The value of the investment is approximately three million euros. The investment will be implemented in the spring 2019. Over the past year or so, we have invested approximately 10 million euros to modernise its production in Luoma-aho, Alajärvi. The new paint line and warehouse will be located in Kuusankoski, Kymenlaakso.
The investment will also go towards increasing our warehousing capacity. Increased warehousing capacity means more flexible services to our customers, which is an important part of Mäkelä Alu’s strategy.
“With this investment, we will be able to maintain and improve our service capability and thus allow our customers to develop their own production processes. We are talking about a so-called flow production process, which includes, among other things, a warehousing service, which is part of our AluServices concept,” says Mäkelä Alu’s Chairman Petri Mäkelä.
The investment will increase our painting capacity by approximately 50%, and the new line will feature the latest technology in the industry.
A New Branch in Kuusankoski
We will also be opening a major new branch in Finland, as the new paint line and warehouse will be located in the company’s new location in Kuusankoski, Finland.
“This decision will improve the comprehensiveness and speed of our services. We have operated in Luoma-aho for decades, so this is a significant step for us. Our facilities in Luoma-aho employ nearly 300 workers. Over the past year, we have recruited over 70 new employees to Luoma-aho,” says Mäkelä.
The investment was driven by the positive development of the construction industry market and increasing customer needs.
“Our mission is to improve our customers’ competitiveness in the market. Our strategy is to provide our customers with exceptional service and develop our production processes based on the needs of our customers. Investments are necessary in order to achieve these goals,” Mäkelä adds.