Mirka Ltd (Finland) celebrates 80 years of pioneering surface finishings

This year sees Mirka (UK) Ltd parent company, Mirka Ltd (Finland), celebrate its 80th anniversary, growing to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers in the surface finishing industry.

For eight decades, Mirka has been at the forefront of innovation in abrasives manufacturing, including pioneering dust-free sanding with the launch of Abranet in 2001 in addition to several award-winning power tools, including the DEROS. The company was founded by engineer Onni Aulo in Helsinki, back in 1943, but due to the continuation of World War II, production didn't start until 1946. Headquartered in the heart of rural Ostrobothnia, Finland, Mirka has expanded with a network of daughter companies spanning the entire globe. Established in 1979, Mirka (UK) Ltd was the first of these.


Mirka Ltd's headquarters and factory are located in Jeppo, Finland

While Mirka is a very different company today, its core vision remains the same: to give customers the opportunity to perform better and achieve the perfect finish. Daily operations continually strive to improve products, added-value services, and training support, to allow employees to fulfil their potential and for customers to continue to be successful.

“The most important element of our evolution has always been to listen to our customers,” says Mirka CEO, Sjöberg. “We're proud of all the milestones we've achieved, but to stay relevant we must also look forward to the next big thing, and here we see lots of potential. The Green Deal in the European Union, and the green transition in the world, in general, are things that'll shape the way we look at our business and how we perform - not only for Mirka, but for the entire industry. The company that solves this puzzle will be relevant for many years to come, and looking at our organisation today, I'm confident that Mirka will be here to celebrate its 90th and 100th anniversaries as well," Stefen concludes.

To find out more about Mirka UK, visit www.mirka.com/uk/uk.