Bauma manufacturing exhibition

End & New beginning

Creating the future co-operation. The next generation off-highway professionals visiting Fortaco booth in Bauma. 🚜

Exciting week starts to be at the end - many thanks for all the visitors.

Our team is grateful for all the connections made and insights shared during these days. Let us be in touch and stay on the way forward.

See you next time in Agritechnica 2023! 👋🏻

Rally & Manufacturing

This year our experience at Bauma will be supported by an expert in his field.

We are happy to welcome Fortaco’s Ambassador, Ari Vatanen to join our team in Bauma. Vatanen will be on Fortaco booth A6.225 on 26-28 October.

Ari Vatanen, known as World Rally Championship, four times Paris-Dakar Rally winner, FIA World Cup Cross-Country winner, and a former Member of the European Parliament, has a strong background in working with premium teams and technology during his long and remarkable career.

Fortaco aims to be a premium service and product provider for our customers, and having Vatanen onboard, is well aligned and an exciting chance to cooperate. Ari Vatanen will be sharing his experience and knowledge, but also visions, why he supports and has trust in Fortaco journey.

Welcome to meet Vatanen and the whole Fortaco team of experts - see you in two weeks!

Bauma 2022 draws closer

World’s leading trade fair Bauma takes place in Munich 24 - 30 October. With the key themes of digitalization and sustainability Bauma provides valuable insights into promising technologies.

Fortaco Technology - active in green environmental transformation

Our Technology team of professionals is developing solutions to reduce global warming. We are working with research and concept development to address the areas of fossil-free steel, light-weight structures, circular economy, and E-mobility. We have a research study ongoing on fossil-free steel to understand how new material can be used on customers’ applications. We are a member of FOSSA-research project. A new light-weight steel structure design is undergoing a field test with a key customer. The usage of high-strength steel is part of customer's new electrified fleet approach improving the fuel economy. The SmartSteel project is aiming at providing real-life information about the residual lifetime of steel components and enables many circular economy actions like refurbishment and re-manufacturing. E-mobility technologies like battery power pack are in an advanced study phase. We are investigating an offering Fortaco could provide in the future.

Vehicle Cabins – no compromises with safety

Fortaco and Buisard cabins have joined forces. Through a strategic alliance we are the market leading vehicle cabin technology and manufacturing business serving the off-highway equipment industry. FORTACO BUISARD CABINS offering include low, medium, and high-volume glazed cabins with the assembly content, and also full plug and play vehicle cabins. We wish you welcome to meet our vehicle cabin experts at Bauma to discuss how we can further support you.

Steel Fabrications - modern manufacturing

Fortaco is the largest manufacturer of steel fabrications in Europe. We are focusing on quality, delivery performance, and productivity in our manufacturing operations. Based on our long history in steel processing, we have established ourselves as a benchmark and reliable partner to our customers. We support you on product design and manufacturability to ensure the most efficient manufacturing process with right quality and right price. This makes us a genuine manufacturing partner from design-to-manufacturing including sourcing, inspection, testing and delivery to the final destination.

Fortaco Assembly - system integrator​​​​​​

​Fortaco provides with a full range of services starting from the basic assembly labor content to sourcing and purchasing services, including all related logistics handling, where Fortaco can take the material responsibility. In addition, Fortaco Technology provides engineering services as from concept design up to final assembly and testing with the full pre-dispatch inspection to assure the highest quality standards and direct shipment to customers’ distribution network or even to end customers.

See you at Bauma

Our experts on technology, vehicle cabins, steel fabrications, and assemblies will tell you more about the latest news in the areas of technology and manufacturing. Take this opportunity and visit us on Fortaco booth A6.225.

Our team wishes you most welcome – see you at Bauma.

