One thing in the world is certain – the summer season is here!

The last 18 months have represented lots of unpredictable happenings, both in the world and in business. The Covid-19 pandemic, as we all know, has been and still is a black swan, which came as an unwanted surprise and changed the world and the way…

Two Journeys of Gruža

Aleksandar Djordjevic went from mergers and acquisitions to manufacturing. His factory went from making cannons to winches. On March 19, 2021, Fortaco Gruža in Serbia was born from the acquisition of Rapp Zastava by the Fortaco Group. What is now…

Deep Roots In a Heavy Business

Fortaco’s Narva business site has a long history with various products and ownerships. It was established in 1947 and 2013 acquired by Fortaco Group. Business Site Narva is the biggest unit in Fortaco Group, manufacturing high quality steel…

Emotional Intelligence and the Bottom Line

I think highly of myself. I feel I have something to contribute. I am aware of the impact of my mood on others. I make rash decision when I am emotional. I perform well under pressure. The way you react to statements like these shows a lot more…

What You Can Learn from Gelato

Enrico Scalzi, Fortaco Sales Manager in Holíč, Slovakia, sees gelato as a metaphor for flexibility and professionalism. Gelato, the frozen dessert of Italian origin, is generally made with a base of a few percent milk and sugar, its density setting…

Opportunities On Solid Experience

Marko Manninen, a foreman at Fortaco Kalajoki factory, needs no introduction. Known as a hardworking, responsible and straightforward person, he has worked at Fortaco for 22 years in various roles. Those roles contain positions in different…

People of Steel

If you can dream it in high-strength steel, Fortaco Jászberény can probably make it. If it’s made of high-strength or mild steel and weighs between 100 kilograms and 60 tons, Sebastian Kun and his team at Fortaco in Jászberény, Hungary, can probably…

Building New Opportunities

The new factory in Narva was launched this autumn, signifying a milestone in the industrial development of the region. The factory extension project was kicked-off in 2015, when lack of space, capacity constraints and overload of new project…

The Sorcery of Sourcing

Want to optimize costs in sourcing? The best method is to gain an intimate understanding of your suppliers’ products and technologies. It’s perhaps no coincidence that the word “sourcing” sounds a lot like “sorcery.” A good sourcing manager can…