About Us

Established in 1990, Vahterus is a Finnish family business focused on sustainable heat exchanger solutions. The company is named after its home village in the Vakka-Suomi region of Western Finland. Vahterus was founded in an old sheep farm set in beautiful countryside, and after almost three decades of business and growth, we’re still proud to call the village our home.

Our founders Mauri and Sinikka Kontu pictured in the village of Vahterus.

Since the beginning, our mission has been to provide the best heat exchanger solutions for our customers. Without heat exchangers, industries and households would stop running. Heat exchanger efficiency is also fundamental in the ongoing energy transition. Vahterus is the inventor, pioneer and market leader in Plate & Shell Heat Exchanger (PSHE) technology.

Our heat exchangers are built for the next generation: they save energy, are compact in size, always custom-made, and because of their fully welded structure, they’re durable enough for even the most demanding conditions.

We aim to maintain our position as forerunners in our field through continuous product development, automated production technology and strong application know-how. A significant part of our research and development is done together with our customers, finding solutions to each unique requirement. Several global patents and awards granted for our innovative design and environmentally friendly products are a token of the success of our work. With headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Finland, Vahterus has subsidiaries in the UK, Germany, China and the US.

We believe in thinking globally and acting locally. While we expand, our headquarters and manufacturing facilities remain in Finland.
Left: Our first employee Jorma Laaksonen has worked at Vahterus since 1990. Right: Vahterus headquarters are located in a historic local building in Kalanti, Western Finland.
Vahterus is run like a family business. We believe in deep collaboration, conversation and working together – in our teams, and with our customers.
Several global patents and awards granted for our innovative design and environmentally friendly products are a token of the success of our work.
Today, Vahterus heat-exchanger technology is utilised in various demanding processes in the oil and gas, chemical and process, energy and refrigeration industries worldwide.