Tasowheel Group Oy
- Growing international technology group
- Turnover over 22,5 million euro
- AAA- Credit rating classification
- Export over 90%
- 130 employees
In motion since 1979
Since establishment in 1979 Tasowheel has made an eventful journey. The company that started as a locally operating gear wheel manufacturer has grown to become a growth-oriented, internationally operating multi-industry group. One thing has remained the same over the years, namely family ownership.
Family business After careful and long consideration and encouraged by his wife Seija, Taisto Sorjonen set up a gear manufacturing company. Today Taisto´s son Kari is heading Tasowheel, and the third generation is already working hands on in the company and learning the business.
The need and will for growth The different stages on Tasowheel´s journey have been marked by diverse economic cycles. Since the very early days of operation, the company has been heading toward growth through expansion, acquisitions and new businesses, as well as extending activities from the domestic market towards more international environments. Today, Tasowheel´s focus still remains on further growth at the home base and abroad.
The movement is forward
Interest regarding new opportunities as well as strong commitment to developing the company opens new business areas and possibilities. Future challenges and opportunities require new types of solutions and choice. The emphasis of Tasowheel’s operations will stay on servicing clients efficiently. The company is committed to searching for ways that help customers meet the market demand competitively, today and also in the future. This creates potential for profitable business for all parties involved. Today, Tasowheel designs and manufactures systems, components and services for the needs of companies operating in the process and machine building industry as well as health tehcnology. The company supports its customer through a wide range of services related to product development, testing, simulation, measuring and logistics.
TASOWHEEL PRODUCTION FACILITIES
Tasowheel Group Oy consists of three manufacturing companies, which have two production plants in Tampere and one in Tikkakoski. The total size of the production facilities is 10300 m².
All Tasowheel companies act globally aiming at sustainable growth. Tasowheel Group has invested heavily in advanced machinery, production technology and equipment to support strong growth and high productivity targets. The annual investment in new machinery is approximately 10% of the turnover.
Despite the latest technology and modern manufacturing facilites, skilled employees are still the key to our success. We have highly qualified and experienced employees, who come from a wide variety of educational and cultural backgrounds, making it possible for our team to tackle complex challenges and to exceed the expectations of our international clients. Our human resources policies and practices are based on courage and collaboration. We operate with the highest level of ethics and integrity in all aspects of our business.
- 30 Turning machines
- 18 Milling machines
- 24 Grinding machines
- 13 Gear hobbing machines
- 5 Gear shaping machines
- 3 Gear grinding machines
- 1 Worm grinding machine
- 9 Inspection machines
- 3 Broaching machines
- 4 Robots
- 2 Wire EDM
- 1 ECM machine
- 19 other machines
Our mission and values
Creating value with successful co-operation
Our customers are globally operating companies in various industries. We aim to build long-lasting partnerships with them and have succeeded in that goal. We support our customers with solutions and services made by professionals, for professionals. By committing ourselves to the continuous development of our operations and the search for new application areas for our products we help our customers find business opportunities and gain a better competitive advantage. By investing in cutting-edge technology, we give our customers possibilities to answer future challenges – be it better efficiency, more compact product size or lower energy consumption.
The goal for all Tasowheel operations is a satisfied customer. We serve our customers in a professional and reliable manner, meeting their various needs with both finished products and comprehensive planning. All this is done in close collaboration with them. The result is competitive products and services that fulfil customers’ expectations with regard to both quality and timetables. To ensure top-notch service, we continuously track customer-satisfaction levels. We build and maintain well-functioning relationships with stakeholders. Furthermore, we strive for a future of long-term trusting relationships with our interest groups. We aim for cost-effectiveness in all of our operations. Our supply chains and processes are subject to constant assessment and continuous improvement. Staff competencies are ensured and advanced via various forms of training. The quality of our processes is ensured by operations in accordance with the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards. Each employee is responsible for ensuring full compliance with quality standards in his or her work.
