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E. Hartikainen Ltd – A reliable partner in two business areas

E. Hartikainen Ltd is a company operating in two business areas. The company was established in 1965 and today it is one of the biggest private mining and earthmoving companies in Finland. In addition, it is one of the leading car dealers in Eastern Finland.

The company was established and it is owned by the Hartikainen family. E. Hartikainen Ltd employs about 680 people. The head office is located in Joensuu in the Province of North Karelia.
The company is solid and even growing. The leading business and credit information company in Finland grants annually an AAA credit rating for companies which have economic figures significantly higher than average. A total of 4.3 percent of Finnish businesses have the highest credit rating of AAA. Since 2002, Hartikainen has been granted it annually.

Additionally E. Hartikainen Ltd has been awarded a prize from the national body for cooperation in the excavation business MANK and ISO 9001:2008 certificate for the car dealing business by the AKL Finnish Central Organisation for Motor Trades and Repairs.

Mining and construction

The company began mining and earthmoving operations in 1965. Today, its central areas of operation are mining services, traffic routes, industrial excavation as well as harbours and dams. The company’s special areas of expertise are blasting and hauling big volumes of earth for mining companies – thanks to its large fleet of heavy machinery and skilled workers.  Today E. Hartikainen Ltd employs over 450 workers for mining and construction.

E. Hartikainen Ltd has worked for Outokumpu Ltd, Mondo Minerals, Nordkalk, Talvivaara, Nordic Mines and Yara Suomi Ltd, among others. Today, Hartikainen has mining and construction projects all over Finland, in co-operation with Finnish and foreign companies. The objective of the mining and earthmoving division is to manage contracts productively, efficiently and competitively.

E. Hartikainen Ltd is one of the largest mining and earthmoving companies in Finland measured by the number of machines. A high degree of machine utilization is achieved by having internal maintenance and repair shops.

Safety is one of the key factors in earthmoving business and therefore it is paid constant attention to its development. Long-term and purposeful investment has yielded results. The accident frequency rate has been decreased year by year. In 2017 the frequency rate was 6,5. (Frequency=accident/million working hours. Industry average 16,3) E. Hartikainen Ltd has been given the Safety Award 2014 by Pohjola Insurance Ltd for its constant efforts to develop safety and the Yara World -plate in 2016.

Car dealership

The very first Hartikainen car dealership was opened in 1984 in Joensuu. Today the company has four car dealerships which are located in Joensuu, Kajaani, Kuopio and Iisalmi (only service). The business employs approximately 230 employees.

The company is a so-called multi-manufacturer car dealer. The company represents Mercedes-Benz, Citroën, Honda, Ford, Opel, Peugeot, Mitsubishi, Hyundai, Suzuki and KIA. After-sales services are offered for several different car-brand. Also after-sales services for commercial vehicle brands are offered.

The high-quality and competent quality of service is Hartikainen´s goal.  As an indication of the quality the company follows AKL quality standards. 

Taking the environmental factors into consideration is the norm and the aim is to minimize the burden on nature. All of Hartikainen´s dealerships follow the Green Book of the Finnish Central Organization for Motor Trades and Repairs.

Contact us

Pamilonkatu 31
80130 Joensuu

Telephone: +358 207 545 500

Managing Director
Mr. Arto Hartikainen

Business Area Director, Mining and Construction,
Mr. Vesa Vaaranta

Business Area Director, Car Dealerships,
Mr. Taisto Leinonen