After the first five months of 2016 Peikko Group’s order book for DELTABEAM® Composite Beams is at an all-time high proving it is a superior solution for multi-storey buildings. Peikko has taken immediate actions in order to increase production volumes in the current European manufacturing locations in Finland and Slovakia by making new machinery investments, adding new shifts, and hiring new production personnel.
To add new production capacity DELTABEAM® manufacturing will be started in July 2016 in the current Lithuanian factory in Kaunas. New production equipment has been purchased targeting especially the manufacture of large DELTABEAM® Composite Beams. Production volumes will be up to 50–70 beams per week by September 2016. After this increase the targeted total production volume of Peikko’s current European DELTABEAM® manufacturing will exceed 700 beams per week.
Alongside with the current actions to enhance production capacity, Peikko is planning to start a completely new DELTABEAM® factory during 2017 in Kaunas, Lithuania. The timing for opening the new factory is depending on local building permit and construction schedules. The new factory will have an overall capacity exceeding 200 beams per week.
“We are ramping up capacity as fast as we can to continue to serve our customers in the best possible way. We have installed new technology to speed up the production process, hired over 50 new production employees, and will start production in a new location”, states Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.
Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation,
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DELTABEAM® is Peikko’s composite slim-floor system for multi-storey buildings. It 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 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 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 2015 was EUR 155 million. Peikko is a family-owned and run company that employs over 1200 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information: www.peikko.com