VAK – pioneer of transport solutions since 1972

VAK:n historia

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 nearly 600 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 six different localities. VAK also has a branch in Sweden.

VAK products


20 000 products have completed in production.

The entire 2000s has been a time of strong investment and technological development.


The production of especially long trailers begins at full capacity.

Kuva 2019


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


Production commences at the company’s own element factory.

Kuva 2012
Kuva 2010 V-Slider


VAK develops the V-Slider.


Export to Sweden commences.

Kuva 1993


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


Lassi Virtanen establishes Virtasen Autokori Ky in Vahto.

Kuva 1972