The North East region comprises Nordkalk, which has recently been reorganised into four primary platforms, each of which is expanded upon below. Nordkalk is the leading company providing limestone-based products and solutions in Northern Europe. Delivering essential raw material to numerous industries and focusing on sustainable solutions, Nordkalk helps our customers reduce their environmental impact. The company’s solutions contribute to clean air and water as well as the productivity of agricultural land. With over 800 employees and a rich history spanning over a century, the North East region consists of more than 40 locations across 10 countries. Limestone is found in many products: it is an essential input used in numerous industries including construction, agriculture, environmental protection, chemicals, metals & mining and pulp & paper. In addition to the traditional segments served since inception, the Company keeps opening new frontiers through innovative applications. Circular economy products comprise 12% of Nordkalk sales volumes and the Company aims at increasing this number. Nordkalk has a long history of using its by-products which results in its material efficiency being more than 90% and rising.
Nordkalk created a dedicated quicklime platform to provide an industrial focus on quicklime production and customers. The new Quicklime platform will manage the energy transformation from fossil to renewable fuels and upgrade its kiln network to meet sustainability requirements. The platform consists of Nordkalk’s own kilns in Finland, Sweden and Estonia, kilns operated by JV companies in Sweden, and customer-owned kilns in Finland and Germany that are operated by Nordkalk.
Nordkalk’s newly formed Nordics platform consists of limestone, carbonate and speciality products businesses in Finland and Sweden. The goal of the reorganisation was to capitalise on market opportunities and develop the Nordic business further. The main sites include limestone quarries and grinding operations in Pargas and Lappeenranta in Finland and on the island of Gotland in Sweden.
Nordkalk’s Poland platform consists of Nordkalk’s limestone and carbonate operations in Poland. comprises quarries and grinding operations across four locations including Miedzianka, in the middle of Poland, which is Nordkalk’s largest quarry.
Nordkalk’s Baltics platform consists of the newly established Baltic aggregates business and is focused on developing Nordkalk’s limestone and dolomite operations in the Baltic countries, including exports from Finland. Nordkalk has three active quarrying sites in Estonia and a grinding plant next to the Rakke lime kiln.