02.02.2017 00:00 - News
The combined sum of the deals is almost 1.5 million euros; strong demand continues in the automation market
Kaptas, specialized in developing industrial technology and
process development, has made two important export deals in Sweden. A
company that plans and produces injection moulding products for the
medtech industries has ordered an automated assembly line for producing
syringes with integrated hubrelease system (Luer-Jack). The asset of
Kaptas in the deal was the scalable production concept and enabling a
tight cycle time for the volume product. Kaptas' deal for another
Swedish Medtech company proceeded into the installation and ramp up
phase in mid-January. It is a production line, which automates the
attachment of small extremely accurate plastic components to the jig of
the painting line.
The one-handed Luer-Jack reduces the significant health risk related to
the treatment of used needles, as well as reducing risk of contaminating
medical procedures when performing sterile injections. Used needles are
no longer removed from the plastic syringe by hand, but may be removed
by pressing a button. With the mechanism, the separation and recycling
of needles as hazardous waste and plastic syringe parts I easy and safe.
The other Swedish trade partner, focusing on, for example, Medtech
injection moulding, assembly and finishing, has until now done the
attachment of parts manually before painting. In the solution of Kaptas,
manual work is substituted by an effective automation line with a
machine vision. The quick exchange time on the line is a critical
factor. The Swedish company produces components for international
markets with millions of pieces per year.
Power of cluster
In both Swedish deals, the core knowledge of Kaptas - flexible and
scalable production concept - became the decisive factor. Production
Manager Kari Sinkkonen reminds that a central accelerator in export deals is a regional pharma/medtech knowledge cluster.
For example, the connection to the Luer-Jack and to the production
automation needs was created through a strong North-Carelian cluster.
The cooperation network can utilize the top expertise of the companies
in the field so that the customers consider it much more than a sum of
its parts, told Sinkkonen.
"One should be at the helm"
The Managing Director of Kaptas, Pertti Tykkyläinen
describes cooperation with the Swedish customers as fluent and running.
Quick reaction and flexibility towards organizing an introductory visit
for the Swedish delegation gave a positive impression for the customer.
Finns have such expertise that is needed in the Swedish market. It
was a bit surprising for us to hear that it is very difficult to find
future-oriented automation experts in Sweden. That is of course good
news for us; the perspective of continuous development and
internationalization advances Kaptas's activities, reminded Tykkyläinen.
Decades ago, critical voices suspected that automation takes the bread
out of people's mouths. The reality has been the contrary. The Managing
Director has a strong vision; nothing can hold the advancement of
automation in the world.
Automation has enabled cost-effectiveness, created competitive
advantage and released human labour for more meaningful tasks. The
possibilities of automation develop quickly. In a change, it is wiser to
be at the helm rather than let others take the lead.
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Kaptas Oy is an expert company focused on
industrial technology and process development. The production concept
developed by Kaptas as well as innovative technological solutions are
concretised for the customer as a competitive factor, cost-effectiveness
and quality. The company's customers mainly come from the
pharmaceutical industry, plastic and metal as well as from the food
industry. Kaptas employs 26 professionals in the field and the turnover
is approximately 4 million euros. www.kaptas.fi