According to the survey, Fazer Amica is clearly the best known catering service company in Finland. It was recognised by 88 per cent of respondents evaluating companies providing staff catering services. There was an increase of 7 percentage points compared with the previous year.
Just as in the past four years, Fazer Amica also ranked first among companies in the sector based on factors affecting corporate image, both as a whole and in terms of the overall grade (average of 7.94). Among companies in the sector included in the study, the weighted average of the overall grade was 7.57. Fazer Amica’s grades had improved in nine out of ten evaluated factors of corporate image compared with the previous year.
According to Finnish corporate decision-makers, the quality of products, customer service, the professional skills of staff and reliability of service were clearly the most important factors affecting the image of staff restaurant companies. Of the companies in the survey, Fazer Amica got the best grades on the reliability of operations and the professional skills and expertise of staff. From last year, Fazer Amica also improved the grade on the quality of products which the respondents chose as the most important single factor.
Characteristically for the sector, respondents saw the company's public visibility as well as the control of environmental issues as the development targets for staff restaurant companies. However, Fazer Amica stands out among the companies in the sector also for these factors.
A total of 2,326 decision-makers from companies throughout the country in various sectors responded by mail and on the Internet last September–October to the Corporate Image among Decision-makers of Working Life TEP 2009 survey carried out by Taloustutkimus Oy. Of the respondents, 436 evaluated companies in the staff catering sector. The survey was first carried out in 1984, and every year since from 1996.
For further information, please contact:
Fazer Amica Finland:
Jaana Korhola, Managing Director, tel. +358 20 729 6446, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact person for communications:
Tuomo Antikainen, Communications Manager, tel. +358 40 550 1890, email@example.com
The origins of Fazer Group lie in a family company founded in 1891 when Karl Fazer opened his first confectionary in Helsinki. Today, the Fazer Group provides catering services, bakery products and confectioneries. The Group has operations in eight different countries. Its operations are based on a passion for the customer, quality excellence and team spirit. The Group has four business areas, all of which provide taste sensations in their respective fields: Fazer Amica, Fazer Bakeries, Fazer Confectionery and Fazer Russia. Fazer Group‘s turnover in 2008 (pro forma) was approximately EUR 1.5 billion. The Group employs approximately 17,000 people.
Fazer Amica is a leading contract catering company in the Nordic and Baltic countries, offering customers delicious food and tailor-made service solutions. The company operates in the Nordic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Russia. Fazer Bakeries is a leading company in the bakery sector, and provides fresh and tasty bakery products and operates in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Fazer Confectionery is Finland's leading confectionery company and a strong player in the Baltic Sea area. Fazer's confectionery factories are located in Finland: Vantaa (chocolates), Lappeenranta (sweets) and Karkkila (chewing gum). Fazer Russia is responsible for Fazer’s bakery operations in Russia and is one of the leading bakery companies in Russia.