Time for Vacation

Dear customers, business partners and Fortaco team,

The Corona crisis is still reality for all people around the globe. Countries are using their best knowledge and experience to reduce and eliminate the crisis. We are all impacted, harder or softer. Most probably, we will experience a new normal when Covid-19 is a new illness in our global society.

Since the beginning of March, Fortaco has taken serious actions to safeguard our employees, customers and business partners, and to keep our deliveries as promised to our customers. I am very honored to see a strong commitment by everybody involved in the complex supply chain, including the Fortaco team. Despite of somewhat declined net sales 2020 year-to-date, we have taken extraordinary actions and improved profitability. We have also strengthened our liquidity in case it is needed going forward.

New Chairman of the Board
Mr. Panu Routila has been appointed the Chairman of Fortaco Group Board of Directors as from May 2020. Mr. Routila has served as President & CEO at Konecranes and Ahlström Capital. Mr. Peter Augustsson has successfully chaired Fortaco Group since company’s establishment 2013.

Factory extension in Narva
Fortaco’s strategic investment in Narva, a new factory of 10.000 m2, is proceeding exactly according to the plan. Operational take over takes place in coming days. More information to be released after summer.

Make Tomorrow Safer and Better
Fortaco’s operational focus is on safety, quality, delivery performance and productivity, according to our strategic approach “Make Tomorrow Safer and Better”. By continuous development we have successfully been improving our performance.

Outlook for autumn
Fortaco is perceiving the outlook for autumn to large extent unknown. The Corona crisis is still alive with the releases of restrictions, depending on country and specific situations. We have updated our scenario plans for autumn to be prepared, varying from a slight optimistic to a less optimistic, equal to the second quarter net sales.

As of beginning of August, we are going to allow visitors at our Business Sites; changes might occur, depending on Covid-19 development. Since the beginning of March, our approach is “no panic”, we are managing our operations professionally day by day – and this is still valid.

I would like to thank you for your trust, and I am wishing all of you a nice summer period. Stay safe and healthy!


With best regards,

Lars Hellberg
President & CEO


New boring machine successfully started at Fortaco Härmä Business Site

The new TOS Kurim machining center has been successfully started at Fortaco Härmä Business Site. The machine represents a modern technology with the new technical solutions, which will guarantee the top speed in the machining with the high accuracy and rigidity. The machine is equipped with the robot tool changer, which speed and reliability are much better compared to the conventional machines. An automatic milling head changing improves flexibility and makes the optimizing of a machining process easier.

Safety has improved by a new operator video screen. An operator can easily follow a machining process from a video screen in a cabin.

Working area of the machine is:
X=4000 mm
Y= 2500 mm
Z=1500 mm

The machine has received interest among our customers, and some new opportunities are already under investigation. This investment together with the long experience in the high accurate machining at Fortaco Härmä Business Site is a cost effective choice for our quality-conscious customers.

“We shape the way things are produced.”


Fortaco at The ONS Exhibition in Stavanger - Norway

Fortaco is participating The ONS 2016 Exhibition in Stavanger Norway from 29 August to 1 September 2016. The ONS Exhibition is one of the world’s most important meeting places in the energy business. For more than 40 years ONS has been gathering international oil and gas industry to network, debate and to do business and plans for the future. More than 90 000 people visited exhibition and conference last time.

You find us in Hall 10, Stand 1076. We hope to see you there – welcome!


Fortaco delivered welded components to the world's biggest Reachstacker made by Kalmar

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has produced the world’s biggest Reachstacker machine, the Super Gloria. This machine has a proven lifting capacity over 100 tonnes and is by that the world’s biggest Reachstacker. Fortaco has been Kalmar’s trusted supplier partner already for several years and got for the reason possibility to participate of this important project. Fortaco supplied to Kalmar the entire main welded components like boom, chassis and steering axle.

The Super Gloria reachstacker range is the world’s largest industrial reachstacker in Kalmar’s hugely successful Gloria range. It boasts a completely new design, developed to meet customer’s critical specifications with lift capacities up to 120 tonnes depending on application. The Super Gloria model has been augmented with a specially raised cab to enhance visibility and a wheelbase of 9.25m to provide maximum stability.


Meet us in Alihankinta Subcontracting Fair 2014 in Tampere!

Fortaco will be participating in Alihankinta Subcontracting Fair in Tampere, Finland from September 16th to 18th. You can come and visit our booth to learn more about Fortaco, the leading European manufacturing partner’s value add for its customers through reshaping the way things are produced. You will find us in the department A630, which is located in the center of the main hall. More information about the Fair will be provided later.