Finland enjoys very good transport links with the rest of Europe, which for years have helped the country enjoy a high level of prosperity.
Its economic success has made the country one of the most expensive in which to live in the whole world, but its workforce, including those who help keep the huge wheels of its massive industrial machine turning, is by turn, rewarded with some of the highest wages.
However, the country has been feeling the effects of the slowdown in other world economies, as it finds that its raw materials and manufactured goods are in less demand than for some time.
Indeed, there was recently news that Nokia, the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer, and a proud Finnish company, was making thousands of people redundant as it faced the possibility of having to scale back its production in the face of tougher conditions in global markets.
The country will, however, be able to keep its sound reputation for the quality of its high-tech and electronic goods, and so there will doubtless be many opportunities for British companies to build productive trade links with the country – provided it can promise a reliable delivery service for its own goods, to allow it to keep up with the efficient Finns.
And that’s where using a reliable courier which can offer a timely and cost-effective service will pay off.
As they operate so efficiently, Finland’s manufacturers demand a ‘just in time’ level of service which means they only need to keep the minimum amount of raw materials in stock at any given time.
Keeping pace with demand in such a high-pressure and often volatile environment requires a delivery service which is not only fast, but also can respond to changing needs, and yet do so in a cost-effective manner.
Finland has been a European Union member since 1995, and moved, ahead of its Scandinavian neighbours, to switch from its own currency, the markka, to the euro in 1999.
Despite appearing to consist mainly of a single land mass, Finland in fact comprises more than 179,000 islands. More than 85 per cent of its total land area is forest, and the 5.4million population means that only Norway and Iceland are less densely populated of all other European countries.
Lying on the ‘Great Circle’ trade route between western Europe and the far East, Finland is therefore well-served by air freight operators, which means that, using a reliable and well-resourced international courier, it is possible to get goods to any part of the country – be they for a relative, or an important business contact.
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