Technical and personal leaders
Sammet’s culture of teamwork and frequent communication is integral to the Sammet way of working. Respondents agree that the sales team understands their needs well and contracts are written so that they are easy to understand. Receiving offers quickly and finding them aligned with their enquiries is also highly prized by respondents. Overall, Sammet’s sales, offers and contracts process was rated an average of 5.5. In terms of projects completion and delivery (5.5), respondents are most satisfied with Sammet’s ability to translate project briefs into delivery of final products (5.5). During these challenging last few years, customers said they value Sammet’s flexibility, documentation and instructions throughout project phases. The Sammet project process is a finely tuned operation and you can read more about it here.
Personnel, products and services set companies apart, and Sammet’s rate highly (average of 5.8). Respondents are most satisfied with the team’s friendliness and how well they understand customer needs. Over the last three years, significant emphasis was placed on improving Sammet’s aftersales and spare parts services to better meet customer needs. Its success is reflected in high satisfaction rating with product quality and accessibility of after sale services. Several new advanced product lines such as Sammet NG (Next Generation) marine dampers were also launched, impacting the range of products on offer to meet the changing needs of customers. Sammasmaa is very proud of these results, and says, “Friendly personnel, great customer service and high-quality products and services are at the very core of Sammet. We are very excited and happy to see our customers are satisfied with the essential elements underlying our operations”.
Always striving for a better customer experience
The Sammet way of working involves putting the customer first and it is paying off. A remarkable 98% of all respondents would recommend Sammet (94%, 2019). Traditionally, this indicator has been exceptionally high and its increase is a testament to Sammet’s commitment to enhancing the customer experience. Sammasmaa believes the willingness of customers to recommend Sammet reflects its investment in developing a strong technical and personable team of experts who are committed to customers and quality. “Seeing this number rise further is an indication that we are investing in the most meaningful elements for our customers and helping meet their expectations”, he explains. The onset of COVID-19 also triggered some industry-wide challenges which Sammet was able to successfully navigate. “Despite all the challenges, the fact this number has increased is very humbling and we are honoured that our customers have felt supported enough to recommend us”, Sammasmaa adds.
“There is always room for improvement and that includes every single part of our operations, products and services."
Sammet’s continuous improvement philosophy means that despite the superb feedback, they are already working on ways to develop further. “There is always room for improvement and that includes every single part of our operations, products and services. We are concentrating our efforts on company-wide needs, where any issues identified can be responded to immediately and rectified. We are also looking for ways to enhance our ability to listen to our customers’ needs and identify solutions that will save them time and money”, states Sammasmaa.
True to their word, Sammet is determined to garner feedback from customers at any opportunity. Outside of this survey process, customers are invited to provide feedback at every touch point during and in between projects. “Much of the feedback we receive comes to us directly in our one-on-one discussions, because of course, we are keen to receive real time feedback about performance”, explains Sammasmaa. In addition, Sammet encourages feedback from its social media channels, website and exhibitions.