We cooperate with our good client and partner Evac OY at very different levels to get the best results. Our assembly specialists, who assemble the equipment under factory conditions and know the customer's products through and through, have sailed on cruise ships in the USA under special agreements, replaced the components of wastewater treatment systems on ships in ports and assembled the equipment in shipyards. In this industry every minute counts and practical knowledge is invaluable.
From the 17th to the 27th of February, the head of our assembly department, Andus Sulg, was sent to the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo, Italy. His task was to check the condition of the water treatment system to be installed on board of cruise ship Windstar Breeze, which was in the dockyard for maintenance, and to plan further activities. Our company received the order to install this system.
Andrus had to coordinate the assembly work of local workers. He managed to assemble the components inside the MBR device and prepare the device for the welding work. He did this with the help of two only Italian-speaking employees and a Swiss knife. The work of welders, transport workers and assemblers had to be coordinated as well. Andrus found himself gluing plastic pipes, turning screws, measuring and looking for the necessary details. His experience shows that things succeed when there is a will to work together.
Thank you, Andrus, for your contribution and willingness to support the customer in the best possible way and to show once again that customer satisfaction is for us a priority in word and deed!
MDC Max Daetwyler Eesti AS - family friendly employer
On October 17 we received a silver level certification for family-friendly employers from Minister of Social Affairs Tanel Kiik and Minister of Population Riina Solman.
The Family Friendly Employer certification program has been launched by the Ministry of Social Affairs in cooperation with Civitta Eesti AS. Employers in the private and public sectors as well as non-governmental organizations can join the certification process. The program lasts 1.5-3 years, after which the organization is awarded a certificate. There are three levels of certification: bronze, silver or gold. The consultation and evaluation process include a variety of aspects of working life, from recruitment to termination of working contracts, giving credit to employees, supporting employees’ professional development, working environment, communication effectivity, organizational culture and internal working climate.
This year a total of 24 employers were awarded a certificate on bronze, silver or gold level. Before those 13 employers went through certification.
We are proud to have concluded to process on only 1,5 years. During this time, we manage to implement 41 actions on the basis of our activity plan. According to our team members the most successful activities were the job shadowing day, joined events of our teams and open house for family members. We also made some organizational changes, such as shortening night shifts, home-office possibilities, new working arrangements taking into account our team members’ needs and additional paid holidays. Within the framework of the program we installed outdoor fitness equipment, reorganized parking on our premises and implemented our company’s intranet for team members.
We would like to thank everybody, who has worked and thought with us in order to make the innovations and changes of the last years happen in our organization, which made our company more and more family- and employee friendly.
The wait for a new MDC Eesti newsletter, which gives information about the developments in our company, is finally over. Who has their birthday, what is happening in departments, who will be visiting the company, where can I quickly find the documents I need for my work – everything you need is now at hand.
Everyone at our company can use our new intranet, which was established on the basis if SharePoint Online, for internal information exchange. We acquired Office 365 licenses and set up e-mail addresses for all employees for this purpose.
Employees can use the intranet to read Daetwyler news, keep an eye on the events calendar, participate in surveys and view important internal documents. We have also opened a recognition corner in order to promote an internal culture of recognition, which makes it possible for everyone to praise their colleagues. All of the information is available in Estonian and Russian, and it is also easy to follow on a smart phone.
Let’s value our whole team – this way, every member of the team will know what we’re doing or where we’re heading, and can get information immediately and online!
Evac OY is the world's leading provider of integrated waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine, offshore, and building industries. MDC Eesti and Evac OY have been partners since 2009.
Evac traditionally invites its suppliers to the Supplier Days every two years to give them an overview of future trends, developments and market needs.
This time, the Supplier Days were held on 5 and 6 June in Antibes, and the main topic was Lifecycle services - Evac's new strategy and economic acceleration of service & retrofit markets. These two days were intense and full of information, and included lots of communication, new knowledge and business connections. Meetings and knowledge that are the foundation for improving and increasing cooperation. Digitalisation is a must also in cooperation with suppliers, many ideas were shared and the possibility of using smart solutions was discussed, as they would make our work easier and allow us to use our knowledge better.
However, the highlight for us was not so much the inclusion of super modern technical solutions (the necessity of which cannot be underestimated), but the passion and commitment with which many employees of Evac Group perform their work. The company’s strengths do not lie directly in the infrastructure and good solutions, but in employees like Jaco Conradie (HEM*, President) or Frederic Matysek (HEM, Technical Sales Engineer), who do their jobs with dedication and value clients as the highest priority. It’s not only important to meet the needs of clients, but to think with them and for them. To anticipate what clients need and prevent any problems that may occur, and to follow the principle that everything is possible – you just have to want to find the solutions.
We are very grateful to Pekka Lidman, Jani Aalto and Carita Lehmusmetsä for this excellent experience.
*HEM – Evac Group company - www.hemwater.com