Kalle PallingRiigikogu nelja koosseisu kuulunud Kalle Palling liitub masinatööstusettevõtte Estanc nõukoguga.

“Näeme, et tänu Kalle Pallingu pikale kogemusele poliitikas, kus tema peamisteks teemadeks olid energeetika, uus majandus, keskkond ja välispoliitika, on tema kogemustest väga palju abi meie ettevõtte strateegia jätkuval kujundamisel, positsioneerimisel välisturgudel ning tootearenduses,” ütles Estanci tegevjuht Mihkel Tammo.

„Eesti teadus- ja tootearenduse potentsiaal eksportturgudel on väga suur, ent väljakutsed tööstuse digitaliseerimisel ja uute toodete välja arendamisel on samuti märkimisväärsed. Üks tähtsamaid väljakutseid Estanci jaoks ongi areneda tootmisettevõttest toote ettevõtteks, et suurem osa lisandväärtusest jääks Eesti majandusse,“ sõnas Kalle Palling.

Kalle Palling alustab tööd Estanci nõukogu liikmena septembris. Nõukogus on lisaks Kalle Pallingule veel Raigo Tammo, Herty Tammo ja Anti Tammo.

 

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In July 2018, Estanc celebrated its 150th feedwater tank order, the first one being manufactured in 2007. In recent years, one of Estanc’s main directions has been to pursue a business strategy aimed at achieving long term global growth in the deaerator and feed water tank segment.

The main cornerstones of this strategy are: expanding to new markets, finding new customers with whom to build trustworthy relationships and gaining global presence in the business. That being said, in 2019 Estanc has sold 9 deaerators in 6 months – 5 Tray Type and 4 Spray type.

Expanding our customer base

We’re happy to announce that out of these sales, 5 have been signed with a new customer – Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH, GE Power, Savon Voima Oyj, Hitachi Zosen Inova AG and Remak S.A. Nonetheless we appreciate the cooperation with our reliable long-term customers Valmet Technologies Oy and Andritz Oy. Our goal is to provide our customers the utmost manufacturing service and help them to achieve their business goals as best as possible. We strive to be the preferred equipment supplier while still retaining a competitive cost structure.

Projects

Out of these new orders, the biggest is 870m3 Stork type deaerator to Valmet Technologies Oy for the MAPA project in Chile, being the largest deaerator and feedwater tank Estanc has ever manufactured. Another noteworthy vessel will be produced and supplied to GE Power in June, 2020 – 690m3 deaerator with the length of 47 500mm and a 230 ton weight for the 1,000MW power plant project Ostroleka C. The plant uses high efficiency and low emissions technology including air quality control systems to meet the latest EU standards in terms of local emissions. Due to its massive dimensions the product will be delivered in 3 separate parts.

Future

Estanc will continue expanding its worldwide presence in order to utilize growth potential in the business. With the recruitment of Jan Böttger, our Deaerator Sales Lead, in March 2019, our activity in this product segment has increased significantly and with our prosperous team will continue to develop towards reaching its full potential.

 

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UN Global CompactEstanc joined the 9,900 companies across the world that have embraced the United Nations Global Compact.

The Global Compact asks participating companies to pursue two complementary goals. Firstly internalize the ten principles within the company’s strategies, policies and operations. Secondly undertake projects to advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals.

For Estanc it matters to make business right, it means we are strongly committed to integrating the Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption into our business strategy and into our day-to-day operations.

The Global Compact is the world largest corporate sustainability network. We can learn from others and also, show example on how to create sustainability and have a positive impact on the society. The UN Global Compact gives us a framework to follow.

Part of the program is documenting the progress. We are required to write a yearly COP (Communication on Progress) report where we will be presenting the progress on the Ten Principles to monitor the success.

More about the UN Global Compact on https://www.unglobalcompact.org/

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Andres_KolloAndres has been one of the top salesperson in Estanc’s team since the first day he was recruited in 2014. After three years of commitment, it was time for him to explore new challenges. Now we get to welcome him back aboard.

