A new office in Otaniemi brings services close to customers
Mikko Peltonen took over as the design team leader.
Last year, Makron opened a new design office at the Aalto University campus in Otaniemi, Espoo. The location is excellent: it is close to our customers in the capital region and in an area where the availability of skilled employees is good.
“Now that face-to-face meetings are possible again, this is an excellent location for meetings,” explains Mikko Peltonen, who started as the leader of the mechanical design team in April. Previously, Mikko has worked as a designer for Makron for several years.
In addition to mechanical engineers, the new office will serve as a base for automation designers, who spend a large share of their working hours at clients’ facilities all over Finland and abroad.
In the near future, the Espoo team will recruit 2–3 mechanical designers.
The team typically works repeatedly with projects for the same customers. This means that the client works with one or more engineers who know their products and staff. “When you are familiar with a certain sector, you are better able to participate in product development and other more demanding tasks,” explains Peltonen.
Compared to a conventional engineering company, Makron can offer a more diverse job description for designers in collaboration with Makron’s automation services and manufacturing operations; after all, Makron also has a factory in Estonia.
What is Makron’s work community like then? This is how Peltonen describes it: “We have a close work community, where we come up with solutions together, and you can always ask for advice. Interaction with customers is easy because designers can communicate with them directly. We show trust to our team members and give them responsibility. When our employees have development ideas, it is easy to take them all the way to the top management. The company’s compact size means that employees can have more influence.”