Rauanheimo keeps growing – operations now also in Tornio

Oy M. Rauanheimo Ab and Outokumpu Shipping Oy have signed a contract for crane operations in the port of Tornio.

Rauanheimo has signed a multi-year contract with Outokumpu Shipping for crane operations in the port of Tornio. The operations will commence in the port of Tornio in the beginning of year 2021. Rauanheimo has grown rapidly in the past few years and expanded to several Finnish ports. The port of Tornio will be the 10th port in which the company has operations.

Rauanheimo will acquire in cooperation with their sister company Oy Adolf Lahti Yxpila Ab hydraulic material handling equipment by Finnish Mantsinen to Tornio. With this approximately 8 MEUR investment Rauanheimo will meet Outokumpus requirements for safety, sustainability, environmental responsibility and more efficient handling of raw material and products. Adolf Lahti is a modern, professional operator in the machinery business who will be responsible for machine maintenance. Due to strong growth, Rauanheimo has been able to add resources to the development of operations with focus on safety, environmental sustainability and efficiency.

– We are currently implementing the most recent ICT solutions and we will continue to introduce them gradually. We are actively participating in the development of solutions to meet the maritime logistics needs. We are systematically training our employees according to customer needs and to react to changes in them. We are monitoring our operations together with the customer using up-to-date indicators, says Rauanheimos Specialist Pasi Salmela. Salmela believes that especially these factors were of essence when Outokumpu decided on a crane service provider. – We share the same values with Outokumpu and are expecting the development-oriented cooperation to bring added value to both parties businesses and to open up opportunities for new forms of cooperation in the future, states Salmela.

About 500 vessels call at the port of Tornio every year and the volume of freight traffic is currently just under 3.0 million tons per year.

-We are naturally happy and proud that Outokumpu has chosen us as a strategic partner, says Rauanheimo’s Managing Director Joakim Laxåback.

Outokumpu is the number one stainless steel producer in the world and Tornio steel mill is the world’s largest integrated stainless steel production facility.

-The contract is strategically very important for us. With the help of new locations, Rauanheimo will gain market share in Finnish ports and at the same time strengthen our position as a leading provider of modern service solutions in Finland, tells Laxåback.

The contract and the operational plans have been carefully prepared in cooperation with Outokumpu and has required a lot of work, the entire team deserves a big thank you.

-We aim to be an innovative future leader and pioneer in the logistics industry and the customers first choice. We invest in continuous development of our staff and improve our customers competitiveness by providing smart total logistics solutions, summarizes Laxåback.

Rauanheimo is a leading port operator and Finland’s largest transit traffic operator. The company’s customer base consists of, among others, Finland’s largest companies in the mining, forestry and metal industries and Russian transit customers. Rauanheimo has operations in 10 ports and is Finland’s biggest dry bulk operator. The company’s revenue forecast for 2020 is approximately 115 million euro’s and employs about 220 persons. Rauanheimo is part of the business group KWH Logistics which is part of the successful KWH Group.

For additional information:
Managing Director Joakim Laxåback, Oy M. Rauanheimo Ab, p. 050 387 3303