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 !
Marcus


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


Fortaco signs Agreement with Tata AutoComp India

Tata AutoComp signs an agreement with Fortaco Group - aims to manufacture safety cabins for off-highway vehicles in India.

Tata AutoComp Systems Limited, India’s leading auto-component conglomerate and Fortaco Group, the leading European strategic partner to the heavy off-highway equipment have signed an agreement, where in Tata AutoComp will manufacture Safety Cabins for off-highway vehicles in India.

Read the Press Release


Fortaco teams took part in charity run in Wrocław

For the fourth time Fortaco teams have participated Company Run, which took place 13th time in Wrocław. This is the charity run, organized for employees of all size of companies in Poland. In addition to improve physical activity, the charity run is arranged for helping handicapped kids.

Over 400 companies and 10 000 runners took part in this event. Four teams from Fortaco took the challenge. Link to an official web page: https://biegfirmowy.pl/ (in Polish).


Fortaco factory in Kurikka is non-smoking

Fortaco’s factory in Kurikka is a non-smoking area since 1 January 2019. Smoking is forbidden in all factory area. This applies to all Fortaco employees, our customers and other stakeholders visiting our facilities. There is one dedicated place outside of factory area where smoking is only allowed.

Fortaco is encouraging employees to stop smoking. Occupational health care professionals are providing support, and Fortaco gives financial compensation to nicotine replacement products.

Health and safety are the top priorities at Fortaco!


4th International VDI Conference - Connected Off-Highway Machines

The 4th international VDI Conference “Connected Off-Highway Machines” will take place on 14 – 15 May 2019 in Dusseldorf. Fortaco will also be there, you are welcome to visit our stand No. 6 and meet with Aki Komulainen, Director Cabin Technology, Raphael Dubiel, Sales Director Central Europe & Benelux and Frank Elert, Sales Director Central Europe.

Conference is aimed at engineers, designers and specialists from mobile machine manufacturers and suppliers in the off-highway industry. Conference provides a professional forum for all experts working in the field of connected off-highway machines, automation and IT for mobile machines to exchange experiences and ideas.

See you in Dusseldorf 14-15 May!