New Production Planner combines theory and practice

New Production Planner combines theory and practice

At the end of July, Production Planner Jenna Elonen enjoys exceptionally calm days at work. The summer maintenance week has closed the production and turned the busy and crowded office into a perfect venue for academic research. As a production planner, Jenna is...

Coping with supply chain disruptions

Coping with supply chain disruptions

The past two years have tested the functionality of the manufacturing industry like never before, and supply chain disruptions promise a demanding landscape ahead. Businesses worldwide are grappling with supply uncertainties, capacity shortages, long transit times,...

New machines change the nature of gear grinding

New machines change the nature of gear grinding

Automation does not cut jobs but saves them. It is a key competitive edge that ensures our future success. No matter how modern and advanced machines, they won’t replace us - but definitely change our job. My wishes for new technology? Useful improvements and small...

Four decades as a Tasowheeler

Four decades as a Tasowheeler

A man of his word, a walking handbook, a mentor, a master, a Tappara fan…May 13th is a remarkable day for the whole company, as Development Manager Kimmo Hyvärinen heads into retirement. After 39 years at Tasowheel, he will definitely be missed. "No matter how busy he...

A Sales Manager needs sharp ears and good training shoes

A Sales Manager needs sharp ears and good training shoes

Sales Manager Janne Kosola serves Tasowheel’s paper industry customers with an athlete’s mentality and the patience of a gourmet chef. Janne Kosola has had a busy week. A long tender process finally ended - and not that well. Still, the optimistic sales manager has...

Good quality control brings back customers, not products

Good quality control brings back customers, not products

Quality is paramount for us. Learn how our Senior Quality Specialist Joonas Jokinen and his team take care that the customers get exactly what they ordered. My team has a simple goal: to develop Tasowheel’s production quality. How? By creating standardized methods and...

The Next Generation

The Next Generation

Arttu and Aku Sorjonen grew up in the spirit of family entrepreneurship. Today, they are members of Tasowheel’s board and employees contributing to the company’s operational performance. Two brothers of roughly the same height and weight, and the same last name – yet...

Strategic purchasing requires forethought and planning

Strategic purchasing requires forethought and planning

Janika Kalliomäki was appointed Strategic Purchaser as of September 2021. The position is new at Tasowheel, so let’s find out what it involves. What are you doing today? I’m preparing and updating an operating plan for procurement. Since last year, we have developed...

A full-service partner saves money, time, and hassle

A full-service partner saves money, time, and hassle

The quality of a finished gear is influenced by every machining operation that is applied. Keeping the process under one roof saves time and money, simplifies manufacturing, and reduces risks. In the world of gears, “close enough” is never enough. Precision makes all...

KA4HR PUT THE FOCUS ON PEOPLE

KA4HR PUT THE FOCUS ON PEOPLE

Joining an international alliance boosted digitalization and strengthened the emphasis on human resource development. KA4HR is a name monster with a good cause. The international Knowledge Alliance “Human Resources and Organizational Development” was launched in 2018...