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Cleantech company cut its production time by a third

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Slamex, which is part of Econet Group, sped up the production times of its two products by a third. Lahti-based fabrication workshop achieved the result thanks to new lean production system and collaboration with Kemppi Oy.

- The results of the new production system and collaboration have been excellent. We begun the renewal of the production in the beginning of the year, and it has been great to see the development, tells the plant director of Slamex Janne Hiironen.

Slamex develops its welding processes together with Kemppi. In addition to the faster production time, the quality of products and welding has increased.

- We have continuously two to three development projects with Kemppi in order to develop different welding processes. We tell in advance what kinds of projects are coming and think together with Kemppi about the solutions, tells Hiironen.

The core idea of lean production is to maximize the value of the product or service to the customer by removing all the needless parts in the whole process chain.

- The future goal is to continue on this track and next we will start creating our own product series. We aim to serve customer better with faster production times and quality products, tells Hiironen.

The collaboration has been significant to Kemppi, too.

- Collaboration with the end users is significant, since we get firsthand knowledge, which we cannot get elsewhere. Every collaboration is unique, and thanks to the feedback we can develop our own products and services. It is important for us to develop and offer solutions, which increase the productivity, tells the director of project sales, domestic, and OEM of Kemppi Mikko Väisänen.


Further information for the media:

Janne Hiironen, Oy Slamex Ab, mob. +358 40 060 9299, janne.hiironen(at)slamex.fi

Mikko Väisänen, Kemppi Oy, mob. +358 44 2899 398, mikko.vaisanen(at)kemppi.com

Econet Group is a water and environment technology service company. The Group includes Econet Ltd, Dewaco Ltd and Oy Slamex Ab. Helsinki-based Econet designs and offers solutions for clean water and environment globally. Laitila-based Dewaco, in turn, is specialised in sludge thickening, dewatering and sludge removal. Lahti-based Slamex designs and manufactures equipment for treatment of water and wastewater. The Group’s turnover amounts to about EUR 22 million.

Kemppi is the pioneering company within the welding industry. It is our role to develop solutions that make you win business. Headquartered in Lahti, Finland, Kemppi employs over 600 welding experts in 13 countries and has a revenue of more than 110 MEUR. Our offering includes welding solutions - intelligent equipment, welding management software and expert services - for both demanding industrial applications and ready-to-weld needs. Local expertise is available via our global partner network covering over 60 countries.

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Business ID: 2221862-5

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