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About Us

Mirka Ltd is a world leader in surface finishing technology and offers a broad range of
groundbreaking sanding solutions for the surface finishing and precision industry.

Decades of experience and a strong commitment to product development has seen us become a pioneering specialist in flexible abrasives and revolutionary, patented products which allow customers to enjoy a truly dust-free surface finishing process.

Additionally, we have through our innovative research and development program, also launched new microfinishing products for optimised engineered surface finishing processes, as well as a full range of polishing compounds.

Moreover, the growing Mirka Power Tools department develops and manufactures advanced sanding and polishing machines, providing outstanding ergonomic and functional benefits to users. These innovatively designed tools combined with a range of effective, high-quality accessories, give Mirka's customers unmatched access to a complete sanding solution to meet their individual needs.

Mirka is a globally expanding company with 18 subsidiaries located in Europe, Middle East, North and South America as well as Asia. Headquarters and production are located in Finland. More than 97% of our products are exported and sold in over 100 countries.

Our Vision

"We wish to reach a market position, where customers and interested parties see us as a market leader and the most responsible company who drives innovation in our core business sectors."

 

 

 

Our Mission 

"To give people the opportunity to perform better."

Our Values

Responsible
  • For all results & resources.
  • Ethical business practice.
  • Structured and well organized.
  • Cost-aware.
Committed
  • Keep our promises.
  • Close to the customer.
  • Dedicated to high performance.
  • Passionate people.
Innovative
  • Open to new ideas.
  • Continuously seeks to improve.
  • We create solutions that are good for us,
  • our customers and society as a whole.
Respectful
  • Every individual is valuable and can contribute.
  • Open work environment.
  • Warm and genuine.
  • Fair.

Our Brands

The Mirka logo is our main brand.

Dedicated to the finish

is our slogan and brand promise. The bulldog should never be used in combination with the tagline “Dedicated to the finish.”



Dedicated to the finish

The Mirka slogan,  Dedicated to the finish, means that we are fully engaged in all details of a solution. We are in constant motion and we strive for a better way.

It all starts with the question: ”What is your challenge?”
With our deep knowledge and expertise, we find not only the right combination
of abrasives, tools and polish for a specific needs, but we also
identify real systems, processes and commercial arrangements.
We form a relationship with the customer and work in collaboration with every
aspect, to understand and address the whole picture.
At Mirka, we believe there is always a better way. The result is a thoughtful
approach to innovation that does not just drive product development, but
everything we do. We have never stopped improving our products and brand.

Industry Shaper

We are the sustainable industry shaper in the surface finishing business and a leader within all segments in our market. Leadership means that, through insights and proactivity, we offer customers high-quality systems, tools and services. We do not just deal with isolated, short-term solutions but rather work to achieve sustainable long-term improvements across the entire industry and process – technically, economically, environmentally and in terms of working conditions.

Our trigger is and has always been "how hard can it be?"
This has made us the global leader we are today – a leader
who is down to earth and looks beyond the ”impossible".

The Mirka Story

Mirka was founded in 1943 in Helsinki by the engineer Onni Aulo. Due to the war-time circumstances and technical problems, the production did not start until January 1946. Despite obstacles and strict regulations at that time, Onni Aulo succeeded in just half a year's time to learn how to manage the production process, something which was quite an achievement. After many moves and various economic successes the company decided in 1962 to move to Kiitola in Jeppo, where they had found suitable premises. In 1966 Oy Keppo Ab bought Mirka and in 1973 the two companies were merged.

Already in the early 1960'es a considerable part of Mirka's products were exported to the USA, as well as to Great Britain and Iceland. Thanks to the growing export markets, the productivity more than doubled in 1965. At the end of the 1970's, exports amounted to 54 % of the turnover.

In order to survive on the international abrasives market, it was necessary to give up the cheap bulk products and concentrate instead on product development and high class industry products. In 1969, the first high class products reached the market and in the same year the manufacturing of self-adhesive discs started, which is still today the most important product group.

Since the new products required better production equipment and enlarged facilities, it was decided in 1972 to invest in a modern factory which was ready the following year.

In 1977 parts of the production were moved to Oravais. The Oravais factory has been gradually expanding over the years, most recently in 2003. The factory in Jeppo has been gradually expanding during the 1980'es and 90'es. The automated warehouse, the Jumbo Tower, Mirka's landmark in Jeppo was ready in 1996 and in September 2004 the newest building, hall 9 and office facilities, were inaugurated.

Today Mirka is an international company and a member of the KWH Group. The KWH Group was established in 1984 when Oy Keppo Ab bought half the shares of Oy Wiik & Höglund Ab. The KWH Group is an internationally recognized actor in the business world of today.

KWH Group

KWH Group is a significant Ostrobothnian family-owned company which manufactures and markets abrasives and water traps as well as offers freight forwarding and logistics services. It was born through a merger in the 1980s of Oy Wiik & Höglund Ab, established in 1929, and Oy Keppo Ab, established in 1937. KWH Group is one of the largest two hundred companies in Finland.

KWH is divided into three independent divisions, Mirka, KWH Logistics and KWH Invest. The most important part of the company is Mirka.

KWH Logistics includes KWH Freeze and Backman-Trummer which dates back to 1800s. Backman-Trummer includes, in turn, the companies Oy Blomberg Stevedoring Ab, A. Jalander Oy, Oy M. Rauanheimo Ab, Vaasa Stevedoring Oy, Oy Adolf Lahti Yxpila Ab, Oy Moonway Ab, Stevena Oy and Oy Otto Rodén Ab.

KWH Invest includes Oy Prevex Ab which manufactures water traps. In addition, KWH Invest manages industrial properties and strategic shareholdings, most notably a 44.7% ownership of Uponor Infra Ltd.

 

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