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 2017: EUR 271 million
Personnel 2017: 1,223
KWH Logistics – Logistics Services
KWH Logistics consists of four business units.
Cold and chilled storage facilities and related handling services for foodstuff in Inkoo and Vantaa, Finland.
• KWH Freeze Ltd
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
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 2017: EUR 161 million
Personnel 2017: 440
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 2017: EUR 34 million
Personnel 2017: 252
KWH owns 44.7% of shares of Uponor Infra Ltd (previously KWH Pipe) which manufactures a variety of plastic pipe systems.