Peikko’s founder, Jalo Paananen has been appointed as an honorary member of the Finnish Constructional Steelwork Association as of the 24th of November 2021. The appointment respects Paananen’s long-term work in innovative development of steel and slim floor structures as well as internationalization of the industry. Paananen has made a remarkable, life-time career by promoting steel construction and entrepreneurship.
Jalo Paananen founded Peikko in 1965 to better serve customers’ needs. He developed diagonal ties for sandwich panels, which were not available at that time. Since then, Peikko’s offering has expanded to also include DELTABEAM® composite beams and concrete connections for precast and cast-in-situ construction.
- The idea to do something new or different than others, so that customer benefits, has guided our work ever since. Peikko’s development is built based on customer needs. When developing our business, we have always considered whether this is something new that will surprise our customers in a positive way and benefit him or her through our partnership. My advice is, do not make a product that someone else already has unless you have a superior concept. If this is the case, it will also gain us, says Jalo Paananen in an interview made by Teräsrakenne magazine.
Understanding customer needs, strong focus in product development and importance of sales have always contributed to Peikko’s international success. In order to highlight the significance of sales, Jalo Paananen and his wife Anja donated to LUT University for establishing a professorship in sales and customer encounters.
Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation
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Peikko Group in brief
Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of slim floor structures, wind energy applications and connection technology for precast and cast-in-situ construction. Peikko’s innovative solutions offer a faster, safer, and more efficient way to design and build. Peikko has sales offices in over 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in 12 countries. Peikko generated a turnover of EUR 240 million in 2020. Peikko is a family-owned and managed company that employs over 2,000 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: www.peikko.com.