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.