Exploring Excellence: Takeaways from the Visit to Liepāja! 

Gaspazina Liene
Gaspazina Liene
07. november

Key takeaways from visit in Liepaja

Some takeaways from the MASOC – Association of Mechanical Engineering and Metalworking Industries of Latvia members two-day networking in Liepāja. The factory tours were the heart of the event! Exploring the CALJAN, METĀLMEISTARS facilities and Yokohama TWS, Maskinfabrikken Silkeborg Spåntagning A/S, and ICS STEEL gave a deeper understanding of their operations.

Key takeaways

Key takeaways:
✅Highly Involved Personnel: Employee involvement drives success. Workers contribute to innovation and growth.
✅Automation for Productivity: Automation isn’t just about efficiency – it’s about creating opportunities. By automating certain processes, these companies have not only increased productivity but also unlocked the potential to offer higher salaries and more rewarding roles.
✅Continuous Technology Investments: Consistent technology investments drive innovation and new product development.
✅LEAN thinking optimizes procedures: The adoption of LEAN principles has streamlined procedures and optimized production processes, waste is minimized, and efficiency is maximized.
✅Safety and Wellbeing Priority: Beyond profits, the companies prioritize the safety and wellbeing of their employees. A culture of care ensures that everyone goes home safely, fostering a productive and supportive work environment.

Liepāja City Council and MASOC presentations provided insights into the local business landscape and association’s vision. The city’s shift from reliance on Liepājas Metalurgs shows adaptable, resilient growth, thriving through diverse industry collaboration.

The networking dinner at Promenade Hotel blended work and relaxation, fostering meaningful industry connections.

Thanks to MASOC, companies for making the event a success!

Let’s carry forward the knowledge gained, the connections formed, and the inspiration received from this visit into our professional journeys. Here’s to continued growth and collaboration!