Fresh out of Tallinn University of Technology, where Andres graduated in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with a Master’s, he joined Estanc’s team as Project Engineer at the age of 26.

Nearly two years later he was promoted to Sales Manager position because of his result-driven personality and technical knowledge along with sales skills.

In 2017, after being a part of Estanc’s team for three years, Andres wanted to gain more experiences in the field and see what’s life like outside Estanc’s walls. He proceeded his career path in a different organisation where he worked as a Chief Operations Officer for the past two years.

Today, we are glad to announce that exactly on the same date Andres first joined Estanc in 2014, June 25, we get to welcome him back in 2019. Andres rejoined our Sales team as Lead Sales Engineer. “I came back because Estanc has a wide and interesting product portfolio and the company consciously integrates sustainability into the operations of the business,” he says.

As an organisation, we endorse the growth of our people and boomerang employees like Andres return with greater knowledge and fresh perspective. We are overjoyed by the value Andres brings to Estanc’s team.

 

lean 6sSince of February 2019, Estanc has held workshops to implement Lean 6S quality management Methodology in our production plant in an effort to improve our processes.

In these days, quality is not only one issue in manufacturing sector but to achieve a high performance, high utilization of raw material, full utilization of machines and tools, save production time, providing better work environment to the workers and safety of workers etc.
The 6s workshops were held once a week and targeted to our production personnel with the aim to promote and sustain a high level of productivity and safety in our production throughout a workspace. These sessions were conducted by Lean Enterprise Estonia, who specialize in dealing with promotion, training and consultancy of lean thinking principles.
The pillars of 6S
The 6s Methodology includes familiar steps found in 5s (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain), but adds the concept of Safety. One of the aims of 6S is to establish a sustainable culture of safety – zero accidents and zero near misses.
A powerful tool in the workplace
The 6s principles provide a framework to harmonize Estanc’s occupation-based processes and create a system for better performance. It helps to decrease waste while optimizing productivity through maintaining an orderly workplace,  using visual cues to attain more consistent operational results. Through the system we achieve more efficiecy in production and higher quality products.
Since 6s is a systematic form of visual management, one of the most important developments Estanc made, would be building a digital planning module from previous Excel spreadsheet into our ERP system. We now plan, schedule, visualize and give feedback to day-to-day production operations via ERP systems. Visualizing the work flow gives a better overview of current project status in all management levels and provides the opportunity to plan daily tasks accordingly.
Successful implementation of the 6s principles will require high-level commitment and constant process transformations, but we believe that through the system of striving for improved productivity favors us to be more successful and sustainable in the long run.

Mission Day is about coming together as a team in support of our mission – to support the creation of a more sustainable world. This year, Estanc celebrated Mission Day on May 10th. This year we focused on community helping to create a village gathering spot and played ethical dilemma games with all of our team members.

 

sustainable businessWe are adding finishing touches to our Code of Conduct. The CoC describes Estanc’s organizational values and behaviors, which are expected from our employees and partners.

By pursuing this agreement together, we can act responsibly and contribute to the creation of a cleaner and healthier environment for us and future generations.

To showcase some of the CoC topics, we played the Dilemma Game, which consisted of several ethical situations in which a choice had to be made. It was up to the group to choose, which of the solutions was considered the best – to decide what would be the right thing to do. The purpose of this exercise was to encourage
dialogue, exchange opinions and explain how the values guide our decisions in realistic situations.

Outliving our mission

For the second activity, we planted trees in our local community next to our factory. Estanc donated and helped to plant 75 trees together with the volunteers of Rae parish, to support the project developing a local village square.

There are several reasons why we chose to plant trees second year in a row. Every tree that takes root also carries with it a countless of benefits to our health, quality of life, and well-being.

Trees help in sustaining the delicate balance of our ecosystems and their value extends beyond our generation. Working in nature fosters many positive attributes and promotes learning about the importance of trees and their role in the wider environment.

 

 

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Take a look at a recap of MISSION DAY 2018 here.

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