Virtaava Aurajoki spreading from Turku to our other factories

virtaava aurajokiWe have renewed our strategy for the next three years and commenced its implementation in early 2019. Based on our operation strategy, we found the most suitable tool to be Virtaava Aurajoki, which also supports our values such as reliable and innovative. Virtaava Aurajoki was first introduced in the factory in Turku in 2017 and in view of good results, we have expanded our project to other places of activity.

According to its name, the purpose of Virtaava Aurajoki consists in intense information and material flows in our company. This results in accelerated production flow, allowing us to fulfil our clients’ wishes flexibly, quickly and at expected quality. For our staff, Virtaava Aurajoki stands for clarity, visuality and joint effort: we are more aware of our destination and the process and we find new solutions together.

“In the first half of this year, me and my team started participating in Virtaava Aurajoki project by leading 5S projects. As a new member of the staff, I had an opportunity to get acquainted with our team and familiarise myself with the factories during cleaning activities. Innovative solutions have been well received by the staff and it shows through tidiness and cleanliness of the premises. Our employees have provided us with more ideas for development, which is excellent”, commented HR manager Tuulia Kovanen. “Now we can enjoy summer and continue streamlining the flow in the autumn.”

Opening hours in summer 2019

Our offices will serve you during the summer 2019 as follows:

Reception and loading of goods on weekdays from 06:00 to 16:00
Kannonkoski On weekdays from 06:00 to 14:30
Lievestuore On weekdays from 06:00 to 20:00
Mikkeli On weekdays from 06:00 to 20:00
Pirkkala Reception and loading of goods on weekdays from 06:00 to 16:00
Turku Normal opening hours


Our excellent cooperation with Winco continues

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Aurajoki Oy and railway construction and repair company Winco Oy continue their good cooperation in the framework of Turku–Uusikaupunki electric railway project. Aurajoki manufactures electrification steel posts for the project, welded in Kannonkoski workshop in Finland and hot-dip galvanized at the hot-dip galvanizing plant in Lievestuore. There will be around one thousand posts to be manufactured within this year.

“We are glad for the opportunity to participate in such an extensive project,” commented Päivi Hakala, CEO of Aurajoki Oy.

“Winco Oy is happy that on the global supply market there is a competitive Finnish supplier providing good quality,” adds Timo Virmala, CEO of Winco Oy.

We participated in the annual meeting of Nordic Galvanizers in Malmö

Uutinen NG Ville 2After Easter, the organisation Nordic Galvanizers organised annual meeting in Malmö, Sweden. Aurajoki Oy was represented at the meeting by production manager of the plant Ville Sinkkonen and CEO Päivi Hakala, production manager Tommi Pynnönen and sales manager Ari Kesti. During the two-day event, our team learned about the most recent news and research results in the field of hot-dip galvanizing and examined the operation of local hot-dip galvanising plant.

“As members of this organisation, we are among the first people to learn about new scientific data regarding the areas of application of hot-dip galvanising. This time, it was particularly interesting to hear about the most recent technologies of hot-dip galvanising and watch presentations regarding chemical composition of steel and its impact on production process”, says Sinkkonen. The organisation has published the hot-dip galvanising handbook, the most recent edition of which will be available for all members in near future. That handbook contains lots of useful information for both member companies and their cooperation partners.

At the end of the annual meeting, almost 60 participants were given an opportunity to visit a local enterprise and observe the operation of fully automated hot-dip galvanising line. “Such plant visits are the most exciting. You can look around and notice significant details, which gives you new ideas how to improve our own operation,” notes Sinkkonen.

Aurajoki Oy is one of two Finnish companies that have a representative elected to the management board of Nordic Galvanizers.

New production contact person for Turku customers

kalle rantalaIn order to further improve our customer service, we have appointed one person to be in charge of all the issues related to deliveries at the Turku factory. Any questions related to orders and deliveries regarding production will be answered by Kalle Rantala

Find below Kalle’s contact details:
Kalle Rantala
Phone +358 40 457 8090

Best regards,
Ari Kesti
Sales Director
Aurajoki Oy