by Oskari Orimus EBA15A
Company visit to Disas Fish Oy
Disas Fish Oy is a Finnish company, producing different kind of products from fish. In 2015 they had around 125 employees, so in terms of Finnish companies they are getting pretty big. Their product portfolio includes trout caviar, smoked salmon, whitefish caviar etc.
Our group from Logistics and Supply Chain Management got the chance to visit them on Wednesday 13 April in Loviisa (around 1 hour drive from Myyrmäki to east) and we were pretty impressed with what we saw. They buy local as much as they can, however nowadays the company has grown so big, that they aren’t really capable of doing that so much anymore. However now they try to support made in Finland products as much as possible.
In my opinion it is really important and admirable, they could’ve just cut down the costs and moved to China, India, Bangladesh etc. and buy everything from cheap producing countries like the ones in South America (Chile and Peru for example) without any assurance of the quality. However they chose, in their own words, “Superior quality and only the best raw materials available”, over the conventional profit maximization. Please, don’t get me wrong people, they have made good profits in the past. Actually their operating income from the last four fiscal years in just under 8 per cent, which is pretty impressive considering the current state of this state, at least in my opinion (Fonecta 2015).
All in all I’d like to conclude this all with the words of the great Martha Stewart, because it describes my feelings towards these brave entrepreneurs extensively.
“Everywhere I go, I always look for creative entrepreneurs, whether it’s artisans and craftsmen, small farmers and gardeners, or restaurateurs who use fresh, locally sourced ingredients. I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed.” Martha Stewart
Fonecta (2015) Disas fish Oy – taloustiedot – Fonecta finder. Available at: http://www.finder.fi/Kalakauppoja/Disas+Fish+Oy/TESJOKI/taloustiedot/2340611 (Accessed: 18 April 2016).