Blog - Grano — 15.12.2022 — min read time
Grano's 2022 was full of experiences
In 2022, we saw a great deal and experienced even more, in recognition of which we decided to list some highlights from the past year. Over the course of the year we received international recognition and made responsible choices. We also got to contribute to some great projects for our clients and had the honour of participating in a number of events. We are grateful for the past year and eagerly looking forward to 2023.
Major decisions of the year
A project that started in 2021 reached its conclusion this year when we finalised the sale of our digital project management service for the construction sector, SokoPro, to the Swedish iBinder Group. The agreement on the sale was signed in December 2021 and the sale was finalised at the end of January, which was also when the employer of the transferring employees changed to SokoPro Oy.
Vantaa factory completed
Our new factory in Vantaa that was completed at the turn of the year is the most versatile concentration of printing industry expertise in the Nordic and Baltic countries. The factory handles packaging and label production, offset and digital printing, finishing, large format printing (boards, rolls, decals), premedia, packaging and structural design and logistics, in addition to featuring a showroom.
A year full of events
Grano had the pleasure of participating in many events in 2022. Together with our partners and customers, we got to contribute to a number of great projects during the year.
The year kicked off with hockey, as we served as an official partner of the 2022 IIHF World Championship. Grano's contribution was significant, as we supplied official print products and various events solutions for the games, among other products and services. In addition, our EMMi Digital Asset Management solution served as the tournament’s media and asset bank.
The Finnish Athletics Federation, our long-term cooperation partner, organised several sporting events throughout the year, which Grano participated in as the official partner of the Finnish Athletics Federation, providing marketing, advertising and visibility products. One example was Helsinki City Running Day, for which Grano provided large format printing and print products. The event also featured Grano Media Towers, which celebrated the runners’ performances and cheered them over the finish line. For the Finland-Sweden Athletics International, we supplied not only Media Towers, but also fun athlete figures that members of the audience could use to cheer for their favourite athletes.
The year was full of great ideas and impressive solutions, but sadly we were able to include only a handful of them on this list. Be sure to check out at least the following:
- Red Bull’s Formula One in-store marketing campaign was implemented by Grano
- Grano implemented and installed all the signage for the Tyks Lighthouse Hospital
- A second life for the European Green Capital’s marketing materials
Recognition at the European Digital Signage Summit
We were honoured to receive recognition at the biggest seminar on digital displays, the European Digital Signage Summit 2022, held in July in Munich. We have worked and will continue to work hard to develop our know-how on digital signage solutions.
Responsible actions and choices
Our objective is to be the most environment-friendly operator in our industry, so taking environmental impacts into account is an essential part of our corporate social responsibility. We make our decisions and carry out our work in a responsible manner. To this end we also updated our corporate social responsibility objectives this year, which you can read more about here.
We also participated in the Taimiteko – Seedling Action initiative by 4H Finland. The purpose of Taimiteko is to offset carbon dioxide emissions generated by companies and individuals by creating new carbon sinks in Finland. At the same time, the initiative provides employment to young people in Finland.
10th place in the Responsible Summer Job competition
Our employees are our most valuable assets. When we decided to participate in Oikotie’s Responsible Summer Job competition for the first time, we could not have expected to reach as high as 10th place. Our success in the competition is all thanks to our summer employees who rated us highly and the people at Grano who helped and guided our summer employees and trainees.
A new website to cap off the end of the year
Our new website was published at the start of November. The end result of persistent yet rewarding efforts, the new website details all the things that Grano can offer today. In addition to new visuals, the website also features an improved and clearer structure. However, there is still more to come as development continues! Have you browsed our new website yet?
Thank you for the past year
Grano would like to thank all of its cooperation partners, customers and stakeholders for a great year! We are looking forward to the coming year and wish everyone a happy new year full of wild ideas in 2023!