Albany International Corp. is a global advanced textiles and materials processing company with two core businesses. Machine Clothing is the world’s leading producer of custom-designed fabrics and belts essential to production in the paper, nonwovens, and other process industries. Albany Engineered Composites is a rapidly growing supplier of highly engineered composite parts for the aerospace industry.
Albany International has facilities in 11 countries and sales office globally. “In Finland we have around 20 people working in different kind of projects, but no local office or HR resources. As all our employees in Finland are Finnish, we need to be aligned with the local policies and have good knowledge how to apply our global HR practices in Finland” states Bo Berglund, Human Resources Director for Northern Europe.
“My co-operation with Silta has a couple of years history. Silta is a Finnish expert company spesializing in HR consulting, and outsourced payroll and financial administration services. We noticed soon the benefits of a good collaboration with Silta and especially with HR Director Jaana Hagelin who is our trusted partner. In addition to outsourced payroll services for our Finnish employees, Silta is consulting and supporting us e.g. in labor law and legal issues, vacation policies, to design some documentation and to take care of insurance matters” tells Bo Berglund. “In other global sites this kind of outsourcing of HR services is not so ordinary, but in Finland it is a great benefit for us and a very cost effective way to run our local business” Bo confirms.