set standards in the future as well. EJOT Sormat OY has been successful in developing attractive products and efficient manufacturing processes, two important reasons that have led to the fact that about 70% of the production are exported.
The new and modern premises will be located by a good transport connection along Road 8 near Turku. They are built entirely for EJOT Sormat Oy's current and future needs. The new premises will meet the growth-driven requirements for product development, manufacturing, and warehousing. Throughput workflows are designed to be more efficient, and processes optimized in each area. It is also easier to get to the office, the logistics will be more agile.
”Work and production flows will be carefully planned, which will increase our productivity and speed up our work. So, we are able to do more in less time. The environmental impact has also been carefully considered in the design of the new property,” says Jarmo Aaltonen, CEO of EJOT Sormat Oy.
EJOT Sormat Oy's production equipment will already be modernized this summer even at the current premises in Rusko. With new machines and automation, production capacity will increase significantly. The load and set-up times will be reduced from existing machines, which will also shorten production times
”We are able to produce more parts in shorter time, which also makes production planning easier. This will be visible to customers in even better availability of our products”, Jarmo Aaltonen continues.
EJOT Sormat Oy directly employs about 90 team members and many more at subcontractors and partners in various fields in Finland. The growth targets have been set high and EJOT Group investments are in line with the targets.
”Our top projects in 2022 are both to increase the awareness of EJOT products and to increase market share in our domestic market. Our parent company is standing firmly behind these goals and from there we are receiving strong support for this project,” comments Jan Björkbom, Sales Director of EJOT Sormat Oy.
About EJOT®With the Market Unit Construction, the fastening technology specialist EJOT caters to selected segments of the building industry. This includes professional applications on building facades and installation solutions for technical facilities inside the building. The main products are drilling and sealing screws, nylon anchors, assembly elements for attachments, profiles, chemical and mechanical anchors as well as fasteners for flat roofs and solar applications. Whether it is the construction of the highest tower, the most spectacular nuclear reactor protective cover or the southernmost polar station in the world – EJOT customers rely on many years of experience in the building industry. EJOT – with over 3,900 employees in 38 companies, more than 36,000 products and one hundred years of company history.
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The new premises of EJOT Sormat Oy will meet the growth-driven requirements for product development, manufacturing, and warehousing.