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New CEO appointed for Aalto Haitek

New CEO appointed for Aalto Haitek

Joakim Knutar Joakim Knutar has been selected as the new CEO of Aalto Haitek. Before joining Aalto Haitek Mr. Knutar worked in various international leadership positions. Mr. Knutar has a Master of Science degree in Engineering. He has lived abroad for the past nine years, most recently in Hong Kong. Previous employers include Nokia and Comptel, among others. Mr. Knutar has extensive experience in the Asian and Chinese markets, which serves Aalto Haitek very well. Joakim lives in Espoo with his wife and their four children. His hobbies include cycling and beach volleyball. “While still...

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Aalto Wood Bridges in the center of Kajaani for all users

Aalto Wood Bridges in the center of Kajaani for all users

There aren’t many city centres where it is possible to go fishing next to ancient castle ruins and then enjoy sitting by the campfire on an island, admiring the landscape  of a river just afterwards.   Heritage landscape requires just the right bridge infrastructure The two newly installed Aalto Wood Bridges connect the islands of Karttu and Limppu to the culturally significant riverside park landscape of central Kajaani. The local authorities wanted to provide an opportunity for comfortable experiences in a down-to-earth way. A riverbank development plan was launched for a central,...

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Aalto Wood Bridges part of the science center Heureka wood exhibition

Aalto Wood Bridges part of the science center Heureka wood exhibition

The Wild Wild Wood exhibition, which delights the five senses, is based on science and is at the same time a journey of experiences for the whole family. The showcase utilizes Finnish design and provides both information and activities. The Aalto Wood Bridge is part of an exhibition focusing on the diverse properties and possibilities of wood.   Aalto Wood Bridge serves as an insightful part of the infrastructure “We also wanted to talk about the use of wood in infrastructure, especially bridges. From the beginning, our idea was that visitors could build a wooden bridge themselves. We...

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Glue-free Aalto Wood Bridges were carried to a hiking trail

Glue-free Aalto Wood Bridges were carried to a hiking trail

Five Aalto Wood Bridges were carried, thanks to the component structure, by hand, to a beautiful nature route. The developers of the Jämsänkallio hiking trail needed to procure safe, load-bearing bridges to a special nature site. After comprehensive consideration of the surrounding nature, cost management, domestic design and manufacturing their decision was easy: the Aalto Wood Bridges met all their requirements. Nature values are respected The Jämsänkallio hiking trail is a 3 km long trail winding through the woods and cliffs, maintained by the Toholampi Alakylä Youth Association. For the...

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COVID-19 and how it affects our work spaces by contributing to reduction in carbon emissions

COVID-19 and how it affects our work spaces by contributing to reduction in carbon emissions

Are our homes designed for remote work? COVID-19 has changed the location of work from office spaces to our homes for the foreseeable future. This raises an important question: will we see a long-term reduction in carbon emissions due to restrictions in movement of people and the economy? Homes – if built from wood – function well for humans and are a valid means of carbon storage. COVID-19 and how it affects our work spaces by contributing to reduction in carbon emissions  Changed location of work – wooden walls to bring balance  Architects and the professionals in the construction industry...

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Aalto Haitek Ltd. is a leading sustainable company that designs, develops and manufactures innovative, healthy, chemical- and glue-free massive timber products for wood building and the construction industry. Our patented technologies are rooted in Finnish know-how stretching back six generations. We are an active part of the growing bio and circular economy.

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