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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. Dedicated to finish is used together with the bulldog.

Mirka Bulldog

Dedicated to the finish

The Mirka slogan, ‘Dedicated to the finish’, states the company’s high standards for all to see. We set high standards for ourselves, our environment and our products and innovation are at the forefront of our success. Mirka people are encouraged to continually challenge traditional concepts and apply creative thinking to develop unique solutions that give customers a clear edge. For example, Mirka’s Net Sanding concept makes it the first abrasives manufacturer in the world to develop a dust-free sanding solution that actually achieved what it set out to do – sand without dust!

Mirka is also the first company in the abrasives sector to be independently assessed and certified for the three most important quality standards – ISO 9001 quality assurance system, ISO 14001 environmental management system and the OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety management system.

Innovative Products

Mirka’s focus on R&D has allowed it to offer a complete range of technically superior, high quality abrasives, tools and supplementary products. Together they offer a total innovative solution that delivers real benefits to customers in terms of speed, first-class efficiency, surface finish quality and cost effectiveness.

The extensive range includes unique and patented products such as Abralon and Abranet which have quickly become highly-regarded names in the abrasives field. In fact, the performance of these innovative dust-free surface finishing technologies has proven so superior to traditional systems, they have already changed many people’s perceptions of sanding.

By maximising efficiency while also minimising costs it’s easy to see why the Mirka range is more than a match for the most demanding applications.

Mirka is the ultimate ‘total sanding solution’!

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.

Patents



ProductGroup Title Priority
Abrasive netproducts Abrasive product FI20030001451 2003-10-06
Abrasive netproducts Flexible grinding product with flattened surface and method for maunufacturing the same WO2012EP67294 2012-09-05
Abrasive netproducts Abrasive articles 002697409
Abrasive netproducts Abrasive belt grinding product WO2015EP060186 2015-05-08
Abrasive netproducts Schleifband/Schleifprodukt 20 2015 103 867.4
Abrasive netproducts Abrasive product WO2016EP057330 2016-04-04
Abrasive netproducts Schleifprodukt 20 2015 009 577.1
Abrasive paper products Flexible grinding product and method of producing the same FI20050005305 2005-06-13
Abrasive paper products A method to provide an abrasive product surface and abrasive products thereof  WO2013FI50216 2013-02-26
Abrasive paper products A method to provide an abrasive product surface and abrasive products thereof  WO2013FI50217 2013-02-26
Abrasive paper products Fractal wet design 2258368-0001 / 2258368-0008
Abrasive film products Method of making an abrasive tool   EP20000811113 2000-11-22
Abrasive film products Abrasive product and the method for coating same EP20110167658 2011-05-26
Abrasive film products A method to provide an abrasive product surface and abrasive products thereof  WO2013FI50216 2013-02-26
Abrasive film products A method to provide an abrasive product surface and abrasive products thereof  WO2013FI50217 2013-02-26
Abrasive film products Fractal wet design 2258368-0001 / 2258368-0008
Abrasive film products An abrasive product and a method for manufacturing such  FI20150005429 2015-06-05
Powertools Oscillating grinding machine FI20060005131 2006-02-23
Powertools Compact grinding machine EP20080736779 2008-03-20
Powertools Elektrowerkzeug 20 2008 018 587.4
Powertools Portable tool with pivoting handle EP20110167443 2011-05-25
Powertools Angle grinder 001868340-0001-0002
Powertools Sanders 2722017-0001
Accessories Slippapper 000103304-0001-0002 
Accessories Hiomalaikan alusta US D503,602 S
Accessories Hiomalaikan alusta US D506,376 S
Accessories Hiomalaikan alusta US D509,121 S
Accessories Sanding product 000851811-0001-0009
Accessories Slipprodukt 001329478-0001-0008 
Accessories Backing pad 001350235-0001-0002
Accessories Sandpaper 2258368-0001 
Accessories Abrasive articles 30-2013-0035230
Accessories A product roll package WO2014FI05665 2015-07-01
Accessories A product roll package 002499434-0001
Accessories A polishing pad and material and manufacturing method for such WO2015FI50056 2015-02-28
Accessories Polishing pad 2622076-0001
Accessories Polishing pad 2622076-0002
Materials Composite body and method of manufacturing it WO2014FI50680 2014-09-05

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 1800´s. 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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