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Peikko to extend its cooperation with the University of Žilina in Slovakia

Peikko Group Corporation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Žilina, UNIZA, in Slovakia at the end of August 2021. The purpose is to significantly expand the cooperation between Peikko and UNIZA’s Faculty of Civil Engineering over the coming years.

Peikko and UNIZA are aiming to strengthen their cooperation in the field of research, a cooperation that began in 2010. In addition, the parties are aiming to work together to find research topics for master’s thesis and Ph.D. work for students of UNIZA, as well as to facilitate internship opportunities within Peikko. The cooperation agreement also includes other activities, such as lectures and building site visits.

- We are pleased to extend our cooperation with UNIZA, a university we already have a good relationship with. Peikko is seeking long-term research partners in order to ensure the continuation of its success. We also aim to strengthen our R&D team in Žilina over the next few years, says Topi Paananen, CEO of Peikko Group Corporation.

- We are extremely happy to continue and expand our collaboration with Peikko. It will strengthen UNIZA’s international cooperation network and contribute to our research excellence. We are confident that this cooperation will bring clear benefits, visible directly to the students of our Faculty of Civil Engineering, says Marián Drusa, Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering at UNIZA.

Further information:

Topi Paananen, CEO, Peikko Group Corporation
Tel. +358 50 384 3001, email [email protected]

Ján Bujňák, Vice President, Product Development, Connections, Peikko Group Corporation
Tel. +421 911 250 056, email [email protected]

Marián Drusa, Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, UNIZA
Tel. +421 41 513 5500, email: [email protected]

Peikko Group in brief

Peikko Group Corporation is a leading global supplier of slim floor structures, wind energy applications and connection technology for precast and cast-in-situ construction. Peikko’s innovative solutions offer a faster, safer, and more efficient way to design and build. Peikko has sales offices in over 30 countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and North America, with manufacturing operations in 12 countries.

Peikko generated a turnover of EUR 240 million in 2020. Peikko is a family-owned and managed company that employs over 2,000 professionals. Peikko was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Lahti, Finland. Further information:

Peikko has operated in Slovakia since 2005 and has more than 40 employees working in its offices in Žilina, Trnava and its factory in Kralova nad Vahom. In Slovakia, Peikko not only serves the Slovak clients, but also serves as a central point for R&D, Financial Shared Services, and manufacturing to other Peikko entities in Europe. Further information:

University of Žilina, UNIZA in brief

University of Žilina (UNIZA) with its more than sixty-five years of history belongs to one of the leading educational and scientific institutions in Slovakia. With its rich tradition it occupies a significant place among Slovak universities. This fact is not only connected with the number of students or offer of interesting and quality study programmes but the university also has the significant research and foreign activities. The Faculty of Civil Engineering is one of the seven faculties of the university. Further information: