The courageous opening of Alihankinta Subcontracting Trade Fair created optimism for the future
Finland's leading industrial event Subcontracting and AlihankintaHEAT 2021 was organized for the first time after the pandemic gap year on September 21–23 2021. A total of 917 exhibitors from 16 countries and 7 460 visitors participated the event at Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre. The event placed particular emphasis on health security. The main partner this year was Business Tampere. The next Subcontracting and AlihankintaHEAT will be organized on September 27–29 2022. The theme of the event will be Industry Appeal, Needs and Experts.
First-time awarding the Industrial Act of the Year
History was made on the second day of Subcontracting, as the Industrial Act of the Year prize was awarded for the first time by the main partner of the trade fair, Business Tampere. Out of the three strong candidates, the winner was AGCO Power Oy from Nokia. The prize was received by Managing Director Juha Tervala of AGCO Power and presented by Anna-Kaisa Ikonen, Mayor of Tampere. This recognition highlights the significance and value of industry, emphasizes the impact of individual acts, and encourages activity. In the future, the Industrial Act of the Year prize will be awarded every year.
Main Supplier of the Year 2021, awarded by Finnish Association of Purchasing and Logistics (LOGY), was Finn-Power Oy and Subcontractor of the Year 2021 was Coreplast Laitila Oy. The awards were received by VP Purchase & Logistics Tero-Jussi Teppo of Finn-Power Oy, and Managing Director Mikko Toivonen and Sales Director Kauko Kämäräinen of Coreplast Laitila Oy. These recognitions, which have been awarded since 1987, aim to promote the competitiveness and networking of Finnish manufacturing industry. Additional information: Main Supplier of the Year 2021 Finn-Power Oy / Subcontractor of the Year 2021 Coreplast Laitila Oy.
Next year's theme will be "Industry Appeal, Needs and Experts"
This year's theme of the Subcontracting and AlihankintaHEAT was Business from Data, highlighting the aspects of intelligent industry, security and productivity. Theme partners for the event include Manager Jani Savinainen of Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy, Operative Data Lead Anni Rasinen of Fiskars Group and the Corporate and Cyber Security Expert Mika Susi. The next Subcontracting and AlihankintaHEAT will be organized at Tampere Exhibition and Sports Centre on September 27–29, 2022. The theme of the event will be "Industry Appeal, Needs and Experts".
Subcontracting presents the metal, electronics, plastics and rubber industries, industrial ICT solutions, as well as design and consulting within these fields. During normal years, the event has attracted over a thousand exhibitors from twenty countries and about 16,000 to 18,000 trade fair visitors. The fair is organized by Tampere Trade Fairs Group in collaboration with Technology Industries of Finland, Rubber Manufacturers' Association of Finland RMAF, Finnish Association of Purchasing and Logistics LOGY, and Finnish Plastics Industries Federation FIPIF. The fair has taken place in Tampere since 1988.
Photos, press releases, and other material for the media: tampereenmessut.fi/medialle/materiaalipankki/alihankinta/2021/
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: alihankinta.fi/en
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