The Kokkola Material Week, held annually, provides a high-level overview of current research and development perspectives in chemistry, bioeconomy, and mineral economy. This year’s event will take place from November 11th to 14th, 2024. It’s an excellent opportunity for networking!

For the 12th time, this event offers a fantastic chance to showcase your company or organization’s activities to visitors interested in the themes of Kokkola Material Week.
Interested? Fill out the form and secure your spot now!

Additional Information:

Visit Kokkola / Milla Kulmala, milla.kulmala@visitkokkola.fi or +358 44 7809 714.

The exhibition space reserved for exhibitors is located in the Gamlakarlebyaula at Kokkola City Hall.

Each exhibitor space includes a table (182cm x 74cm x 74cm) covered with a dark tablecloth.

Exhibitors can set up their tables starting from Monday afternoon, November 11th.

Initially, we are selling only 3-day booth spaces for Tuesday, November 12th, through Thursday, November 14th, as long as spots are available. Price: €2000 for 3 days (the currently valid VAT is added to the price)

Exhibitors 2024

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.


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.


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 healthcar


Holger Hartmann Oy – Analytical Technology and Comprehensive Service Holger Hartmann Oy is a supplier of analytical instruments for the technology industry. We offer top-quality products such as NITON XRF and SPECTRO analyzers, as well as HERZOG sample preparation machines and automation systems, all renowned for their precision and reliability. Our innovative solutions help industrial players improve the efficiency and quality of their processes. Our service doesn’t end with the purchase—we provide comprehensive maintenance services to ensure the longevity and reliability of your equipment.


HYDAC is best known for hydraulics and lubrication services, but our company also has a lot of expertise in process and heat transfer technology as well as water filtration. Our end customers include large companies in the paper and pulp industry, the steel industry and mining, the chemical and refinery industries, as well as the energy industry, in which we have been involved for example in the energy industry heat pump and district heating/cooling projects. We are also strongly involved in renewable energy. We have 20 years of experience with hydrogen.


Rittal Oy is part of the German Friedhelm Loh Group, which has 94 subsidiaries worldwide and employs almost 12 000 people. Rittal Oy is located at Tammiston kauppatie 35 in Vantaa. The office, warehouse and workshop are located at the same address. In Finland Rittal has around 60 employees and a turnover in 2023 of more than EUR 40 million. We offer a variety of switchgear cabinet systems, individual cabinets, IT racks, outdoor enclosures, HD enclosures, related power distribution, cooling and heating systems, and numerous other accessories and much more.


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!


Exhibitor area 2023