External transport and transfer services

Valtasiirto is responsible for its partners’ raw material and goods transport to harbours, and raw material transport from harbours to partners and all the way to their production sites. In addition, Valtasiirto is in charge of transporting its partners’ production by-products to stacking areas. Our logistics services naturally also cover subcontractors’ goods transport needs.

Machinery and training to answer our partners’ needs

Coordination of contract transport and chartered transport operations is carried out centrally at Valtasiirto’s Harjavalta transport unit. Valtasiirto’s transport fleet includes 150 units.

All our transport department drivers have passed all statutory training and all heavy-duty vehicles have appropriate ADR equipment. Valtasiirto is also registered as an operator in the waste management register maintained by the Finnish Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment.

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Joni Hautojärvi, CEO, Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta
Joni Hautojärvi, CEO, Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta

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.