High pressure and positive outlook in the manufacturing industry

Thank you for visiting Fortaco at ELMIA!

Fortaco has been exhibiting at Elmia Subcontractor Trade Show in Jönköping for the very first time – and it feels already the place to be.

New production technologies, like additive manufacturing, IoT and digitalization in manufacturing are clearly trending also in the heavy equipment industry.

The manufacturing industry is going by full speed ahead and facing a technological shift which will change society. That was clear when Elmia Subcontractor - Sweden’s biggest industry event - reinforced its position again as the leading marketplace for new business deals.

We were happy to experience a good sprit among the visitors and our fellow colleagues within the industry.

Thank you for making the exhibition a success, see you next year!

Fortaco and GE expanding operations in newly built factory in Wrocław

Dozamel Sp. z o.o. – a company managing Wrocław Industrial Park - has opened a new industrial facility with the production and office spaces. The new building consists of three production halls with the total area of 3.800 m2 and a four-storey office and social building with 2.400m2.

The whole production space in the new building is rented by Fortaco and GE Electric. Fortaco has rented two production halls, in total 2.400 m2 and GE Electric has rented the third production hall, 1.400 m2.

An opening ceremony took place on 6 November, the special guests of the event were:
Andrzej Adamczyk, Minister of Infrastructure and Construction
Paweł Hreniak, Governor of Lower Silesia
Lars Hellberg, President & CEO for Fortaco Group
Beata Stelmach, President of the Management Board, GE Poland and the Baltic States

For the development of Fortaco Business Site in Wrocław the new space is crucial, it will help to follow a market growth and changes, as well as increase machining, welding and assembly capacity.
With the new machining center installed in the first production hall Fortaco can offer high-precision and high-flexibility and cover a wide spectrum of machining requirements requested by our customers. In addition, in the first production hall is located a welding free assembly area for the final assembly processes and further assembly business development.

The second production hall will be filled-in by rotators and fixtures to be used in welding processes that are fulfilling the growing needs for the welding capacity.

In the third production hall GE Electric is doing installation, programming and testing for control cabinets in power industry, including generator and turbine regulator cabinets.

Official ribbon cutting, from left: Paweł Hreniak (Governor of Lower Silesia), Beata Stelmach (President of the Management Board, GE Poland), Andrzej Adamczyk, Kazimierz Smoliński (Vice Minister), Lars Hellberg (President & CEO for Fortaco Group), Pawel Kowalczewski (CEO for Dozamel)

Fortaco is investing in future at Kurikka factory

Fortaco has invested in training and personnel development at Business Site Kurikka during the recent years. We have invested 1.5 M€ in the additional automation on a surface treatment process and a factory lay-out to improve material flow. These investments will increase production efficiency and enable business expansion with new projects and customers in the future.

Fortaco has also invested in a product development, we have opened a new modern product development unit, Kurikka Technology Hub. New premises allow us even more intensive product development and prototyping, and manufacturing of related tools and jigs.

For more information, please contact:

Arto Aro
Managing Director
Fortaco Cabins & Vehicle Assembly, Kurikka

Aki Komulainen
Director, Fortaco Technology