Thank you for visiting our booth at Excon 2019

The infrastructure sector is the key driver for the Indian economy. It is highly responsible for propelling India’s overall development and enjoying an intense focus from the Government to initiate policies which would ensure a time-bound creation of world-class infrastructure in the country.
There will be new regulations on driver safety in the future. Are you prepared for the challenge? Fortaco together with Tata AutoComp Systems is prepared for the new era in the tractor and off-highway sector.
We are pleased to help you with questions in regard to driver safety.

Tata AutoComp and Fortaco are welcoming you to EXCON India 10-14 December

Tata AutoComp together with Fortaco provides cabin technology and manufacturing services for Indian markets. Cabins are tailored to local needs and they meet European FOPS and ROPS standards. By combining their know-how Tata AutoComp and Fortaco we have created a unique cabin source for all Indian off-highway OEMs, who want to take care about operator safety and comfort.
You are welcome to meet with us at EXCON, the largest construction equipment event in South Asia. You will have a possibility to discuss with our cabin technology experts and test, how virtual reality can support a design and engineering process.
Event takes place in Biec, Bengaluru, India on 10-14 December. You can find us in Hall 2, upper level, stand P383-P386.
See you in Bengaluru!

Fortaco at Construction Equipment Forum 26 - 27 November in Mannheim

Fortaco will exhibit at the 2nd Construction Equipment Forum on 26 - 27 November in Mannheim, Germany.

Conference brings together industry leaders from all stage of the construction equipment value chain for two days. They share their expertise in discussions that cover all mega trends in the industry – connectivity, digitalization, electrification and autonomous vehicles.

"In the new digital world, cooperation is a very important issue. The event provides the basis for networking with suppliers and customers to develop a common digital ecosystem", Martin Lehner, CEO, Wacker Neuson SE.

We would like to welcome you to visit our stand in the networking of Congress Center Rosengarten. See you there!

ELMIA - Welcome to meet with Fortaco

Elmia Subcontractor in Jönköping Sweden is northern Europe’s leading trade fair in the manufacturing industry for suppliers and their customers. Subcontractors are the backbone of Sweden’s manufacturing industry. Without them, development and production would grind to a halt in many sectors. Elmia Subcontractor brings as many as 1.200 of these companies together. Thousands of specialists in hundreds of areas of expertise at your service.

The manufacturing industry is developing faster than ever. New materials and manufacturing technologies are challenging specifications, whereas the market volatility and customer behavior demand new ways to increase flexibility and agility from the supply chain. Fortaco is ready for these challenges through our technology programs, supply chain digitalization, investments, and operational excellence programs – we ensure that Fortaco will be reliable partner also in the future.

Take the opportunity and visit Fortaco’s booth to get more information about Fortaco Technology R&D projects, our factory expansion in Narva, Estonia and how we are expanding our cabin technology and manufacturing presence on the Asian market.

Come and visit our stand in Hall D02:37 and discuss with our team about what we can offer for your company.

See you in Jönköping on 12-15 of November!

Marcus Engman
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales

We are proud to announce

New robot welding system from CLOOS has been successfully implemented at Fortaco factory in Holic, Slovakia. This is a crucial and important milestone for us, and definitely a way forward in our technological development.

This automatized technology solution secures top quality, high accuracy and flexibility for all our customers. The new robot is equipped with 2-axe positioners, high-quality sensor system and solutions for excellent weld-joint accessibility.

Together with this latest investment and state of the art surface treatment facility, we are able to serve and meet our customer’s requirements even better than today. “It has been a center of interest among our visitors and potential business partners, says Juraj Prachar, Managing Director of Fortaco s.r.o.

Ground breaking ceremony at Fortaco Narva factory

Now it is official! The ground breaking ceremony took place at Fortaco factory in Narva. Two capsules with greetings from employees and guest were laid down into the corner stone.

