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Etteplan and Weckman Steel Oy start cooperation in trailer engineering

Press release – Published: 09.10.2023 15:15:00

Etteplan Oyj, Press Release, October 9, 2023, at 3.15 p.m. EEST

Etteplan and Weckman Steel Oy start cooperation in trailer engineering

Weckman Steel Oy, known for its steel roofs and trailers, develops and manufactures diverse steel products. Etteplan and Weckman have signed an agreement to transfer the tractor trailer engineering to Etteplan. The transferred product development and design of trailers will continue in accordance with Etteplan's LEAN model.

"The cooperation agreement with Weckman strengthens Etteplan's position and expertise in vehicle and mobile machinery engineering, enhancing our capabilities in related technologies and testing. Our experience in official certification processes adds value by ensuring compliance with product and production requirements as well as roadworthiness standards. Our goal is to develop and take planning activities forward, " says Riku Riikonen, SVP for Engineering Solutions at Etteplan.

"The cooperation agreement brings continuity and new opportunities to the product development and business operations of Weckman trailers, which started already in the 1960s. Etteplan’s expertise will help us take the operations to the next level. This agreement not only addresses capacity and demand situation but also fosters business development and provides flexibility in resourcing, " says Hannu Jokinen, CEO of Weckman Steel Oy.

For more information:
Riku Riikonen, SVP, Engineering Solutions, Etteplan, tel. +358 50 522 8255
Outi Torniainen, SVP, Marketing and Communications, Etteplan, tel. +358 10 307 3302
Hannu Jokinen, CEO, Weckman Steel Oy, tel. +358 44 783 7200

Weckman Steel Oy in brief
Weckman Steel Oy has refined steel for over 60 years. We develop and manufacture high-quality products of sheet steel in our factories in Vierumäki (Heinola) and Iisalmi. We understand the challenges and opportunities related to products manufactured out of steel sheets. As a pioneer, Weckman continuously develops its’ products for the benefit of its’ customers.

Etteplan in brief

We are a rapidly growing technology service company specializing in software and embedded solutions, engineering solutions, and technical communication solutions. We are a forerunner in the engineering industry and we differentiate ourselves by the wide-ranging competence of our experts. Our customers include world’s leading companies in the manufacturing industry. We help them to create a better world through engineering, innovation and digitalization. Etteplan has lead the way in the engineering field already since 1983. In 2022, we had a turnover of EUR 350.2 million. The company currently has some 4,000 professionals in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Denmark and China. Etteplan's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd under the ETTE ticker.