Ekokuljetus JNH Oy, Finells Transport Ab and Pohjanmaan Hyötykäyttö Oy’s Kokkola operations to join forces

Ekokuljetus JNH Oy, Finells Transport Ab and Pohjanmaan Hyötykäyttö Oy Kokkola operations merge their operations to continue growth and further develop the recycling industry.

Ekokuljetus JNH Oy, Finells Transport Ab and Pohjanmaan Hyötykäyttö Oy Kokkola operations have entered into an agreement to merge and combine the business operations together. The combined companies complement each other’s geographical footprint and strengthen the ability to offer a wider service portfolio of environmental services. Funds controlled by Sponsor Capital will join the founding members as an owner of the newly formed group.

The transaction which was executed on 1 September 2020 will create a new group in the field of environmental services with sales of EUR 11 million and 55 FTE’s. Ekokuljetus, Finells Transport and Pohjanmaan Hyötykäyttö are strong regional operators in the Ostrobothnia region in waste logistics and processing, sewage services and containers. The newly formed group will have the ability to offer its customers a full range of waste management services from collection to materials re-use. The entrepreneurs of the three companies thank their staff for their contribution in developing the Finnish circular economy.

Petri Niemelä, the CEO of Ekokuljetus, sees the merger as a natural step in the growth story of Ekokuljetus. The transaction will create a larger player with diversified ownership that helps the company to benefit from the growth opportunities in the sector.
“We can now offer our customers a better and wider selection of services cost-efficiently. The Group can now offer its clients all waste management services and ensure the proper handling of waste to recycling. Our goal is to invest in growth also in the future”, says Petri Niemelä.

Robert Finell, the CEO of Finells Transport, rejoices the good fit between the three companies.
“Complementing service offerings and a great track record of the three companies create a solid foundation for creating an even stronger regional operator in the circular economy. Regulatory changes in the field of waste management will require larger resources to ensure the quality of service in the future”, says Robert Finell.

Matti Virolainen, partner at Sponsor Capital, sees the combined group as a strong operator in the interesting and rapidly developing field of environmental services.
”The companies of the new group have each been successful players in the Finnish circular economy. The aim is to continue developing the business operations based on current strengths i.e. the waste transport and material handling. Long term outlook of the industry is promising as the recycling targets are continuously increased.” says Matti Virolainen.

Veli-Matti Jylhä, the founder of Pohjanmaan hyötykäyttö and part-owner of Ekokuljetus, is proud of the combined entity’s advantages.
“The staff is highly professional and committed to future growth. The wider service portfolio following the transaction will ensure an even higher level of customer service and satisfaction. The transaction will reduce the combined carbon footprint of the companies, which helps us in reducing the environmental impact of waste management. Furthermore, the recycling rate that is already very high in the region will continue to improve following the transaction” says Veli-Matti Jylhä.

Further information

Matti Virolainen, Sponsor Capital Oy, tel. +358 44 339 3984
matti.virolainen@sponsor.fi

Petri Niemelä, Ekokuljetus JNH Oy, tel. +358 44 567 7910
Petri.niemela@ekokuljetus.fi

Robert Finell, Finells Transport Ab, tel. +358 50 016 2650
Robert@finell.fi

Veli-Matti Jylhä, Pohjanmaan Hyötykäyttö Oy & Ekokuljetus JNH Oy, tel. +358 40 056 9740
vm@jylha.fi


Ekokuljetus JNH Oy

Ekokuljetus is the result of combining three companies based in the Kokkola region in Finland that all operate in the field of environmental services and waste management. Jätehuolto Niemelä Oy, Veli-Matti Jylhä Oy and Oy O Häggblom Ab began their joint operations in June 1 2017. Ekokuljetus offers wide array of high quality environmental and recycling services with years of experience and local expertise.

Finells Transport Ab
Finells Transport established in 1973 by Jan-Erik Finell is a waste management and environmental services company based in Kokkola and Vaasa region in Finland. Finells Transport offers its customers waste transport, recycling services, sewage services and containers. Finells HQ and recycling operations are based in Pedersöre, Finland.

Pohjanmaan Hyötykäyttö Oy’s Kokkola operations
Pohjanmaan Hyötykäyttö established in the early 2000’s by Veli-Matti Jylhä offers its customers waste handling and recycling services in the Ostrobothnia region.