Season's Greetings

Dear customers, business partners and colleagues,
We want to thank all of you for a good collaboration
in the extraordinary year 2021.

Fortaco team is wishing you a Peaceful Christmas Time
with your nearest ones and a Successful Year 2022.

Stay safe
Fortaco Team

Offering scope increased

Great developments continue, Fortaco has acquired a paintshop in Janow Lubelski, Poland. Both the plant and related machinery are included and they have been acquired from Alucrom, with whom we have cooperated since 2014.

The paintshop facility of 2.000 m2 was built in 2014 and it is located next to our existing factory in Janow Lubelski. Employees will be transferred to Fortaco. The transaction was signed on 20.12.2021 and the transfer of ownership is planned to take place on 31 March 2022.

We are confident that the control of the complete value chain will be highly beneficial in our business environment, and with this acquisition we will increase our scope of offering for new and existing customers. We want to thank Alucrom for the great cooperation during these years and throughout the acquisition process.

Read our press release here

Honoured guests in Narva

Fortaco Estonia had a pleasure to welcome Mr. Alar Karis, President of Estonia, to the factory visit last week.

During his visit Mr. Karis was introduced to the latest development and extension of Fortaco operations in Narva, recent investments, demolition site and training center.

Larissa Shabunova, Managing Director of Fortaco Estonia, introduced the factory. Good discussions around the present market challenges were brought up, and also actions connected with finding and growing talented workforce.

Fortaco Estonia has trained more than 150 people this year, thanks to the dedicated work of the team. The factory has also invested greatly in new machinery, and a new welding robot.

President also visited power plants is Narva and discussed the prospects of Estonian energy sector with the management of Eesti Energia.

HR Award Success in Jaszbereny

Behavior HR magazine announced a contest for ”HR Manager of the Year” in Hungary last Autumn for the second time.

The award is given to HR managers, who have significantly contributed to the success of their company and stable development of organizational culture. These managers have outstanding performance and innovative HR solutions, and they care employee satisfaction greatly.

Viola Szabo, People & HR Manager at Fortaco’s Business Site Jaszbereny in Hungary was one of the thirteen HR professionals in a small business category, who took part in the contest.

The process started with the nomination of candidates, and those who accepted nomination prepared an application. The second step was a public voting via social media, and thereafter the jury completed the final list of five applicants in each categories: small business, mid-company and enterprise.

We are happy to tell you, based on the jury’s decision, Viola was awarded with the second place in the contest. Congratulations Viola, and thank you for your everyday effort and continued development!

Fortaco Group and Buisard Cabins have joined forces

We are happy to reveal Fortaco Group has joined forces and established the Fortaco Buisard Cabins entity within Fortaco Group.

Through this strategic alliance, we create a market leading vehicle cabin technology and manufacturing business serving the off-highway equipment industry as part of Fortaco Group. We both have respected and complementary customer portfolio, and the alliance will provide them optimized design and manufacturing solutions for best-in class cabins.

Buisard is the leading independent cabin specialist for low, medium and high-valume cabins. With robotized welding and painting lines, it produces over 120 cabins daily.

Together we will further develop vehicle cabin offerings worldwide. Sustainable future as one team is going to be formed with our great teams and broad know-how. We have already decided to invest in a robot welding line at Holic factory in Slovakia, similar to the line at Buisard factory in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, France, and in addition to extend the real estate floorspace for new sales program.

The transaction was signed 10.12.2021, closing to be on the first week of January. Read our press release, published on 14.12.2021