International bulk materials handling company Mantsinen Group Ltd Oy (Mantinsen) is to extend its production capacity at Rauma in Finland. The company’s material handlers unit is setting up a new assembly unit this month, in premises which have been leased from Euroports Rauma Oy. This move is part of the company’s long-term growth strategy, which in particular is aimed at enhancing the delivery logistics of its exports.
Mantsinen has reportedly significantly extended its global distribution network over the last few years; the results of this hard work can be seen in the volume of orders being received and in the positive momentum in the global investment business. The extension of production facilities allows the company to considerably increase their production volumes.
Managing Director of Mantinsen, Mia Mantinsen, commented: ‘The hydraulic port crane we developed is growing in popularity in markets around the world. Entering into new market areas places increasing demands upon our delivery chain, and so it is a natural step for us to start assembling our machines near the sea because these days we are far more often shipping assembled equipment by sea.’
One foot in the forest, one foot on the sea shore
Mantsinen has been known for over 55 years as a developer of terminal logistics for forestry work.
The company is also the feeding equipment partner for Metsä Fibre’s Äänekoski and Rauma pulp mills.
In the 2000s Mantsinen has added a second business unit alongside the service unit. Employing over 150 members of staff, the machinery unit’s product portfolio ranges from heavy hydraulic material processing machinery to port cranes, together with associated accessories and life-cycle services.
Working with partners
Mantinsen has been partners with Euroports Rauma Oy and the Port of Rauma, which are responsible for managing the area, for a long time. “Mantsinen Group was already familiar to us as a provider of cranes. We are happy to hear that our collaboration is about to become even deeper, because Mantsinen chose Rauma and Euroports’ industrial facilities as the base for their extended operations,” said Account Manager at Euroports Rauma, Juha Rehmonen.The Managing Director of the Port of Rauma Oy, Hannu Asumalahti, is also pleased to hear that Mantsinen chose Rauma.
“I believe that the Port of Rauma can offer good logistics premises and room to produce and deliver cranes around the world.”
First deliveries to Uruguay
Mia Mantsinen tells us that the first delivery from the new premises is destined for Uruguay, as the company is providing material handling machinery for raw materials logistics to the Montes del Plata pulp mill within the next twelve months. The delivery consists of twelve machines that help ensure that the raw materials logistics for the pulp mill, which are able to produce 1.4 million t of pulp, run well and smoothly.
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