We have had a warm and sunny autumn and we can also state that we can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel regarding the Finnish economy. The atmosphere at the subcontracting fair was generally speaking quite positive and they even broke the earlier record in visitor numbers. At the same time, we would like to thank all the people who visited our stand, it was really nice to have a chat with you all.
As the summer is approaching, we would like to wish you a sunny and successful spring and summer for 2016. It would be fair to say that the economic outlook for companies’ and their expectations about the economy are slightly more positive than some time ago. However, these expectations haven’t shown much in reality when it comes to the Finnish metal industry. There have just been too many uncertainties both in Finland and elsewhere. Delays and complexities in the Finnish social contract negotiations haven’t improved the situation either and the “play” around it has really taken us nowhere. At the same time, we would very much welcome new investments into the metal industry as this is necessary to ensure our competitiveness in the future.