Sustainability work in the spirit of the UN Global Compact initiative

A year ago, Maintpartner joined the UN Global Compact initiative which aims at creating a globally integrated approach for sustainability in business. In line with the principles set out in the initiative we have developed our sustainability work further in different ways.

Regarding occupational safety, we have made considerable progress over the years in preventing lost-time injuries. To reach our ultimate target, zero accidents, we are more and more focusing on preventing accidents that do not lead to any absence from work. Key measurement for this is TRI, Total Recordable Injuries, which includes also such incidents that require external medical treatment, but do not lead to absence from work. We monitor also the safety performance of our sub-contractors in more detail and according to the same principles as those concerning our own personnel.

We promote occupational health and work ability by preventive actions and active management of work ability related risks as well as by managing sickness absences. We have set clear targets for work ability management and monitor regularly their implementation. For example, in Finland we currently spend more money on preventive actions than costs induced by sick absences.

We support sustainability by building up awareness of environmental aspects within Maintpartner and among our customers, and bring up environmental improvement ideas. We pay special attention to energy efficiency related issues and utilize the improvement proposals made by our personnel by converting them into concrete actions for the benefit of our customers.

Further information:
Laura Kauppinen, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, Maintpartner Group, +358 45 264 6686

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Study on work ability management: Systematic development work at Maintpartner

Maintpartner Finland participated in a study on work ability management conducted by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in 2014-2016. The study covered the years 2008 – 2013.

The work ability processes have been systematically developed at Maintpartner and they are followed all over the organization. According to the study, Maintpartner employees were somewhat more satisfied with the work ability management and the related processes and cooperation than in the average among the ten companies that participated in the study.

Work ability is part of strategy at Maintpartner and there are clear targets, which are followed regularly by the management. Measurements, reporting of results and utilization of measurements are on a good level.

The interviewed employees felt that work ability problems are attended to quickly and personnel is treated equally and fairly.

The respondents were also satisfied with the fact that personnel gets regurlarly instructions and guidance to healthy and safe work methods and support to work ability and health promotion.

The positive development has continued after the survey and the management of work ability risks has improved. The number of occupational accidents and occupational diseases was the lowest in Maintpartner’s history in 2016, and the sick leave percentage was first time less than 5 %.

At Maintpartner, the most important principle is to make preventive measures and to have good cooperation with occupational health services.

Further information:
Maintpartner Finland, Jari Syrjälä, +358 46 851 4616

Maintpartner Finland, Reija Mantila, +358 50 361 2603

Improved Overall Equipment Effectiveness through efficient maintenance at Vaasan Ltd bakeries in Finland

Quality and speed of maintenance services as well as high production availability improved the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) at the Vaasan Ltd bakeries in Finland in 2016.

Maintpartner has taken care of the maintenance services at the Vaasan bakeries in Finland since 2010. The contract includes electrical, automation and machine maintenance at eight locations.

- Reacting on deviations and problems is Maintpartner’s strength. When something is raised up, they set to work. Cooperation and good team leaders and technicians are also typical of Maintpartner, summarizes Kari Nylander, Production Director at Vaasan Ltd.

- We have developed preventive maintenance as described in our Value Elements® concept and identified the root causes of disruptions to get objects with frequent malfunctions under control. Now we have a system that allows systematical repairing and servicing of machines and equipment, says Tommi Sankala, Service Manager at Maintpartner.

Focus has also been on efficient use of resources. Flexible resources are available in Maintpartner’s own organization, subcontracting is rarely used.

- We are familiar with the customer’s procedures and know their safety standards, which helps us secure safe operations with high quality. We offer, of course, full service through our extensive contact network regarding services that we ourselves do not provide, says Sankala.

Safety is an important part of Maintpartner’s daily work at Vaasan. We aim for continuous improvement by actively reporting near misses and by carrying out observation walks.

Vaasan Ltd is part of Lantmännen Group, which includes also e.g. the Saue manufacturing unit specialized in frozen bakery products and the bakery company Leibur AS in Estonia. Maintpartner is responsible for maintenance at both of them.

Additional information:
Maintpartner Finland, Service Manager Tommi Sankala, +358 50 564 2645

Beata Koźbiał appointed as Financial Director at Maintpartner Poland

Beata Koźbiał has been appointed as Financial Director and member of the Management Beam at Maintpartner Poland as of 24 April 2017. Beata has a strong financial background and over 20 years of experience from international business environment. For the past ten years she has held the position of a Financial Director.

Further information:
Dariusz Kowalczyk, Country President, Maintpartner Poland, +48605606657

Changes in the management team of Maintpartner Group Oy adds focus on development of MP INtelligence

Maintpartner Group Oy has together with its partners developed a “game-changer” within maintenance and process control, MP INtelligence®. This tool can be used in various segments of the market to improve productivity, security and profitability of Maintpartner’s existing and potential customers. To ensure the fastest possible implementation of this tool Johan Westermarck, now CEO of Maintpartner, will going forward concentrate full time on MP INtelligence and create a team dedicated to this tool.

Maintpartner Group Oy has at the same appointed Pasi Tolppanen (PhD) as its new CEO starting April 10th 2017. Pasi’s previous roles include management positions in the international consultancy and engineering company Pöyry, from where he has excellent references. The strict objective in this change is to further develop the position of Maintpartner Group to a leadership position in maintenance and operations in chosen segments.

“Maintpartner is committed to its customers, and we will continue to develop our operations from a customer-oriented point of view. We are dedicated to grow with our customers and collaborate closely to increase their productivity, also internationally. We have “game changing” tools and competencies to help our customers to improve their market position. There are new growth opportunities, particularly in the energy sector and the process industry,” says Peter Gossas, Chairman of the Maintpartner Board.

“During Johan’s period as CEO, the company has developed outstanding IT solutions that allow Maintpartner to improve both the efficiency of its own operations and the productivity of its customers. These digitalized optimization tools provide interesting options in virtually all business segments. It is very positive that Johan will be able to focus completely on these new tools while we recruit Pasi as Maintpartner’s new CEO. I offer him my warmest welcome,” says Jan Mattlin, Partner at CapMan Buyout.

“I am looking forward to leading the best team in this field. The maintenance sector is undergoing a drastic change, and Maintpartner plays an important role in this development, redefining its own operations and the sector at large through IoT (Internet of Things) tools and AI (Artificial Intelligence). Our interest is to help our customers to increase utilization and total productivity”, says Pasi Tolppanen, new CEO of Maintpartner.

Equity funds managed by CapMan own approximately 84 per cent of the shares of Maintpartner.

For further information, please contact:

Peter Gossas
Chairman of the Board, Maintpartner Group Oy
+46 70 595 37 28

Jan Mattlin
Partner, CapMan Buyout
+358 40 508 6406

Maintpartner is the leading industrial operation and maintenance company in Northern Europe. We are experts and together with our customers we strive for continuous improvement of productivity. In partnership we minimize process disruptions and improve profitability in a safe and sustainable way.
Maintpartner Group employs some 1,900 people, and has net sales of approximately EUR 160 million a year. In recent years, Maintpartner has strengthened its position particularly in the energy sector. The Group has offices in Finland, Sweden, Poland and Estonia. Maintpartner Group is owned by the management and funds administered by CapMan.