SKS Toijala works
Founded in 1960, SKS Toijala Works, part of SKS Group, was originally a specialist manufacturer of steel structures such as frames and boom systems for machine building, and operates as a systems supplier to customers utilizing its global network of subsidiaries and partners. SKS Group is a Finnish family-owned enterprise founded in 1924 and has international units in China, Poland, Sweden, Russia and Estonia. SKS Toijala Works employs a staff of 200. Its headquarters is in Toijala, and the company operates a production site in Viiala.
In addition to the traditional part of their business SKS Toijala Works acquired a log stacker business in 2013.
SKS Toijala Works first began using NX™ software from product lifecycle management (PLM) specialist Siemens PLM Software as a CAD design solution in its engineering subcontracting business in 2001 for servicing one of its customers. The initial experience encouraged the design team to expand on the Siemens PLM Software portfolio and gain the design expertise of both NX and Teamcenter® software for data management.
“I have accumulated knowledge of many CAD systems and vendors over the years,” says Juhani Lappalainen, quality manager at SKS Toijala Works. “We chose NX and Teamcenter for the new model as we had years of experience using them before and we feel we get good support from IDEAL PLM when we need it. When we had to consolidate legacy data, we had a good experience from their support in the process.”
The new KURO LogStacker, designed with NX and Teamcenter, received an Honorable Mention in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. Participants from 57 nations had registered about 5,200 products and innovations for the Red Dot award