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  • Customer has a choice - more than ever

    Customer has a choice - more than ever

    We are all glocal – both global and local at the same time – in the market place.”How does digitization affect companies? What added value does it bring to customer relationships and service? These where the key questions when we met Pekka Aula, Professor at the Lahti School of Innovation, Lappeenranta University of Technology.

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  • Go digital, stay real

    Go digital, stay real

    “New digital services don’t eliminate the need for human-to-human service. By offering more possibilities for communication, however, we aim to make it easier for our customers to stay in touch with us and benefit from the services we have available,” says Petteri Laitinen, Customer Service Director of Elematic.

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  • The simple beauty of making smart choices

    The simple beauty of making smart choices

    A sunny morning in the suburbs. The sidewalks glisten with the rain that fell overnight, birds are singing, and kids getting ready for school. The neighbors are heading to work: one to an office downtown, another to a factory outside the city, and the third to the nursery school two blocks away. It doesn’t take too long for these sensible people to choose a vehicle for the journey. The first one takes a bus, the second one drives a car, and the third one rides a bike with the wind in his hair. We make several choices each day. Some of them are easy; some need a bit more consideration.

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  • It’s all about people

    It’s all about people

    Dear readers, this is the last time I am writing to you as Editor-in-chief of Concrete Issues. A ten-year era has come to an end, and I feel I have given my all to precast technology. It is time for me to conquer another field, to continue on the path of my own smart evolution.

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  • Russia: Quality precast makes a difference in St Petersburg

    Russia: Quality precast makes a difference in St Petersburg

    Stable demand and optimized production of high quality precast are the twin pillars that keep OOO LIDER Prom ahead in St Petersburg’s competitive precast marketplace. Key elements in this are machinery and equipment of the finest caliber, including a brand new pile production line from Elematic.

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  • The machinery makes the line

    The machinery makes the line

    The precast production line is a functional entity, getting its effectiveness and productivity from the machinery it is assembled of. Elematic’s three technology levels – SEMI, PRO, and EDGE – steer the development of the machinery. The main principal in all development cases is, however, a high-quality end product.

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  • You always have a choice

    You always have a choice

    Ten years of Concrete Issues have gone by like a whirlwind. During this decade, Editor-in-chief Päivi Talonen and I have sat down countless times with a huge pot of coffee and a thousand ideas on what to write and how to surprise our readers with something new.

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  • Getting local

    Getting local

    Increasing local presence in emerging markets is one of the strategic targets of Elematic. But what does local presence really mean?

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  • Online, print or both- Concrete Issues Reader survey

    Online, print or both- Concrete Issues Reader survey

    We asked you, our readers, how you would like to read your Concrete Issues and it was delightful to see that the precast professionals are up to date with the modern media.

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  • More value with speedy foundations line

    More value with speedy foundations line

    Are you searching for an uncomplicated way to increase your market value? Our precast concrete pile production line could be the smart choice for you. The line can be easily added to your current factory without any new raw material needs.

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  • A modern solution for sustainable foundations

    A modern solution for sustainable foundations

    High-quality foundations make a sustainable building. This sounds an obvious comment, but there are still quite a few less than pleasant examples to be found around the world. Why is this?

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  • Leimet: Desire for 100% and reliable deep foundations

    Leimet: Desire for 100% and reliable deep foundations

    Leimet is a Finnish family-owned company with 50 years experience of producing piling materials. Its product range covers pile joints, rock beams and different types of casting tools such as casting guide beams. Leimet’s annual turnover is 10 MEUR and it has around 30 employees. Main market areas are Nordic countries and Western Europe, in which Leimet is a market leader.

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  • Junttan: One machine, a two-man crew and 1000 m/day

    Junttan: One machine, a two-man crew and 1000 m/day

    Junttan wants to respect the ground at every step of deep foundation building. Based in Kuopio, Finland, Junttan has delivered purpose-built hydraulic pile-driving equipment for companies in more than 45 countries

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  • Choose SEMI, PRO, or EDGE for best results

    Choose SEMI, PRO, or EDGE for best results

    Building with precast is a very rational method. In many cases it is actually the only possible way to carry out the massive projects needed in rapidly growing countries. “Fast urbanization creates a huge need for housing that cast-in-situ methods cannot possibly fulfill. That is why industrialized solutions are inevitably growing in market share,” says Petri Vesa, Elematic’s Sales Director.

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  • Spare parts 24/7

    Spare parts 24/7

    The new Elematic e-shop now open to serve you

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  • How many likes for social media?

    How many likes for social media?

    In our personal lives, most of us are spending ever more time on online social networks. But that’s just consumer nonsense and doesn’t concern the precast concrete business, right?

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