After Kauppi project – Our next steel construction site in Ylöjärvi

Metallipalvelu Hartikainen Oy delivered, installed and managed the project management of the largest EN1090 EXC-3 steel structure delivery for the ski and baseball stadium of the city of Tampere during last spring and early summer 2022. The site was a candidate for Steel Structure of the Year 2022 and the award was won by Turku Toripaviljongit. The award goes to a construction project that is architecturally of a high standard and uses steel and other metals insightfully in the construction phase.

Our next steel construction site was in Ylöjärvi, where our customer builds equipment protection for his machines. The delivery included erection the structures. The site was challenging due to the height of the structures and the installation site.

Agricultural Machinery Trade Fair in Messukeskus Helsinki at 13.-15.10.2022 – MPH Trailer with Bale Side Supports was particularly interesting

MPH Products participated at the fair in the domestic retailer Lantmännen Agro’s stand (6e90) last week. MPH Trailer 30 and Grader 5.3 were shown. Fair visitors were particularly interested in Trailer with hydraulic bale side supports – Bale Side Supports are an accessory for all Trailer models.

MPH Trailer 30XL with Animal Transport Equipment is the latest delivery to our customer. The additional equipment for Trailers is versatile and they can be installed on the delivered products.

The fair visitors were particularly interested in the domestic supplier’s products and the versatility of the product range.

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Kauppi Stadium in Tampere

Metallipalvelu Hartikainen Oy delivered, installed and handled the project management in its largest EN1090 EXC-3 steel structure delivery – 850 tons of load bearing steel structures in total. The total delivery time was about 4 months.

The city of Tampere made the final decision on the new skiing and baseball stadium last fall 2021. The decision was spurred by the great success of both the women’s and men’s Finnish baseball teams in the 2021 season. The design of the stadium was started after the decision was made and the tenders were sent early the following year. The contract was won by Alasen Rakennus Ltd, which acted as the main contractor, for which Metallipalvelu Hartikainen Oy supplied the steel structures, installation and project management.

The schedule was really tight, as evidenced by the fact that in the spring at the end of April 2022, the project management started their actions at the installation site. Actions were therefore taken actively and 850 tons of steel structure could be delivered for installation from the middle of May. The project management was able to tighten the speed of installation in the last weeks so that the handover was successful in Midsummer’s week in accordance with the dead-line.

Baseball’s Itä-Länsi Event (East-West Games) were played on July 9-10, 2022, and the 100th anniversary event got a stadium it deserved. The best players of the season played in the East-West Event according to the geographical division. At the previous day, a men’s national league game between Manse PP and Sotkamo Jymy was played, which attracted a large crowd.

The first Finnish Championship skiing of 2023 will be contested at the Kauppi Stadium on January 20-21. Finnish Cup points are also awarded in the games. In the Tampere Skiing Championship, Finnish championships are competed for in freestyle skiing pair sprints and 10 km timed starts, as well as classic skiing style sprints.

Farmari 2022

MPH Products participated with its own stand at the Farmari fair in early July. The fine weather attracted a large number of people, almost 60,000 fair visitors. There was a lot of activity in the MPH Products stand and the products interested visitors. We received many interesting contacts and we look forward to customer meetings next autumn.

Another group company of Tampereen Konepajat Oy was present at the MPH Products stand. ProSilva Oyj forest machines were not in the stand, but domestic Sales Manager Jesse Jolkkonen was pleased with the arrangement. He said that ProSilva’s products were of interest and he arranged many customer meetings during the fair.

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Thank you to everyone who visited our booth!

About 300 companies participated in the largest exhibition of land construction and environmental maintenance machines in Finland. The exhibition mobilized visitors in the area and attracted almost 10,000 professionals.

See you again next year!

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Elevator tower fire protection with painting – Effective protection against standard fires

This is the link to Tikkurila’s original Blog article in Finnish;

This is the translation;

With the help of Tikkurila’s products and services, Metallipalvelu Hartikainen Oy expanded its expertise and delivered fire-rated R60 steel structures to the office building.

Metallipalvelu Hartikainen Oy is a multifunctional company in the metal industry that, in addition to engineering and load bearing steel structure services, also designs, manufactures and sells products for industrial and agricultural use. The company has a long experience of Tikkurila’s products and painting in the company’s own paint shop.

Metallipalvelu Hartikainen delivered the steel structures of the elevator towers of the office building to be built to Alasen Rakennus Oy in Pirkanmaa and the Steel Stairs related to the elevator shaft. The structures require fire protection painting that requires special expertise, which the company has previously purchased from an external contractor. Now it was decided to implement fire protection itself. By doing the fire protection painting of the steel structure itself, the company saves on transportation and the whole is more logistically sensible.

“Usually, a relatively small part of the structures we deliver require fire protection painting. Buying small quantities from abroad is not very profitable from our point of view or from the contractor’s point of view. In addition, the delivery schedule is often tight,” says project manager Jukka Kirjavainen from Metallipalvelu Hartikainen.

The fire protection painting only required the purchase of a new spray gun and nozzles, but the company already had other equipment. The cost was low compared to the fact that the readiness for fire protection paintings also increases the company’s competitiveness, as it is able to serve its customers in a more versatile way.

The takeover of the new division had been in our minds for a long time and the matter had been discussed with a Tikkurila expert. The years of effective co-operation encouraged the choice of Tikkurila’s product for fire protection as well.

“Now was a good time and a suitable project to start fire protection painting in our own paint shop. Key account manager Paavo Kareinen from Tikkurila was involved in guiding and supervising the whole project. We got an excellent introduction to the product.”
– Project Manager Jukka Kirjavainen, Metallipalvelu Hartikainen

KoneAgria 2021 – MPH Trailer 21 was received brilliantly

Customers were particularly pleasantly surprised by the product’s load capacity of 17.5 tonnes. In addition, good work quality was praised. The trade fair guests who visited the stand were also surprised by MPH Extension Boom, as they did not know that such existed. With this product, the range of excavators increases and the job opportunities increase.


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