Lars Hellberg
President & CEO

Acquisition completed

​Acquisition of Fortaco Group by One Equity Partners from the funds managed by CapMan Buyout, announced on 8 July 2022, has been completed on 30 September 2022. Under the ownership of One Equity Partners, Fortaco will continue to be a leading strategic partner to the heavy off-highway equipment and marine industries offering technology, vehicle cabins, steel fabrications, and assemblies to global OEMs.

We believe this new ownership will facilitate the further value creation of Fortaco for the benefit of its current and future customers and other stakeholders.

For more information:

Lars Hellberg
President & CEO
Fortaco Group
+358 40 572 9488

The Annual Meeting Point

Autumn is coming, business is rolling, and Subcontracting Trade Fair is approaching.

Welcome to meet the Fortaco team at the annual Subcontracting Trade Fair in Tampere on 27-29 September.

Let us exchange ideas and explore how we can support your business on its journey to success.The event venue is Tampere Exhibition and Sports Center, and you can find our team at a stand A 630.

In three days, Subcontracting Trade Fair, Finland’s leading industrial event will offer visitors a unique overview of the industry’s prospects and future. It is an event, where various innovations are exhibited, including products, services, production methods and processes, materials and components.

Register for free entrance, click here.

See you in Tampere!
Team Fortaco

Smart potentialities

Innovative and fertile meeting with Kalmar in Ljungby, Sweden.

Lars Hellberg, President & CEO and Rafal Sornek, Senior Vice President, Technology from the Fortaco team visited Kalmar’s Service organization in Kalmar Innovation Center. Kalmar team was represented by Peter Berndtson, Thomas Malmborg and Frederik Fogelklou.
Teams had great and intensive discussions around the circular business models and new approach enabled by Fortaco’s SmartSteel project.

SmartSteel is a data-based lifetime concept, measuring residual lifetime to help customers make decisions about the reuse, refurbishment or re-manufacturing of machines. This is supporting a circular economy regardless whether a diesel or electric driven machine.

Kalmar’s state of the art facility has been designed to support new collaborative ways of working with modern architecture and cutting edge technology, and it provides a showroom for customers to learn about Kalmar’s latest innovations and test Kalmar solutions.

Trust in the new chapter

Funds managed by CapMan Buyout have agreed to sell their holdings in Fortaco Group to the private equity firm One Equity Partners.

The acquisition will empower the further development of the current and new offering, including areas to strengthen value creation to customers, and to provide means for further international expansion of Fortaco.

Becoming a member of the One Equity Partners family is something we are very honored about, and it will support our journey in realizing the true potential of Fortaco as the leading business partner of technology, vehicle cabins, steel fabrications and assemblies.

We want to give our best acknowledgement to CapMan for all their strategic support that has enabled the growth created under their ownership. CapMan was one of the initiators in the formation of Fortaco ten years ago.

We are grateful for all our global customers, business partners, and the Fortaco team for the highly qualified performance reached together.

Let us continue to have the way forward.

Read the whole press release here.

Award winning Fortaco team

We are grateful to inform that Fortaco was awarded today with two Supplier Awards on Kalmar’s Supplier Day 2022 in Szczecin:

* Best Delivery Performance
* Best Innovation, concerning a steel structure and technology

We are proud over these recognitions and would like to thank Kalmar for their continuous trust on Fortaco!

Happy Birthday, Fortaco Estonia

The whole Fortaco team is wishing a great and successful 75th birthday of Fortaco Estonia!

We were honoured to have five Managing Director’s from Fortaco Estonia’s timeline to attend the celebration.

Turku Navigate 1-2 June 2022

The Fortaco team will take part in Turku Navigate 2022, a Nordic maritime industry event in Turku, Finland. The event takes place in Turku Fair Center on 1-2 June 2022.

Navigate is an international B2B trade exhibition for maritime, shipping, and shipbuilding professionals. Every other year it brings together the most important players in the industry.

Let’s get propellers rolling together and discuss how we can support your deck machinery business! You can find us on a stand B50.

Read more about the event here