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11.1.2022

Half a century and close to 20,000 products – VAK now celebrates its 50th anniversary

Picture: Sales Director Matti Virtanen (left), founder of the company Lassi Virtanen and CEO Ilpo Korhonen. PRESS RELEASE 10th OF JANUARY, 2022   VAK Oy, the market leader in manufacturing temperature-controlled cargo spaces and trailers, celebrates its 50th anniversary. The eventful story of this family business began when the founder of the company, Lassi Virtanen,

18.2.2021

VAK is number one for trailers

VAK achieved the top rank in Finland for trailers’ registration statistics in 2020. At the same time, our company made its own records in the number of manufactured trailers for the Finnish market. Approximately 850 units were produced at VAK’s factory in 2020. Out of these, 367 trailers were registered in Finland.

6.5.2020

Coming up! New, ecological, and energy efficient solutions for transportation equipment

We are constantly seeking new ways to develop our production more ecological and more energy efficient. In 2020 we will introduce a new structure in our transportation bodies that gives them an excellent insulation capacity, thanks to a thicker layer of insulating material. The better insulated structure has great significance to ATP classified equipment in

3.9.2019

New security arrangements at VAK’s factory in Vahto

New security arrangements that improve traffic and security were introduced in August at VAK’s factory in Vahto. A new, large parking area outside the gate has been built for staff parking. In the future, the factory area shall be closed 24/7 and the gates shall be kept closed. Recurring traffic that is authorised in the area shall be managed with a registration identification system.

13.3.2019

Appointment news: Matti Virtanen becomes VAK Oy’s Sales Director

Engineer, B.E. Matti Virtanen (45) has been appointed from 11th March 2019 as VAK Oy’s Sales Director.

5.2.2019

VAK’s business operations are growing strongly – HCT articulated vehicles and a new maintenance service point provide approximately 40 new jobs

The amended regulation concerning the maximum dimensions of articulated vehicles came into force on 21st January 2019. The amendment allows even longer, up to 34.5-metre articulated vehicles to be used on Finnish highways. The amended regulation has a significant effect on employment. VAK manufactures extra-long trailers and is currently recruiting dozens of new employees at its factory in Vahto. The recruitment of new employees to the new maintenance service point that is being built in Lieto is also about to begin.