Customer centered railway services competitively

Finnish Transport Safety Agency Trafi has granted Valtasiirto a safety certificate, according to which Valtasiirto has had the permission since 18.6.2015 to act as an operator of railway cargo transport.

The goal of Valtasiirto is to develop business in Finland by using its railway operations and acting as a strong, independent Finnish railway operator. As a private railway operator Valtasiirto is willing to develop new solutions for the industry. Questioning old methods will also benefit our partners – it enables a competitive alternative solution for the market.

Towards a more efficient railway transport

Railway transport is an energy efficient and an environmentally friendly alternative. A train can transport larger quantities of material compared to using trucks, which makes railway transport a more cost-effective transportation alternative for materials.

Even if the rails would not continue to the destination, Valtasiirto will deliver the shipment to the receiver by using its versatile transportation equipment.

Years’ worth of railway transport experience

Raideliikenteestä Valtasiirrolla on jo vuosien kokemus. Valtasiirto on tehnyt vuodesta 1999 Harjavallan suurteollisuuspuiston raiteilla vaihtotyötä eli vaunujen siirtotyötä.

Valtasiirto has many years of railway transport experience. Since 1999 Valtasiirto has transported railcars on the Harjavalta Industrial Park railway.

In 2013 when shunting became subject to a license, Valtasiirto applied for a license for shunting and also a safety certificate to operate in the national railway network. Valtasiirto aims to begin transporting cargo on the national railway as soon as possible.

Case

  • Kupariteollisuuspuisto industrial park

    Valtasiirto is in charge of the internal transport operations at Kupariteollisuuspuisto in Pori, including forklift services, transports between subcontractors, and transports to the Harjavalta site. Around a third of Valtasiirto’s resources are occupied by the treatment of recycled and purchased copper, including baling, cutting and packing thereof. The company owns special equipment for the treatment of these raw materials. Valtasiirto is also responsible for the management of the Kupariteollisuuspuisto raw material storage.

    Furthermore, Valtasiirto operates at the park a vehicle maintenance unit, which maintains both Valtasiirto’s own transport vehicles as well as its customers’ forklifts and other vehicles. Overall, at the Kupariteollisuuspuisto area, Valtasiirto has a fleet of 20 transport units, including forklifts, lorries, loaders and trucks in addition to the material treatment and scrap metal treatment equipment.

    Competent to treat copper

    Valtasiirto mainly transports approximately 250,000 tonnes of copper billets, recycled and purchased copper, and copper cathodes per year for its customers Boliden, Cupori, Aurubis, and Luvata Pori.

    Valtasiirto is an integral part of its customers’ production processes. With its expertise accumulated over the years, it can take over its partners’ internal logistics operations and raw material processing and free their resources to their core business activities. Valtasiirto provides flexible services and adjusts them according to changes in the customer’s operating environment.

  • Harjavalta Suurteollisuuspuisto industrial park

    Valtasiirto provides extensive logistics services at the Harjavalta Suurteollisuuspuisto industrial park. The company is in charge of the transport solutions, vehicle maintenance and outdoor area maintenance of Boliden Harjavalta Oy, which smelts copper and nickel concentrates and refines copper, and Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy, which manufactures nickel products.

    On a daily basis, Valtasiirto supplies concentrate mixtures to the nickel and copper smelters following provided recipes. Valtasiirto’s tasks also include unloading of concentrate trains into storage and day silos, transport of materials, and other transport and material transfer operations. Furthermore, Valtasiirto is responsible for the treatment of recycled materials to be returned to the smelting process and the related work stages, such as sorting of the materials and cutting up the material pieces for screening and crushing. Valtasiirto is also in charge of transport of materials to interim storage, transport of slag away from the copper smelter, and tasks related to stacking and landscaping.

    Taking care of the outdoor areas also

    Year-round maintenance of outdoor areas at Suurteollisuuspuisto covers everything from mowing lawns and gardening to ploughing snow and gritting. In addition, Valtasiirto is responsible for all tasks related to cleaning of the industrial park area. Valtasiirto’s extensive task description also covers all other logistics needs in the area, such as transfer and transport of goods.

    Around 40–50 units of Valtasiirto’s own transport vehicles motor around the Suurteollisuuspuisto area. The vehicle maintenance unit is responsible for the maintenance of the machinery that handles 950,000 tonnes of concentrate every year.

    Valtasiirto’s customers at the park also include, among others, Maintpartner Oy, Insta Oy, ABB Oy Service, SOL Palvelut Oy and Lassila & Tikanoja Oyj.