Vapo Group - Sustainable Everyday Living 

We are an international company, with a strategy of satisfying people’s basic needs. Our business operations promote professional growing and home gardening, the construction of attractive and pleasant living environments and the well-being of animals. We provide our customers local fuels and develop products for air and water purification.
  • Founded

    1940

  • Employees

    900

  • Turnover, MEUR

    400

Operating countries

  • Finland
  • Sweden
  • Estonia
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Germany
  • Australia
  • Mexico
  • USA
  • China

 

Vapo Group companies

  • Vapo Oy
  • Kekkilä-BVB Oy
  • Kekkilä Oy
  • BVB Substrates B.V.
  • G&C Materials Oy
  • Hasselfors Garden AB
  • Kekkilä Iberia S.L.
  • Oü Kekkilä Eesti 
  • Neova AB
  • AS Tootsi Turvas

 

 

Owners

  • State ownership
  • 50,1 %
  • Suomen Energiavarat Oy
  • 49,9 %

 Business operations

Our business operations are divided into the Grow&Care, Energy and New Businesses divisions. The Supply Chain Management function used by all three business divisions manages peat production, logistics services and procurement, among other things, in many countries. The Group services shared by all business operations are managed by the Group Service function.

Grow&Care

Our Grow&Care division is Europe’s leading producer of home gardening and professional growing media. Our product selection also includes products targeted at home gardeners and landscapers. Our other sectors are recycling and composting as well as bedding peat.

Our target is to provide horticultural solutions that support sustainable development and conserve fresh water, catering to the growing global trend of clean local food and the construction of attractive and pleasant living environments.

Our main markets are in the Nordic countries and the Netherlands, but our products are available globally in more than 100 countries. Starting from the beginning of 2019, we are operating under the name of Kekkilä-BVB Oy.

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Energy

Our Energy division provides its customers with local fuels: wood, peat and pellets. The division encompasses the fuel business operations of Vapo Oy, Neova AB and  AS Tootsi Turvas.

Vapo has initiated the charting of suitable sites for wind power production in land areas owned by the company. The aim is for ten of the sites with the highest potential to proceed into concrete projects in 2021.

 

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New Businesses

Our New Businesses division uses its in-house product development activities to create new products and innovations based on refining peat and other natural materials into air and water purification products, for instance.

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Novactor

Novactor is a forerunner in the growing activated carbon market. The first production facility will be completed in 2021 in Ilomantsi, eastern Finland.

Activated carbon is used in many air and water purification applications. Activated carbon is also needed in industrial processes and food production to adsorb chemicals, metals and odours. The most familiar everyday applications include car cabin air filters, extractor hoods, water filters and vacuum cleaners.

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News

Vapo Group’s Sustainability Report 2020 has been published – the Group’s carbon dioxide emissions decreased by nearly 20% in one year

Vapo Group has published its Sustainability Report 2020, which covers all of the Group’s operating countries. The Sustainability Report provides comprehensive information on actions taken during the year in various areas of sustainability and the progress of the Group’s confirmed sustainability objectives and long-term goals.

Vapo to sell its shares in Nevel to Ardian

Vapo has agreed to sell its wholly owned subsidiary Nevel Oy to French private investment company Ardian. Nevel provides industry and municipalities with advanced infrastructure solutions. Nevel owns and operates a total of over 130 production sites and is responsible for the operation of more than 40 district heating networks in Finland, Sweden and...

The resolutions of Vapo Oy’s Annual General Meeting

Vapo Oy’s Annual General Meeting on 30 March 2021 adopted the Financial Statements for the financial period 1 January–31 December 2020 and discharged the Board of Directors, the Supervisory Board and the CEO from liability
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Vapo and responsibility

Responsibility is the foundation for Vapo Group’s operations. We use natural raw materials to produce growing media, heat, energy and new innovations that promote sustainable development. We use our raw materials to build sustainable growth and well-being for people and the communities we operate in. The responsibility programme designed to support Vapo Group’s new strategy is entitled “Sustainable growth and well-being from nature”.

 

Responsibility