On August 15th 2015 exactly 30 years were gone since Oy Parlok Ab was registered as a company in its current form and it became independent from the well-known mother company Partek through a management buy-out. As a business unit the company’s roots go back to more than 50 years in plastic processing industry and during its presence it has experienced several highs and lows of the economy, today performing as a healthy and growing business. Through continuous innovation Parlok has established itself as one of the leading European suppliers of mudguards, spray-suppression systems and toolboxes to the commercial vehicle industry thus shifting the focus from products to the building industry as in the early days of the company.
The anniversary was celebrated on the same day with current and past personnel and owners in Parainen, the hometown of Oy Parlok Ab. The personnel has always been the strength of the company, also this time several employees were recognized for their long careers in the company. One of the well distinguished motives of the leadership is to take care of the personnel’s welfare and development as well as the transferring of the silent knowledge from generation to generation. The keynote speakers of the celebration were the Managing Director Mr Veijo Vainio and the Chairman of the Board Mr Stig-Erik Herrgård. In addition to the historical aspects, they highlighted the company’s positive development and strong trust in the future yet also the ever growing challenge of being an innovative and forerunning company. Only developing these capabilities and using today’s stable position on the domestic and international markets as a platform will allow the company to take next steps as one of the leading experts in the business in the future.