A huge harbour crane to Blomberg Stevedoring in Vaasa
Oy Blomberg Stevedoring Ab, part of the KWH Logistics business division, has acquired a crane with a lifting capacity of 208 tonnes to the Port of Vaskiluoto in Vaasa. The crane s one of the largest harbour cranes in Finland and at the same time in the northern Baltic Sea. The value of the acquisition is approximately EUR 7 million.
Mirka invests 200M € with the Finnish industry in net carbon negative solutions
Mirka’s aim is to create a cross-industrial ecosystem to develop solutions for the remanufacturing and construction industries, contributing to a net carbon negative impact. Business Finland has granted 10 million euros in development funding for the Mirka SHAPE project as well as 20 million euros to the ecosystem companies surrounding the project. This project is first of its kind in Finland.
Christmas spirit for families with children
The KWH Group has traditionally donated to various charitable causes through Christmas cards. At Christmas 2022, we will support the work of Save the Children in Finland. The Christmas donations will help to prevent social exclusion and help underprivileged families with children in our country.
We are the 80th largest employer in Finland
The KWH Group has risen ten places in Talouselämä magazine’s 100 largest employers ranking. Now the group is number 80 in the statistics.
Appointment: new host for Keppo Mansion
Jens Lax has been appointed host to Keppo Mansion in Jeppo from 1.8.2022.
KWH Group has new members on the Stiftelsen för Kimo Bruk Foundation
Stiftelsen för Kimo Bruk rs. (Foundation for Kimo Ironworks) held its annual meeting in June. New board members were elected at the meeting.
The KWH Group donated to the University of Vaasa
We have donated EUR 10 000 to the university of Vaasa’s funding campaign. The donation is allocated to the field technology.
2021 was a record year for the KWH Group
The year of 2021 was time of strong growth. Turnover and operating profit reached their highest level ever in the KWH Group’s history.
Mirka Acquired Robotics Specialist Flexmill
Our biggest subsidiary Mirka announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares of the Finnish robotics company Flexmill, based in Nurmijärvi outside of Helsinki. The acquisition gives Mirka the possibility to offer complete solutions and integration services for automated and robotized surface finishing.
We support relief efforts in Ukraine
The KWH Group and our four divisions Mirka, KWH Logistics, KWH Freeze and Prevex donate a total of € 25,000 to support various relief efforts in war-torn Ukraine. Most go to the Finnish Red Cross (FRK). Support is also given to Nada Nord ra, which arranges bus transports from Poland to Pietarsaari, Finland for women and children fleeing Ukraine.
KWH Logistics converts heavy machinery to electric
Our division KWH Logistics is among the first in line participating in a development project where they convert the existing equipment from diesel to electric. The converting process starts with changing the power line of the equipment into a new one and continues by utilizing every part that is possible.
Keppo Mansion is looking for an expert in the restaurant branch
We are looking for a cheerful and service-minded hostess or host for Jepua to take care of the guests of Keppo Mansion.