"The best thing about Anora is the positive attitude towards development – at Anora, people are at the center, and work is done closely together."
Sara Palonen, Production Manager
"My career at Anora started in 2014 with a summer job as a filling machine operator at the Rajamäki bottling plant. Located in my home region, the factory offered a great opportunity to learn about work in production.
I did my thesis for Anora and, after finalising my degree in industrial engineering and management in 2017, I started as a bottling supervisor at the bottling plant. After that, I moved to the position of development engineer and I got to manage various production-related LEAN development projects. I currently work at Anora as a production manager. Over the years I've been able to view things from many different perspectives, an opportunity I value greatly.
As a production manager, I am responsible for production operations at the Rajamäki alcoholic beverage plant, i.e. the production of beverages as well as bottling and packaging operations. In my position I get to work with people across departments on a daily basis. Production is a versatile and lively environment, where I find work very rewarding. The work is also sufficiently challenging.
The best thing about Anora is the positive attitude towards development, both on the organisational level and when it comes to individual employees. At Anora, people are at the center, and work is done closely together. You can get help from colleagues whenever you need it. The best results are achieved by listening to each other.
What speaks to me the most in Anora's values is Energy to inspire. Our strength is that we are energised and supported by one another when faced with new things."
Ilkka Sainio's summer job at the Rajamäki plant offered hands-on experience in production, supporting his future university studies as well.
Laura Koivisto works as a product development manager, creating beverage recipes for entirely new product ranges and introducing new flavours to existing ones.
Arttu Kivi works as a Production Manager at the Koskenkorva distillery and is responsible for the entire production process, including distillation.
For Nicholas Mphande, working at Anora's Rajamäki plant provided an excellent opportunity to learn completely new skills with the support of great colleagues and supervisors.