25.10.2016 00:00 - News
"Recession taught the importance of automation"
When Kaptas launched its operation in 2007, the most important messages
of the company for Finnish industry included the relevance of making
production more effective and the possibilities of automation. "Scanning
the production with value chain analysis helps in finding the critical
bottlenecks - when automatisation pays off and how it should be
realised," was the often repeated message.
The message seems to have finally come over; the recession taught the
importance and possibilities of automation for companies. The recession
cut off unnecessary parts and concretised the meaning of effectiveness,
rejoiced Pertti Tykkyläinen, the Managing Director of Kaptas.
Tykkyläinen deemed it particularly delightful that the benefits of
automation have been realised inside companies and the pressure for
change does no longer rely on external advice and recommendations.
More and more companies have created a separate purchasing
organisation for automation, or smaller companies have a person
responsible for automation purchase. Correctly conducted automation
strengthens the competitiveness of a company, which is why
automation-knowledge should be invested in - as well as to enlarge and