Peikko establishes new unit in Athens

Peikko Finland Oy has decided to establish a new team in Athens. The unit of “Peikko Greece E.P.E.” will focus on sales and technical service in Greece. The services will also include warehousing of ­standard items during 2009.

Greece as a construction market has become very modern by European standards and the country with eleven million citizens offers good potential. Peikko’s entry into the market is also supported by the implementation of eurocodes by 2010 and the increasing share of precast used in the market.
“The main question that Greek customers are asking any company operating in that region is how products fulfill the seismic requirements. Peikko Group had an extensive R&D project together with Eucentre for Seismic Studies, Pavia, Italy during 2007 and 2008. The outcome of the project was that Peikko’s column connections are now successfully proven to function safely under seismic conditions. This positive outcome opens wide opportunities for Peikko not only in Greece but in other Mediterranean countries as well,” states Raimo Lehtinen, Managing Director of Peikko Group. 

Peikko Group
P.O.Box 104
Voimakatu 3
15101 Lahti/Finland
Tel.: +358 3 844-511
Fax: +358 3 733 0152

Related articles:

2017-01 Peikko

New column connection for seismic-proof construction

Early precast designs showed less than perfect earthquake performance. Common reasons for the failures were inadequate detailing, poor workmanship and lack of continuity or redundancy in the...


Bolted column connection for seismic applications

1 Introduction The connections between precast elements play a fundamental role in the overall performance of the structure, representing a critical link where structural continuity is needed for...


Innovation: Bolda – column connection of the future

The Bolda column shoe is a new generation of bolted connections for precast columns made by Peikko with a high load capacity. It is more lightweight, more efficient and more compact than predecessor...


Peikko invites: Construction Goes Circular in Lahti, Finland on Wednesday October 12, 2022

High-level international event on circular economy The Construction Goes Circular conference attracts industry representatives, scientific community, policy makers, and other professionals from...

2022-01 PEIKKO

Internationalization Award for Peikko

The President of the Republic of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, has granted Internationalization Awards for the year of 2021. The Award for the Growth Company of the Year was presented to Peikko on 19...