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Meet us at Teknologia 21 fair on 9.-11.11.2021

Jul 16, 2021 10:34:43 AM / by Norrhydro posted in Norrhydro, NorrDigi, Events

Norrhydro will be on display at the Technology 2021 fair on 9.-11.11.2021

Meet us at our exhibition stand 6n70 to hear more about the latest product development insights and the progress of our new production facility.


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The foundation stone of the new production facility was laid on 23 June 2021

Jun 24, 2021 8:43:09 AM / by Norrhydro posted in Norrhydro, NorrDigi

The ceremony of the foundation stone masonry was held in sunny Rovaniemi and witnessed by the special guests of various stakeholders on the spot. In the keynote speech, the importance of the new production facility was emphasized by Juhani Kangas, the Chairman of the Board of Norrhydro. According to Juhani the new facility is highly important to the international growth and launch of NorrDigiTM. CEO Markku Mäkiaho from OP Corporate Bank congratulated Norrhydro on the significant project and praised how fluent the collaboration has been. 

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NorrDigi engineering team is getting stronger

Jun 11, 2021 9:01:20 AM / by Norrhydro posted in Norrhydro, NorrDigi

The Norrhydro Product Development Team in Tampere was reinforced in June as an Italian mechanical engineer Ashley Delizzos started working for us.

Having recently graduated from the University of Parma (Italy), Ashley's first contact with Finland was while he completed an internship at Tampere University and Aalto University for his master's thesis. His interest in hydraulics increased after doing a thesis on the hydraulic model of an excavator. “I am amazed how only by moving fluid in a timely manner it is possible to move a complex machine like an excavator”, explains Ashley.

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Remarkable increase of production capacity and reduction of CO2 emissions with 15MEUR factory project – Norrhydro Oy invests in Rovaniemi.

Apr 26, 2021 8:06:10 AM / by Norrhydro posted in Norrhydro, NorrDigi

Norrhydro Oy will start a factory project worth approx. 15 million euro, which will enable doubling the current production capacity, once all the investments have been completed. In the first step the production capacity will be increased with 30% and CO2 emissions will be reduced even with 20% annually, compared to current factory. The new production facility will be built in the new industry area of Rovaniemi and the site will enable nearly 4 times higher capacity in long term than the current capacity. The construction work is supposed to start in May 2021 and the relocation of the production into the new facility will happen during the year 2022. Within the next years Norrhydro will create over 100 new industrial jobs in Rovaniemi along the new production facility and increased capacity in Rovaniemi within the next years.

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Pioneering electro-hydraulic solution significantly improving fuel efficiency in construction equipment

Dec 7, 2020 3:03:33 PM / by Norrhydro posted in Norrhydro, NorrDigi

Volvo Construction Equipment and Finland’s Norrhydro have developed a digital hydraulic actuator that increases productivity while radically cutting fuel bills and CO2 emissions in construction applications. If widely adopted, it could help the industry meet its sustainability ambitions while at the same time improving machine performance.

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Quick and efficient supplier onboarding, part 2 – How supplier partnership with Norrhydro helps you succeed

Nov 12, 2020 11:45:28 AM / by Norrhydro posted in Norrhydro, Hydraulics

For the Purchasing Manager, success in supplier onboarding most often comes down to four important areas:

  • ramp-up time
  • product quality
  • price
  • the potential for long-term supplier partnership
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Quick and efficient supplier onboarding, part 1 – How partnership with Norrhydro helps you succeed

Nov 5, 2020 11:11:02 AM / by Norrhydro posted in Norrhydro, Hydraulics


The keys to successful supplier onboarding are partnership and cooperation. To truly help you reach your goals, the supplier needs to be able to demonstrate, not only the capability to deliver the specified level of quality in set schedule, but also their commitment to building long-term partnerships.

For the Purchasing Manager, quick and efficient supplier onboarding most often comes down to succeeding in four important areas:

  • ramp-up time
  • product quality
  • price
  • the potential for long-term partnership
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Perseverance Lapland-style – Norrhydro is a shining example of the industrial expertise of the North

Oct 28, 2020 12:58:06 PM / by Norrhydro posted in Norrhydro

Kemi and Tornio are known as strong industrial regions, but there are notable industrial companies and extensive expertise to be found elsewhere in Lapland as well. Based in Rovaniemi, Norrhydro has become one of the top companies in Finland in the production of hydraulic cylinders, and is now gearing up to respond to growing demand with major investments.

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Norrhydro 35 years – Our story

Oct 1, 2020 6:52:34 AM / by Norrhydro posted in Norrhydro


Our story began in 1985 when a group of fifteen hydraulics professionals acquired a local hydraulic cylinder manufacturer’s business operations and machinery, and founded a new company. This was the beginning of Norrhydro.

As part of the acquisition, the new company gained the long-standing customer relationships of the previous company. This gave the company a smooth start. 

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How to select a reliable hydraulic cylinder supplier? – 5 key questions for every purchasing manager

Sep 24, 2020 9:45:53 AM / by Norrhydro posted in Norrhydro, Hydraulics


Selecting new strategic suppliers for mission-critical technology, such as hydraulic cylinders in demanding environments, is a challenging and time-consuming process.

When a suitable cylinder supplier is found, the partnership is typically formed for the long term, as anything less could mean considerable costs as well as risks. So how to best identify the right kind of supplier for long-term partnership early on in the process?

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