Kaleva Printing House is the head office of the newspaper Kaleva, the main newspaper of Northern Finland. Parent company Kaleva Oy (Ltd) is the largest diversified multimedia company in Northern Finland and the fourth largest daily newspaper in Finland with a circulation of 78 216 and 192 000 readers. The group’s main operations are the publishing and printing of daily newspaper and free distribution newspapers as well as production of digital services. In addition the group offers sheet printing, advertising and distribution services.
Pöyry Civil Oy was commissioned to design the foundation for a large Manroland newspaper printing press at a new print facility in Oulu in the north of Finland. Pöyry Civil Oy was concerned about the vibration from the printing press adversely affecting the offices built alongside. The company was already aware of Farrat’s expertise and the benefits of the Isomat Isolated Foundation system for this type of project and so proceeded to design a system based on Farrat’s literature. However they would require remote assistance and guidance in the final, critical stages of the procurement and installation process.