Prima Power is proud to announce the opening of a new site inSeinäjoki, in Western Finland. Finn-Power Oy, the company of Prima Industrie Group manufacturing Prima Power turret punch presses, combined machines and systems, relocated its manufacturing plant and Tech Center previously sited in Kauhava into a brand new facility in Seinäjoki.
The 20,000 square meter facility was commissioned by the Seinäjoen Yrityskiinteistöt (company owned by the City of Seinäjoki) and built by Lujatalo Oy for an overall investment of around € 20m. The new factory was specially designed and built for Finn-Power Oy purposes, which rented it on a long-term basis.
The new location, already in operation since November, was officially inaugurated on March 21st, 2019 in the presence of the Speaker of the Finnish Parliament Paula Risikko, the Mayor of the city of Seinäjoki Jorma Rasinmäki, the Italian Ambassador Gabriele Altana, theChairman of Prima Industrie Board Gianfranco Carbonato, the Managing Director of Finn-Power Oy Juha Mäkitalo, along with other authorities, international customers, partners, and press representatives. An open house dedicated to Finnish Prima Power Customers took place the following day.
“For a company it is a very rare occasion to have the opportunity to build a complete new factory – states Juha Mäkitalo. We have now had that possibility and are very pleased and grateful for it. For Finn-Power Oy the opening is also the occasion to celebrate its 50 years’anniversary. A book on the history of the company was released at the opening event and it is one of our ways to thank all people who have worked for this Company during its half-a-century journey”.
The over 250 guests who took part to the two-day event have attended to presentations and speeches and have been accompanied through a guided tour of the innovative factory.
In the new plant 400 people are employed, equally divided between blue collars and white collars. As all companies of the Prima Industrie Group, Finn-Power Oy is strongly focused on Innovation, as it is also testified by the fact that 20% of the workforce is dedicated to R&D activities.
The Seinäjoki plant manufactures all Prima Power punching, punching/shearing, punching/laser-cutting, and automation equipment as well as systems for the global market. Around 450 machines and automation equipment are delivered from the Finnish factory annually.