1996 - Expansion of Operations

In 1996, Hans bought a quarter of the company from his father Asko. Asko was the CEO and the bending specialist, Jari was the programmer, Hans was the punch press operator, and Pirjo handled the bookkeeping. In the fall of 1996, a 1,800-square-meter hall was purchased on Satamakatu. Machines were purchased one per year in the late ’90s. There were about ten employees. The company’s basic principle was from the beginning to be able to quickly supply parts to customers. Speed was considered an advantage. This principle has held true to this day, and Stremet remains one of the fastest suppliers in the industry.