Copper has been produced in Pori for 80 years – an ore deposit was discovered in Outokumpu in 1910, which is when the decision to build the plant was made – the plant was completed in 1940. In 2005, Outokumpu became Luvata, and in 2011, Aurubis AG acquired part of Luvata’s Rolled Products Division.
Since then, we have been part of the international Aurubis Group, Europe’s largest producer of refined copper and copper semis and one of the world´s largest copper recyclers. The Aurubis Group employs approximately 7,100 people in over 20 countries around the world.
At Aurubis Finland Oy, we are building the future of the entire planet together with about 290 leading experts in the field. Our products are professionally manufactured in the Copper Industry Park in Pori, an expert community occupying an area of approximately 100,000 m². The keywords in our production are high quality, durability and dimensional accuracy. We produce 8 million square metres of copper for roofing every year. Our products include rolled copper strips, sheets and circles. Our architectural solutions can be found under the Nordic Copper brand. Patinated copper sheets and strips are used as surface materials in both modern and historic construction sites around the world. In Pori, Aurubis’ copper can be found in the facade of the public swimming pool and the Tornitalo building.
About 90% of our products are produced for export to supply the needs of the electrical, electronics and construction industries. We manufacture products responsibly, with the goal of reducing emissions and landfill waste from production as well as ensuring the economical use of raw materials and energy. Waste heat from our copper foundry processes is directed to Pori Energia’s district heating network for residential heating.
Aurubis Finland Oy employs 290 people in the copper industry and the company is led by cooperative, flexible, and responsible industry leaders. We require our employees to be at least 18 years of age. The average age of our personnel is 42 years, and 59% of them have worked with us for more than six years.
Our production unit employs approximately 200 experts with the following titles:
- Production Operator, Maintenance Mechanic, Tool Machinist ja Maintenance Electrician.
Approximately 80 experts work in clerical positions under the following job titles:
- Customer Service Specialist, Quality Assurance Specialist, Production Planner, ITC System Specialist, Production Supervisor, HR-Specialist, Treasury Accountant, Laboratory Technician, Sales Manager, Manager – Supply Chain and Customer Service, Purchaser, Assistant Controller, Development Engineer, Technology and Quality Manager ja Service Mechanic.
Our name comes from Latin – Aurum + Rubrum = red gold = Aurubis
Our operations are guided by:
- ISO 14001:2015 environmental management standard
- ISO 9001:2015 quality standard
- ISO 45001:2018 occupational safety standard
- ISO 50001:2018 energy management standard
- An environmental permit in accordance with the Finnish Environmental Protection Act
Our goal in environmental protection is to reduce emissions and landfill waste from our own production and to ensure the economical use of raw materials and energy.
Waste heat from our copper foundry processes is directed to Pori Energia’s district heating network for residential heating. We recover 1,400 MWh of waste heat every year, which corresponds to the annual heat demand of about ten kindergartens.
Aurubis Finland Oy copper emissions to river Kokemäenjoki are below allowable level of copper in drinking water.
Aurubis Finland Oy is member of the international Aurubis Group. We operate an integrated copper foundry and rolling mill where we manufacture products for electrical, heat transfer and architectural purposes etc.
Our management is guided by ISO 14001, ISO 9001, ISO 45001 and ISO 50001 -standards as well as Aurubis Group policies.
We are committed complying with legislation, permits and obligations as well as sustainability principles in all our actions.
We take into account the needs and requirements of stakeholders and personnel, as well as the risks and opportunities associated with our operating environment.
Each of our employees recognizes their responsibilities and the importance of their own work and is committed to following corporate policy.
Occupational Health and Safety
Occupational health and safety are the key cornerstones of our operations.
Our goal is to enable well-being and an accident-free work community.
We aim to do this through staff commitment and the example of the supervisors, in cooperation with the occupational health care service.
We invest in the well-being of our personnel by supporting cultural and sports activities.
Environment, sustainability and energy efficiency
At Aurubis, sustainable development means careful handling of the environment and natural resources and responsibility towards our stakeholders.
We are committed to fighting climate change and protecting biodiversity by minimizing emissions and waste from our own production and by economical use of raw materials and energy.
The main raw material we use, copper, is 100% recyclable and enables the reduction of fossil fuels as the world becomes more electrified.
Environmental protection and energy efficiency are taken into account when planning and developing new products and production processes. We also invest directly in reducing emissions and minimizing environmental impact.
We believe product quality and satisfied customers are the key important success factors for profitable business.
We measure the quality of operations and continuously evolve to add value for our customers.
Personnel competence, quality awareness and the ability of all our functions to cooperate with each other ensure that process performance is maintained and developed in accordance with our objectives.