December 11th 2019 saw the Grand Opening ceremony of Argus Spectrum International’s (ASI) new European manufacturing facility in Savonlinna – Finland. The prestigious event was attended by the Mayor of Savonlinna Janne Laine, Director General of Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment Antti Neimala, Advisor to the Director General of the Fund for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises Ivan Bortnik, Business Development Manager of LPCB/BRE Global Martin McCullagh, CEO of the Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce Jaana Rekolainen, Trade Representative of Russian Federation in Finland Sergey Sinelnikov and CEO of SAMIedu Vocational College of Savonlinna Jukka Mustonen.
Argus Spectrum International has been at the forefront of wireless fire and security systems for more than 26 years cooperating with the leading international certification boards since 2002. Today ASI wireless technology is protecting some 150,000 buildings around the world including the world-famous Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russian research station ‘Vostok’ in the Antarctic and many more prestigious international projects.
The factrory construction in Savonlinna began in March 2019 with an empty building and within a very short period was completed. In October the production facility passed the rigorous ISO 9001 audit of BRE Global and awarded the highly regarded LPCB mark. Final product testing and certification to EN54-25 will be completed early 2020.
Martin McCullagh - Business Development Manager of LPCB/BRE Global stated
“I would like to congratulate Argus Spectrum on achieving their ISO 9001: 2015 certification not only in record time but also without there being any non-conformities”.
"This certificate reflects not only all the hard work and commitment of each and every member of the Argus Spectrum team, but also the leadership and ambition the company has demonstrated in order to make this venture a huge success”.
Total commitment and security in continued product supply
Sergey Levchuk, Director General of Argus Spectrum International, emphasized that with BRE Gobal certified manufacturing facilities in Finland and Russia the company doubled its production capacity as well as its long-term strength.
"Two factories of the company located within 300 km from each other – in St Petersurg and in Savonlinna – provide the highest level of reliability and guarantee the safety of supply to our partners and customers”.
Sergey Levchuk also stressed the importance of the development in wireless technology which provides the highest level of protection and safety.
“Our mission is to develop and pioneer new technologies in the field of wireless fire and security detection and delivering our products to the Global markets”.
Beneficial effect of the factory launch
The speakers underlined the importance of investment in high-tech innovation and production by Argus Spectrum International and the development of bilateral trade and economic relations between the two countries.
Sergey Sinelnikov - Trade Representative of Russian Federation in Finland stated
“The arrival of our new investor will have a significant impact on the economic situation of Savonlinna with more than 100 job opportunities being created . ASI will not only increase the growth of export earnings but will be able to enter the most competitive markets of manufactured products certified by European approval bodies”.
Jaana Rekolainen - CEO of the Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce stated
“Finnish investments in the Russian Federation account for some Euro 14 billion where Russian investments in Finland are less than Euro 2.5 billion. We are pleased our new investor has entered the Finnish market and our cooperation has acquired new significance and taken new forms”.
Janne Laine - the Mayor of Savonlinna stated
“We are proud that one of the world’leading manufacturers of fire detection and security systems created its new manufacturing facility in Savonlinna. We confirm, from our part, our williness to provide favourable conditions for futher growth and development of this high-tech production in our town”.
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