Vauhti Speed Oy is a Finnish manufacturer of ski waxes and accessories, and its history dates back to the beginning of last century. Vauhti is one of the world’s oldest, if not the oldest, ski wax manufacturer to still be operating.
The company’s objective is to be a globally leading operator in the industry of ski wax technology. We prepare more than 500,000 wax units each year in one of the world’s most modern ski wax manufacturing plants, in Joensuu. Our business operations are based on ski wax technology, wax-related accessories and services, without forgetting sustainable development and environmental factors in product development.
Vauhti’s aim is to be a market leader in brands that solely produce ski waxes. Vauhti’s products now have more than a thousand distribution points in 14 different countries. The company is a market leader in domestic markets in Finland and a significant operator in e.g. Russia, Sweden and Norway. In addition to Vauhti’s own production, the company produces and develops waxes and care products for skis for the globally leading ski manufacturer, Fischer. The cooperation between Vauhti and Fischer also consists of wide-scale research and development cooperation in the gliding surfaces of skis.
EXTENSIVE TECHNOLOGICAL EXPERTISE AND A MODERN PRODUCTION PLANT ENSURE HIGH QUALITY
Modern equipment and technology ensure the high quality of products. Vauhti’s glide waxes and grip waxes are produced in an automatic process, where each wax has its own optimised production parameters. Automation monitors the production processes of each product as well as the melt temperatures at a gram-specific and degree-specific accuracy. The actual melting is handled by an automatic production robot. The process ensures that the products of each production batch are identical, and that they have been produced and cast at the exact same temperature.
Vauhti’s liquid products are also produced using the same accuracy. The products are produced in completely closed, digitally controlled production reactors, from where they are transferred to an automatic bottling line.
RESEARCH WORK WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN FINLAND ENSURES A COMPETITION ADVANTAGE FOR THE WORLD’S OLDEST SKI WAX BRAND
Our product development team have a passion to achieve complete knowledge and understanding of that thin layer between the ski and the snow, where the ski’s performance is optimised in all possible weather conditions. Our products and the technology behind them are based on rigorous and long-term tests in both laboratory as well as field conditions. Materials and their functions are a key factor in our everyday life. The surface of materials is typically produced of polymers, which features can be managed and customised in a diverse manner for multiple uses. The performance of surface materials is often critical in terms of products’ competitivity and their physical and environmental safety. Vauhti Speed Oy carries out continuous research cooperation with the University of Eastern Finland, where products can be tested in accurate laboratory conditions and thus, minimally small ensembles that are significant in terms of functionality can be discovered.
OUR PHILOSOPHY IS THAT WAXING IS NOT AN OBSTACLE FOR SKIING. THEREFORE, OUR MISSION IS TO KEEP WAXING EASY AND SIMPLE.
Vauhti has the longest heritage and history in the market. For this reason, we have the best knowledge about that thin surface between the snow and a ski, where the connection between water and a plastic surface takes place despite the form of skiing and the skier. We want lubrication to be easy and that does not necessarily need separate lubrication facilities. Liquid wax products are a thing of today and the future. Skiing enthusiasts seek easy solutions for maintaining their skis, but on the other hand, they can also demand good functionality from their equipment. Vauhti’s liquid products are developed with the same accuracy as the wax combinations used by the world’s top skiers. Lubrication is no longer a barrier to skiing, and you can enjoy cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, as well as in forests, mountains and fells.
VAUHTI IS ACCURACY AND DETAILS
Our roots and history come from Finland. Since the beginning, Finns have been known for details and accuracy. We are a reliable nation. We have high morals and we do not give up easily. We do not talk much, but we focus on the essential. This is our advantage in business operations and product development. Although we hate mistakes, we are not scared of them, but instead we learn from them. These values and starting points form the Vauhti products that are used by the world’s top skiers.