Rostek Blog

40 years of lifting people - History of the access business and Rostek Part 1

[fa icon="calendar'] 16/02/18 08:12 / by Markus Roschier

Rostek is growing well and exciting things are happening. We decided it is about time to document some kind of summary of how the Access Business has developed over recent decades.

This has turned into a long story of Rostek, and my life! Is this my personal CV? Hopefully it’s not too boring…

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Comparing Facade Access Solutions and Building Maintenance Units - Guide for Architects, Consultants and Constructors

[fa icon="calendar'] 01/02/18 10:00 / by Niko Roschier

Facades are the most visual element of buildings that determine wether the building is seen as a beautiful and successful in the eyes of people.

 

You want to keep the buildings facades  up to standards, or it won’t be seen as a high-quality object which generate respect and admiration.

 

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Rostek buys NorAcon

[fa icon="calendar'] 24/01/18 14:00 / by Harri Roschier posted in News

We are happy and proud to announce that Rostek OY of Finland has acquired 100% of the shares of Norwegian NorAcon AS.

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Improved Quality via Small Victories

[fa icon="calendar'] 18/01/18 13:51 / by Kimmo Paananen posted in Not just access systems

We all think differently on quality. One of the many ways in which I determine quality is appropriateness to its purpose (fitness for use). By this, I mean that the quality is optimal when it conforms to the agreed requirements of each product or service. Optimal quality meets optimal cost-effectiveness. Under quality is costly in the long run, but so is over quality.

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How nature and buildings come together? Oasia Downtown example

[fa icon="calendar'] 14/09/17 13:12 / by Niko Siltanen posted in Trends, Not just access systems

I wrote a text about top five architecture trends for 2017 in the end of 2016. One of the main trends was ”nature”. A great example how buildings and nature can come together is the WOHA-designed Oasia Downtown mixed-use office and hotel tower. It is becoming greener every day. This text will explain the story and idea behind the building.

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What makes a building beautiful? Part 2: Moral and Design

[fa icon="calendar'] 30/08/17 13:25 / by Niko Siltanen posted in Not just access systems

Have you ever wondered why some buildings look exciting and welcoming while others don’t? Every building looks different and affects people differently. However, what disdains beautiful buildings from ugly buildings is universal. This is the second part of the blog series "What makes a building beautiful". Click here to read the Part 1: Beauty and emotions.

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What makes a building beautiful? Part 1: Beauty and emotions

[fa icon="calendar'] 23/08/17 13:25 / by Niko Siltanen posted in Not just access systems

Have you ever wondered why some buildings look exciting and welcoming while others don’t? Every building looks different and affects people differently. However, what disdains beautiful buildings from ugly buildings is universal. Alison Lurie explains why beautiful buildings bring joy and happiness and why ugly buildings don’t in her book: The Language of Houses: How Buildings Speak to Us. She writes: “Architecture can make us happy, but like a vulgar, dishonest speech, it can also make us miserable. Ugly, badly constructed buildings are unpleasant to live or work in, and dirt, disorder and failures of décor can also be deeply depressing.” You must agree with Lurie in this one. This blog is mainly influenced by the writings of Lurie with personal opinions of the undersigned.

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Suspended platforms – safe and efficient access for facades

[fa icon="calendar'] 15/05/17 13:15 / by Niko Siltanen posted in Facade and glass roof access systems

Suspended platforms, cradles, gondolas, access platforms or BMU’s. Whatever you call them, these working platforms offer reliable and safe working conditions in every building. The working platforms are divided into two categories; the self-powered platforms and the roof powered platforms. On the self-powered platforms, the hoists are on the platform and the roof powered version has the hoists on the roof, in the roof machine.

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How to modernize a company and the industry?

[fa icon="calendar'] 28/04/17 09:07 / by Niko Siltanen posted in Not just access systems

Finland has numerous manufacturing companies, some of them are larger and some smaller, some really traditional and some modernized. Few companies have even changed the whole industry For example, Nokia changed the way people speak in the 90’s and Kone is no longer just selling elevators, it is selling services; long service agreements. Both of these companies are more than 100-year-old companies and recognized worldwide. The key for long success (or failures) has been CHANGE. Quick adaptation to changing environment – modernizing.

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Gantries – safe access to glass roofs, atria, and skylights

[fa icon="calendar'] 01/03/17 13:31 / by Niko Siltanen posted in Facade and glass roof access systems

A maintenance gantry is a bridgelike framework used as a working platform to reach for the roof surfaces that would otherwise be difficult or impossible to reach safely. When used in public buildings where aesthetics is important, the gantry will be designed to blend into the surrounding.

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