Antti Marine

Meet the doers

Markko Takkinen, Commercial Director

Markko says that Antti’s long history in the ship door business generates progress. He is particularly proud of projects where Antti has been able to offer something new or more than what customers expect.

How long have you been working at Antti?

– For 27 years.

What is your typical day like?

– I take care of sales tasks. I negotiate with customers and with our in-house production teams. I am responsible for submitting offers. In addition to prices, this involves agreeing on technical details. I am also responsible for staying on budget when developing new solutions. My typical day also includes supervisory duties and management team tasks.

Tell about a project that made you feel like you were particularly successful.

– That happens whenever I feel like I am able to provide added value for a customer or a process. In other words, I am happy when the pieces in between the customer and Antti fall into place in a way that achieves more than was expected. Ship door projects can be long and laborious at times, but tenacity is usually rewarded at the end.

What is best about Antti and about working at Antti?

– The people I get to work with. We have a committed and responsible team here. As an employer, Antti invests in the working and operational environments and in job satisfaction. This also keeps the business developing and up to date at the same time.

The best thing about Antti is that it is a sufficiently big family business. Sufficient resources create a sense of independence. The family aspect means commitment and the flexibility to react quickly.

What does quality mean for your work?

– Service is quality. Good quality is to be able to offer the customer something new and more than what they expect. Developing new things in the marine industry is hard, because our solutions have to meet the standards of various regulations concerning for example fire and sound proofing as well as decorative considerations.

Why should a customer choose Antti products?

– Antti’s long history in the ship door business gives us confidence. Many demanding cases have developed our skills. We also invest in modern technologies and operational conditions. We are currently building a new production hall and renovating our old offices. We intend to be the spearhead of our industry in the future, too.

What do you do in your free time?

– I exercise in many ways, skiing in particular is close to my heart. I really got into golf last summer, which is turning out to be a challenging but interesting sport. In the summer, I drive around in my project car.

What would you do if you didn’t work at Antti or with doors?

– I haven’t had to think about that. I have been a “doorman” for my entire career. But if I had to think of something, I maybe have thought about working abroad. Because I have an engineering degree in construction, maybe I would be in the construction business. Besides, building things is nice.

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