Environmental Certificate Admitted to Exel Group’s Finnish Units

Environmental Certificate Admitted to Exel Group’s Finnish Units

Bureau Veritas Certification has admitted Exel Group’s Finnish units, the Kivara and Mäntyharju factories, an ISO 14001 environmental certificate. Exel is the first known pultrusion company in the world to be granted this certificate.

ISO 14001 is an international standard of environmental management systems. An organization implementing the standard recognizes important environmental aspects and risks, and sets up an environmental programme including targets for continual, systematic improvement. Regular audits and follow-up are an important part for measuring progress.

In addition to the ISO 14001 certificate, Exel Group has signed a quality certification agreement with Bureau Veritas Certification. With this agreement the several quality systems of the companies that have joined the Group were certified as one entity. The Group certificate covers, in addition to the Finnish units, the units in the UK, Austria and Australia. We strive at having the certificate to cover also the Belgian and Chinese units in 2007.

Further information:
Vesa Korpimies, Executive Vice President, tel. +358 50 590 6754

Exel Oyj is a leading, international Group specialised in composite technology, with a special focus on pultrusion, pull-winding and continuous lamination. The Group’s operations include design, manufacturing and marketing of advanced composite products for industrial applications and consumer goods. Exel’s most well-known consumer products include cross-country, alpine and Nordic Walking poles, floorball sticks, antenna radomes and other industrial applications. In 2006 the Group’s net sales totalled EUR 112 million. Exel personnel averages 550. Exel’s share is listed in the Mid Cap segment of the OMX Exchange’s Nordic list.

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Exel Oyj on komposiittisia urheiluvälineitä ja teollisuusprofiileja suunnitteleva, valmistava ja markkinoiva teknologiayritys. Exelin liiketoiminta muodostuu Sport- ja Teollisuus-liiketoiminnoista. Henkilöstön osaaminen ja korkea teknologian taso ovat avainasemassa Exel Oyj:n toiminnassa. Liiketoiminnan ytimen muodostaa itse kehitetty komposiittiteknologia, siihen perustuva tuotteisto ja valittujen markkinasegmenttien hallinta vahvalla laatu- ja tuotemerkki-imagolla. Jatkuva uusien sovelluskohteiden etsiminen ja kehitys yhteistyössä asiakkaiden kanssa mahdollistavat yrityksen kasvun. Exel panostaa valituille kapeille sektoreille sekä kannattavaan kasvuun. Exel Oyj is a technology company which designs, manufactures and markets composite sports equipment and industrial applications. Exel's operations comprise two divisions: Sport and Industry. The personnel's expertise and high level of technology play a major role in Exel's operations. The core of the operations is based on own, internally developed composite technology, product range based on it and the domination of selected market segments with a strong quality and brand image. The company's growth is based on permanent search of new applications and development in co-operation with customers. Exel concentrates on niche segments and on profitable growth.