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Hydraulics and electrification of machineries are the specialties of Averfin Oy

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Averfin Oy, starting as a maintenance company for earth-moving machinery 20 years ago, is currently an international partner in the shipbuilding industry. The company designs and installs hydraulic, electrical and control systems to machines.

Operating since 1998, Averfin Oy began its business as an earth-moving machinery maintenance provider. The shift in focus towards maritime industry started nevertheless many years ago through cooperation with WasaDredning. Averfin helped in maintaining Hitachi dredgers on one of their ferries.

”Since the ferry operated at sea, we were taken aboard in the morning and were brought back in the evening. During the time in between we had some spare time, so we serviced also the ferry,” recalls Managing Director Jaana Hyttinen the early days of cooperation of Averfin Oy.

Little by little the demand became more focused on designing and building new systems.

“In the last five years we have concentrated even more on the maritime industry. Last year, for example, there were two new hopper barges completed, where the hydraulics and control systems of the hydraulics were entirely designed and built by us,” Hyttinen tells.

Core activities in hydraulics and electrification of machineries
Designing and installation of hydraulics and electrification of machineries are the core activities of Averfin. Over the years Averfin has delivered more than a thousand hydraulic applications.

“We also build control systems and measuring instruments both for existing equipment and completely novel inventions. On top of that, we design singular devices, small production batches as well as tailored products besides ready hydraulic systems,” Jaana Hyttinen lists.

The field undergoes constant development and current control systems of hydraulics frequently utilize radio control. Hyttinen believes that radio control is an increasing trend in the future and the company is already prepared for this.

“We have already modified and built a couple of demolition robots for sites, where the job cannot be completed by men. These Bobcats can be controlled through a camera, whereby visual contact is not necessarily required. The range, however, is short, meaning that the operator cannot be very far from the machine. Completely unmanned boats are yet to be achieved, but in principle, the technology for this already exists and this is the future.”

The 20-year old company focuses on development
Averfin Oy, which was founded in 1998, is celebrating its 20-year anniversary this year. Managing Director Jaana Hyttinen is pleased with the enthusiasm manifested in the current development of the company.

“Going into the shipbuilding industry has been quite new for us, but overtaking the new sector has also given us more motivation to develop the operations of the company. The prospects of the maritime industry are promising, therefore we will work there even more. This has given us a fresh impetus and everyone is eager to constantly contribute and develop,” she tells enthusiastically.

In addition to the shipbuilding industry, Averfin has developed consultation services and condition inspections. The company conducts inspections to machineries both in Finland and other countries.

“We can inspect machines, which the client considers buying, already during the purchase stage. Our experienced inspectors are specialised in the inspection of hydraulic components and wear parts. The equipment we can use includes mobile devices for measuring and recording pressure, flow and temperature. Inspection of machines and equipment helps the client to avoid making mistakes with procurements,” Managing Director Jaana Hyttinen explains.

More information: www.averfin.com

Averfin Oy
Founded: 1998
Place of business: Pori
Field of activity: Design and construction of hydraulics, machinery electrification and control systems
Provides employment to: 4 permanent employees and installation mechanics as needed
Turnover in 2017: MEUR 1.1

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