Finnish dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca Oy has enlarged its premises in Helsinki, Finland. After completing a new 118,000 square feet annex building, the company owns and occupies a total of 475,000 square feet of production and office space. The new facilities are located within a walking distance from the Planmeca headquarters.Planmeca’s product lines--dental care units, dental X-ray units, and advanced imaging software--are known for user-orientated and functional design, as well as their technology, hygiene, and advanced usability. The company has been awarded several product design awards in international design competitions. Planmeca donates dental devicesDuring the past 40 years, Planmeca has grown into one of the leading companies in the dental field. Innovations stem on one side from close relationships with leading universities and have led to advances in dentistry. Basing its innovations on the other side on solid cooperation with users and understanding details of their workflow, the company has created several concepts. The new facility contains offices and production facilities. As with its products, the company uses new technology in production. The technologically advanced machining, as well as the new powder painting department, will be located in the new building. In addition, the ground-level warehouse is all-automated with two robotic forklifts handling the logistics. “With new production premises we can more effectively respond to the increased demand," stated Heikki Kyöstilä, president of Planmeca Oy. Planmeca subsidiary Planmed, which manufactures medical imaging equipment for mammography and orthopaedic diagnostics, will also move offices and production into the new building. For more infromation, visit www.planmeca.com.To comment on this topic, go to community.pennwelldentalgroup.com/.