Meyer Turku Oy

About Meyer OY

The history of MEYER TURKU dates back almost 300 years. Today, MEYER TURKU OY is one of the world’s leading cruise ship builders and specialises in building complex, innovative and environmentally friendly cruise ships, car-passenger ferries and unique vessels.

About the project

MEYER TURKU continuously develops its processes towards lean manufacturing methods, where people are at the core, with continuous improvement, quality, and timely action serving as supporting pillars. Currently, MEYER TURKU employs approximately 2,000 persons. Before choosing a supplier, Meyer compared several different light crane suppliers and solutions. The decision to adopt KITO ERIKKILA's solution was based on delivery time and a high-quality total solution.

In addition to the quality of the cranes and the technical solutions, the proximity of installation and maintenance services was considered one of the most important criteria. A service technician must be available quickly if needed, as production and operation depend on cranes. It must be possible to resolve any problems in a short time.


“The main goal of the project was to bring T-beam production to the shipyard area into our own hands. We can now manufacture beams more flexibly with our new production line. The project had a very demanding schedule. KITO ERIKKILA met our challenge with a good delivery time and a technical solution that suited our line, says Henrik Mantere, Director of Hull Production. ”

KITO ERIKKILA's light crane is a critical element of the production line, as the beams are transported step by step from one work station to another throughout the production process. Inverter drives, both for transfers and lifts, make moving from one station to another easier. The throughput is faster when the positioning of the pieces is precise and easy.

Although the delivered crane is a light crane, it is impressive. The length of the crane track is 75 m, and the crane span is 7.5 m. Moving the beams out from the production line was realised using a radio-controlled telescopic bridge, which allowed the beams to be loaded to the forklift’s reach outside the support frame of the crane. The schedule was tight, but the entire project, from design to deployment, was completed in only two months.

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