VAK - pioneer of transport solutions since 1972


It started from something small – that being VAK’s story. The family business was established in 1972 when Lassi Virtanen founded Virtasen Autokori Ky in the outskirts of Turku, in Vahto. The first box body trailer was built on a used chassis, and initially the workshop mainly served local transport entrepreneurs.

Today VAK Oy employs more than 500 heavy-duty equipment professionals and the company is a market leader of temperature-controlled transport equipment solutions in Finland. The company has its own maintenance service network, which consists of maintenance service points located in eight different localities. VAK also has a branch in Sweden.

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The production of especially long trailers begins at full capacity.


The first HCT trailer is completed and the piloting of HCT combinations begins.

Image 2015 HCT
Image 2012


Production commences at the company’s own element factory.


VAK develops the V-Slider.

Image 2010 V-slider
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Export to Sweden commences.


VAK develops its own hook lift and advanced beverage distribution body. Serial production is commenced at the factory. The company’s name changes to VAK Oy.

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Lassi Virtanen establishes Virtasen Autokori Ky in Vahto.