Exhibitors 2023

The international Kokkola Material Week offers annual high-level coverage of current research and development prospects in the chemical, bio-economy and mineral economy sectors. Welcome to network!

Sweco is an expert in the built environment and industry, designing the cities of the future and a more sustainable society.

Together with our customers, we tackle the challenges of urbanisation and the opportunities of digitalisation and create solutions that promote the development of a more sustainable society. We are a stable local operator and offer design and consulting services for sustainable industry and mines for domestic and international projects from pre-engineering, consulting, procurement, circular economy, recycling, project management and production support services. We bring experts and expertise to all stages of projects. We are a committed business partner with valued expertise and we serve according to the customer’s needs flexibly and with safety in mind. Come and listen to our battery industry services briefing! Let´s meet at Kokkola Material Week


Atolli is a Finnish plastics specialist serving industries in different fields.

Our main customers operate in chemical industry, battery industry and water purification. We have acquired knowledge and experience of plastic materials and products over the course of over fifty years.


Software Point – LabVantage Nordics is the leading Laboratory IT system provider and expert in Finland and Nordics.

LabVantage LIMS & ELN systems are widely used in QC and R&D laboratories across industries. LabVantage LIMS enables digitalization of laboratory – thus enabling data integrity and traceability. Compared to production ERP’s additional QM modules, LabVantage LIMS supports laboratory work processes in a detailed and user-friendly way – thus ultimately increasing QC data process throughput from sample to results.


The Accon Group is a major supplier of bulk packaging to the industry in the Nordic countries. With 40 years of experience, Accon’s principal focus has always been to be a reliable business partner that offers standard and customised packaging and handling solutions.

We deliver projects, services, and products for a wide range of Industry, such as food and agriculture industries, fishery and aquaculture, pharma industry, environment, recycling industries, as well as transport and logistics. Accon offers innovative and sustainable solutions. 

Accon Suomi Oy is part of Accon Group, which has own manufacturing plants in Finland and Estonia and sales offices in Finland, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark.

We can handle it!


At Yara, we produce solutions for sustainable agriculture and environmental protection. In cooperation with various operators we participate in solving global challenges such as the sufficiency of food and natural resources and climate change in a profitable and responsible way. We are part of the clean Finnish food chain, where food is produced profitably and sustainably. Yara employs around 17,000 people globally and 900 in Finland. In Kokkola Yara produces feed phosphates and potassium sulfate, and we operate a phosphoric acid and ammonia terminal. About 85 experts work at the Kokkola site.


Bothnia Green Energy project

Bothnia Green Energy is a 3-year Interreg Aurora project, which objective is to accelerate innovation in the field of sustainable energy solutions of the future by bringing together companies and organizations in participating regions and thereby promoting the competitiveness of companies. An expected result is that the project, through cross-border cooperation, has contributed to more sustainable innovations in the field of energy. The project is organized by Jakobstad Region Development Company Concordia, Kokkola Region Development Company KOSEK, The Kvarken Council EGTC (lead part and coordinating beneficiary), Technology Centre Merinova, Skellefteå Science City, Umeå Municipality, Vaasa Region Development Company VASEK and Övik Energi.


Boliden Kokkola is a world-class zinc plant producing high-quality zinc products to meet the needs of renewable energy production, green transition and modern society. The zinc we produce is used in cars, bridges, batteries, light poles, constructions — everything our modern way of life needs. We are part of the international Boliden Group with production facilities in Finland, Sweden, Norway and Ireland. Our goal is to be the most climate-friendly and respected metal provider in the world.


SSG Standard Solutions Group is providing industry with services to manage safety related processes more efficiently and in standardized way.

The SSG Safety concept involves coming up with common standardised solutions to common problems that are encountered throughout industry, regardless of sector. The concept includes e.g., effective general occupational safety training as an online training, tailor-made local trainings in easy to manage format, safety information management application and digital work permit process.

The SSG Safety Concept includes effective occupational safety trainings, which can be supplemented by workplace-specific occupational safety courses, both as online trainings. Concept consists also of communication application SSG On Site and its supplement digital work permit solution SSG WorkFlow.

SSG On Site mobile application makes safety communication efficient, fast and clear. Distribution of safety information and instructions to contractors, visitors and own staff is handled securely and in efficient way.

SSG Workflow digitalizes the work permit process and makes it safe and efficient. Because SSG Workflow process is customizable, it is suitable tool for use in many types of factories, industrial sites and construction sites.

SSG helps Nordic industry to operate more competitively, efficiently and safely.


Flexens Oy Ab is a project developer implementing Power-to-X technologies to enable societies to run on a 100 % renewable energy mix. Flexens was founded in 2018 to capitalise on the skills and capabilities created in building the world-leading RES testbed and demo, Smart Energy Åland, to capture the rapidly growing demand for renewable energy systems. Flexens has a solid commercial pipeline with substantial foreseen capacity in Finland and abroad.


Siemens provides innovative technologies, solutions and expert services for real estate, smart infrastructure and smart grids, and industry. Siemens’ technical know-how, comprehensive range of solutions and strong experience help build a sustainable future.


