Our services

 

The future of process industries will see greater value yielded from services than from manufactured products.
Efora improves industrial competitiveness with smarter maintenance solutions and life cycle management.

 

Maintenance contracts

A comprehensive Efora maintenance contract covers the entire plant and the maintenance of all of its equipment, including the ongoing development of efficiency and reliability.

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Engineering services

Efora’s Engineering Services cover a wide range of tasks that increase production efficiency, capacity and life cycle at the customer’s plant.

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Special maintenance services

Efora’s special maintenance services include pump and roll maintenance. We offer both of these services to several industrial plants.

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About us

Efora’s mission is to provide our clients with industrial competitiveness through smarter maintenance solutions. As an industrial service provider, we specialise in maintenance and engineering.

Efora’s story

Why do we provide smarter maintenance solutions?

A competitive industry is the backbone of a healthy society. Finnish pulp, paper and board production excels in the global market. Therefore, the value of our products is measured in comparison with global standards.

Stora Enso and ABB started Efora at the beginning of 2009 as a joint venture. The present-day Efora was formed when Stora Enso became its sole owner at the end of 2013.

Improving the overall life cycle is at the core of our business. We achieve this by tapping into a network of the best suppliers, through information management and by developing the efficiency of our own work.

“Smarter maintenance solutions” is our promise to our customers. We do things better and smarter, in small or large projects, every day. And because our solutions are brighter, we are the secret to your machinery’s longevity, the one that ensures “smooth sailing”, as well as your production workers’ best friend.

Smarter maintenance is based on managing information about the production line. This information can be found from systems or the knowhow of our experts. At Efora, we are skilled at turning knowledge into action – and we succeed at maintenance projects because we know what we are doing.

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Industry evolution

Partners

Our partners

Efora provides industrial competitiveness and value-added services for our customers. Our partner network is comprised of leading industrial and technological experts. Some of our partners are developers of a broad scope of technology, others are highly specialised.

Our partners’ fields of experience include the industrial internet, machinery manufacturing, mechanics, automation, electricity and spare parts services – in fact, everything relating to the industrial process or smarter maintenance.

Our goals and principles unite us: Our common task is to increase the added value for our customers. We value our partners for their innovation, proactive approach and commitment to our common goals.

Ethical standards and work safety are absolute prerequisites for cooperation. Shared values make working easier in every situation.

Benefits from partnership

Through Efora’s network, you can take advantage of new business opportunities that the industrial reform has to offer.

As a partner of smarter maintenance, you can participate with your knowhow of processes, expertise and professionalism in a world-class industrial environment. Interactive cooperation accelerates the development of both parties.

Partnership for our personnel means developing their expertise and learning from demanding projects.

How would you like to participate in smarter maintenance? For more information about our partners, please contact Pasi Laukkanen or Tapio Laakso.

Work with us

  • Efora is a stable and rewarding employer that actively develops its way of working, expertise and personnel. The company’s training, studies and exchange programmes enable everyone to develop their careers. I’ve always been proud to call myself an Efora employee – right from the start.

    – Reetta, SAS Manager

  • I started working at Efora six years ago as a summer employee. This is my third year working here as an apprentice. The biggest advantages of working at Efora are the flexibility and opportunities to enhance my skills. I am interested in health and safety at work, and currently, I have the chance to work as an occupational health and safety representative.

    – Toni, Technician

  • I joined the company in 1982. The years have passed and even the name of the employer has changed. Efora provides plenty of professional challenges and opportunities. I’ve been working as an installer, installation supervisor, team leader and project planner – in Finland and abroad.

    – Seppo, Maintenance Technician

  • I’ve enjoyed working at Efora and its predecessor Fortek for the past 11 years. I started out as a project engineer, continued as project manager and now work as a manager of engineering services. The variety of projects and the possibility to advance and develop are great motivating factors here. Those who are interested can find opportunities in other regions or choose from a wide range of projects abroad.

    – Kari, Engineering Services Manager

We are here to help industrial companies to increase the added value of their production through smarter maintenance solutions. Our team of professionals ensures that you get high production availability as well as life cycle management. Join us as we create a new direction for this industry. We are pioneers.

Efora as an employer

Industrial renewal requires the best experts in the field. We provide a dynamic and expanding industrial working environment in one of Finland’s largest maintenance companies. We are united by experience, hands-on work and solid professional skills. We take good care of the expertise and wellbeing of our employees. Skilful and motivated personnel are key to our success.

Whether you are just starting your career or have a portfolio of seasoned experience, we offer you a diverse range of projects in maintenance, engineering services and support functions as a field or office worker. With the right operational maintenance skills, you can focus on electric automation or mechanical work. Efora’s engineering services are managed in our own planning units, where an extensive team handles project design and management. We also have our own support functions.

