FinVector Oy is one of the world's largest manufacturers of virus-based gene therapy drugs. The company's new production facility to be built in Kuopio, Finland is scheduled to be completed in 2024 near FinVector's current premises. FinVector is applying for a LEED environmental certificate for the sustainable development of construction for its new unit. During the construction phase, environmental goals largely guided product and material purchases.
FinVector is a family-owned company, and largely respecting these values. Another family company, Rakennusliike U. Lipsanen Oy, with whom Peikko has already cooperated in several projects, was chosen as the main contractor for the project.
Peikko delivered to the site 75 pieces of PETRA® slab hangers, TERAJOINT® and TERAJOINT® Strong movement joint systems totaling approximately 500 meters, and in addition other connecting parts for prefabricated construction.
"Cooperation in this project was smooth thanks to our long relationship and regular site meetings. The delivery schedule was perhaps a bit tight and the products deviated from the standard ones, but I believe that it was precisely with good customer service and the team's common goal of solving the customer's challenges that we reached the finish line with honor in this project as well, and delivery reliability was maintained. Peikko team was flexible and put in the effort to get the products to the site on time," says Jussi Happonen, Sales Manager of Peikko Finland.
"Peikko always keeps its promises. Despite the changes and additions, project management remained in control, and all issues were well agreed upon. Despite the challenges, delivery reliability was at the best possible level", mentions Sauli Harmanen, Foreman of Rakennusliike U. Lipsanen Oy.
Harmanen continues: "At Rakennusliike U. Lipsanen Oy, data models are actively modeled and used both in production control and on the construction site. It also guides the design of objects; it is easier to implement solutions that can be imported directly into data models. Peikko's Material Bank on the website is extensive and growing all the time. In addition, Peikko is a pioneer in the field of 3D design in terms of prefabricated construction, and therefore a particularly suitable partner for us. After all, someone has to innovate first. When it becomes everyday for the pioneer, others only learn and admire."