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FIMET OY IN BRIEF

Fimet was founded in 1981 and is located in Monninkylä 60 km east of Finland's capital city Helsinki. Fimet is privately owned and the main shareholders are the key management of the company and SITRA, a Finnish venture capital organization.

Fimet's growth has been rapid. The turnover of the company has increased seventeen-fold over the past decade. This is due to continuous introduction of new product lines, forming of international strategic alliances and joint ventures. This path of growth is also expected to continue in the future, with new innovative products already on the market as well as under development. 

Currently Fimet employs 60 persons on an average in Monninkylä, Finland and another 60 in Fimet's joint venture company in Shanghai, China.

The strategy of Fimet - as a prominent, international high-tech supplier - is to design develop, manufacture and market medical equipment as well as to transfer know-how on design and production technologies to allied manufacturers world wide. 

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F1 Dental Chairs
iOX Direct Digital Intra Oral X-ray Sensor Systems
F1 Dental Units
F1 Spectra Light Dental Operation Lights
The main products that comprise 85% of production and sales are:
   F1 Dental Chairs
   F1 Dental Units
   F1 Operator's and Assistant's Stools
   F1 Spectra Light Dental Operation Lights
   iOX Direct Digital Intra Oral X-ray Sensor Systems

Other products are e.g.:
   F1 Podiatry Chairs
   F1 Podiatry Units
   F1 ENT Chairs (Ear Nose Throat)

Fimet distributes its finalised products through local dealers. Components and semifinalised products are delivered to allied manufacturers under license, OEM and joint venture agreements. On an average 95% of the production are exported to over 40 countries regularly and to another 15 countries on an ad hoc basis. The main markets of Fimet are in Central and Eastern Europe, China, Asia and the Pacific Rim area as well as South America.

In business alliances, Fimet usually acts as a technology partner providing its allies with the latest product and manufacturing know-how. In the case of Shanghai Fimet Medical Instrument Factory, Fimet is also an equity partner in the joint venture company. Production licenses and training to allow assembly of F1 products have been granted to other manufacturers and local partners e.g. in Belarus and Argentina.

Fimet operates in own 3500 m2 facilities with self-developed, flexible manufacturing technology. Using highly automated, integrated design and production machinery Fimet fulfills the expectations of customers for individually designed, high tech equipment at reasonable cost.
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NC lathes, automated welding robots and presses
Laser-cutting facilities
CAD-CAM facility for product and mould design and manufacturing
Polyurethane moulding facilities
Fimet products' design and manufacturing is made using the latest technologies available including e.g. the following:
   CAD-CAM facility for product and mould design and manufacturing
   EDM machinery for mould production
   NC lathes, automated welding robots and presses
   Injection moulding machinery 
   Laser-cutting facilities
   Polyurethane moulding facilities
   Machinery for production of circuit boards

All Fimet products are manufactured according to the highest quality standards. All products are submitted to extensive testing.
Partial and final assembly of the products incorporating e.g. electronics, pneumatics and mechanical departments involves appropriate testing at each production stage. To make sure, all the products leaving the Fimet factory are submitted to comprehensive final testing prior to shipment to customers.

Fimet continuously also arranges extensive training for local representatives to guarantee proper sales promotion, technical consultation, quick and effective installation of the products as well as high quality after sales services for Fimet end customers.

All actions taken at Fimet aim to maximize the satisfaction of its customers. The design of products is always based on the needs of the end user. The overwhelming acceptance of Fimet products worldwide is proof of this. 

Fimet's main strengths:
   Comprehensive understanding of customers' needs and preferences
   Extensive experience of key personnel in the dental and medical fields
   Innovative design and development of products 
   Extensive use and know how of the latest production technologies available
   Customized products due to flexible production processes
   Extensive quality control
   Experience in international operations e.g. assembling, licensing and joint ventures
   Recognized differentiation with design of products and as a technology leader.

Some outstanding achievements by Fimet:

The Company of the Year in the Commune of Askola , Finland in 1991
The Industrial Company of the Year in the County of Uusimaa, Finland in 1992
First Prize for the F1 Dental Chair in the "Pro Finnish Design Awards" in 1990
The "Scandinavian Design Prize Award" for the F1 Dental Unit in 1992
The "National Export Locomotive" of 1993 in Finland
Nominated as the "Fastest Growing Company" of Finland in 1990 - 94 according to a study by the leading Finnish Economic Weekly
Nominated as "One of Europe's 500 Dynamic Entrepreneurs: The Job Creators" according to a study of 2 million European enterprises by the European Commission in 1995
ISO 9001 Quality Certificate in 1997
 

Cerificate of Conformity according to Quality System by VTT Automation, Medical Device Technology, Finland as Notified Body under Council Directive 93/42/EEC in 1998

 

 

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