Makinen strengthens sustainability program supported by Saapunki Marketing

Turku-based interior turnkey company I.S. Makinen specialising in building and refurbishing cruise ships’ cabins and public areas is strengthening its collaborative relationship with Finnish marketing agency Saapunki Marketing to support its sustainability development program.



The program focuses particularly on environmental and social responsibility.

Shipbuilding roots

‘Through our shipbuilding roots that reach back to the 1980s, we have gained a very comprehensive knowledge and a wealth of experience in terms of materials, interior work processes, suppliers, and subcontractors for ships’ interior projects,’ said Sameli Lähdesmäki, ceo of Makinen.

‘By developing our processes, we’re making sure that our work doesn’t just meet the requirements, laws, and regulations, but also goes to the next level.

Future proofing

‘This includes addressing what the demands will be in the coming years, and how we can support our clients’ businesses and offer added value, added Lähdesmäki.

‘It’s a pleasure to be supporting Makinen in their sustainability development program.

Makinen has its recognized and unique way of working, which sets the starting point for sustainability at a very high level. The company is already known as one of the most responsible in their field. This, combined with their transparency, offers Makinen’s clients a range of benefits that support their newbuild and refurbishment projects,’ says Arja Saapunki, ceo of Saapunki Marketing.

Saapunki Marketing establish last year and also based in the Turku area provides marketing services to global shipowners, shipyards, and suppliers.

Posted 10 March 2019

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