Comfort your boat deserves since 1969
Our boat textiles represent peak expertise in the field both in relation to quality and practical use.
We have successfully served boat manufacturers and our private customers for over 50 years. Our customers are all significant boat-makers in Finland as well as other Nordic countries. Our products are also delivered to Central and Southern Europe. As Europe’s largest manufacturer of original boat canopies, our private customers get exactly the right high-quality canopy, made according to the original patterns and models to suit their own boat model.
Functionality, style and durability
We are Europe’s leading maker of custom-made boat textiles
Our boat textiles represent peak expertise in the field both in relation to quality and practical use. We are bringing individual comfort to boating by making products that increase a boat’s practical value and features.
Our customers are all significant boat-makers in Finland as well as other Nordic countries.
Our products are also delivered to Central and Southern Europe.
Comfort your boat deserves - already over 50 years
VA-Varuste Oy, the largest manufacturer of customised boat textiles in Europe, celebrated its 50th year in business in 2019.
VA-Varuste was established
First VA-Varuste manufactured tents and protective covers for cars and car seats – it did not have any products for boats.
Relocation to Siikaniemi
The boat industry was booming in the first few years of the 21st century and, to meet growing demand, VA-Varuste built its own factory on the shores of Lake Kallavesi in the Siikaniemi area of Kuopio.
Opening of factory in Poland
VA-Varuste Poland now operates on modern premises with a floor area of 2,400 square metres, serving customers all over Europe.
Opening of factory in Portugal
VA-Varuste Portugal serves customers all over Europe.
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We operate in Kuopio in modern premises completed in 2006 that cover over 2700 m²
We employ over 60 professionals in the textiles field in Finland, and app. same amount professionals also in Poland. Our production facility, completed in 2006, offers excellent prerequisites for the combination of traditional handicraft skills and modern production methods. The facility is located in the Kuopio area in Finland on the beautiful shores of Lake Kallavesi, Siikaniemi.
At VA-Varuste, we have jointly defined the values that are important to us in our operations and guide us in our daily work.
begins with the design of the prototype and continues through production in our implementation. Our company has the desire to develop operations, create new products and be a pioneer in our field. This succeeds if every employee is encouraged to be innovative in their own work. Employees’ development proposals are collected regularly, and the best ideas are rewarded and put into practice in our operations. We have in place an initiative reward system for continuous improvement with written rules.
Our high-quality products are created in the hands of our skilled employees. From start to finish, we manufacture our products in our own facilities using the highest-quality materials on the market, which enables us to guarantee the best quality for our customers.
Without customers, we do not exist. A satisfied customer is the foundation of our operations. With the security of supply, consideration of wishes and competitive prices, we guarantee long-term customer relations.
Well-being at work.
A skilled, motivated and healthy staff is our most important resource and the enabler of our quality work. We want our employees to stay with us for as long as possible and be satisfied with their work. Everyone has equal opportunities to influence their own work and well-being at work.
is behind the success of the family business that has been operating for over 50 years. We want to be a reliable, long-term employer for our employees and a primary choice for our customers.