KWH Group Ltd is the parent company of the Group. Head office is located in Vaasa, Finland.
KWH Group is a significant Ostrobothnian family-owned company which manufactures and markets abrasives and water traps as well as offers freight forwarding and logistics services. It was born through a merger in the 1980s of Oy Wiik & Höglund Ab, established in 1929, and Oy Keppo Ab, established in 1937. KWH Group is one of the largest two hundred companies in Finland.
KWH is divided into three independent divisions, Mirka, KWH Logistics and KWH Invest. The most important part of the company is Mirka that specializes in abrasives and sanding and polishing machines.
KWH Logistics includes KWH Freeze and Backman-Trummer which dates back to 1800´s. Backman-Trummer includes in turn the companies Oy Blomberg Stevedoring Ab, A. Jalander Oy, Oy M. Rauanheimo Ab, Vaasa Stevedoring Oy, Oy Adolf Lahti Yxpila Ab, Oy Moonway Ab, Stevena Oy and Oy Otto Rodén Ab.
KWH Invest includes Oy Prevex Ab which manufactures water traps. In addition KWH Invest manages industrial properties and strategic shareholdings, most notably a 44.7% ownership of Uponor Infra Ltd.