Celebrating 20 years of enclosures
Published: 17 January 2012 - Michelle Winny
Finnish enclosure manufacturer, Fibox has recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary as a stand-alone manufacturing and sales company. Through its double decade standing, the company has come a long way from its initial inception in the industry back in 1991 when the current owner, Tapani Niemi, led a Management Buy Out.
Under Tapani's guidance, the company went from strength to strength; so much so that in 1995 it moved to a purpose built factory and office complex in Jorvas near Helsinki.
There they remained until 2008 when, and in-line with the company's strategy to be closer to it's existing and future customer base, a new 6,000 square metre distribution and customer service hub was opened in Porta Westfalica, northern Germany, to better support the established and expanding number of Fibox customers in the new member nations of the European Union.
Since the company was formed in 1991, 14 sales companies have been established across the globe with manufacturing being carried out in highly automated factories in Finland, China and Korea, with a state-of-the-art customising facility, now operational in Poland.
The company produces a comprehensive portfolio of enclosure designs specialising in solutions from a range of sectors including transport, utilities, renewable energy, marine and telecom industries; all of which demand an exemplary variety of enclosure products.
In serving both traditional and emerging markets, they can deliver quality-engineered products in increasingly shorter lead-times.
By forming a close partnership with an enclosure specialist who has the capability to provide a 'one-stop-shop' for all the specifiers various requirements, not only keeps the project in as few hands as possible from design to delivery, but also ensures that cost issues are transparent at every stage. The fewer links in the supply chain, the better the overall control.