Innovation challenge 2023
Different industries, including the mining industry, play a vital role in producing technology that slows down climate change. Industrial raw materials are needed for electric cars, new climate and energy solutions and digitalisation.
Some materials can be recovered through recycling, but that alone is not enough to meet the demand for metals, which has increased, for instance, due to people’s consumption habits and increased well-being. Since metals have to be mined, the services must be produced sustainably.
Tapojärvi is one of the largest mining services providers in its sector in Finland. Tapojärvi has operated in Sweden since 2017. Our mining services include a wide range of underground and open-pit mining services.
Tapojärvi has entered into several long-term service contracts with the objective of constantly improving its operations.
Safety, quality, profitability and employee satisfaction are key performance indicators at the company.
“Tapojärvi operates as part of an industrial-scale circular economy that is constantly processing industrial by-products and innovating new solutions for the mining industry,” says Martti Kaikkonen, Tapojärvi’s Chief Operations Officer.
The company’s growth in the sector has been strong as Tapojärvi is strongly focused on developing the mining industry and circular economy in addition to offering more traditional services.
Constant improvement of operations is the goal
To provide sustainable services, we need technology that is modern, productive and cost-efficient. Tapojärvi has a wide range of equipment that is constantly being renewed.
The development of equipment technology and the utilisation and measurement of data play an increasingly important role. A good maintenance system and connectivity to various data sources open up new possibilities for maintenance.
“With proactive maintenance, the company ensures that our equipment functions reliably even in challenging conditions,” says Technical Manager Juhani Ruokamo.
Tapojärvi is an innovative company that is constantly developing new solutions to minimise the environmental impacts of mining, which is also what makes the company stand out from the competition. The company is also committed to promoting sustainable mining and improving the safety culture in its field.
Circular economy expertise and innovations:
Production of mine closure structures for waste-rock areas and mine filling.
The development of equipment technology and the utilisation and measurement of data play an increasingly important role.