Customer stories

Posti Oy

"With Artekno, it has been easy to customised standard products for the specific needs of the postal service", says Pekka Kuronen, the Business Manager of Posti Oy . In the future, Posti Oy can keep counting on the continuing product development partnership.

Posti Oy delivers letters, parcels, newspapers and magazines and promotional materials, and it responsible for the operations of nearly 1,000 post offices across Finland. Posti Oy uses the following Artekno products: boxes made of foamed polypropylene, cooling gel pads, cooling elements and thermoboxes for cold delivery services and for grocery deliveries.

The "Itella Termo" service is provided throughout Finland delivering products requiring cold carriage to clients in first class condition. Its advantages are the shortness of the supply chain and fast deliveries. The service uses 65-litre boxes made of EPP, 102-litre Box'in Boxes and 242-litre thermoboxes on wheels.  For the Kauppakassi (Shopping Bag) crocery delivery service, Posti uses 60-litre Seulo thermoboxes with movable walls. The insulated thermoboxes themselves are not enough to guarantee the product quality at delivery. Cooling gel pads improve the transportation security and refrigerating time of easily perishable products.

Pekka is happy with Posti's partnership with Artekno. Specific purposes set certain requierement for materials. "We need excellent insulation properties and good impact strength. That is why EPP is the best material for us. It is also a definite plus that we are able to get all the needed accessories for the products from the same supplier."

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Eero Aarnio Originals

"Artekno combines superior expertise with excellent quality", says professor and designer Eero Aarnio. The Finnish designer, Professor h.c. Eero Aarnio is a Finnish furniture design legend. Aarnio and Artekno started their ongoing partnership already in 1967.

"I laminated the first Ball Chair myself from fibreglass, using an interior mould made of plywood slivers and covered with Kraft paper", recalls Eero Aarnio the describing the birth of the Finnish design classic.   In autumn 1965, after the success of the Cologne Trade Fair, order for the Ball Chair came in from 30 countries.  "After the Ball Chair, I designed the Pastil Chair for Asko and it was already directly manufactured by Artekno in 1967. The Ball Chair followed naturally, as Artekno took it on right after the Pastil Chair", continues Aarnio.

The collaboration between Eero Aarnio and Artekno comprises of the manufacturing of moulds and prototypes as well as process monitoring and product approval. It is evident that expertise is the prerequisite of success. "Artekno combines superior expertise with excellent quality. Their always surprising products and top-quality manufacturing maintain the competitiveness of Finnish production in the international market. For me, seeing new finished piece for the first time is always culmination of our partnership. It is always exciting to experience how an immaterial idea turns into something concrete and finally into a finished product", concludes Aarnio.

The partnership will continue in the years to come. "The next product idea is already brewing", reveals Aarnio.

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"Artekno is an active partner", says Janne Larkka ofVeikkaus. Arteknon polyuretaanituotteita on nähtävissä kaikissa Veikkauksen peliautomaateissa. Our long-lasting collaboration is based on design expertise that is the result of extensive experience in the industry.

"Artekno participates our product development process already in the mould design phase", says Janne Larkka, who works as a buyer atVeikkaus. The fruits of this partnership are among others the side elements of slot machice doors, screen frames, stands and different panels. "Artekno's products are right for the need of Veikkaus both for their cost and for their impeccable quality. Possible changes are implements and schedules kept. In addition, Artekno actively resolves any issues if those should arise", Larkka continues.

Veikkaus and Artekno have completed many successful project over the years. "The most important thing for us is securing our production. I can recall for example the challenges with the surface treatment of the polyurethane parts of the Monijasso slot machine doors and the payment terminal case mould change in the middle of production. Both issues were handled professionally!" Larkka remembers.

"We hope that Artekno is interested in our product development projects in the future as well. I warmly recommend Artekno. It is a trustworthy, professional, flexible and competitive Finnish supplier", concludes Larkka.

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Saarioinen Oy

The colourful partnership between Artekno and Saarioinen dates back many years. The majority of the precooked foods known to everyone in Finland is packed in Artekno packaging.

"For me, the partnership with Artekno began in 1999 when I was working in the product development at Saarionen-Ruoka Oy. One of my duties at the time was working with packaging development", recalls Ari Matilainen, who is a Buyer at Saarioinen Oy.

"The collaboration with Artekno is close, naturally, as both companies are part of the same group. Over the years, we have developed packaging products together with Artekno's Central-European leaders", Matilainen continues. During the long partneship, Matilainen has been able to form a clear opinion of Artekno quality. "Artekno's strengths are high-quality products, the product knowledge of their sales team, timely deliveries and flexibility when needed. That is why I can warmly recommend Artekno."

The partnership is expected to become even closer in the future resulting in more in-depth packaging expertise.

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