Work and life in Kokkola

Do you want a good job or a good life? We offer you both. Kokkola is thriving, and we have a wide variety of available jobs for different skills.

Effortless living and everyday life: feel the sea breeze on your face, warm rocks under your feet and rest your eyes on the horizon.

Central Ostrobothnia is the smallest but spunkiest municipality in Ostrobothnia, it’s seasoned with internationalism and bilingualism, communality and experience. Something that isn’t small is our growing and forward-looking export industry, entrepreneurial traditions and modern businesses, distinctive and strong cultural life, as well as the great opportunities to pursue all your interests. It has always been easy for us to see beyond the end of our nose and welcome all newcomers.

Welcome to Kokkola!


The Team Finland network in Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia offers companies a smooth service chain stretching from providing advice through to finding funding. The network helps companies grow and internationalise according to their needs.

In addition to these public business services, companies in Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia also have access to a strong stakeholder network, which includes higher education institutions, municipal development companies, associations of entrepreneurs, regional councils and numerous other actors.

Participating in our stand are: ELY-keskus, TE-toimisto, Viexpo, Finnvera and Business Finland. On Tuesday, our stand focuses on international recruitment and there will be representatives of Talent Coastline.


Labo Line Oy is a Finnish family-owned distributor of laboratory equipment, founded in 1993. Labo Line offers expertize high quality products, training and technical services for the whole life span of laboratory equipment – from consulting to after sales technical service. Labo Line is focused on cold storage equipment, protective workstations, chemical storage solutions, cleaning, disinfection and sterilization solutions, and heat technology equipment such as furnaces and ovens. The most important customers are universities and research institutes and industrial QC and RD laboratories.


Prohoc offers a wide range of services for industrial investment projects and manufacturing industry. Our core at project management and construction management gives us exceptional understanding also in operation & maintenance and production challenges that the production facilities face. We ae +400 professionals and have been part of +1000 projects.
Our services include: Project Management, Site/Construction Management, Supervision, Assembly projects, Maintenance services.


Umicore in Kokkola

Umicore operates a highly automated hydrometallurgical processing facility at Kokkola’s Industrial Park on the West Coast of Finland. It is the largest cobalt refining plant outside China and a big European precursor plant. Operational since 1968, our facility became part of the Umicore Group in 2019. We currently employ around 400 people and our number of personnel is growing strongly.

Our plant’s expertise is based on extensive R&D efforts and long experience in the refining, recycling, purification and processing of cobalt into high purity chemicals. Our cathode precursors are transformed into active cathode materials in Umicore’s cathode production facilities and end up in Li-ion batteries of portable electronics and electric vehicles.

Similar to all other plants at Umicore, safety and respect for the environment are a top priority as well as the ethical sourcing of its raw materials, such as cobalt.

The Umicore Group has a long standing expertise in metal treatment of more than 200 years. The plant in Kokkola fits its strategic growth path and its ambition to contribute to the accelerating transition to cleaner mobility in Europe and the rest of the world.


The Keliber lithium project aims to be the first European producer of battery-grade lithium hydroxide from its own mined ore reserves, thus contributing towards the green transition by facilitating the electrification of transportation. The Keliber lithium project is being developed by Keliber Oy, a subsidiary of Sibanye-Stillwater, a multinational mining and metals processing Group, with the Finnish Minerals Group, a state-owned company developing the value chain of lithium-ion batteries in Finland, the second largest shareholder. During the construction phase, the lithium project is estimated to employ approximately 500 people, and about 300 once in steady-state production. Production ramp-up is scheduled to start in 2025.
Welcome to meet us at the Kokkola Material Week on 22-22 November 2023!


Työplus – The biggest occupational health care provider in this area

Työplus is dedicated to providing and developing healthcare services for the workforce, and providing educational and consulting services in the field.

Työplus provides services for 27.000 employees locally in the Kokkola, Pietarsaari, Lesti- and Perhojokilaakso areas at 11 different locations.

Työplus is also located at Port Tower, situated in the heart of Kokkola´s growing industrial zone.

Our operations are founded on our values, which include trust, empathy, accountability and fair cooperation.

Our clientele includes a wide range of different companies in the production sector.

We specialize in preventive occupational healthcare for hazardous work enviroments.


Robocoast EDIH is a European digital innovation hub funded by the European Commission and Business Finland, which includes 15 Finnish universities. Robocoast EDIH´s goal is to support companies’ growth and competitiveness development by providing services for testing new digital solutions, building strategic partnerships, developing expertise, and seeking funding for investments. Through Robocoast EDIH, companies can efficiently utilize the R&D environments and ongoing projects of universities. Robocoast EDIH offers companies “one-stop-shop” access to R&D resources and networks of Finnish and European universities and research institutes.


Malvern Panalytical has been serving mining and minerals processing companies worldwide for a 100 years. Our knowhow is delivering analytical solutions for customers in different stages of value chain from exploration, minerals, metals, and battery material processing. Today Malvern Panalytical employs around 2500 people around the world.