VANTAA, Finland - Tikkurila, which is responsible for Kemira's paints and coatings business, has opened a new logistics and customer service center near Moscow. The new center will result in a more efficient supply chain for Tikkurila customers. Construction work on the project was started in August 2007 and was completed in 2009. Operations came on stream in January of this year.
All Tikkurila’s activities in the Moscow area, including sales, marketing and warehousing, have already moved into the new facility. The center also houses facilities for customer training, which is an integral part of Tikkurila's marketing.
Tikkurila has five paint factories in Russia. Products from these factories are sold under the brands of Teks, Finncolor, Gamma and Ohtek. The company has also been exporting paints and coatings to Russia for decades under the Tikkurila and Tikkurila Coatings brand names. The new logistics and customer service center will improve Tikkurila's service level in the Moscow area.