The KWH Group consists of four independent divisions organized as subgroups according to their fields of operation.
Mirka – Abrasives
Mirka manufactures and markets net, paper, cloth, foam, and non-woven-based abrasives, sanding and polishing machines and polishing compounds for different types of surface finishing processes in automotive refinishing and vehicle manufacturing, the manufacture of composite parts, wood and furniture industry, metal processing, and for sales via the hardware, paint and machinery trades.
Production units are situated in Jepua, Oravainen, Pietarsaari, and Karjaa, Finland. Mirka has 18 marketing companies and 4 sales offices abroad. Approximately 97% of production is exported.
Turnover 2021: EUR 354 million
Personnel 2021: 1,549
KWH Logistics – Logistics Services
KWH Logistics consists of three business units.
Global logistics solutions by different modes of transportation and related value adding services in Kokkola, Turku and Vaasa, Finland.
• Oy Backman-Trummer Ab
• Oy Moonway Ab
Port operations and related logistics solutions for both bulk and unitized goods as well as for project cargo. Operates in Hamina, Hanko, Helsinki, Kalajoki, Kemi, Kokkola, Kotka, Koverhar, Kristiinankaupunki, Moscow, Naantali, Oulu, Pori, Raahe, Tornio, Turku, Uusikaupunki, Vaasa and Äänekoski, Finland.
• Oy Blomberg Stevedoring Ab
• Oy M. Rauanheimo Ab
• Stevena Oy
• Oy Otto Rodén Ab
• A. Jalander Oy
Handling, storage, and transport of goods, construction excavation, workshop for heavy machinery, in-plant service logistics and other related operations together with rental of small machinery and scaffolding. Operates in Hämeenlinna, Jyväskylä, Kokkola, Kotka, Pietarsaari, Pori, Vaasa, Varkaus and Äänekoski, Finland.
• Oy Adolf Lahti Yxpila Ab
• Oy Blomberg Rent Ab
Turnover 2021: EUR 182 million
Personnel 2021: 532
KWH Freeze – Cold Storage
KWH Freeze Ltd is by far Finland’s largest actor in frozen food storage. The main storage facility is in Vantaa. In addition, it has another facility in Inkoo. KWH Freeze serves customers of all sizes – both the small with one pallet to store and the large with 10 000 pallets. Their customers are wholesale dealers, actors in the food industry and frozen food importers. KWH Freeze both stores and handles frozen foods for their customers, and rents space to customers who handle their goods themselves.
Turnover 2021: EUR 24 million
Personnel 2021: 101
KWH Invest – Water Traps and Strategic Holdings
Prevex is one of Europe’s leading manufactures of water traps. It specialises in functional and space saving water traps for kitchen and bathrooms. It has factories in Uusikaarlepyy, Finland and in Poznan, Poland. Approximately 90% of production is exported.
Turnover 2021: EUR 37 million
Personnel 2021: 292
KWH owns 44.7% of shares of Uponor Infra Ltd (previously KWH Pipe) which manufactures a variety of plastic pipe systems.