Greetings from the Factory: Mechanic Veli-Matti Pirinen
I assemble Fixus in our factory and install them in customer facilities. I started working at NewIcon in 2007, so I have been here almost since the founding of the company.
NewIcon has grown a lot. In the beginning, I installed Iso-Fixus in pharmacies with our commissioning technicians and mechanics who were leased employees. Now there are about ten of us mechanics and we work in hospitals in addition to pharmacies. Another new development is that, in addition to Iso-Fixus, we also manufacture larger Mega-Fixus and many other automation products. Versatile projects make my work interesting. For instance, last spring I helped to install smart medicine pass-through cabinets in Kuopio University Hospital (KUH). Next, I will take part in assembling ”Bag-Jack”, or the loading robot for infusion liquids, which is the latest innovation of our product development team.
It was great to be involved in installing the world’s largest medicine storage system in the hospital pharmacy of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). I can certainly take pride in that. The system is truly massive; it is four times bigger than similar systems in community pharmacies. I also remember my first installation in the Pielavesi Pharmacy where we delivered our very first automatic storage system. The best part about Fixus has always been that they come with a robot.