Welcome to read the latest For Surface Protection magazine. In this issue we discuss concrete bridge building, especially the surface treatment of bridges. How has it changed over time? What kinds of bridge construction sites have FSP’s professionals been working on lately?

FSP:n toimitusjohtaja Jarno Huttunen

It is also important for us to work as bridge builders in a figurative sense. We value the sharing of know-how and cooperation within the company, with our customers and with professionals from various fields.

The Turku area, more precisely Raisio, is the home of Finland’s perhaps most modern surface treatment facility, a joint investment by Hiab and FSP. The paint shop makes use of IoT solutions and it is designed to meet the vast growth expectations, while considering sustainable development. As we have discussed before, it is our ambition to reshape surface treatment for the benefit ofour customers, our own business and the entire industry.

To make this possible, versatile know-how and different ways of networking are needed. In an interview, our Development Director Rauli Yrjänä discusses recent development issues. In addition to IoT solutions, he is now engaged in carbon footprint calculations, among other things.

Our HR Director Mari Rajakallio talks about how she has benefited in her work from her wide-ranging, even a bit unusual education and know-how. Rajakallio also discusses how employees have experienced the coronavirus epidemic and how we as the employer can support their coping with the situation, well-being and learning.

In an interview with Rajakallio, we meet coordinating occupational physician Kari Mölsä and coordinating occupational physiotherapist Jonas Turunen. They describe their cooperation with Mari Rajakallio and several of FSP’s surface treatment facilities. Musculoskeletal ailments are common in surface treatment work. We have actively started treating and preventing them together with our occupational health service. The cooperation has paid off, as the absences related to musculoskeletal issues have decreased. At the same time, we have received valuable information that has helped us in designing our new surface treatment facilities.

Let’s keep the dialogue and cooperation flowing across disciplines! Together we can endure this exceptional and difficult period and find the best solutions to move forward.

Jarno Huttunen
CEO, FSP Finnish Steel Painting Oy