04 January 2022
Working for occupational health and safety
Marke Paavola, our OHS Manager, heads work to ensure improved occupational health and safety.
21 December 2021
Two years of change
It will soon be two years since we first heard the worrying news about a strange new virus in Asia. And within a few months, Europe was already in lockdown.
13 December 2021
Customers are happy when price, quality and good service meet
Customer satisfaction indicators show that Häggblom’s strengths include bilingual service, extensive stock, product quality and aftersales marketing.
29 November 2021
Quality comes as standard
At Häggblom, certification also implements one of the company’s leading ideas: to cascade the strategy down to everyday activities.
12 November 2021
Mining truck bodies for tough conditions in Russia
Joonas Sykkö, Product Manager, Mining Truck Bodies, and his five-person design team at Häggblom develop mining truck bodies as well as the entire service concept, quality and value-added productivity.
21 October 2021
Our lifecycle services mean reliability and cost savings for mining operations
We have developed, among other things, field maintenance in the mine at the customer’s site, where the main focus is on minor or unexpected maintenance and repair work.
22 September 2021
Cooperation with educational institutions is of key importance
Our industry is suffering a chronic shortage of experts and companies are competing fiercely for employees. This is why Häggblom needs to stand out from the crowd and at the same time create a positive employer image.
08 September 2021
New era in logistics
Logistics at Häggblom is no longer just the processing of components related to spare parts sales but also embraces a clear support function for production and maintenance.
31 August 2021
Faster, better quality and more cost effective than earlier Mining Service
"We want to look after our customers also by having a stronger presence in their everyday life by providing control and maintenance services."
05 August 2021
Most of our wear parts are made from recycled steel
Recycling is an inherent part of the Sustainability section in our Taking Care ideology.
New era in logistics
08 September 2021
At the start of 2018, Häggblom rolled out a new enterprise resource planning system. A major overhaul of logistics functions took place in the same context, and logistics were focused on a separate department. The following summer saw the completion of a new, modern logistics centre on the premises of an old building – which had originally served as Vaasan Ltd’s bakery – next to Häggblom’s Mesilä site. A 1,500 m2 tarpaulin hall supplied by Best Hall was built in conjunction with it. Together, these now formed the centre of Häggblom’s spare parts world, from where products are dispatched to customers and to Häggblom’s other sites: Kokkola (Jänismaa), Kalajoki, Espoo sales office and Häggblom Sverige AB in Luleå, Sweden.
“All volume growth in spare parts sales, production and servicing also employs logistics. We need to be on the ball the whole time to be able to serve the needs of our customers and production. Fortunately, we have the resources to do so,” says Pasi Eskola Development & Logistics Manager at Häggblom.
Logistics at Häggblom is no longer just the processing of components related to spare parts sales but also embraces a clear support function for production and maintenance. Competence together with information about logistics and material flows are now centred on one place, the organisation now has access to better orientation, and in-house information flow is much easier. The logistics system has also been integrated into similar systems at our partners, all logistics data flows electronically and the goods balance has improved reliability. Our service policy for pickup customers has changed: salespersons no longer need to use forklifts and can instead communicate the customer’s needs to the on-duty logistics staff.
“All this allows us to serve our customers better than ever and to ensure they receive the products they order more accurately than earlier,” Eskola promises in the true spirit of our Taking Care approach.
Coronavirus causing chaos in global freight flows
Häggblom – like all other industrial actors– is suffering from the impacts of coronavirus on international freight flows.
”The availability of vacant shipping containers and the shortage of shipping capacity mean that it is considerably harder these days to arrange sea freight for components shipped from Asia. Also the forwarding prices of these have risen many times. On the other hand, road freight in Europe is suffering from a dire shortage of transport capacity and truck drivers. All this might result in delays in the availability of the products we order from our own suppliers, which in turn could impact the accuracy of our production plans and service to production customers,” regrets Eskola.