Vlantana’s logistics centre lies on the outskirts of the port of Klaipeda in the west of Lithuania and provides a wide range of warehousing services including stevedoring, incoming cargo quality inspection and customs processing. Another 32,000 m2 of storage space was added to the site in 2020, taking the total storage area to 55,000 m2 and making it the largest and most modern logistics centre in the region.
The construction of this huge building was carried out by UAB NORDEC (previously Normek and Ruukki Building Systems), who for over 80 years have designed, manufactured and installed metal frame structures for demanding construction projects. This expertise and experience allows the company to assume overall responsibility for virtually every aspect of a client’s projects, from design to production, subcontractor management and installation.
Over a decade of successful cooperation
NORDEC has worked with Tikkurila for over a decade and the two companies have participated in several projects together. The Vlantana logistics centre project had a large scope, with between 5,000 and 6,000 litres of paint needed for the massive metal structure, but no challenges were encountered thanks to the strong bond between the companies.
“Having worked with Tikkurila for over a decade we know we can trust our colleagues there to deliver,” explains Gediminas Razma, Head of Unit in Lithuania, NORDEC.
Faster application with Temadur SC-F 50
The project required a fast-drying paint with excellent weathering and abrasion resistance, making Tikkurila Temadur SC-F 50 polyurethane paint – which has anti-corrosive pigments, comes in a huge range of colours and forms an easy-to-clean finish with good gloss and colour retention properties – an ideal choice. Due to the quantity of paint required for the project, the affordable price tag was also a factor in the decision-making process.
Temadur SC-F 50 offers several benefits over traditional epoxy-polyurethane systems. Because it can be applied in a single coat directly onto metal, application is faster, speeding up the painting process and decreasing the overall costs.