Design versatility and faster production
The technical properties of the Kerto LVL products enable modules to be manufactured at high speed.
Harmet’s newest and most modern factory in Kumna, Estonia, has a production area of 22,000 m2. It manufactures more than 3,600 modules a year, corresponding to approximately 130,000 m2 of living space. At such production speeds, it is essential that both product quality and delivery reliability are top-notch.
Offsite production, onsite assembly
Construction is increasingly moving from building sites to offsite manufacturing. Industrially standardised elements increase the quality and efficiency of construction. The turnaround time on building sites becomes shorter, and errors are reduced.
They’re always ready to offer advice and help to offsite manufacturers like us.
Ivari Hiiemäe, Pre-Production Manager at Harmet
BoKlok is a modular concept for affordable blocks of flats and terraced houses, jointly developed by construction company Skanska and IKEA. The concept includes everything, from design to the final assembly of the single- or multi-storey buildings as a turnkey solution.
Harmet manufactures prefabricated modules for the blocks, with 90 per cent of the entire building structure and interior being built in the factory. The modules come complete with doors and windows, power and water systems, ready-fitted bathrooms and kitchens, and all modules are quality controlled against stringent European standards at the factory before shipment.
Besides the product properties and quality that result in faster production, Harmet is satisfied with the cooperation with Metsä Wood, and values Metsä Wood’s technical expertise and product understanding, which help manufacturers develop their business.
“We have a very good and close relationship with Metsä Wood,” says Ivari Hiiemäe. “They’re always ready to offer advice and help to offsite manufacturers like us.”
Harmet plans to continue and even expand its collaboration with Metsä Wood and its use of Kerto LVL products.