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Company

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.

50 years of experience

We have successfully served boat manufacturers and our private customers for over 50 years.

Three factories

Our headquarters are in Kuopio where we operate in modern facilities of over 2,700 m². We also have factories in Poland and Portugal to serve our customers Europe-wide. VA-Varuste Poland is located in Suwałki, with a new 2,400 m² factory opened in 2017. Our newest factory was opened in late 2021 in Portugal. VA-Varuste Portugal has premises covering about 2,000 m² in Monçao. We already employ almost 200 textile professionals.

Modern, industrial methods

We can design boat canopies and cushions with high-tech 3D programming and with 3D-scanning. We digitalize the patterns and have the ability to cut them automatically with our cutting machines.

Efficient production

We make the products from start to finish in our own facilities – for example, our own metal department takes care of the canopy arches. Our highly efficient production ensures high-quality products and competitive prices.

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.

1969

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.

2006

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.

2017

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.

2021

Opening of factory in Portugal

VA-Varuste Portugal serves customers all over Europe.

62° 52.27′ 00“ — 27° 39.25′ 40“

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.

Values

At VA-Varuste, we have jointly defined the values that are important to us in our operations and guide us in our daily work.

Innovation

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.

Quality.

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.

Customer orientation.

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.

Reliability

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.

Contact persons

Email addresses are in the format firstname.lastname(at)va-varuste.com

Ville Vainikainen

TOIMITUSJOHTAJA

050 5149 089

Mikko Vainikainen

TEKNINEN JOHTAJA, HALLITUKSEN PJ.

050 5292 362

Sari Holopainen

MYYNTIASSISTENTTI

044 7659 520

Harri Kaasalainen

OSASTOPÄÄLLIKKÖ, METALLI | SUUNNITTELIJA

044 7659 507

Heli Pirinen

LAATU- JA KEHITYSVASTAAVA

044 7659 525

Mikko Husso

DESIGN TEAM LEADER

044 7659 512

Lassi Pekkarinen

MALLIMESTARI

Jukka Roitto

TEOLLINEN MUOTOILIJA

044 7659 514

Eetu Matela

TEOLLINEN MUOTOILIJA

Satu Rantonen

TUOTANTOPÄÄLLIKKÖ

044 5532 654

Pilvi Koikkalainen

ASIAKASPALVELU

017 2659 500

asiakaspalvelu(at)va-varuste.fi

Riikka Sikanen

ASIAKASPALVELU

017 2659 500

asiakaspalvelu(at)va-varuste.fi

Contact Information

VA-Varuste Oy

Siikaranta 14
70620 Kuopio
Tel. + 358 (0)17 265 9500
va-varuste@va-varuste.fi
BUSINESS ID: 0549341–4

We hope that you prefer to contact us by email.

Billing address (PDF): 05493414@scan.netvisor.fi
Online billing address: 003705493414
Operator: Maventa (003721291126)
SWIFT CODE: DABAFIHH*
Contact us for billing matters: va-varuste@va-varuste.fi

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Contact persons

Email addresses are in the format firstname.lastname(at)va-varuste.com

Mikko Vainikainen

TEKNINEN JOHTAJA, HALLITUKSEN PJ.

050 5292 362

Marcin Szklarek

GENERAL MANAGER

+48 503 515 505

Lukasz Marcinek

PLANT MANAGER

+48 510 488 001

Magdalena Staskielunas

PRODUCTION AND LOGISTICS MANAGER

+48 730 130 959‬1

Justyna Płaczek

PURCHASING SPECIALIST

+48 516 611 104

Paulina Wojciechowska

PROJECT MANAGER

+48 507 005 544‬‬

Alica Debek

DESIGNER

+48 507 005 544

Krzysztof Kotlinski

DESIGNER

+48 730 130 092

Rafal Bielenica

DESIGNER

+48 531 315 059

Jolanta Pieślak

ACCOUNTANT

+48 530 006 534‬‬‬‬

Contact Information

VA-Varuste Poland Sp. z o.o.

ul. Turkusowa 10
16–400 Suwałki
Poland
office@va-varuste.com

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Contact persons

Email addresses are in the format firstname.lastname(at)va-varuste.com

Mikko Vainikainen

TEKNINEN JOHTAJA, HALLITUKSEN PJ.

050 5292 362

Marcin Szklarek

GENERAL MANAGER

+48 503 515 505

Contact Information

A-Varuste Portugal Lda

Rua da Gandarela n89
4950–813 Troviscoso, Monção
Portugal

+351 258 249 042
+351 258 249 043
+351 258 249 045 fax

hello@va-varuste.com

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Dealers

Ö‑viks Solskydd & Kapellmakeri

Nätragatan 39 89331 Bjästa Sverige

Tel. +46 70 593 8673

info@osok.nu
kapell@osok.nu

Hanngrens Bil & Sadelmakeri AB

Kolvägen 14 85229 Sundsvall Sverige

Tel. +46 606 112 87

info@hanngrens.nu

Henricsson’s Båtkapell AB

Bjölavägen 11 (Näsets Båtvarv) 421 66 Västra Frölunda Sverige

Tel. +46 31 471 820

niclas@henricssonsbatkapell.se

Inpetto Kapell

Styrmansgatan 3 531 30 Lidköping Sverige

Tel: 0736 5071 08

kapell@inpetto.se

Jonetti

Lyckevägen 143 37495 Trensum Sverige

Tel. +46 768 868 696

peter@jonetti.se

Kapell & Annatt I Mälmö AB

Kantyxegatan 25 21376 Malmö Sverige

Tel. +46 40 154 017

info@kapell-annat.se

Rentvätt AB

Grindstuvägen 40 16733 Bromma Sverige

Tel. 08 288534

info@rentvatt.com

Seaside Marin

Bultgatan 40 A 442 40 Kungälv Sverige

Tel. +46(0)3–03 23 35 08

info@seaside.nu

Västkustkapell Ab

Skalbanksvägen 6E 45155 Uddevalla Sverige

Tel. +46 (0)5 22 12090 / +46 (0)708 827 516

info@vastkustkapell.se

Waldemars Båtkapell & Inredning AB

Verksgatan 3 72130 Västerås Sverige

Tel. +46 70 355 4940

info@wabatkapell.se

Måløy Industrisøm AS

Sæternes 6700 Måløy

Tel. +47 57 85 12 30

post@maloy-industrisom.no

RHJ AS

Oremo 1892 Degernes

Tel. 412 11 111

roar@rhj.no

Seilmaker Iversen AS

Mjåtveitflaten 31 5918 Frekhaug Bergen

Tel. 5555 7450

produksjon@seilmakeren.no

Z‑Seil AS

Industritoppen 15 4848 Arendal

Tel. +47 37 03 6900

mail@z‑seil.no

Kaleche Smeden

Nordhavnsvej 7 3000 Helsingør Denmark

Tel. +45 4920 1144

info@kalechesmeden.dk

Schultz Sejlmageri

Industri Nord 2 Hesselly 8 DK-6000 Kolding Denmark

Tel. +45 7632 1200

info@schultz-sejl.dk

VA-Varuste Oy

Siikaranta 14
70620 Kuopio
Tel. + 358 (0)17 265 9500
va-varuste@va-varuste.fi
BUSINESS ID: 0549341–4

Billing address (PDF): 05493414@scan.netvisor.fi
Online billing address: 003705493414
Operator: Maventa (003721291126)
SWIFT CODE: DABAFIHH*
Contact us for billing matters: va-varuste@va-varuste.fi