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New strategy for Ursviken Group, New CEO for Pivatic


The Board of Directors has initiated a number of actions to boost the development of the Ursviken Group. The aim of the strategy is to make the best possible use of the strengths and potential of the two industrial entities of the Group, Ursviken Technology and Pivatic, and to strengthen our competitive position in the markets.

As a concrete step in this strategy, Mr. Jan Tapanainen has been nominated as CEO of Pivatic Oy. He will report directly to the board of the Ursviken Group. Mr. Tapanainen has over 17 years of international experience in the sheet metal machine tools industry. Last five years he has worked with companies subcontracting and manufacturing industrial products.

Mr. Mika Virtanen and the management team of Pivatic as well as Mr. Jamie Sims of Ursviken Inc will report to Mr. Tapanainen. Mr. Tomas Johansson will focus on his role as CEO of Ursviken Technology AB.

During autumn 2020, the strategies of Ursviken and Pivatic have been updated and both companies are looking for significant growth after the Covid-19 epidemic. According to the new strategy, Pivatic is developing new innovative solutions for selected business segments to offer their customers fast return on their investments, ensuring first-class customer satisfaction with strong project management and product lifetime aftersales services. In the new strategy, the company will increase attention to personnel development to support the growth of the coming years and will focus on improve efficient deliveries of the systems.

These changes became effective on 4th of January, 2021.

Hallitus on käynnistänyt useita toimia Ursviken-konsernin kehityksen edistämiseksi. Strategian tavoitteena on hyödyntää konsernin kahden teollisen yksikön, Ursviken Technologyn ja Pivaticin, vahvuuksia ja potentiaalia parhaalla mahdollisella tavalla sekä vahvistaa kilpailuasemaamme markkinoilla.

Konkreettisena askeleena tässä strategiassa, Jan Tapanainen on nimitetty Pivatic Oy: n toimitusjohtajaksi. Hän raportoi suoraan Ursviken-konsernin hallitukselle. Jan Tapanaisella on yli 17 vuoden kansainvälinen kokemus ohutlevytyöstökoneista ja -järjestelmistä. Viimeisen viiden vuoden ajan hän on toiminut johtavissa asemissa sopimusvalmistus- ja omia tuotteita valmistamissa teollisissa yrityksissä.

Pivatic Oy:n General Manager Mika Virtanen ja johtoryhmä sekä yhdysvaltalaisen Ursviken Inc.:n General Manager Jamie Sims raportoivat jatkossa Jan Tapanaiselle. Tomas Johansson keskittyy rooliinsa Ursviken Technology AB:n toimitusjohtajana.

Syksyn 2020 aikana Pivaticin ja Ursvikenin strategiat on päivitetty, ja yhtiöt hakevat tulevina vuosina merkittävää kasvua Covid-19-epidemian jälkeen. Pivaticin uudistetun strategian mukaisesti yhtiö kehittää uusia, innovatiivisia ratkaisuja valituille liiketoimintasegmenteille tarjotakseen asiakkailleen sijoitetun pääoman nopean tuoton. Pivatic varmistaa ensiluokkaisen asiakastyytyväisyyden vahvalla projektinhallinnalla ja tuotteiden elinkaaren aikaisilla palveluilla. Uudistetussa strategiassa yhtiö lisää panostuksiaan henkilöstön kehittämiseen tukeakseen seuraavien vuosien kasvua sekä keskittyy parantamaan projektien tehokasta valmistusta, kokoonpanoa ja toimituksia.

Muutokset astuivat voimaan 4. tammikuuta 2021.

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Thank you for participating in Pivatic-Vaski Technology Days 2024!

Thank you to all visitors (and registrees) of Pivatic-Vaski Technology Days 2024! We were pleased to see even more participants than last time as we had kept the quality of our presentations at an excellent level.

In addition to Pivatic technologies, visitors also got a closer look at the Pivatic’s new owner Vaski Group Oy, and the sheet metal and flat bar products Vaski produces. Thanks to our sales partners Samesor, Ursviken Technology, and Wilson Tooling for the great presentations. To all our customers and agents, we will get back to you on the conversations that we had during the event.

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Pivatic is hosting a Technology Days event on the 28th and 29th of May in Hyvinkää, Finland during the best spring season in Finland. This time we will focus on large precision sheet metal parts (over 4m up to 16m) punching from coil, blanks, MPB bending with C-frame and T-frame concepts, and integrated Samesor roll forming and Ursviken tandem press brakes. On the 30th of May, Pivatic’s new owner, Vaski Group Oy, will present their products and software at Hyvinkää.
We would like to invite you to join the event! Pivatic will pay for the accommodation, food & beverages during the days. The flights and local travel from and back to the airport will be your responsibility.
We can guarantee that you will gain a lot of new ideas from this event. All our experts are here to support you.

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Vaski Group Oy from Seinäjoki, Finland, a company experiencing robust growth, expands through the acquisition of Pivatic Oy, Hyvinkää, Finland. The consideration paid marks a significant milestone for Vaski as it continues to strengthen its position in the industry and strives for excellence in manufacturing and innovation.

This combination is a merger of equals where both businesses achieved a record recent order backlog of €11 million. After the purchase, the combined sales exceed €25 million and 100 staff.

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Teknologiateollisuus ry:n Ohutlevytuotteet-toimialaryhmän järjestämät Ohutlevypäivät järjestetään huhtikuussa 2024 Seinäjoella. Ohutlevypäivät on suunnattu ohutlevytuotteiden suunnittelusta, valmistuksesta ja käytöstä sekä opetustoimesta vastaaville henkilöille sekä muille ohutlevytuotteita käyttävien loppuvalmistajien ja alihankintateollisuuden ammattilaisille. Ohjelmassa aiheita tänä vuonna mm. teknologiateollisuuden näkymät, innovatiiviset ratkaisut tulevaisuuden koneseurantaan ja raportointiin, lujien terästen käyttö autojen korirakenteissa, ja useita yritysvierailumahdollisuuksia. Pivaticin toimitusjohtaja Jan Tapanainen ja myyntipäällikkö Jukka Heimonen ovat mukana tapahtumassa. Pivaticilla on tiloissa oma esittelyständi.


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