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’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.
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.
The KWH Group has risen ten places in Talouselämä magazine’s 100 largest employers ranking. Now the group is number 80 in the statistics.
Jens Lax has been appointed host to Keppo Mansion in Jeppo from 1.8.2022.
Stiftelsen för Kimo Bruk rs. (Foundation for Kimo Ironworks) held its annual meeting in June. New board members were elected at the meeting.
We have donated EUR 10 000 to the university of Vaasa’s funding campaign. The donation is allocated to the field technology.
The year of 2021 was time of strong growth. Turnover and operating profit reached their highest level ever in the KWH Group’s history.
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.
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.
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.
We are looking for a cheerful and service-minded hostess or host for Jepua to take care of the guests of Keppo Mansion.