13.02.2018 00:00 - News
The economy is picking up, which is visible in the volume of orders in hand, more specialists needed, industrial automation rate should be further raised
Kaptas’ volume of orders in hand is strong and covers all customer
segments of the company: plastic and metal industries, food industry and
the pharmaceutical industry. All customer fields of Kaptas have a
similar necessity of automation: correctly implemented automation
strengthens the competitiveness of companies.
The accounting period of Kaptas ends in March. In 2016, the turnover of Kaptas was EUR 4.1 million.
Kaptas has empowered the entire Northern Karelia and created new
networking in the region. The network partners of the company represent
the best know-how in their respective fields - design, simulation,
Seamless cooperation and Kaptas quality has enabled the cooperation
network to grab a strict hold on international markets. The core of
export is the pharmaceutical industry, which shows increasing interest
to the know-how of Northern Karelia. For example, the pharmaceutical
industry deal in Sweden a year ago has led to new orders.
Health industry is one of the fastest growing businesses in the world.
Sub-contracting industry of the pharmaceutical field is part of health
technology. In 2016, the export of Finnish health technology was worth
of EUR 2.1 billion.
Kaptas directly employs almost 30 top professionals. The company employed two mechanics and one electrician in early 2018.
Along with the increased demand for automation solutions in the
pharmaceutical industry, Kaptas also needs more professionals in
validation. Validator is a crucial actor in guaranteeing risk management
and quality. The importance of validation is particularly highlighted
in the pharmaceutical industry.
The time for automation is now!
Kaptas, established in 2007, extended into an international actor during
the years when the Finnish economy was suffering from recession.
Kaptas’ Managing Director Pertti Tykkyläinen estimates
that the recession taught the company – they had to cut the unnecessary,
and the significance of effectiveness concretised.
A lot of discussion has been held on the necessity of digitalisation,
robotics and automation. Progress has been achieved in the utilisation
of automation, but the pace should be accelerated. Kaptas calls for more
- Productivity and effectiveness is vital for success. Costs are
created throughout the lifecycle of a product starting from product
design and simulation. Considering assembly in different phases of
product design is therefore extremely important. Manual work increases
costs; each thumbmark costs money, reminds Managing Director Tykkyläinen.
Towards new markets
The actual economic profit of automation consists of several parts:
increased quality, savings of energy and raw material, decrease in
product turnaround time, shorter storage cycle of material and savings
in labour costs. In other words, automation decreases production costs,
unit price becomes lower, and productivity is enhanced.
Kaptas rejects the claim that automation would take jobs away. On the
contrary – productivity and effectiveness are vital to success and the
best manner to hold onto jobs.
- Automation can decrease the number of mechanical, dangerous and
monotonous human tasks. With intelligent automation, companies can reach
new markets. Know-how is the key – that helps us to hold onto Finnish
work and create more jobs.