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YardMate Vene 19 Båt -messuilla

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YardMaten jäsenten Kaha ja Electric Wheel Company huipputuotteet Vene 19 Båt -messuilla Helsingin Messukeskuksessa.

Kahan Webasto ThermoConnect -applikaatiosta saat etäkäytöllä veneeseen ilmalämmityksen ja hälytykset päälle. Electric Wheel Companyn ekologisella sähkösurffilaudalla elämystä tarjolla yhdellä latauksella tunti / 25 km.

Tervetuloa osastoille 5r11 ja 1f19!

MEET THE MEMBER – BLUE WATER SHIPPING

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This time we take you right next to the port of Turku where Blue Water Shipping have their Road (continent) and Sea freight & Customs clearance office. Erkki Valtonen, the Country Manager, visits here regularly, the company Finnish headquarters being located in Vantaa.

Who are you?
Erkki Valtonen, Country Manager of Blue Water Shipping Finland.

What is your company specialized in?
Blue Water Shipping is a global provider of international logistics and transport services required in a modern supply chain management. Our operations are founded on in-house competences and comprehensive network of partners and sub-contractors.

Our general cargo and special projects departments transport anything between 50 kg and 500 000 tons. We also have freight solutions to the Cruise and Marine industry with 24/7 one-point-of-contact, logistics, warehousing, customs clearance, port agency, stevedoring and crew change services. There are Blue Water offices in all major cruise hubs, and we have our own Cruise & Marine Logistic Network (www.marinelogisticnetwork.com).

Tell us about your clients and other key shareholders or partners?
Blue Water Shipping was founded in 1972 in Denmark. We are privately owned with Blue Water Foundation governing the majority of the shares.

Our partner network with own offices and hundreds of local forwarders cover all world and we can serve our customer to/from any country in the world.

Our clients are companies with various types of foreign trade and business; manufacturing, import, export and transit of general cargo as well as of projects or special services.

What services or products do you offer to other YardMate members?
In Finland our main services are
– General Cargo; Road freight, Air freight, AOG, Sea freight, Courier
– Project transports and forwarding
– Marine Logistics for Cruise vessels
– Government & Defense Logistics (GDL)
– Customs services
– Terminal & warehousing services.

What are your expectations for YardMate?
Our aim is to get in contact with companies dealing with ship building and marine logistics.
We can provide these companies with full service based on our long experience and comprehensive network. Our service covers the full logistics chain and we can provide our customers with the most efficient transport method and ensure the correct customs process both at shipyard and in-house.

What are your future needs regarding personnel?
We have a clear target of growing and developing our business in Finland. Investments in resources, including operational and sales staff are part of our plan.

And your needs regarding sub-contractors and partners?
We wish to meet and establish contacts with companies serving the ship building and marine logistics.
We are also always willing to discuss with potential new logistics network partners regarding transportation and forwarding. Please contact Kai Hermiö (Manager Road), +358 40 350 3110 or Ville Sulonen (Head of Air & Sea, Finland), +358 400 38 4430 to discuss your offering.

Anything else you wish to say to us?
We look forward to becoming an even more active member of YardMate, to establishing contacts across the network and getting acquainted with professionals of the Cruise and Marine industry.

And so it is! Networking is the key both for YardMate and Blue Water Shipping. In 99.9 % of their transport projects they do not see themselves the actual items transported. Instead, they have an extremely well-functioning partner network and together they enable the full logistics solution. We look forward to seeing how being part of YardMate network benefits Blue Water Shipping’s business!

Photos by Annika Perho

MEET THE MEMBER – CAMILLA SAFETY

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Meet Camilla, whose mission is to save lives. She, a nurse with paramedic experience, and her team are extremely skilled to fulfil this aim, learn more below!

Who are you?
Camilla Mäkinen, founder, CEO and also one of the First Aid Trainers in Camilla Safety.

What is your company specialized in?
We are specialized in trainings that improve and maintain good safety on workplaces. We have courses in First Aid, Firefighting and Threat Situations. All our instructors have worked or are still working as paramedics, firefighters or policemen. We use modern technology and the courses are very hands-on. The duration of the courses vary from 2h to 16h.

