Peikko Group Corporation has opened its new DELTABEAM® factory in Kaunas, Lithuania. The new factory was built next to the existing steel structures factory that was opened in 2014. The new factory adds 6,000 m2 of production space and has a capacity to produce 250 DELTABEAM® Composite Beams weekly. The opening ceremony was held on the 7th of September and the factory was officially opened by the Economy Minister of Lithuania, Mr. Mindaugas Sinkevičius and the Finnish Ambassador to Lithuania, Mr. Christer Michelsson.
The new factory will provide capacity to the European markets where Peikko currently has DELTABEAM® manufacturing in Finland and Slovakia. Since summer 2016, the demand of DELTABEAM® has been very high, and the order books have remained at a record high level ever since. In 2016 to quickly respond to the high demand, Peikko started temporary DELTABEAM® manufacturing in Kaunas, which is now replaced by the ramp up of much larger capacity in the completely new factory which will raise Peikko’s European DELTABEAM® capacity by 30 percent. The factory investment amounts close to EUR 10 Million and it has created 75 new job positions in Lithuania both on the factory floor as well as in project handling and beam modelling. The new factory has most modern production machinery and it operates according to LEAN production principles.
“Peikko Lithuania has a strong track record of more than 11 years of operation under the Peikko flag. The new setup will enable us to combine efficient project management and deliveries of DELTABEAM® and other steel structure projects, and to further enhance our position as a one-stop frame supplier. This is particularly important for the Nordic markets. In addition to adding capacity in the manufacture of physical products, we have also taken steps in adding competence and resources of our Lithuanian engineering team, particularly TEKLA 3D modelling capabilities” states Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.
Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation, mobile: +358 50 384 3001, email: [email protected]
Paulius Bulota, Managing Director, UAB Peikko Lietuva, mobile +370 615 40797, email: [email protected]
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Images of the new factory: https://media.peikko.com/bank/peikko_lithuania_-_deltabeam_factory_opening_event
DELTABEAM® is Peikko’s composite slim floor structure for multi-storey buildings. It allows flexible layout changes throughout the service life of the building, and enables easy HVAC installations. With the use of DELTABEAM® the depth of the entire structure can be reduced, which results in savings in construction time and costs as well as in heating and cooling costs. DELTABEAM® enables different kinds of cantilevers and architecturally challenging façade solutions without extensive use of in-situ casting. Peikko currently has own DELTABEAM® manufacturing in China, Finland, Slovakia, and the United Arab Emirates, and partner manufacturing in North America. Peikko’s DELTABEAM® Frame is a flexible and tailor-made, composite building frame consisting of DELTABEAM® Composite Beams, Composite Columns, and other steel structures required in the building’s frame.
Peikko Group in brief:
Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of concrete connections and composite structures. Peikko’s innovative solutions make customers’ building processes faster, easier, and more reliable. Peikko has subsidiaries in 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in 9 countries. Peikko’s turnover in 2016 was EUR 173 million. Peikko is a family-owned and run company that employs over 1,500 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: www.peikko.com.