As a business developer, Martin brings lean thinking and waste elimination to Arnon.
– By pinpointing areas where too much time is spent, we can develop and speed up the entire production process. At the Hämeenlinna plant, we managed to halve the delivery time from four weeks to two weeks. Majority of opportunities for fine-tuning of processes were found in areas of order and goods processing, and other stages that enable the actual production. Only about one day of the two weeks was shortened by making people work more efficiently, Martin elaborates.
At Konecranes, Martin also served as a member of the board.
– Working on the board of a listed company was a very interesting and may I say enlightening period, which developed strategic thinking and management of large entities. I can also utilize that knowledge at Arnon. On the other hand, as a smaller organization, we can respond quickly to the needs and wishes of the market, customers, and stakeholders, Martin notes.
Martin also intends to develop environmental and occupational safety issues.
– Measures to save electricity and natural resources are important for the environment and often also the most economical solutions. It is everyone’s duty to take care of the environment and nature, Martin recalls.
The importance of nature can be seen in the ways Martin spends his free time.
– Spending time in nature in any form is relaxing. I go for walks with our dog and a few years ago I got a boat to continue the boating hobby I have had since I was a child. In winter I ski cross-country and downhill. I also enjoy doing renovation work and calm down by reading detective stories and war books.