Sharing pure energy
In more than 150 years of working, the Finnish company Tikkurila has gone through many changes.
Today Tikkurila specialises in the production of materials and provides customers and professionals
convenient and eco-smart solutions to protect and design surfaces. Anton Peshkov, the CEO of
Tikkurila in Central Asia and Kazakhstan, shares about the Expo-2017 participation.
Can you describe what the Finnish pavilion
at Expo-2017 in Astana will look like?
Finland is represented at the Astana Expo-2017
with its own pavilion, under the theme ‘Sharing
Pure Energy’. We are ready to present the Finnish
energy efficiency know-how and clean-tech
expertise for Expo attendees. Well-known Finnish
brands will demonstrate their achievements in
education, healthcare and digital products.
Anton Peshkov, the CEO
of Tikkurila in Central Asia
в Центральной Азии
We want to drive change in the painting and
construction industry, and promote high-
quality, safe, and environmentally sustainable
products. Our presence at the Expo is an
important opportunity for us to showcase our
products and expertise as a surface treatment
professional, introducing the wide possibilities
of surface protection and decoration that
comply with high ecological standards.
Why did you choose Kazakhstan for
opening the production?
Tikkurila’s painting production factory in
Kazakhstan is a pilot project, opened in 2015
implementing a new concept developed by our
company. The concept includes a small and
flexible automated production of waterborne
decorative painting materials and is unique
for its equipment, non-waste production and
environmental friendliness. Kazakhstan became
the first platform to launch this innovative
Which technologies will Tikkurila present for project due to its favourable business climate
and positive outlook on foreign investors.
Our company is one of the key partners of the
By the end of 2015 Tikkurila was awarded for
its significant investment into Kazakhstan,
At the Expo, Tikkurila will promote its as demonstrated by Innovative factory was
developments for energy efficiency and a more mentioned multiple times in Asset Issekeshev
who mentioned this innovative factory in
his speeches while serving as the Minister
All the interior and exterior surfaces of the of Investment and Development and now
Finnish pavilion will be painted with Tikkurila the Akim of Astana. He emphasized the
brand's surface treatment solutions. Paint plays importance of the investors’ role in building
a major role, as color and lighting link each up production, inventing new projects and
building's architecture, surfaces and atmosphere opening up new quality working places with
to its theme and content. Our goal is to create high level efficiency.
strong contrasts and experiences and use
various means, inviting the exhibition visitors to We are on target, aiming at all this at Tikkurila
engage in Expo.
The pavilion is designed by our partners Ateljé
Sotamaa and consists of five freestanding
buildings made of cross-laminated timber. Each of
the buildings has its own interior decoration and
atmosphere, supporting the Expo concept. One
of the buildings is dedicated to energy production
technology, another to energy efficiency, the third
to clean water, the fourth to education, while the
fifth building houses a café. The concept of each
building combines the natural and digital world.