Mirka has finalized the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Superabrasive Dressing Rolls manufacturer URMA Rolls s.r.l.
The KWH Group was also hit hard by the Covid 19 -pandemic in the Spring 2020, but the situation improved sharply towards the end of the year. After the crash in the spring, our operations recovered strongly, operating profit was better than last year, and sales fell only by two per cent.
Mirka® AIROS is the first smart electric sander for robotic sanding applications. Integrated with OEMs’ robotic systems or collaborative robots it can carry out intensive, high workload sanding, where precision and minimal maintenance is critical.
The web page Vaasa Insider is publishing book about the KWH Group’s recent history for everybody to read.
The KWH Group´s year 2019 was marked by record investments which totaled EUR 135 million. As some of the investments will be completed in 2020, this year’s investments will also be high.
Mirka’s commitment to sustainability is strengthened further as the company joins the new SEAM program, for Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers. The initiative of the program is to implement new sustainability measures to drive the entire industry forward.
Mirka and Prevex are investing in product development. Their goal is to be the best in the world in their fields. As last year’s success shows, they are starting to reach their goal.
Most companies in Finland do not live to see their fifth birthday, but KWH Groups turns 90 years on August 28, 2019. Behind the success lies the ability to adapt the business to changes in the environment, a combination of ending such activities that no longer work and to invest in new niches with potential.
The number of employees in the KWH Group grew by 269 on average in 2018. At the year-end, the Group had 2,241 employees. The plan is to recruit more than 100 new employees in 2019.
KWH Group supports Team Rynkeby – God Morgon Vaasa as a Silver sponsor on 2019.
Mirka’s production units in Oravainen, Pietarsaari and Karjaa have regularly improved their zero accidents results.
Mirka launches two new abrasives with state-of-the-art coating technology.