Our honored guests, Jelena Golubeva, Member of Narva City Council, Raivo Rand, representative of construction company Rand & Tuulberg and Hannu Heinonen, Minister Counselor, Embassy of Finland in Tallinn laid down the capsules into the corner stone together with Lars Hellberg, President & CEO for Fortaco Group and Larissa Shabunova, Managing Director for Fortaco Estonia.

We would like to thank all partners and the local community for the great support for this important milestone.

New factory extension will be ready in July 2020.

Fortaco thanks all who visited us at Subcontracting Fair in Tampere

This year's Exhibition was one of the best in terms of attendance. Subcontracting 2019 Trade Fair brought together 17.731 visitors and over 1.100 exhibitors. The number of visitors is the second highest in the event's history.

Thanks to all visitors for interesting discussions.

Next time we will meet at Elmia Exhibition in Sweden on 12-15 November.

Welcome to visit Fortaco at Tampere Subcontracting Fair 24-26 September 2019

The traditional event with 20.000 industrial professionals takes place at Tampere Exhibition Center.

Increased uncertainty on the global market makes forecasting of future challenging. However, Fortaco is ready for this challenge through productivity improvements and machine investments to increase production automation. Our operational excellence programs ensure that our customers receive products at the right time, with the right quality and at the right price.

One of our most significant ongoing investments is a factory expansion in Narva with 10.000 m2 and new equipment. During the past years, Fortaco has also invested in several welding robots, machining centers and production lay-out improvements to ensure our position as a professional and reliable partner in our industry.

Fortaco Technology has been kicked-off as planned and it is well received by our customers. The first common R&D projects are ongoing. Fortaco is expanding cabin technology and manufacturing presence into the Asian market. The partnership with Tata AutoComp is enabling OEMs in India to use Fortaco's cabin technology and knowledge on this fast-growing market area.

Welcome to exchange ideas and news with Fortaco people on our stand A630.

See you in Tampere !

Fortaco invests in increased steel fabrication capacity at Fortaco Estonia OU

Fortaco has started a capacity extension project of over 10 million EUR in Narva, Ida-Virumaa. The investment will consist of a 10.000 m2 factory extension and new equipment. The construction work begun in July 2019 and it is scheduled to be finalised within one year. The investment is supported by the Estonian government.

Read the Press Release

First half of 2019 - Summer Greetings

The first half of 2019 has been exciting, as usual. The world offers higher focus on the environmental care, higher degree of digitalization and intensive geopolitical discussions like Brexit, global versus regional, trading tariffs etc.

When entering year 2019 Fortaco was cautious in respect of market development. We have experienced a mix of strong growth, stabilization and some decline among our customers. The outlook for the second half of 2019 looks promising, we are expecting to continue delivering a profitable growth. Fortaco offers services from concept to manufacturing, in addition we see the value add for our customers of being a strong technology and R&D provider. Fortaco has launched an EU financed steel fabrication project to develop future production materials, manufacturing processes and product features.

Fortaco participated Bauma exhibition in Munich mid-April, world’s largest off-highway exhibition with more than 620.000 visitors during five days. At the exhibition Fortaco launched the redefined branding concept to further enhance Fortaco’s core values of excellence and reliability. Our stand was visited by the current but also new customers and suppliers. We discussed about Technology, Vehicle Cabins, Steel Fabrications and Vehicle Assemblies.

Fortaco has reached an important momentum, we have announced a collaboration with Tata AutoComp Systems with the aim to offer safety cabins for off-highway vehicles in India, based on technology, design and specifications developed by Fortaco. Our joint strengths will build a strong foundation for the future.

I am proud to be a member of the highly experienced people team across all operations at Fortaco. To meet with customers and suppliers gives continuously energy to explore how we can together re-shape the industry and make it more innovative and a safer workplace. Fortaco has Trust in Tomorrow.

Enjoy the summer with your families, nearest and friends to charge batteries for the exciting second half of 2019.

With best regards,

Lars Hellberg
President & CEO