Changing a Culture

When a culture improves, KPIs follow. Anna Młynarczyk-Widomska holds a Master of Engineering degree from Cracow University, though as fate would have it she never worked as an engineer. Right out of school she got a job in selling technical…

From Safety Cop to Safety Culture

Changing the way safety is viewed in an organization. Safety has traditionally been a matter of compliance. Pity the safety specialist, the compliance officer responsible for filling out reports, recording infractions and sending information to…

Residual Value: Beyond the Holy Trinity

How data will eventually impact residual value, total cost of ownership, and transform heavy-equipment financing. “Hours of use, type of use, and maintenance record. These are the three things that matter when calculating residual value,” said a…

Opportunities Beyond Obstacles

Every cloud has a silver lining – Petra Špačková’s motto, and more thoughts about her quarantine times during Corona virus crisis. Special circumstances require special solutions – and those solutions would not be created with ordinary thinking. As…

True Believer

Agnieszka Koziara’s goal is to create conditions that allow teams to play to win, rather than playing not to lose. Fifteen years ago Agnieszka Koziara began her career as an executive assistant. Her direct supervisor was from Sweden. "As a Pole it…

Can safety be measured?

Better Ways to Measure Safety Days Without Accidents posters may be common in industry, but counting accident-free days does little if anything to prevent accidents. "Traditional manufacturing safety programs deal with negative information, says…

Citius, Altius, Fortius!

What sports and business have in common and how they’re applied at Fortaco. By Heidi Lehtonen, Fortaco Quality Health Safety & Environment Manager From sports to the factory floor I’ve been involved in sports all my life. From the beginning, I have…

Top Down Safety to Change Daily Habits

If the CEO doesn’t make safety a priority, nobody else will, either. If you don’t believe Lars Hellberg cares, ask him to show you his thumb.   Anyone who watches “The Simpsons” knows that Charles Montgomery "Monty" Burns, owner of the…

Devil’s Advocate

Joanna Lesicka is Fortaco’s Group Controller. If she challenges you, it’s just part of her job. Winter is coming. Well, eventually. Although an economic downturn hasn’t yet arrived, it’s Joanna Lesicka’s job to be ready for it. As Fortaco’s Group…