Fastems’ core values are creating customer satisfaction and keeping our promises, while one of our strengths is the broad age range of our personnel. This age spread enables us to provide customers with both decades of experience and the latest innovations in research and technology. The Fastems team is always looking for the next great thing, and that’s why we’re on the lookout for talented and flexible employees with fresh ideas. 

At Fastems we believe that aligning our organizational culture and strategic goals is the key to achieving perfection. Our culture is comprised of three components, each of which includes the values and manners we adhere to in our daily work. This organization culture is explained more completely in our culture book.

Backbone is doing your work so that both you and your colleagues can be proud of it. It’s learning from mistakes, being honest and fair, and creating solutions instead of problems.

Sharing = Caring is all about the importance of communication. It’s about listening, asking and understanding so that our work runs more smoothly and effectively. But it’s also about treating one another with trust and respect.

Water is water, Rock is rock means solving things as simply as possible, which is one of the keys to achieving perfection. We’re focusing on what’s truly important, being accurate, and recognizing that our satisfaction comes from satisfying our customers.


Nurmi Mikko

Software Developer

‘’Be accurate. You are the image of the company.’’ 

The most interesting part is…
Every one of my working days is different. The line of business is international, tasks are challenging and the work done here defines the direction of factory automation’s development. At Tampere University of Technology I majored in Factory Automation and minored in software technology. Even during my studies I found factory automation and robotics to be the most interesting topics. In 2011 I began working at Fastems and in the beginning of 2013 started full-time employment and work on my Master’s thesis here. At some point I moved from the control team to the software development team.

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The best part is
In many small ways one can see how employees are taken care of here. The supportiveness and interest in one’s wellbeing creates a good working atmosphere that is getting even better with the strategy reform. Also, managers are skilled, human resources works, free time hobbies are supported, and language training is well organized. Speaking of which, the next thing I want to improve is my German language skill.


The most important goals are
After all, the basic goal is to always have a happy customer. The best parts of my daily tasks are when we manage to fix something, when a system is being changed to be more suitable, or when you finish a job and concretely see the work of your hands. The software business is so extensive that one can never know everything perfectly, but I improve myself every day. Nowadays more time and resources are available, which makes it possible to do an even more exact and careful job. And when I manage to do something better than I used to do, and thus support the development of the company, I have achieved one important goal.

Teija Aaltonen

Spare Part Engineer

‘’Be prepared! (what else could a girl scout say?)’’ 

I enjoy the most…
Working with my team – it is the best and probably the loudest team in Fastems. With these people it’s never boring at work!

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The most important thing is to…
Keep calm and carry on! My work is serious multitasking, and sometimes decisions have to made within minutes. Working under pressure is sometimes rough but often rewarding.


I have a chance to…
I have a chance to work with people from almost all units in Fastems, and that is just awesome. In this position I have got a good overview of our products and customers all over the world. Our job in Lifecycle Services is to keep their systems running and help them to keep their own customers satisfied at all times.

Marquis Luc

Sales Manager

„Think further ahead. The little things can make all the difference” 

The most important is…
My career started as a mechanical engineer in industrial automation and special solutions. Since that time I have always been passionate about this field. I had the opportunity to work for different companies in various positions. Today in the sales team at Fastems I found the right work-life balance. I believe it is one of the most important criteria in a career. It is also important to have fun and enjoy working in positive and professional environment.

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The most interesting is…
We are working with a large diversity of industries and different cultures. In addition, it is really motivating to see when customers are highly satisfied with Fastems customized solutions. Technically, it is also exciting to discover how the business changes due to the digitalization revolution. This increases considerably the value of our offering and the performance and capabilities of our solutions as well.

The most difficult is…
We have to assure that every customer understands what we are promoting. Often manufacturer don’t think about automation solutions beyond machine tools. They need a reliable partner who is able to consult. Our role as salesperson is to focus on our customers’ concerns and according to that to offer the appropriate system and services. The goal is to turn the relationship customer-supplier into a strategic partnership for a long term collaboration. This is the most efficient way for both parties with respect to future development and maintaining a high level of technology.

Riikonen Jonne

Development Manager

‘’To understand how the world works, you need to live the world.’’ 

The best thing is
The best thing about my job is that I am not limited to something very specific but can be part of many different projects and which ultimately means that I can hardly ever know exactly how my day will be until it ends. For example today I worked with our preventive maintenance task lists and had an interesting meeting about analyzing and developing the serviceability of our systems in general, while yesterday I was busy working with a sales configurator for our service products.

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I started my Fastems journey from Italy
I was 22 when I moved to Italy and since day one I got a lot of responsibility. Besides Italy, I was also responsible of Spain’s, Portugal’s and Turkey’s services. I had to learn how to do planning by myself and how to be a good supervisor. Growth of our business brought me a lot of new responsibilities, so support of the whole organization was vital.


During my time in Italy, I grew not only as a person, but professionally as well. My education as an automation technician didn’t give much base for this position and I’ve been learning by doing – which, by the way, is a very good way to learn. Thinking all this afterwards makes me realize that I actually had no idea in to what I was jumping in to, but now I can only say that I’m glad I did.