Patria and FSP Finnish Steel Painting Oy have reached
an agreement on surface treatment operations at the Hämeenlinna paint
shop from 1 January 2019.
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Patria and FSP Finnish Steel Painting Oy have reached an agreement on surface treatment operations at the Hämeenlinna paint shop from 1 January 2019. (Photo: Business Wire)
The paint shop’s surface treatment professionals working for the current
supplier will transfer to FSP under their current employment conditions.
In addition to Patria, FSP will also provide its services to other
companies in the area.
“From many good options, we found FSP to be the most qualified partner
for our future. Patria aims to build an alliance with the industry
leaders,” said Patria director Jere Tuominen.
“We believe that the partnership with FSP will bring us better know-how
in surface treatment. This gives us an advantage in providing more added
value for our customers on different continents, operating in
substantially varied circumstances. In addition to professionalism and
reliability, it is also FSP’s international abilities that have
generated a deeper interest in cooperation.”
Interest in wide-ranging partnerships
FSP’s new surface treatment unit is situated in the Hongisto industrial
zone in Hämeenlinna, and is connected to the Patria factory. In this
unit, FSP can effectively treat both small parts or even ready-made
assembled troop carriers. With these methods, customers in the
engineering industry located throughout the Häme and Pirkanmaa regions
can be serviced.
“We are investing in the partnership. FSP is looking for a long-term
partnership with an international customer. From the Hämeenlinna
factory, we will obtain professionalism and technologies that allow us
to serve both new and existing customers,” says FSP CEO Pentti
Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation
lifecycle support services and technology solutions. Patria provides its
aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous
performance development, and selected intelligence, surveillance and
management system products and services.
Patria operates in several locations in Finland, Sweden, Norway and
Patria Group’s net sales for 2017 were €467.7 million, with the group’s
workforce totalling 2 800 professionals.
FSP Finnish Steel Painting Oy
FSP Finnish Steel Painting is one of the leading companies in the
Northern European industrial surface treatment industry. The company
employs over 250 professionals and has a turnover of €22 million.
FSP offer customer-oriented and environmentally friendly industrial
surface treatment services covering the entire product life-cycle, from
determining conditions and surface treatment to inspections and
post-warranty maintenance. FSP operates in Poland, Estonia and Finland.
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