The experience of Markku Ulvinen , the founder of Koneturva Oy, showed that when push comes to shove, a partner is needed who offers workable solutions. The real benefit is formed in practical cooperation with the customer. That is why he created a company that provides services he would have needed himself.
Read more about how the Koneturva Oy story started
I used to work in an industrial company, where several accidents occurred as a result of inadequate machinery safety, some of which were very serious.
I was given the responsibility for developing machinery safety and my task was to correct the safety problems. The situation was acute, so my first idea was to buy in expert services from outside the company.
I soon discovered that there were indeed services available that were capable of identifying hazards and assessing risks. However, we did not need the hazards to be pointed out – we already knew what they were. We needed a service that would take responsibility for designing and delivering complete solutions.
We couldn’t find service like this. We were forced to do the job ourselves. I thought I knew everything I needed to know about machinery safety;after all I had worked in maintenance and commissioning for almost twenty years. It soon became clear that the issue was not simple – the task required a lot of new learning and practical application under heavy pressure.
The situation was painful. There really was a need for the right partner. I was left thinking that surely there are others in this country who have been in a similar situation. Building safety should not be so difficult for anyone! Koneturva was born out of this feeling.
I wanted to create a company whose services I would have needed myself. A company that offers solutions in addition to listing problems. Above all, I wanted to set up a company that works with its customers to prevent accidents caused by machinery.
We are your partner in ensuring machinery safety.