Finn-Power, a manufacturer of punching machines, combined machines, machinery automation equipment and systems, is part of the world’s fourth largest supplier of sheet metal machinery and systems, Prima Power.
Finn-Power’s production moved to newly completed premises in the summer of 2018, conveniently with the summer holidays. The office part of the building was introduced in November. Finn-Power employs more than 400 employees.
“The move went faster than planned”, says Finn-Power Purchaser Mika Passi with satisfaction. “And after the move, assembly started smoothly, as if at the press of a button.”
Production capacity increased by 40% with the new facilities, and the full capacity has already been put to use. The increase in capacity was made possible by larger and higher production facilities, improved internal logistics and the introduction of modern technology. The building, which was implemented using ecological methods, also improved energy efficiency: for example, the consumption of heating energy is 40% lower than on the previous premises.
“We are very pleased with the new functional facilities and their modern building automation”, Passi says.
Over a decade of electrical cooperation
Arnon, the supplier of all the electrical parts of Finn-Power’s products (switchboards, wire and cable sets as well as electrical components), is the largest external partner of Finn-Power.
The shared history of the companies began in 2008 when Finn-Power Oy gave up the electrical department of its Vilppula unit and Purchaser Mika Passi was tasked with finding a partner to continue it. Passi was impressed by Arnon’s quality of operations and ability to make quick decisions, and he chose Arnon.
“With the shared history, Arnon has employees with very high expertise who know the needs of Finn-Power and are familiar with our machines”, Passi says. “And the quality of the work bears comparison with anything.”
Passi thinks back to Korean customers who came in for a factory visit a few years ago.
“The group toured our production facilities and the doors to the switchboards were open. When one of the visitors walked past a certain cabinet for a second time, the visitor stopped and asked why the cabinet had been tidied for the visitors. The host did not understand what the visitor meant and asked for clarification.”
“Why are the wires so straight – has the cabinet been fixed up for us?”
That was not the case. All the cabinets were the same.