EQ for Tough Guys: Should Manufacturing Professionals Show Feelings?

Should manufacturing pros be as calm, cool, and collected as robots on the factory floor? Or should they embrace their feelings? "Must. Suppress. Rage!" is how this century’s best-known engineer, Homer Simpson, deals with his emotions. (He also has…

Reflections from the Leadership Team

As we have entered the third quarter of the year, it is a great time to view back, reflect, value the lessons learned and gain some perspective, while proceeding forward on our mission. Fortaco is committed to reshape the industry; the way things…

My Father’s Tuxedo

What my father’s tuxedo and off-highway equipment have in common, and how the Smart Steel organization is fixing the asymmetry of marketplace information. By Rafał Sornek I don’t remember exactly what happened to my suit — whether I tore it or…

Get Knocked Down, Get Back Up

Johanna Kuisma, Fortaco’s Group Financial Controller, loves contact sports. They’ve taught her a few things about how to approach her professional life. It might have been the worst time to start a new job. It was March 2020 when Johanna Kuisma…

Twenty Years of Transformation

”I am a team player - to build success we need each other. We win business together, we gain experiences in business together.” A highlight by one of the longtime Fortaco team member, celebrating his anniversary today. Peter Green, Sales Director at…

Forward Forever

Customer service is a key priority at Fortaco, and we are happy to have in our team very skillful people, who are committed to this and have a great understanding of its importance. This time our eyes are on Kurikka factory in Finland, where the…

Under the Hood at Kurikka

With both cars and factories, there’s often more under the hood than you’d imagine. Fortaco Kurikka Sales Manager Tomi Metsä-Ketelä demonstrates why. Fortaco Kurikka Sales Manager Tomi Metsä-Ketelä has spent his entire life around vehicles. It…

Set of Emotional Tools

Emotional Intelligence (EI) and its state and development in the company has been brought up in Fortaco this year. Fortaco’s top 25 managers were assessed by using the EQ-i2.0 inventory which measures emotional intelligence. As a result, they got…

Manufacturer Sans Frontières

Erik Gustafsson, Fortaco Wroclaw’s Sales Director, explains why running a hospital in Liberia is not so different than running a factory. “I did it for the adventure,” says Fortaco Wroclaw’s Sales Director Erik Gustafsson of his decision to…