Jukka Rahikainen, one of the owners of the company, steps down from the excavator cabin and comes to talk to us.
From Petäjävesi to entire Central Finland
“This is a family business. I’ve been involved in crushing with my brother and father since 2007.” Before that, father Reijo had worked in earth construction, digging ditches in forests, for example.
“They opened a rocky area near our home in Petäjävesi, and we thought that we could start processing it further. Our operations have expanded a bit since then,” says Jukka grinning.
Considering the current situation, it can be said that they have indeed expanded their operations quite a bit. The company already has two crushing chains, one in Palokka and the other one in Leustu, Korpilahti. The goal is to produce one million metric tons per year with the two chains. They are currently producing up to 700,000 metric tons per year. The new Nordtrack™ S2.11 double-deck screen purchased for the Palokka quarry contributes to achieving this goal.
“We were looking for a screen that would had enough capacity to screen the material so that we wouldn’t have to slow down the crushing process. Metso contacted us and asked us if we were interested in trying this kind of solution,” Jukka reminisces.