I have had the pleasure of working together with Pinto on the Neste K—chain renewal project. During our co-operation that started towards the end of 2015 we first updated the whole new Neste K concept and then implemented it nationally to over 70 service stations. The last implementations will be done during 2019.
The birth of the new Neste K concept has required both insight into the industry and thorough understanding and listening of the client. The implementation of each service station has been a demanding project, where the agreed concept has been successfully copied yet not forgetting each station's own individuality. The spatial design of all these new stations or almost completely rebuilt sites has been excellent. It has been important to understand two strong entities—Neste and Kesko—in order to be able to create and reinforce this new Neste K brand. These same stations have also included other strong brands such as Burger King, Subway and Kotipizza.
The coordination of all these elements has been the responsibility of Pinto. Pinto has been an exemplary reliable partner. Schedules and financial estimates have all been met. The progress of the project and the necessary repair movements if something has not worked as expected have been critically assessed together. Technical expertise and resources have also been excellent. I can warmly recommend Pinto for demanding design projects