28 / 11 / 16

Meat processing plant to Botswana

23rd of November 2016 Kometos Oy and Robenco Construction Pty, a South African corporation signed sales and delivery agreement related to Kometos modular meat processing plant to be delivered to Botswana during spring and summer 2017. Robenco Construction is operating as main contractor in this project. The agreement and delivery is significant milestone in co-operation with IPS Innovative Process Solutions (Pty) Ltd who is operating Kometos representative in SADC countries.

The contract were signed by Mr.Rob Henderson (Robenco CEO) and Mr.Pekka Paloniemi (Kometos Senior Sales Manager) and were witnessing Mr.Neal de Beer (IPS CEO), Mr.Greg Papadopoulos (IPS Partner) and Mr.Kevin Parsons (IPS Associate).

From left: Pekka Paloniemi (Kometos), Neal de Beer (IPS) and Rob Henderson (Robenco)

23 / 11 / 16

Kometos Oy signed co-operation agreement with IPS

Kometos Oy and IPS Innovative Process Solutions (Pty) Ltd , a South African corporation signed today 21st of November 2016 in Johannesburg the co-operation agreement related to sales, marketing and services of Kometos Finnmodules and Finncold product groups for SADC countries in Southern Africa. Contract were signed by Mr. Jan Tapanainen (Kometos Business Development Manager & Partner) and Mr. Neal de Beer (IPS CEO) and the signing ceremony where witnessing Mr. Rui Nozes (Commercial Advisor) from Embassy of Finland, Ms. Heta Pyhälahti (Commercial Counsellor) from Finpro, Mr. Pekka Paloniemi (Kometos Senior Sales Manager), Mr. Greg Papadopoulos (IPS Partner) and Mr. Kevin Parsons (IPS Associate).

Co-operation contract is covering SADC countries Botswana, DR Congo, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. IPS has over 30 year experience in food industry in Southern African countries and is well known expert in field of food processing and food factories engineering. With this significant contract Kometos will proceed forward with its 2021 Growth Plan where Sub-Saharan Africa as strategical new market area have significant role. Outside of this contract, Kometos has already operative representative network in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ruanda where first orders has been received in 2016.

08 / 11 / 16

Kometos in IRAN International Meat Exhibition

Kometos is taking part in IRAN International Meat Exhibition, that is held in Tehran during 5. – 8.11.2016. MeatEx is the International Specialized Exhibition of meat products and related Industries.

MeatEx is the confluence of industry and product. The whole chain of production, packaging, distribution, warehousing, and sale of red meat, poultry, seafood, and processed meat products is included in this fair which is presented in the product group.

The Industry section includes all kinds of machinery, equipment, technology, and automation. This section focused on supplying the requirements of mentioned industries by foreign and Iranian producers.

06 / 09 / 16

New Kometos Product Catalogue in Three Languages

Kometos published new product catalogue in three languages introducing the Finntray, Finncold and  Finmodules products with photos and product information. Catalogue for 2016-2017 is available in English, Finnish and Russian.

To order the new Kometos catalogue, email us mailbox(a)kometos.com.

Kometos product catalogue

12 / 05 / 16

New leading experts to Kometos´ key positions

According to the new growth strategy of Kometos group, the corporation will multiply its current turnover by 2021. The first steps towards that goal have now been taken. One of them is the hiring of leading experts to the key positions in the company. "We want to strengthen our competence in all areas, enhance the working of our management group and import new leadership to our company", CEO Raimo Niemi sheds light on the backgrounds of the hiring of Jan Tapanainen.

Timo Pirilä, Jan Tapanainen, Raimo Niemi and Kirsi Niemi
Timo Pirilä, Jan Tapanainen, Raimo Niemi and Kirsi Niemi

Jan Tapanainen is the new development manager of Kometos. He has more than twenty years of experience in international trade, export and service business and a solid competence in the process development of industrial companies. On the 2ndof April 2016, Jan bought a share of Kometos.

"I want to commit myself to the growth strategy not only through my work capacity but also through owning a share of the company", the new development manager describes his high-level motivation.

New strategic priorities

All product groups of Kometos are market leaders in their respective areas. To implement the growth plan, the company has decided on new strategic priorities. The objective is to establish Kometos in the area of manufacturing in part directly in regional markets. At the moment, further opportunities in Russia are being scrutinized. Kometos will develop also its Russian subsidiaries in the future. In addition, the company will strengthen its sales network in Scandinavia and Europe and is intending to commence export to Africa.

Kometos has all requirements for greater success

During his career, development manager Jan Tapanainen has visited more than 60 countries and hundreds of different factories, lived four years in Italy and worked in different cultures. Based on his experience, he knows that Finland has plenty of top expertise, a vivid working culture and all the chances of success also in the future. But Kometos has something even better to offer:

"We have our own sales, product development, project management, key component manufacturing and installation and maintenance services. With the company`s core process in our own hands, we can influence things ourselves. For this reason, I believe that we`ll be able to achieve the targets of the growth strategy within the next five years."

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