Environment and quality
Manner’s mission is to provide its customers with castor solutions that are competitive in terms of their quality and price, and we always take environmental and safety issues into account in all our operations.
We develop and manufacture workable, safe and value-adding castor products and attachment solutions to meet our customers’ needs. We also offer our partners products that supplement our selection. Our decisions aim to achieve maintenance-free solutions that will serve users for many years to come.
Manner’s operating system complies with the requirements of the ISO-9001 quality standard as well as the ISO 14001 environmental standard. Certifications for both standards have been granted to the company. We continuously maintain and develop the systems’ management programmes, and an outside expert audits our operations at regular intervals.
We take the environmental impacts of our operations into consideration during every working stage. Product properties, raw materials and production methods are selected according to environmental and occupational safety requirements. Besides being responsible for the quality of his or her own work, every Manner employee is obligated to prevent the passage of a faulty product to the next production stage.
We continuously monitor the volumes of various emissions and waste to effect their reduction. Our surface treatment processes are one of the most important aspects of our environmental permit. We use the best feasible technology for water purification, and any solid residue in filters is transported to hazardous waste facilities.
Besides training our staff to develop their awareness of quality, safety and environmental issues, we update their professional expertise in areas that are essential to the continuous improvement of the company’s operations.
Manner is committed to its open and sincere relations with customers, public authorities and neighbours, and it always strives to keep its stakeholders as well informed as possible regarding the company’s performance and possible operational changes.
Quality and product development
Manner has over 80 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of castor products. The company’s in-house R&D capabilities and production operations have created the most favourable prerequisites for special expertise, reliability as well as expert technical support and customer services.
Design – one of our main strengths
When developing new products and improving existing models, design always plays a key role in the R&D operations. Manner has a long tradition of collaboration with top designers.
Manner’s Wheel 2000 was awarded an honourable mention in the Pro Finnish Design competition. The Tango castor is the most successful result of our R&D work. It is made entirely of polyamides and represents state-of-the-art development on a global scale. With their excellent and innovative design, our new products, Manner e-SMART and Manner SMART, are second to none in the industry and have won the international Red Dot Design Award.