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Deltabeam's Innovator Jorma Kyckling Retires

Deltabeam Composite Beam is the most significant single product of Peikko Group. Deltabeams have been used in over 10.000 buildings worldwide, e.g. in Europe, North America and Asia.

Peikko has always wanted during its almost 50-year history to develop its product portfolio and bring new precast technology enhancing innovations to the market. In 1985 Jorma Kyckling was hired to Peikko. A composite beam named Deltabeam was designed in his guidance to be used in building frames ideally together with hollow-core slabs. The sales and production of Deltabeam were started in full scale during 1989–1990. Since then Kyckling has made a long career at Peikko holding different Deltabeam sales and product development related international posts.

“We can seldom see people like Jorma Kyckling having had globally such an impact on the competitiveness and flexibility of precast construction. We at Peikko are proud and thankful of his innovations. He ends now his almost 30-year career at Peikko and starts his well-earned retirement” states Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.

 

Further information:
Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation, Mobile +358 50 384 3001,
Email: topi.paananen@peikko.com

Distribution:
Main media, Peikko websites

Peikko Group in brief:
Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of concrete connections and composite structures. Peikko’s innovative solutions make the customers’ building process 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 net sales in 2013 were EUR 126 million. Peikko is a family-owned and run company with over 1000 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: www.peikko.com

Deltabeam is Peikko’s composite slim-floor system for multi-storey buildings of any kind. It is especially suited for offices and public buildings. Deltabeam allows flexibility for layout changes throughout the service life of the building, and enables easy HVAC installations. With the use of Deltabeam the depth of the whole structure can be reduced, which means 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 the use of in-situ casting.