This letter came by Mr. Virko Lepmets of Combiwood Group Estonia, that is member of the board with Mr. Arvo Türner and Mr. Janek Antipin . This young but very expert team of managers grew up in the profiles for building businness around Baltics and Scandinavia, and now their company group is leading the market.
When we received this nice message we had the idea to deepen and spread the comments by means of an interview.
Makor- Congratulation Virko for the great performance! Are you aware you achieved an average of 140mt production speed along a full shift?
Combiwood - Yes I do. We believe it’s a unique record, despite we are familiar to such figures in the everyday production life of that line. I would say that in general, the technical availability of all Makor lines we own (the last one is the fourth) is fantastic, operators like to use them, it became a funny and profitable game to let them compete to perform new records.
M- It’s really good to hear that!. Can you describe more what is behind the definition “profitable”?
C- The market of profiles for building in Nothern Europe is in a good shape, since related not only to new buildings market, but also to houses renovation.Up to about 10 years ago the production was mostly quite close to destination of use of final products. The target of Combiwood since the real beginning, was to become more and more attractive in a larger area by means of quality and price products. The main instrument to control prices is to produce large volumes. In other words, more we produce better we can compete and gain new market shares.
M- By the growth of your company it’s evident you have been right with such strategy. What do you expect in the future, will it be the same scenario?
C- We believe that our expertise degreed along several years could enlarge even more the area of sales opportunities, so we look with interest to new markets.
M- Nice to hear it. What about the production efficiency, what sort of improvements would you like to focus on in the near future?
C- At the moment, we believe that too many human resources are dedicated to the repairing of wooden defects, pine nodes and finger joint gaps. We look forward to Makor automatic solutions meeting such basic production need.
M- That’s great, Virko!! Now you can get happy quite soon thanks to Makor since, as you know, we recently developped very high technologies oriented to meet such expectations. Let’s keep that apart today, coming back to the painting line, is there anything you are considering to do more than this?
C- Of course, we have no limits to eventual higher speed achievements. Anyhow, we can say that we are really very satisfied, since the line is running in a stable way, along the time; the operation use is friendly; normally, Makor support is not required but in case, we know we can rely on their staff for a good help, so again we are already very satisfied.
M- Thank you so much, Virko, for your feed-back and for this interview! As you know, we trust Combiwood team very much, and let me say sincerely that a good line needs a good driver, and for sure you are a very fast one!