ANTIMICROBIAL PROTECTION GUARANTEE
We help reduce the number of touch-based infections by half. This brings significant savings to health care related costs and improves the return on investment of the solution.
We make planning and designing antimicrobial shared places and environments easy with our holistic concept that includes good looking solutions to all key touch surfaces.
Holistic line of defence is based on silver´s or copper´s inherent antimicrobial activity or touch-free technology.
LESS INFECTIONS IN HOSPITAL
New materials and solutions can reduce the number of infections in hospitals by up to 60 %*, which translates into savings of 4 billion € in Europe
Antimicrobial copper has been tested in clinical trials around the world. Studies show 80 % less contamination on copper surfaces than noncopper equivalents.
Antimicrobial copper is the most effective touch surface material in the fight against pathogenic microbes, killing greater than 99.9 % of bacteria within two hours of exposure. No other material comes close.
* Results from a US clinical trial, funded by the Department of Defense, observed a 58 % reduction in intensive care unit patients’ risk of acquiring a healthcare associated infection when just key touch surfaces in their rooms were replaced with antimicrobial copper items.
WHO WE ARE
BRANDS FOR INDIVIDUAL ANTIMICROBIAL PRODUCTS AND SOLUTIONS
ISKU: Antimicrobial Furniture
Isku is a Finnish family business founded in 1928 in Lahti. Isku designs, manufactures and markets furniture and holistic interior design solutions for homes, schools, offices, health care and all public spaces. In addition to a chain of stores covering all of Finland, Isku operates in the Nordic countries, the Baltic countries, Poland, Russia and the Middle East.
Isku’s own furniture factories are located in Lahti. Isku complies with the ISO 9001 quality system, and actively develops ecological production: Isku was the first in the industry to be awarded the ISO 14001 environmental certificate, and today, its entire production is PEFC certified, meaning that the origins of all wood used by Isku is known and that the wood has been produced according to the principles of sustainable development.
ORAS: Touchless, advanced sanitary fittings
Oras Group is a significant European provider of sanitary fittings: the market leader in the Nordics and a leading company in Continental Europe. The company’s mission is to make the use of water easy and sustainable and its vision is to become the European leader of advanced sanitary fittings. The Group has two strong brands, Oras and Hansa. Oras Group is owned by Oras Invest, a family company and an industrial owner.
The head office of the Group is located in Rauma, Finland, and the Group has four manufacturing sites: Burglengenfeld (Germany), Kralovice (Czech Republic), Olesno (Poland) and Rauma (Finland). The Group operates with own staff in 20 markets. Oras Group net sales were 245 million euro in 2015 and at the end of the period the company employed 1370 people.
KORPINEN: Antimicrobial bathroom furnishings
Korpinen is a Finnish family-owned company that is over 80 years old. The company is specialized in designing and marketing accessible bathrooms, bathroom furniture and aids. Safe and functional Gaius bathrooms support independent living and ergonomic solutions reduce the workload of assistants.
The demands of high hygiene are taken into account in Korpinen’s furniture and other products. Microbe-eliminating surfaces prevent the spreading of infections through furniture. Durable and microbe-eliminating coating improves both safety and cleanability and reduces the environmental impact. Washbasins, handrails and elastomer coated support rails form a safe and hygienic product line.
ABLOY: Antimicrobial architectural hardware
Abloy Oy is part of world leading door opening solution supplier ASSA ABLOY. ABLOY protects people, property, and business operations on land, at sea, and in the air – in all circumstances. Solutions created for users’ individual needs extend from locking of homes to sites of operations.
Abloy has developed ABLOY ACTIVE technology which is available for door environment products such as door handles and pulls, panic bars and cylinder housings. ACTIVE is powder coated hygienic surface which destroys 99% of all harmful bacteria. ACTIVE is easy and efficient way to improve hygiene safety and reduce customers’ operational costs.
TEKNOS: Antimicrobial coatings
Teknos is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of industrial coatings, with a strong position in retail and architectural coatings. Teknos has production in seven countries: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Russia and China. In addition, Teknos has companies in 18 countries and exports to more than 20 countries via a well-established network of dealers. Teknos was established in 1948, and is one of Finland’s largest family-owned businesses. The net sales for 2015 was EUR 291 million and company employs 1300 people. Further information visit www.teknos.com.
LOJER GROUP: medical furniture
Lojer Group is the leading Finnish manufacturer of hospital and healthcare equipment and the largest Finnish employer in its sector. Lojer offers unique, innovative Finnish product expertise, according to the highest standards of quality.
We are committed to giving healthcare professionals easy access to sustainable medical equipment and tools for effective patient care and treatment, right now and continuing into the future. Antimicrobial solutions and new materials will improve the safety for both the healthcare professionals and patients, when there’s less infections and contaminations in hospitals. Further information visit www.lojer.com.
3 STEPS OF CLEANLINESS
Antimicrobial surfaces work like a 24/7 cleaner, actively and tirelessly preventing the bacteria from spreading. They are, however, only one part of the solution. Complete cleanliness can be achieved by following these three steps:
We are an alliance of leading companies, all pioneers in our own field. Together we have over 400 years of experience making both functional and good-looking solutions for shared places and environments. Our innovative solutions for everyday life are used by millions of people around the world. We all hail from Finland, one of the safest countries on earth and a land of innovative technology. Finland is located in the northernmost part of Europe. Nevertheless, we are sharing the same common future as the rest of the shrinking world. We think that shared global challenges, e.g. pandemics, need to be solved collectively.