Future of Manufacturing Forum


Factory Expansion Grand Opening

14th of June, 2023

We are thrilled to invite you to

Future of Manufacturing Forum &
Grand Opening of Pemamek’s 3rd factory expansion

The event is two-folded starting with an engaging Future of Manufacturing forum and finished off with a spectacular Grand Opening Party to celebrate Pemamek’s 3rd factory expansion. 

The Future of Manufacturing forum highlights the main industry trends shaping the manufacturing in wind energy, shipbuilding, and general fabrication. The forum includes captivating keynote speakers who will share their insights on themes, such as digitalization, opportunities of automation and the evolution of factories.

After the summit, get ready for an exclusive factory tour at Pemamek HQ & LIVE automation demonstrations. During this 2-hour-factory tour you will have the opportunity to see Pemamek’s state-of-the-art welding automation in action. Experience groundbreaking welding automation, watch live welding demonstrations, and witness the precision and innovation that goes into our manufacturing processes.

As the day comes to a close, you will have the opportunity to network with industry experts and mingle with fellow attendees. Join us for an outstanding evening party and raise a glass under the Finnish midnight sun!

We have also reserved time for you to meet  with our experts or have a private machine demo for your own team before and after the event. Contact us at info@pemamek.com or your PEMA contact person to book a private meeting for Tuesday 13th or Thursday 15th of June.

Agenda & Speakers

Time: 11:00 – 18:30

Location: Ruissalo Boatyard, Hevoskarintie 23 20100 Turku

  • Event for industry professionals
  • 5 x keynote speeches at Ruissalo Boatyard, Turku
  • Factory tour at the Pemamek factory
  • 4 x live PEMA automation demonstrations
  • Official inauguration of the latest factory expansion
  • Live music, drinks & food experiences
  • Experience the Finnish midnight sun!


Future of Manufacturing Forum

10:30   Transportation from hotels: Scandic Börs & Scandic Julia

11:00   Registration opens & badges

11:30   Welcoming lunch & Networking

12:30   Future of Manufacturing forum: Opening words – Jaakko Heikonen, Vice Chairman of the Board, Pemamek

12:40   Facing the new with advanced welding automation technologies – Teemu Tolonen, Chief Technology Officer, Pemamek

13:05   The concept of digital block factory – Ubaldo Dégano, Head of Digital Transformation of Operational Processes, Navantia

13:30   Break for coffee, snack & refreshments

14:00   Case Estanc: Production automation & tank manufacturing – Gary Kaljuvee, Chief Operational Officer, Estanc

14:25   Cutting-edge solutions for the factories of the future – Bryan O’Neil, Director (Global Offshore & Power Generation Segment), Lincoln Electric, Board member & contributor, Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)

14:50   Transportations to Pemamek HQ depart *

16:15   Factory tour & welding Automation demonstrations start 

18:15   Future of Manufacturing Forum closing words

Grand Opening Party

18: 30  Cocktail Hour:

  • Networking & socializing
  • Antipasti & Cocktails
  • Live Sax by Kristian Lakari


19:00  Opening Show: the official opening of the factory expansion

  • Opening words: Pemamek management
  • Greetings from the Finnish Technology Industry: Jaakko Hirvola


19:30 Taste the world: the food market opens

20:00 Live music & performances: socializing & dancing

22:00 First transportations to Turku hotels (Scandic Börs & Scandic Julia) depart

00:00 Factory doors close & last transportations to Turku (Scandic Börs & Scandic Julia) depart *

* Pemamek organizes transportation

Our speakers

We are thrilled to introduce you to our speakers for the Future of Manufacturing forum. The industry experts will give us profound insights into the developments shaping the future of our field.
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Facing the new with advanced welding automation technologies

Teemu Tolonen

Chief Technology Officer

In the rapidly evolving world, where digitalization, labor shortage, and the green transition are gaining prominence, welding automation emerges as a crucial solution. 

Pemamek’s Chief Technology Officer, Teemu Tolonen, explains how recent technological advancements in welding automation enable manufacturers to adapt to the changes and why it is the only option to maintain competitiveness. 

The concept of digital block factory

Ubaldo Dégano

Head of Digital Transformation of Operational Processes

Ubaldo Dégano covers the concept of an end to end block fabrication factory. In his speech he includes the challenges of the process and the contribution of enabling technologies.

He discusses Navantia’s strategy for creating a digital infrastructure and explains how the shipyard has leveraged the advantages of digitalization. Additionally, Dégano outlines the background of incorporating shipyard automation as a part of Navantia’s smart shipyard development initiative.


Case Estanc: Production automation & tank manufacturing


Gary Kaljuvee

Chief Operating Officer

Gary Kaljuvee covers the challenges of project production mechanization and automation in the context of an increasing and decreasing labor force. Larger and more complex projects require consistently high quality and a sustainable approach. Gary provides examples of solutions that are already working and solutions for reaching the next level of automation.


Cutting-edge solutions for the factories of the future


Bryan O’Neil

Director, Global Offshore & Power Generation Segment | Board Member & Contributor 

Bryan O’Neil covers the industries which include oil, gas and energy with a specific focus recently on the expanding offshore and onshore wind segments. Together with the Pemamek team, Bryan and the Lincoln Electric global teams have been at the heart of increasing the capacity of the wind industry with modern welding technologies that enhance competitiveness. 

In his remarks, Mr. O’Neil sheds light on the long standing partnership between Pemamek and Lincoln Electric in pioneering the development of cutting-edge solutions for the factories of the future.

Automation live shows

PEMA Welding Platform (WS2)


PEMA WS2 welding platform is a solution for welding multiple joints simultaneously. PEMA WS2 enables manufacturing even the heaviest offshore structures efficiently and safely.

PEMA Skytrack


Agile and compact robot welding station. The solution features a 2-axis PEMA Skyhook Pro positioner, a 6-axis Yaskawa robot welding arm and linear robot track. 

PEMA Skytrack sets a new standard for compact robot stations with its 2-ton handling capacity and 2600mm (102 in) robot travel length.

PEMA Longitudinal milling machine


PEMA LM is a new-generation equipment for longitudinal milling. The innovative spindle technology and monitoring precision set a new level of efficiency. 

PEMA Laser-hybrid for profiles


The most efficient profile assembling and welding station with laser hybrid technology. Integrated solution with a direct feed of profiles one by one. One operator controls the whole station. Unbeatable quality and capacity.

Travel info


To make your stay pleasant, we suggest two alternative hotels for your stay.  Both are located in the centre of beautiful archipelago city of Turku.

Scandic Hamburger Börs

Kauppiaskatu 6, 20100 TURKU

Call+358 300308420
Email: hamburgerbors@scandichotels.com

Scandic Julia

Eerikinkatu 4, 20100 TURKU

Call: +358 300308423

Room options:

  • Room capacity is already full for the days of 13th-15th of June!

Find your way to us

Arriving to Finland

Helsinki Airport

Airport Codes: 

IATA-code: HEL


Turku Airport

Visiting address: Lentoasemantie 150, 20360 Turku, Finland

Airport Codes:

IATA-code: TKU


In Finland

We have booked transportation for you from the hotels to Ruissalo, and to Pemamek HQ in Loimaa. 

The car back to the hotels in Turku after the Grand Opening will leave at 00.00.

If you prefer your own car:

Visiting address to Ruissalo BoatyardHevoskarintie 23, 20100 Turku

Visiting address to Pemamek HQ: Lamminkatu 47, 32200 Loimaa

We look forward to seeing you in June

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