Lappset Group Oy, strengthens its expertise in the theme park business by acquiring 51 percent of the shares of Fantasia Works Oy. This enhances Lappset's expertise and resources in themed activity parks, particularly in design and special production. The contract was closed on the 3rd. September 2018. The contract value is not published.
We often receive requests by customers for custom-made playground and exercise equipment, and our designers at the Lappset MyDesign! service have a great deal of experience with tailored products and their variations. This past year, one request truly stood out from the rest with its peculiarity, as Jan Sundvik was tasked with designing custom climbing frames suitable for pandas from the natural Flora collection.
Lappset is experiencing a dramatic increase in its commercial activities. This is the reason for us seeking new experts in different functions. We have appointed new professionals in business development, management of subsidiaries, theme park project management and financial management. We would like to warmly welcome the new people to join our team at Lappset!
Finland-based supplier of themed attractions and family entertainment centers, Lappset Creative (a part of Lappset Group) has partnered with Merlin Entertainments (Merlin), one of the world's and Europe’s leading visitor attraction operators, on the supply of several soft play themed attractions. The attractions which will begin to open in late 2018, will be targeted towards the preschool market, where learning through play will be heavily emphasized in the designs and theming.
Lappset Group has taken playground design into new spheres. Lappset introduces a new monumental and architectonical play concept called Cubic at the international FSB Fair held in Cologne, Germany, on 7-11 November 2017. Compliant with the European Safety Standard for Playground Equipment, Cubic becomes a centrepiece and a focal point of any public park.
Lappset’s factory in Tallinn, Estonia, was audited successfully on 22 September 2017 by an independent third party regarding the ISO 9001 Quality Assurance System and the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. The factory passed the audition done by Kiwa Inspecta with excellent results.
The theme park business of Lappset Group Oy is experiencing intense growth in Finland and abroad. Next in line is designing and building already a second activity park for Tykkimaen Vapaa-aikakeskus Oy who is opening a new indoor activity park in the Prisma department store in the Laune district of the city of Lahti. The first Tykkimaki Actionpark was opened in October 2016 in the Kouvola Prisma department store. Lappset Creative has substantially completed and ongoing theme park projects overseas, working in partnership with the international Mattel Group and a number of other big brands.
Responsible for Lappset Group Oy’s theme park business, Lappset Creative has brought the Peter Rabbit Adventure attraction to Flamingo Land Theme Park & Zoo in Yorkshire. The adventure attraction covers an area of around a thousand square metres (~10,764 square feet) and it was manufactured and installed in about three months. The attraction was opened to the public at the end of July. This is the second Peter Rabbit attraction delivered by Lappset to the United Kingdom.
Lappset Group Oy are delighted to welcome Mr Kimmo Lautanen as Chief Operational Officer (COO) as of the 14th of August 2017 and as a new member of the management group of the company.
Lappset Group has had the ISO 9001 quality and ISO 14001 environmental management systems already since the late 1990’s. The certificates related to these systems are subject to auditions by an independent third party on a regular basis. Re-auditing of the management systems was carried out in the Rovaniemi and Tallinn factories in June this year with excellent results.
After successful openings in both Liverpool and Dubai in 2016, global toy company Mattel, Inc. will debut a new interactive, indoor family entertainment centre in Sevenum in Noord-Limburg. Mattel Play! Sevenum is the first branded attraction of its kind in the Netherlands and Benelux, and will be a 2,000 sq m facility inside the new Family Entertainment Center Sevenum located on the site of De Schatberg.
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