There are many different elements in successful maintenance. Are you one of them?

Professional development

Industrial renewal creates competition to which we must be ready to respond. Today’s ways of working are undergoing massive change, the use of digital is increasing and new tools are being implemented. Our response to this is to make developments and develop ourselves.

Our personnel include professionals whose knowledge we aim to maintain and promote further. Therefore, we ensure that our work embraces efficiency, continuity and the latest developments.

We continually encourage our employees to enhance their skills by offering them a variety of opportunities to support their career advancement.

At Efora, we are growing together.

Efora job descriptions

Efora provides diverse maintenance work. Within our team of 930 professionals, we offer a large variety of job descriptions. Below you will find some examples of the types of jobs we have available.

 

We are interested in having skilful professionals join our team. Whether you are at the beginning of your career or are already an experienced expert, we can offer you opportunities for professional development.

For more information about Efora as an employer, please call our HR Specialist Essi Buri.

Open position can be found from the Finnish site.

Contact persons

Ilkka Tykkyläinen

Ilkka Tykkyläinen has been the CEO of Efora since the summer of 2012. He is in charge of day-to-day management and has overall control of company operations. His goal is to help all employees at Efora to reach their highest potential.

Ilkka has management experience in the service industry since 1996. He has worked in executive and leadership positions at ABB’s service business in Finland and abroad, and in a service management capability for Elisa.

Ilkka is constantly striving to meet new challenges, both at work and in his leisure time. He works with determination towards success and enjoys the challenge.

Education: M.Sc. in Engineering, EMBA

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Matti Järviluoto

Matti Järviluoto has been Uimaharju’s Site Manager since 1st of November 2015. He is in charge of smarter maintenance and management in Uimaharju. Matti is a member of the Efora management team.

Before nominating as Uimaharjus’s Site Manager, Matti has worked for Efora as Uimaharju’s Maintenance Manager.

 

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Juha Kandolin

Juha Kandolin has been Heinola’s Site Manager since December 2014. He is in charge of smarter maintenance and management at the Heinola mill. Juha is a member of the Efora management team.

Before transferring to the management position at the site, Juha worked as a manager of maintenance services at Efora for 1.5 years. Juha brings almost 10 years of experience to Efora in the operation and development of manufacturing processes in both paper and board mills. Being a precise manager, what Juha promises will also be delivered – down to the last detail.

Juha spends his leisure time playing with his two sons. Additionally, he researches the economy and investments.

Education: M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

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Mika Purhonen

Mika Purhonen has been Imatra’s Site Manager since the summer of 2013. He is in charge of smarter maintenance and management at the Imatra mills. Mika is a member of Efora’s management team.

Mika has a strong professional background from various maintenance tasks and projects at Stora Enso’s mills. In addition, he has in-depth knowhow from the energy sector due to his former work experience.

In his leisure time, Mika draws energy from sports, allowing him to contribute 100% to his work in Imatra.

Education: M.Sc. in Engineering

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Kalevi Rantala

Kalevi Rantala has been Veitsiluoto’s Site Manager since 2011. He is in charge of smarter maintenance and management at the Veitsiluoto mills. Kalevi is a member of the Efora management team.

Kalevi has over 25 years of experience in maintenance, planning and procurement. Before joining Efora, he worked in managerial positions in Veitsiluoto and Kemijärvi mills for seven years. His previous work experience from different jobs gives him a broad perspective that is valuable to his current role.

In addition to working at Efora, Kalevi has been a board member for several terms at Promaint, the Finnish Maintenance Society. This provides him with opportunities to influence the development of the maintenance industry on a wider scale.

Education: M.Sc. in Engineering

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Tomi Vehviläinen

Tomi Vehviläinen has been Site Manager in Varkaus since December 2014. He is in charge of smarter maintenance and management there. Tomi is a member of the Efora management team.

Tomi has extensive professional experience at the Varkaus mills. Before his position as site manager, his career includes work as a maintenance services manager at the pulp mill and in special maintenance services.

Tomi is a rigorous leader who ensures good results in the field. He is always looking forward, while still seeing each task through to its proper completion.

Education: Machine Automation Engineer

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Pasi Laukkanen

Pasi Laukkanen has worked as Efora’s Director of Supply Chain Management since the summer of 2013. He is in charge of the company’s procurement and warehousing services, as well as oversees that the goals and developments for both are reached. Pasi leads procurement-related cooperation with Stora Enso. Additionally, he looks after Efora’s customer services and acts as a sponsor for the company’s focus on customer service and flexibility. Pasi is a member of the Efora management team.

