Ruukki's Local Transformation Turns Global

 

Overview

Ruukki is a steel manufacturer with operations in 15 countries, competing for its share of metal-based solutions to the construction and engineering industries. To do this, Ruukki implemented a Lean and Six Sigma pilot in one of its plants in Finland. The results were so good that the company then decided to roll out its program to plants across the Eastern European and Nordic countries. After an initial success of €16 million in the Finland plant, Ruukki plans to go after an additional €100 million in savings through reduced inventories and improved processes. 

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