Miilux Oy and Faccin Group have officially signed an agreement for another plate straightening machine. From the left to the right, Mr. Kari Joukkola - Sales Director at Vossi; Mr. Atacan Ergin - Quality Engineer at Miilux Oy; Mr. Ilkka Viinikangas - Project Manager at Miilux Oy; Mr. Olli Mattila - Sales and Production Manager at Miilux Oy; Mr. Diego Morbini, Senior Technical Sales Manager at Faccin Group; and Mr. Mikko Harjula - Regional Sales Manager at Miilux Oy.
“Thanks to the new Faccin solution, a more efficient roll will be achieved and thus a better correction for larger and harder material strengths”.
Miilux Oy stands as a prominent provider of unparalleled services to the metal, mining, and stone industry, serving clients not only in Finland but across the globe. Nestled in the strategic hub of Raahe, Finland, Miilux Oy boasts state-of-the-art production facilities, complemented by factory sites in Poland and Turkey. The company’s commitment to customer satisfaction, operational excellence, and cutting-edge technology positions it as an industry leader, consistently meeting the rising demands of its global clientele.
Miilux Oy’s relentless pursuit of excellence and commitment to innovation is evident in its continuous efforts to enhance production capabilities. Recognizing the increasing demand for its products, the company invests significantly in cutting-edge technology. This strategic approach ensures the consistent delivery of top-notch product quality, setting Miilux Oy apart as an industry leader dedicated to meeting the evolving needs of its diverse clientele.
The need for innovation became particularly evident when the Finnish Steel Service Centre, an integral part of Miilux Oy, required a replacement for its aging 50-year-old plate leveller. Olli Mattila, the Sales and Production Director of Miilux Oy, shed light on the decision-making process that led to the investment in a new Faccin equipment. Mattila explained, “It is a replacement investment; it was decided to invest in a new straightening machine to replace the current old one. The technical life of our actual straightening roller is approaching its end. Hard and strong Miilux steels require more power from the machine. We want to invest in product quality. With this investment, the level properties of Miilux steels will be top class.”
The decision-making process spanned over three years and involved meticulous planning. Miilux Oy prioritized its needs, making them the cornerstone of the procurement process. Mattila elaborated on the process, stating, “Our needs are the starting point of each of our procurement processes: which are the main requirements expected from the new equipment.” This involved soliciting offers from various machine suppliers, defining machine requirements, considering factors such as layout and installation location, and thoroughly evaluating proposals from different manufacturers. The final step was clarifying requirements and deciding on the procurement contract.
During the assessment of various solutions, Miilux Oy considered the successful installation of a Faccin plate straightening machine at its branch in Turkey four years ago. The positive outcome and operator feedback were crucial factors in the decision-making process. Mattila highlighted, “We have consciously waited for technical reports from our factory in Turkey, where the straightening machine has been functioning for four years. The operator feedback was very positive.” Furthermore, the longstanding partnership with Vossi Group, the esteemed agent of Faccin Group, played a vital role in the decision-making process. Mattila proudly listed the unparalleled advantages, including quality, reliability, price, and compliance with Miilux’s needs.
Miilux Oy recognizes that the efficiency of maintenance services and the promptness of the response time significantly influence decision-making regarding new investments. Mattila emphasized, “Often, the purchase price represents just a small part of the life cycle cost of the machine.” Acknowledging the importance of machine maintenance for fabrication needs and income generation, Mattila affirmed that Faccin Group & Vossi Group have invested in these essential aspects.
The impressive cost savings achieved through the implementation of the Faccin plate leveller solution at Miilux’s Turkish branch highlighted the outstanding energy efficiency and top-notch production capabilities of Faccin Group. As a result, Faccin Group was selected once again to provide the new acquisition for Miilux’s Finnish headquarters. Mattila explained the challenges, stating, “In our case, the challenge was the limited space available, which affected this machine purchase.” Faccin Group, in response to Miilux’s challenges, designed the “Miilux Style” model – the state-of-the-art Faccin R9-2500×30 plate straightening machine. This machine, an extension of Miilux’s tempering line, is set to enhance product quality, with a straightening capacity of up to 20 mm thickness for wear steels.
“We have consciously waited for technical feedback from our factory in Turkey, where the Faccin plate straightening machine in the picture has been in use for four years already. The user’s experience has been very satisfying” – says Olli Mattila, Sales and Production Director of Miilux.
Miilux Oy officially signed the purchase agreement for the highly advanced Faccin R9-2500×30 plate straightening machine on September 15, 2023. The handshake sealing the deal took place at Vossi Group Oy during the prestigious Competition Benefit Days, held alongside the renowned Alihankintamessut 2023 exhibition. Miilux’s decision to once again choose Faccin is a testament to their outstanding track record, as they have previously experienced the exceptional capabilities of the state-of-the-art Faccin straightening machine, R series, which was successfully installed at their facility in Turkey back in 2015. This new machine will effectively replace an outdated existing one, further enhancing Miilux’s operational efficiency.
Miilux Oy values long-term commercial partnerships, citing the impressive track record of Vossi Group as the respected Finnish agent for the renowned Faccin Group. Direct positive experiences with Faccin equipment, including the acquisition of a Faccin 4-roll plate bending machine 4HEL series and a 3-roll variable geometry bending machine HAV series, reinforced their confidence in the brand.
Eng. Diego Morbini, Technical Sales Manager at Faccin Group Italy, expressed extreme pleasure at expanding their partnership with Miilux Oy. Morbini stated, “This collaboration will enable us to deliver a state-of-the-art turnkey solution, which will further solidify our position as leaders in this specialized field.” He expressed gratitude to Vossi Group Oy for fostering a powerful synergy between the final user and supplier.
In conclusion, Miilux Oy’s strategic investment in the Faccin plate straightening machine symbolizes a commitment to innovation, quality, and operational excellence. The collaborative efforts between Miilux Oy, Faccin Group, and Vossi Group Oy exemplify the success that can be achieved through trust, reliability, and a shared vision for the future of steel production. As Miilux Oy looks forward to the next summer when the new plate straightening machine will be an integral part of its production process, the stage is set for continued growth, fueled by technological advancements and enduring partnerships.
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