Peikko Group’s parent company, Peikko Finland Oy, has decided to
establish a new sales and engineering support team in Athens, Greece.
The unit of “Peikko Greece A.E.” will focus on sales and technical
service to engineering companies, precasters and construction companies
in Greece. The services will also include warehousing of standard items
during 2009. Key recruitments have been made and the company is expected
to be operative 1st January 2009.
Greece as a construction market has become very modern by
European standards and the country with eleven million citizens offers
good potential for Peikko’s innovative solutions. Peikko’s entry into
the market is also supported by the implementation of eurocodes by 2010
and the increasing share of precast used in the market.
“The main question that Greek customers are asking any company
operating in that region is how products fulfill the seismic
requirements. Peikko Group had an extensive R&D project together
with Eucentre for Seismic Studies, Pavia, Italy during 2007-2008. The
outcome of the project was that Peikko’s column connections are now
successfully proven to function safely under seismic conditions. This
positive outcome opens wide opportunities for Peikko not only in Greece
but in other Mediterranean countries as well.”, states Raimo Lehtinen,
Managing Director of Peikko Group.
Raimo Lehtinen, Managing Director, Peikko Group, Tel. + 358 – 40 – 5209260
About Eucentre: http://www.eucentre.it
Peikko Group is a Finnish family-owned company specializing
in composite beams and fastening products for concrete connections.
Peikko Group’s parent company Peikko Finland Oy has subsidiaries in
Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany,
Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates and
the United Kingdom. The production facilities of Peikko Group are
located in Lahti, Finland, in Waldeck, Germany, in Kralova, Slovakia and
in Kaunas, Lithuania. Peikko Group’s estimated sales turnover for 2008
is EUR 120 million and it employs more than 900 people. Further