Procurement Service Provider for the Construction Industry
ProMart is a Finnish wholesaler of construction equipment and tools. Founded by Sampo Säily in 2009, the company's first customers were industrial companies in the Pirkanmaa region. In the second business year, Sampo's brother Ilkka Säily joined the company. He had close contacts in the construction industry. As a result, the focus shifted towards construction.
In 2019, the decision was made to offer automated stores. Today, ProMart supplies cdifferent manufacturing industries as well as construction companies.
The company operates exclusively in Finland. There are 5.5 million inhabitants living in an area of 340,000 km². The population density is one of the lowest in Europe. In sparsely populated areas, supply is more difficult. However, thanks to RFID technology, the company brings autonomous self-service stores close to customers. The stores are located directly on construction sites or in shipyards.
RFID Takes Self-Service to the Next Level
Unmanned stores have been around in Northern Europe for many years. The first unmanned store in Sweden opened in 2016, and during this time there were also many such stores in China and the USA. However, these did not meet customer requirements.
The challenge was to simplify the payment process, which is exactly what the RFID solution from Turck Vilant Systems does. With this solution, the new store concept was successfully implemented. The result is the EasyMart. This works according to the self-service concept. Payment is made automatically when shopping.