For a business to be successful, it needs a thriving and motivated workforce. We at Tikkurila focus on personnel well-being and open interaction, as well as on occupational health and safety. We inspire our people to develop their skills, participate and innovate, and we also encourage them to engage in dialogue and close cooperation with both internal and external stakeholders.
At the end of 2014, Tikkurila Group employed 3,142 (3,133) people in 16 countries. Approximately half of Tikkurila’s personnel work in the supply chain (production, sourcing, logistics and HSEQ) and one-third in sales, marketing and technical support. The company's own production has a significant effect on Tikkurila’s personnel structure and amount. The differences between operational areas are explained, among others, by the degree of production automation and the amount of own sales personnel. The highest degree of production automation is in Sweden, and the highest relative share of sales personnel is in Russia. Due to the seasonality fluctuation in the paint market, the number of personnel is highest during the outdoor painting season in the summer and lowest during the winter.
(Corporate Responsibility report 2014)