The KWH Group consists of three 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 2018: EUR 287 million
Personnel 2018: 1,409
KWH Logistics – Logistics Services
KWH Logistics consists of four business units.
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
• Vaasa Stevedoring Oy
Port operations and related logistics solutions for both bulk and unitized goods as well as for project cargo. Operates in Hamina, Hanko, Helsinki, Kalajoki, Kokkola, Kotka, Kristiinankaupunki, Naantali, Oulu, Pori, Turku, Uusikaupunki, Vaasa and Äänekoski, Finland.
• Oy Blomberg Stevedoring Ab
• Oy M. Rauanheimo Ab
• Stevena Oy
• Oy Otto Rodén Ab
• A. Jalander Oy
Turnover 2018: EUR 185 million
Personnel 2018: 512
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 2018: EUR 32 million
Personnel 2018: 262
KWH owns 44.7% of shares of Uponor Infra Ltd (previously KWH Pipe) which manufactures a variety of plastic pipe systems.