Logistics is about trust - over 500 major companies entrust their production to Transval

There is an old wisdom in business that says you should focus on what you do best. That's why it's a good idea to consider whether a sub-process - for example, in-house logistics - could be outsourced to a company that knows how to do it," says Risto Vilo, Director of Customer Relations and Growth at Transval Oy.

The company, which offers in-house logistics services for industrial facilities, warehouses, terminals and stores, as well as service warehouse space, customized transport services and personnel leasing for logistics operations, speaks with a strong voice of experience. "Often in manufacturing, for example, the number one issue has been a focus on manufacturing efficiency and product quality. Logistics has been a necessary evil that has been overlooked to extract efficiencies. In recent years, attention has also started to focus on the functionality of in-house logistics - and that's where we can help."

"We can bring savings of up to 10% to a company's logistics operations, we are the industry pioneer in in-house logistics."

Lean expertise every day

Transval's nearly 100 Lean Six Sigma experts and in-house staff trained by the company bring lean thinking and practices to the customer's facilities. The efficiencies brought by logistics have been noticed by the customer base.

"For in-house logistics services, we bring the necessary material handling machines and logistics professionals to the customer's own facilities. One of our core competencies is to get goods to production on time. We also ensure that the goods move efficiently within the production or warehouse, and we pack and deliver the goods."

Transval's service also includes service warehousing with a comprehensive additional service repertoire, where the company serves a wide range of companies operating in Finland - with 300,000 square meters of secure warehouse space. Transport of products, for example from the port or between locations, is handled with customised transport solutions. The company's offer includes various logistical functions for stores - for example, product shelving is carried out in 1,250 stores. A third service is the hiring of skilled personnel for logistics operations, with Transval receiving nearly 20 000 job applications every year.

"Our clients range from large multinationals to small online shops and family businesses. Wholesalers, machine shops and the process industry, among others, rely on us for their in-house logistics."

Trust is based on transparency

"Our promise to our customers is based on continuous improvement and measurement of our operations using methods that are also directly visible to our customers. The aim is also efficiency, agility and, in this way, savings for the customer," says Vilo.

Transval acts as a risk buffer for the customer. The customer gets a workforce that is adaptable to seasonal fluctuations, the solution is flexibility. "When we hire staff for logistics tasks, the billing basis is EUR per hour. Otherwise, customers are invoiced on a performance basis, i.e. EUR per job done. Our customers choose the services they need at a fixed rate. Performance-based invoicing also contributes to operational efficiency, as the work is charged directly according to the customer's volumes. There are no surprises."

Did you know this about Transval?

  • Serves around 500 customers in Finland and the Baltic countries at customer-owned premises; for example, warehouses, terminals, industry and stores.
  • The company has been in business for over 25 years, with around 5 000 employees.
  • The service covers supply chain solutions from transportation to warehousing, as well as in-house logistics solutions and staffing services by logistics professionals.
  • Operating throughout the country, headquartered in Helsinki.
  • Converting customers' fixed costs of in-house logistics into variable costs.
  • Finland's market leader in outsourcing logistics.
  • Does what it promises.