Laminated fabrics for multi-purpose vehicle upholsteries
Teemu Lahti, Head of Sales and Marketing, Tamlans Oy
At Tamlans, we modify and customise multi-purpose vehicles. Our customers include authorities, taxi entrepreneurs and van fleet operators. Intermedius has been supplying us with special fabrics for a decade.
When a commercial vehicle is brought from a car plant to Finland, it is not yet ready for its intended use. Special taxi vehicles for paratransit use, for example, have the body of a van. In addition to windows and heat insulation necessary in Finland’s climate conditions, the vehicle needs to be equipped with a car-like interiors, i.e. walls and ceilings are upholstered.
The equipping of commercial vehicles sets a lot of requirements on upholstery materials and the special fabrics. We have therefore very strict criteria for Intermedius. Among other things, the fabrics must be extremely wear-resistant for end users such as in school transport vehicles. Intermedius’s special expertise includes production of laminated fabrics. They supply us with the pre-laminated plush fabric, which we have co-developed and, when needed, also laminate other fabrics and artificial leather for us.
Intermedius is familiar with our high quality requirements, thanks to which we have a good and well-functioning partnership. They have production in Tampere and a short distance is an advantage.
Our own mechanics form an important quality expert group, as they implement different shapes of fabric to the vehicle interiors. We develop in co-operation with Intermedius high-quality, visually appealing, and durable fabrics for the demanding needs of our customers.
Tamlans Oy was founded in 1998. The company equips commercial and service vehicles used by professionals, such as taxis and small buses as well as emergency vehicles, and customises vans. The products are divided into three business areas: car equipment, passenger transport and emergency vehicles. Tamlans equips approximately 400 vehicles annually and employs approximately 50 people at its Tampere and Vantaa plants.
The main market area is in Finland, but there is also a wide range of customers in other Nordic countries. Additionally, emergency vehicle equipment has been delivered overseas to Mexico and Australia, among other countries. Tamlans works in cooperation with the world’s leading car manufacturers. The company offers domestic customers the best international solutions for special vehicle customising, and what is more, the modifying and customizing of electric cars is of top quality. www.tamlans.fi