AVANT TECNO OY – S&N supports the growth of its customers
You may encounter Avant loaders almost anywhere in the world due to the fact that Avant Tecno has manufactured more than 80,000 small loaders since 1991. “S&N has been Avant Tecno’s partner for over 25 years,” says Avant Tecno’s Purchasing Manager Raul Tsili. The high-quality components and professional production ensure the long service life of the loaders. S&N has been the official importer of COBO Group, a leading manufacturer of cab components, for years now. “Avant’s sales have multiplied during the partnership, and S&N now supplies a variety of items for loaders,” Tsili describes.
S&N Oy partners with Luvian Saha Oy in sustainable wood processing
Luvian Saha Oy is one of the largest sawmills and producers of processed wood products in Finland. As a responsible company, Luvian Saha works to ensure that forests are maintained and used in an ecologically, socially, financially and culturally sustainable manner. S&N monitors product availability and secures a sufficient inventory of production-critical items in case of any disturbances. Luvian Saha’s Maintenance Manager Timo Arola emphasises the significance of the cooperation with S&N, which means that the continuous production of the sawmill is crucially important.
S&N Oy’s storage service ensures continuous production
Established in 1944, Sacometal is the largest bronze foundry and machine shop in Finland and an important part of the Finnish subcontracting chain for machine production because it can independently manage the entire supply chain from raw materials to finished components. Sacometal manufacturs bronze bearings and self-lubricating slide bearings in sizes and shapes customised to the needs of the customer. S&N Oy has been a partner to Sacometal since 2011. S&N provides Sacometal with the ROCOL Metalflo 2064 hot forging lubricant, which is an important part of the production process of the slide bearings. Sacometal Production designer Jari Aarnio says that Metalflo 2064 is the icing on the cake for Sacometal’s production. S&N stores at least a month’s supply of the critical lubricant, which ensures availability and prevents production interruptions.
JUJO THERMAL – Long collaboration streamlines the cardan shaft maintenance process for both parties
Jujo Thermal Oy is a company that produces specialty papers in Kauttua, Western Finland. The mill manufacturers thermal and coated papers for labels, tickets and receipts. Jujo Thermal is one of the world's leading manufacturers of thermal paper and the only company of its kind in the Nordic countries. S&N Cardan has been the maintenance and repair partner for Jujo Thermal’s paper machine cardan shafts for years. The long outages caused by sudden cardan shaft failures can be avoided through anticipatory condition monitoring, which involves the paper mill maintenance staff inspecting the shafts regularly.
PONSSE - 50 years of cooperation: “s&n is an extension of our organisation”
Ponsse Oyj is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of forest machines designed for the cut-to-length method. The company is still situated in Vieremä in the same location in which it was established in 1970. The cooperation between S&N Oy and Ponsse began towards the end of the 1970s, and S&N currently supplies all of the cardan shafts that Ponsse needs in its production. Ponsse´s Procurement Manager Tiina Haapalainen says that one of the preconditions for the long partnership has been the ability of S&N’s production to respond to Ponsse’s increasing cardan shaft needs over the years. According to Haapalalinen, Ponsse focuses on the line production of forest machines that are customised for specific customers, which means that the number of variations is high. This also requires a lot of S&N’s product development. At present, S&N supplies thousands of cardan shafts each year for Ponsse’s production activities.