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.
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