Faster, Higher, Stronger is the well-known motto of the Olympics that has been used for over a century to inspire athletes from around the world to always strive for a better performance. And for more than a century, Koskisen Oy has strived to continuously develop its operations – and that work goes on.
Is it possible to still be agile and dynamic at 100? Yes, it is – it is a question of attitude. Understanding customers’ businesses and processes and devising solutions for their needs have always been a part of Koskisen’s values and operations. Products, solutions and related services are created together and in cooperation with customers.
Although the markets stagnated as a result of the economic downturn, we at Koskisen kept on going. The competition is tough, and we have been carrying out our operations with the Olympic motto in mind. We are making our operations and service faster, our quality higher and placing a stronger focus on our product development. Together with our customers, we form a winning team. We are beating the recession and pushing the business on the growth track!
Pekka Päkkilä, 49, took on the position of Koskisen’s Managing Director on 3 May 2010. He joined Koskisen from Konecranes, where he filled various executive positions in sales and business administration.
“I have spent my entire career working in listed companies, and I am looking forward to working in a family-owned company. Koskisen has a clear core competence, a broad product offering and an international operating environment. Koskisen has great potential,” says Päkkilä.
The previous Managing Director, Markku Lähteenmäki, currently acts as Koskisen’s Deputy Managing Director.