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Finland Maxit Oy adopts Fujitsu's Patja managed services

Fujitsu Finland

tammikuuta 20, 2010

- Other Finnish Saint-Gobain subsidiaries also to join in the agreement

Construction material manufacturer Maxit Oy has signed a Patja service agreement with Fujitsu Services Oy.

In addition to Maxit Oy, also SG Rakennustuotteet and LVI Dahl will enter the Patja service in February-March, and SG Pipe Systems and SG Glass Finland will join them as per the beginning of April.

All these five companies operating in the construction industry are part of the French Saint-Gobain Group. The headcount of these companies totals in excess of one thousand people in some thirty locations across Finland.

The Patja agreement incorporates the IT infrastructure services such as service desk and on-site support, and server availability services as an on-demand capacity service. The delivery of workstations as well as pre-installation and installation are included in the agreement, too.

"Although we belong to an international group we want to serve our Finnish personnel in Finnish. According to our strategy, instead of entering into one global IT service agreement, we choose to operate under regional outsourcing agreements. Finland is now in the vanguard of innovation," says IT manager Ari Koskinen of Maxit.

"In the process prior to signing this IT service agreement, we first had to decide as to whether we are seeking a customised service adapted to our specific needs or shifting our operation toward a process based model with focus on standardised services. Price was not the primary issue for us but before all else we wanted to enhance our service level. Our choosing Fujitsu as our supplier was also affected by the fact that we need IT services that extend across the country. In addition, our growth potential lies in the Baltic countries and other Nordic countries where, including Finland, we have more than 10,000 employees," Koskinen says.

For further information, please contact:
IT manager Ari Koskinen, Maxit Oy, tel. + 358 10 4422 214
Director Jukka Mikkonen, Fujitsu, tel. + 358 46 8780 680
Press contacts: Satu Pelttari, Fujitsu, tel. + 358 45 7880 9624, satu.pelttari(at)

Maxit Oy Ab is known as a leading manufacturer of modern, reliable and inexpensive dry-mix mortars and lightweight aggregate products for 100 years. It offers Kahi, Leca and Vetonit products for new and renovation constructions. maxit has 12 plants in 10 different locations in Finland. The annual sales of Maxit Oy Ab for 2007 totalled 190 MEUR and it employs approximately 390 people. Read more at:

Since March 2008, maxit has been part of the French Saint-Gobain Group. Saint-Gobain is one of the world’s 100 largest industrial groups. 207,000 employees in 57 countries contribute to annual sales of 41.6 billion euros. Read more at:

SG Rakennustuotteet is a manufacturer of glass and mineral wool insulating materials for new constructions, renovation projects and industry, as well as acoustic ceiling and interior decoration panels. The company's brands include Ecophon in acoustic ceilings, Gyproc in lightweight building materials, and Isover in thermal and acoustic insulation. Read more at:

The Dahl Group is the largest Scandinavian wholesaler of HVAC, public utility, and industrial pipe products. Dahl is a market leader in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Poland. The company operates in 25 in Finland. Read more at:

Saint-Gobain Pipe Systems Oy is a leading pipe systems manufacturer in Finland. Saint-Gobain Pipe Systems Oy manufactures and distributes pipes, valves, water meters and manhole covers for water supply and land drainage. Read more at:

Saint-Gobain Glass Finland Oy employs 165 people and its annual sales amounts to some 26 million euros. The operation of Finnglass plant at Alavus focuses solely on further processing of the materials provided by the European flat glass factories of Saint-Gobain. Read more at:

Date: 20 tammikuuta, 2010