Pia Kaartinen appointed as Inka’s plant manager

Pia Kaartinen has started as Inka’s plant manager in January. She is a professional in the textile and clothing industry and has been working mainly with various technical textiles and workwear since 1995. Pia’s main areas of responsibility at Inka will be production and its development, product development and material procurement.

Pia says that her interest in textiles and their manufacture began at a very early stage when her grandmother taught her how to crochet. “Thanks to Grandma, I learned to crochet before I could write and I am still on that path”, she notes. However, her writing skills have also developed over the years when she was studying textile technology. Pia has a master’s degree in textile engineering.

As a person with a textile background, Pia thinks it is great to join the Inka team, which has a very long history of making ribbons and webbings in Finland. “I look forward to being able to take advantage of my textile education and work experience in my new role”, she says.

We warmly welcome Pia to the Inka team!

Band production with environmental responsibility

Our goal is to develop our processes so that we burden environment as little as possible. This means minimized pollution, cleaner air and tighter waste water control. In our production we aim at low energy and reduced water consumption. Our environmental commitment can perhaps best be seen through practical measures such as changing oil heating to wood chip pellets, switching fluorescent lamps to LED lightning and by investing into machinery which use less water and electricity. At present INKA is in the process of obtaining ISO 14001 environmental certificate due to be granted in the spring of 2020.

Summer Holiday 2019

Dear Client,

Our production will be closed for our summer holiday from the 8th of July until the 2nd of August (weeks 28 – 31).

Standard articles will be shipped on Wednesdays 10.7., 17.7., 24.7. and 31.7. 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

We want to thank all visitors for a successful trade show

We participated in the Techtextil 2019 trade fair in Frankfurt for the first time with our own stand last week. It was a successful week and we got to meet many new companies in addition to our current business partners. Many thanks to all of you who visited us at our stand at Techtextil. Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@inka.fi or +358400626697.

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.

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.

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.