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Production Manager: Each project is unique and a challenge of its own

Although today Saku Metall Allhanke Tehas is comparable in size to Saku Metall Uksetehas, the name of Saku Metall is still mostly associated with doors. The fact that a full 95% of Allhanke Tehas’ production goes outside Estonia makes this completely understandable. We talked to Vladimir Horovets, the factory’s relatively new production manager, about the activities of the subcontracting side in order to get a better overview of the situation.

Vladimir started managing more than a hundred employees of Allhanke Tehas only at the beginning of this year, but he has already settled in nicely and enjoys the varied work to the fullest. “I really like leading large teams and ensuring cooperation between different departments.” There are as many as four departments and each of them has about thirty employees. One team focuses on preparation work, another on welding, the third on powder coating, and the fourth on assembly. The factory crew is international. For example, there are people from Moldova and Ukraine whom Saku Metall assisted with obtaining work permits.

Today, the largest workload is related to the production of elevators. Another significantly large focus of Allhanke Tehas is the rail industry. They mainly order air conditioning frames and housings for brake systems. Most of the products travel to Germany, Spain and the UK.

It may seem that due to the large volumes it is routine work, but the reality is entirely the opposite. “Each project is unique and a challenge of its own. We always have something new in implementation,” says Vladimir, who calls the variety another big plus of working at Allhanke Tehas.

Not to mention state-of-the-art equipment and machinery. “Our machine park is world-class.” This makes work smooth and pleasant. The automated machines are like a separate team that collaborates with humans every day and the results speak for themselves.