Fortaco operations solid and safe

Following the outbreak of the Corona virus Covid-19, European governments have taken several health-related border management measures and limitations to people and businesses. The aim is to protect citizens' health and make sure that essential goods and services remain available.

Fortaco has also taken measures to keep our people, working places, and operations safe. We have imposed number of restrictions at our factories to protect our people and prevent infection. We are closely following local regulations and recommendations made by local authorities.

To confirm our earlier messages, we are not experiencing any major disturbances in our operations, and supply chain, and we are continuing with the normal production output. We are in a close communication with our customers and suppliers to secure smooth production and delivery of goods.

We will continue to update all our stakeholders as developments occur, but in the meantime, we hope everyone remains safe and healthy and would like to thank everybody for continued support.

Please do not hesitate to contact local Fortaco representatives for more information.

Marcus Engman
Senior Vice President
Marketing and Sales


Corona virus update, 18 March

Following the outbreak of the Corona virus Covid-19, the European Commission presented guidelines to Member States on health-related border management measures in the context of the COVID-19 emergency on 16 March. The aim is to protect health of citizens, ensure right treatment of people who have to travel, and make sure all essential goods and services remain available.

In all countries, Fortaco has manufacturing operations, there are limitations to enter the country. In addition, kindergartens, schools and universities, as well as public spaces and places are closed for the time being. However, it is important to note that these control measures are not causing any serious disruptions for international transportation.

We are closely monitoring order intake and supply chain situation and try to limit exposure to our operations. So far, we have not experienced any major disturbances in our operations and supply chain, and we are able to continue with normal production output. However, we are connected to the real situation and able to make appropriate actions quickly.

Fortaco has also taken extraordinary measures, based on the best available knowledge and equipment, to keep our people, working places and operations safe. We have imposed number of restrictions in our factories to protect our people and prevent infection. So far, we have not experienced any major bottlenecks in our processes, and our factories are free from the Covid-19 virus.

We will continue updating all our stakeholders as development occurs, but in the meantime, we hope everyone remains healthy and safe. We would like to thank everybody for continued support.

Please do not hesitate to contact local Fortaco representatives for more information.

Kind regards,

Marcus Engman
Senior Vice President
Marketing and Sales


Corona virus update, 13 March

On 11 March 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organization declared the current outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic in global scale.

You are aware of the serious nature of the impact that the current outbreak of Corona virus Covid-19 is having on society and business globally. The situation has escalated rapidly, and several countries in Europe have now taken or are planning to take extraordinary actions to slow down the spread of the virus.

Following the extraordinary measures in the countries Fortaco operates:

• In Slovakia and Hungary, it has been decided to limit international travel into the country, and public places are closed as from 13 March 2020.

• In Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Estonia it has been decided to close kindergartens, schools and universities as from Monday 16 March 2020.

Fortaco has taken measures to keep our working places and operations safe. We have imposed restrictions on international travel, factory visits and internal meetings, and we prefer remote work when applicable.

We are closely monitoring the situation together with all stakeholders and following the rules from local authorities. Our goal is to limit the exposure of the extraordinary situation to our operations. In case we learn that your orders or shipments have a potential of being affected, we will contact you immediately.

It is imperative, we all maintain open communication, so we can collectively work through this crisis. We appreciate teamwork and keep you informed as this situation develops.

Please do not hesitate to contact local Fortaco representatives for more information.

With kind regards,

Marcus Engman
Senior Vice President
Marketing and Sales


Corona virus update

On 30 January 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, following the advice of the Emergency Committee convened under the International Health Regulations (2005), declared the current outbreak of COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern.

You are aware of the serious nature of the impact that the current outbreak of Corona virus Covid-19 is having on society and business in China and other parts of the globe, lately also in Europe. Due to the risk of global or local supply chain interruptions, we are monitoring a potential impact to our business.

At this very moment, we have not identified any major manufacturing or transport disruptions in our supply chain. However, we are closely monitoring the situation together with our customers and suppliers. Our goal is to keep the general reporting to the minimum, knowing how much effort is being put on this issue by all stakeholders. In case we learn that you or your customers have a potential of being affected, we will contact you immediately.

It is imperative, we all maintain open communication channels, so we can collectively work through this crisis. We appreciate teamwork and keep you informed as this situation develops.

Please do not hesitate to contact local Fortaco representatives for more information.

Marcus Engman
Senior Vice President
Marketing and Sales


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.