- Steady business growth and maintaining good profitability
- Improvements related to customer feedback
- Refinements to the supply chain
- Continuous improvement in all our operations
ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY POLICY
Sustainability is at the centre of all our thoughts and actions. All Tasowheel companies take responsibility for the environment and are aware of the environmental impact of their actions. In our business activities, we will comply with the environmental legislation and all other applicable regulations, and act in an ethical, sustainable and socially responsible manner. We continuously develop environment-consciousness in our operations by taking into consideration not just the requirements of environmental legislation but also customer expectations, the surrounding area, and the entire society in which we operate. Through environmental thinking in everything from raw materials to finished products, purchases, energy consumption, reuse and waste management, we are working to help make our industry greener. At Tasowheel, we raise awareness of the environmental issues amongst our employees and encourage them to take the environment into account in our daily work. We employ competent and environmentally responsible people, all of whom are individually responsible for nature around them and the cleanliness of the work environment. The Tasowheel companies reduce adverse environmental impacts by following the principles of prevention and continuous improvement. In the event of possible incidents, any negative effects on the environment are kept to a minimum. All subsidiary companies have approved emergency plans in place that will be applied if any potential environmental incidents occur. By acting with environmental awareness, we can reduce consumption whenever it is not necessary for providing high-quality products to the customer. Tasowheel Group Oy and its subsidiaries strive to prevent excessive use of energy and to reduce the waste generated. Our reuse, waste‑sorting, and recycling are always being monitored and enhanced. The management of the Tasowheel Group companies monitors the implementation of all measures related to environmental management, ensuring that they are carried out efficiently and in line with the common environmental policy.
- Recognition for being environmentally conscious
- Greater environmental awareness
- Better waste-sorting and higher recycling rates
- Minimisation of any negative impacts on the environment
Ymmärrämme asiakkaidemme tarpeet ja palvelemme heitä henkilökohtaisesti ja aktiivisesti.
Joustava ja nopea toimintatapamme on kilpailuetumme.
Kunnioitamme toisiamme, arvostamme asennetta ja ammattitaitoa. Yhteistyöllä varmistamme kaikkien menestyksen.
Oppiminen ja uudistuminen
Haluamme oppia jatkuvasti sekä uudistaa osaamistamme. Kannustamme toiminnan systemaattista kehittämistä.
Jatkuvuus ja tuloksellisuus
Luottamukselliset suhteet luovat perustan pitkälle ja tuloksekkaalle yhteistyölle sekä kumppanuudelle.
Tasowheel Groupille Pirkanmaan vientipalkinto 2017
Tampere Chamber of Commerce and Junior Chamber International Tampere have awarded Tasowheel Group the Pirkanmaa Export Prize 2016.
The competition jury recognized Tasowheel’s successful long-term investments to increase its exports.
Tasowheel first became an exporter back in the 1980s by starting from other Nordic countries and then gradually expanding its export activities to various countries around Europe. More recently, the company has entered such major export markets as North America, China, Brazil, and Russia.
In 2016, Tasowheel was exporting its products to as many as 32 countries. As the market in its domestic Finland remains stagnated, practically all of the group’s growth is achieved through growing exports.
Awarded since 1968, the Pirkanmaa Export Prize can be considered a noteworthy award, as companies awarded in the past include a large number of high-calibre Finnish exporters.
”This prize truly raises us to a prestigious list of winners,” said Mr Kari Sorjonen, Chairman of the Board, Tasowheel Group. ”We are clearly on the right path with our export-focused strategy, and we are constantly taking big strides forward. This prize belongs to all of our 120 employees.”
Tasowheel expects its exports to continue growing in the future as well. Under the helm of recently-appointed CEO Mr Jarmo Kuikka, the group aims to strengthen its foothold in its existing markets, as well as actively keep its eyes open for new opportunities and challenges.
Quality Control in our hand
- Modern quality equipment is used
- Zeiss & Zeiss PhiWeb
- Nital etching
- We aim to constantly improve our quality and productivity (KPI)
- APQP process:
- Project management
- Statistical process analysis (Cp & Cpk)
Corporate sustainability practises
- Integrated part of the company´s operations and management culture
- ISO 14001 Environment certificate since 2005
- AAA- Credit rating classification
- Finnish ”Family company of the year” award in 2007
- 32 Tuning machine
- 20 Milling machine
- 23 Grinding machine
- 14 Gear hobbing machine
- 4 Gear shaping machine
- 4 Gear grinding machine
- 1 worm grinding machine
- 8 inspection machine
- Yearly investment ratio ~ 10 % of turnover