Procurement Manager of Patria Jarno Kämäräinen: “FSP’s resiliense is first class”

Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, pilot training and technology solutions. Patria is owned by Finnish government (50,1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg defence & aerospace as (49,9%). Patria employs over 3000 professionals. According to Patria’s procurement manager Jarno Kämäräinen the collaboration between patria and FSP has been smooth and efficient.

Patria’s collaboration with FSP began in 2019 when the surface treatment operations of Patria’s Hämeenlinna factory were transferred to FSP from the previous operator. Patria’s Procurement Manager Jarno Kämäräinen is pleased with the collaboration and he is impressed with FSP’s can-do service attitude.

– The volumes of Patria’s consignments may vary. FSP has always met our needs by recruiting more personnel or delegating workload between FSP’s other units. Patria’s production has increased significantly this year and we are expecting furthergrowth over the coming years. FSP responds quickly to our changing needs, Kämäräinen says.

Patria provides services and solutions in all defence branches.

– Here in Hämeenlinna we represent Patria’s land business unit. FSP handles all our Hämeenlinna production and over 90% of Patria’s subcontractor network.

FSP goes above and beyond

Patria is committed to environmental management Kämäräinen explains and continues,
– We make an effort that our activities are carried out in a sustainable manner and the same standards comply with Patria’s subcontractors.

FSP takes on the challenge by offering the most sustainable surface protection services. FSP’s annual environmental objectives include reducing the carbon footprint and also closely monitoring waste management.

Kämäräinen is also impressed with the overall cleanliness of FSP’s production facilities.

– In my opinion FSP’s performance is constantly improving. The production facilities are kept clean and there is always enough personnel. I am positively surprised by the competence of FSP’s performance. I would strongly recommend FSP’s services.

According to Kämäräinen the future of the collaboration seems bright.

– I believe that both parties can focus more on their core competencies and improve business development. Also the order backlog remains strong for the coming years.