INKA 2019

We want to thank our customers one more time for the past year and for your good cooperation. Year 2018 was especially meaningful for Inka, because we celebrated our 120th anniversary.

This year we are investing especially in developing our production methods and manufacturing processes, and for this purpose Ella Teivainen has been appointed Inka’s production development engineer starting from 2nd of January 2019. We have also invested in new machines. We have purchased a finishing machine, a festooning machine and a roll and spool winder, that we aim to have working by the end of February. In addition to the things mentioned above, we will also implement ISO 14001 in 2019.

Production Development Engineer

Ella Teivainen has been appointed Inka’s production development engineer starting from 2nd of January 2019. Ella has studied Material Technology and graduated with a Master’s degree in May 2018. Ella is responsible for the development of production methods and manufacturing processes.

Additional information:

Sirpa Heinämäki

Managing Director

Phone: +358 50 385 6204

Email: sirpa.heinamaki@inka.fi

Summer Holiday 2018

Dear Client,

Our production will be closed for summer holiday from 2nd of July until the 27th of July
(weeks 27 – 30).

Standard articles will be shipped on Wednesdays 4.7., 11.7., 18.7. and 25.7. during the holiday.
Our sales team will serve you every day at info@inka.fi and your orders will be processed
normally.

Yours sincerely,
Inka’s sales team

New Managing Director of Inka

Sirpa Heinämäki has been appointed managing director. She has been the sales manager of Inka for several years and will continue to work in sales.

Inka’s previous CEO Jari Vesterinen had to leave the job for health reasons.

INKA OY
Juha Heinämäki
Chairman of the board of directors

Virrat County’s Enterprise of the Century

                                                                                                                                               The nearly 120-year-old company, Inka, was chosen as Virrat county’s enterprise of the century in November. Inka was chosen based on the following factors: Inka has operated in the textile business for a long time, it has employed many generations during the years and the brand is well-known in several industries around the world.

Inka manufactures hundreds of articles to different industries, and it employs 39 people at present. Inka’s main market areas are Finland, Scandinavia and the Baltic countries, but it also exports goods to Asia.

We are grateful and happy for the recognition, and thankful to our employees and stakeholders who have made it possible. This is a great start for 2018 and Inka’s 120th birthday.

Developments at Inka

There are two big developments at Inka, we want to inform our partners about. The first one is the new dyeing machine, that has been used since November. With the new machine we are able to dye with bigger volume compared to our previous dyeing machine. Polyester, polyamide, cotton, acetate and viscose are the materials that can be dyed with the new machine. The maximum width is 300 mm, and speed 10 – 30 meters in a minute.

The other development is the new IBS Enterprise ERP system from Iptor Supply Chain Systems, that will be implemented in the beginning of 2017. New system enables us to focus on our core business and add value for customers by decreasing lead time, increasing delivery reliability and improving customer service, because with IBS Enterprise it is easier to control and manage different processes. The system has been developed especially to manufacturing business environment. It covers all the processes from supply chain planning and management to bookkeeping. We will also implement Apix e-invoicing in the beginning of 2017.

Inka’s sales representative in Sweden

To improve our customer service, Irina Heinämäki has been appointed Inka’s export manager starting from 5th of September 2016.

Irina’s contact information:

Irina Heinämäki
mobile: +358 40 062 6697
email: irina.heinamaki@inka.fi

Additional information: Sirpa Heinämäki, mobile: +358 50 385 6204, email: sirpa.heinamaki@inka.fi

Roof renovation at Inka

Signing of the construction contract. In the picture Reijo Vehmasaho, chairman of the real estate company Virtain Inkantie 62 (right) and Esa Hietakangas from Länsikate Oy.

The factory hall roof of 5,000 m2 will be renovated during the summer of 2016. Also the thermal insulation of the roof in the factory and the office will be improved.

Management Buy Out

MIDINVEST EXITS INKA – MANAGEMENT BUY OUT

Funds managed by Midinvest, Kari Haipus and Markku Penttilä have sold all their shares in the company to the Inka management team and Plan Partners Group Oy. Midinvest-funds have been the major shareholder of Inka Oy since 2005.