Pasi has 10 years of experience in procurement from Stora Enso, ABB and Efora. In addition, he has process production experience from working with board manufacturing machines. A strong expertise in the production process contributes to his excellent overall understanding of the industrial business.

Education: University studies in technology

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Petra Herola

Petra Herola has had the position of Communications Manager at Efora since September 2013. She is in charge of internal and external communications, as well as customer and personnel satisfaction surveys.

Before starting at Efora, Petra worked in the maintenance sector at ABB, within the global organisation as well as in the personnel, marketing and communications units.

Petra takes care of her work-life balance with regular exercise to help her to juggle everything.

Education: BBA

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Tiina Janhunen

Tiina Janhunen has been the company’s CFO since September 2012. She is in charge of Efora’s finances, funding and risk management. Tiina is a member of the Efora management team.

Before starting at Efora, Tiina worked for over two years in ABB as finance director and as Finland’s divisional controller in the United Arab Emirates. In addition, Tiina has 13 years of experience working at TeliaSonera Group in various finance-related positions, including global manager, department manager and accounting manager. At TeliaSonera, she also acted as the corporate group representative for GSM Association’s Roaming Settlement Group and was in charge of TeliaSonera Group’s revenue accounting processes.

Tiina is quick to adapt to new environments and is able to interact well with different people. As a leader, she knows how to develop each person’s strengths. She is always seeking new challenges, both at work and in her leisure time. At the moment, she is combining work with her studies of knowledge management at Lappeenranta University of Technology.

Education: BBA and EMBA

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Tiina Mutala

Tiina Mutala has worked as a Human Resources Development Specialist since 2012. She is in charge of recruitment and training at Efora, taking care of developing training opportunities, development discussion process ownership and the seamless completion of recruitment. In addition, Tiina is the HR manager at several Efora units.

Tiina has a versatile background in HR. Before joining Efora, Tiina has worked at ABB in various HR roles.

A positive and dynamic attitude describes Tiina’s approach, both at work and in her leisure time.

Education: M.Sc. in Economics

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Locations

Heinola

Zip

Efora Oy
PL 5
18101 Heinola

Address

Tampellantie 1
18100 Heinola

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Efora Oy at Stora Enso Oyj
Heinolan Fluting Tehdas, Tampellantie 1
18100 Heinola fax 02046 29204

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Honkalahti

Zip

Efora Oy
Honkalahdentie 31, PL 12
54101 Joutseno

Address

Sahan Konttori: Honkalahdentie 31, PL 12, 54101 Joutseno
Itäportti: Saimaantie 72 54101 Joutseno

Shipping

Efora Oy Keskusvarasto
Honkalahden saha
54101 Joutseno

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Imatra

Zip

Efora Oy
Pentti Hallen katu
55800 Imatra

Address

Pentti Hallen katu
55800 Imatra

Shipping

Efora Oy at Stora Enso Oyj, Imatran tehtaat
Kaukopää/varastopalvelu
55800 Imatra, fax 02046 22601

Imatran resurssipalvelut

resurssit.imatra@efora.fi
040 575 6961

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Kitee

Zip

Efora Oy
Teollisuustie 27
82430 Puhos

Address

Teollisuustie 27
82430 Puhos

Shipping

Teollisuustie 27
82430 Puhos

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Oulu

Zip

Efora Oy
PL 95
90101 Oulu

Address

Nuottasaarentie 17
90400 Oulu

Shipping

Efora Oy at Stora Enso Oyj, Oulun tehdas
Keskusvarasto / OVI 810, Nuottasaarentie
90120 OULU, fax 02046 33124

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Uimaharju

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Efora Oy
PL 3
81281 Uimaharju

Address

Uimaharjun tehtaantie 2
81280 Uimaharju

Shipping

Efora Oy at Stora Enso Oyj
Enocell Varastopalvelut, PL 3 (Tehtaantie)
81281 Uimaharju, fax 02046 28576

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Varkaus

Zip

Efora Oy
PL 185
78201 Varkaus

Address

Satakunnankatu 10
78300 Varkaus

Shipping

Efora Oy at Stora Enso Oyj
Varkauden Tehtaat, Keskusvarasto
78200 Varkaus, fax 02046 32116

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Veitsiluoto

Zip

Efora Oy
PL 244
94101 Kemi

Address

Veitsiluodon tehtaat
94800 Kemi

Shipping

Efora Oy at Stora Enso Oyj
Veitsiluodon tehdas, Tavaran vastaanotto
94800 KEMI, fax 02046 34755

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Helsinki

Zip

Efora Oy
PL 1000
00381 Helsinki

Address

Valimotie 13 A
00380 Helsinki

Shipping

Efora Oy Valimotie 13 A, 6krs.
00380 Helsinki

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