Tell us about your clients and other key shareholders?
Our clients are companies in the Turku-Pori-Tampere-Helsinki-area. Several of the companies operate at different levels in the maritime industry. Occupational First Aid trainings are mandatory according to Finnish law and, therefore, both small and large companies use our services. Courses are mainly held in the customers’ own facilities where we are able train in genuine locations. We also have our own training room in Piispanristi (Turku) and can arrange for other spaces as well depending on what our clients need.

What services or products do you offer to other YardMate members?
We offer YardMate members all above mentioned trainings (first aid, firefighting and threat situations), AEDs (defibrillators) and first aid equipment. As a YardMate member you get -10% off all course prises and, in addition to this, you get to free of charge use our resuscitation simulator and try a crash experience using our VR-glasses during a First Aid course. To book a course or for more information, call Camilla at +358 50 5898 079 or e-mail ensiapu@camilla.fi

What are your expectations for YardMate?
We hope YardMate member companies will be interested in improving the safety of their employees. If you want a modern and inspirational safety course, don’t hesitate to call us. We have the possibility to train a large amount of groups and have already provided several trainings to YardMate members.

And your needs regarding sub-contractors and partners?
We could do with 1-2 firefighters more in our team to do 2h trainings every now and then. If you have a good contact, call Camilla at +358 50 5898 079.

Anything else you wish to say to us?
If you have done a first aid course but it wasn’t a wow-experience, call Camilla Safety. Remember, you may one day be the first, most important and maybe the only bystander in an accident or medical fit. Learn how to help. Together we can save lives!

You do a fantastic work, Camilla! The wow-experience really is present in your First Aid trainings, which means one remembers more easily how to act in an accident situation. For any reader to get a first glimpse on Camilla’s hands-on advice, check Camilla Mäkinen at LinkedIn.

Photos by Annika Perho

Ei muistia, ei innovaatioita!

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YardMate-verkosto kehittää meriteollisuuteen innovatiivisia ratkaisuja. Mitä uuden kehittäminen vaatii? Teknologia tukee mutta ihminen on avainasemassa. Ymmärrys ja uudet ratkaisut perustuvat muistiin. Ilman muistia et pysty yhdistämään asioita ja luomaan uutta.

Toimitusjohtajamme Kari kertoo Turun Sanomien pääkirjoitussivun artikkelissaan muistista ja sen toiminnasta. Klikkaa kuvaa ja lue koko juttu!


Mitä muistat luettuasi artikkelin? Mitä uusia ajatuksia sait?

MEET THE MEMBER – ADWORKS

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This week we’ll take you to meet Jaana Siitonen from Adworks. Their expertise is to create YOUR company and products’ visual appearance. Their skillfulness and latest material know-how provide you with possibilities you would not even have thought of! Read more below.

Who are you?
I am Jaana Siitonen, Key Account Manager at Adworks. I have worked with Adworks for about three years, helping customers find the right materials and solutions for their advertising and interior design needs. Adworks is the biggest provider of advertising, interior design and signage solutions in Finland Proper, with deep special knowledge and a large partner network.


What is your company specialized in?
Adworks implements a variety of tape orders, stickers, signs and signage. We are an authorized 3M products reseller and installer and provide our services for example for the following industry solutions: commercial and business premises, transport and vehicles, outdoor advertising and events, ship and terminal, industrial and real estate.

We have our own graphic artists who create your design and our own installers to make sure the outcome fits your need perfectly.

Tell us about your clients and other key shareholders?
Our customers include companies, associations and cities of varying size. For example, we are contract suppliers for both Vantaa and Espoo cities. We cooperate with several construction companies with new construction and renovation, creating interior design and signage.

What services or products do you offer to other YardMate members?
We offer solutions for advertising, interior design and signage made of high-quality materials and with professional installation. Please contact Jaana Siitonen at Adworks, jaana.siitonen@adworks.fi and I will be happy to help you!

What are your expectations for YardMate?
We want to find new partners, contacts and, of course, even more work in the marine industry, where we have a long history and solid know-how.

What are your future needs regarding personnel?
We have been growing steadily and will continue to do so.

