Close collaboration guarantees the smooth progress of projects
Pentti Kirjola from Dieffenbacher inspects machines and offers advice at the manufacturing stage with experience gained over several decades.
Pentti Kirjola from Dieffenbacher Panelboard is a familiar sight at Makron’s factory. “I’m here to help at the machine manufacturing stage. It makes it easier for fitters to ask any questions if there is a problem,” he explains.
“Sometimes, the drawings present some challenges or some parts have not been received. If any repairs are required, they can be carried out here in the assembly hall, which means we can continue with our work, avoid extra costs and have the machine ready on schedule,” Kirjola elaborates. Employees at Makron’s factory know to wait for Pentti to come to inspect the machines’ critical parts. Given that the employees and company management know Pentti well, the collaboration is easy and open.
This year, Pentti has been kept busy by machine inspections at contract manufacturers’ facilities. “This Lukki storage system is being inspected from top to bottom to make sure that everything is in order and the system is ready for shipping to the client,” he says, continuing: “We’ll switch on the power, check all the connections, perform a pressure test, and adjust the motor settings and hydraulics. Finally, the system is greased, dismantled and packed.”
His collaboration with Makron has lasted for decades. Kirjola remembers visiting the factory for the first time soon after it was acquired by Pekka Leppänen. He notes: “First they made conveyors here; that’s how it all began. To begin with, there were a couple of machines, then a new assembly hall, painting shop and welding hall were set up.” These days, the factory manufactures machines for Dieffenbacher and other technology companies from start to finish, taking steel and transforming it into a functioning device.