And your needs regarding sub-contractors and partners?
We have a very good network of suppliers and sub-contractors to multiple products but if you have an idea on what we could do together don’t hesitate to contact Jaana!

Anything else you wish to say to us?
We have a long and solid work experience in the shipbuilding industry and we know the special challenges there and what kind of materials are most suitable to that environment. Our crews have been working also abroad, for example in Singapore, the Bahamas and Italy.

The shipbuilding industry work we have done: A wide variety of signages to restaurants, both commercial and informative. Other typical products are stickers, printed wallpaper, wood pattern over laminating film and other architectural finishing films, light diffuser films and many other.

We have used materials like acryl, wood, steel, brass and aluminium, for example. In our industry only the imagination sets the limits.

Adworks has grown from a company of one person in 2011 to over a dozen in 2018. You can feel the energy and drive in people, spiced up with a great sense of humour and a relaxed attitude. All core competence is in-house, and the amount of experience Adworks has solves even the trickiest of problems, and with style!

Photos by Adworks and Annika Perho

MEET THE MEMBER – GOFORE

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YardMate member Gofore, selected in 2017 as Great Place to Work no 1 in Finland and no 2 in Europe, opened this year an office in Turku, and they are growing. What does the company do and what makes it great – both for the employees and the customers? Read Kari Karru’s interview below.

Who are you?
I’m Kari Karru, one of the first employees in Gofore Turku office. I work here as senior service architect. Currently I work with many tasks related to building and growing our presence in Turku area and also in different customer projects developing customer processes and solution architectures. That’s what everyone at our office is doing regardless of their title. We are a team of experienced people who are eager to make Gofore Turku-office successful. We provide the same services in this region that our colleagues are providing from our other offices in Finland and Europe.

What is your company specialized in?
We want to make the world better through digitalization and by renewing ways of working. We help our clients ensure they have the ability to change in a changing operational environment. We do this by offering management consulting, service design, software development services and cloud infrastructure.

The world is changing faster all the time and in the future services will be constantly reinvented. Organisations have a constant need for change. There is a huge gap between the current operational methods and the methods that are technically possible. Closing this gap is digitalisation, and that’s what we are good at, on every level.

Tell us about your clients?
Our customers come from all kinds of industries. In industrial area we have worked for e.g. ABB, Metso, Sandvik and VOITH. Common for our customers is the need to make things better and drive the change. We always work together with customer to make that change possible. We are not tied to any technology or technology provider. Our pool of ca. 500 experts, ensures that our clients gets the right expert and knowledge for their own individual needs.

What services or products do you offer to other YardMate members?
In a big picture we want to develop ecosystems, make them transparent and interactive, share their members data and knowledge and by doing that build agile and sustainable business for all the ecosystem members.

So, if you need to renew your software solution, develop your service process, discuss company strategy, investigate possibilities of artificial intelligence, design new mobile application, etc. just name it, we will find a way to help you.

And even if you don’t know yet what to do, just have a gut feeling that something should be done, ‘tarttis tehrä jottain’, don’t hesitate to contact Kari at +358 40 838 0280, let’s find out together what to do.


What are your expectations for YardMate?
Our company is new in the region, so obviously we want to spread the word about our services. We also want to learn to know the business in Turku region and do our part in the success of marine cluster in Finland.

What are your future needs regarding personnel?
Gofore has been growing profitably during all its existence. That means, we constantly need competent people to work with us. Just check our web-site.

To keep these experienced people happy and develop even more, we need to have interesting projects and tasks for them. We want to study new interesting technologies and ways of working – adapt them to ours and our customers’ business and make change possible.

Anything else you wish to say to us?
The world is not ready yet and no one knows where the next disruption comes. By working together our businesses, Turku-area and whole Finland will be leading the way in the maritime industry’s future.

Gofore lives from change and changes itself, too. We met with Kari in their temporary Turku office of 10 senior-level employees. Once the building is ready in 2019, Gofore shall move to brand new premises with space for 30–40 people. ‘Be bold and active in recruiting’ said the management. Great advice, great company. We are happy to have Gofore in YardMate member team!

Photos by Gofore and Annika Perho