SSV-Tanks Ltd

SSV-Tanks Ltd. provides turnkey solutions. We manufacture eg. tanker tanks, pressure vessels and silos.

We manufacture eg. tanker tanks, pressure vessels and silos. We manufacture high quality tanks, improve the manufacturability of our customers’ products and also help in the production of prototypes for tanks etc. Our products are always tailored to the customer’s needs. We can serve you during all the stages of tank production from design, manufacturing, documentation, transportation and installation. Our modern production hall is located in Saarijärvi, Central Finland.

With our partners, we have supplied tanks to more than 100 countries, so you can count on our long and versatile experience in large projects in your international operatios.

We currently employ about 40 people and the company’s turnover is over 7 million euros. We invest continuously and our aim is to produce durable solutions and maintain our excellent security of supply.

Our modern production facilities are located in Saarijärvi, in the middle of Finland, so we are a convenient trip away from almost anywhere.

Quality requirements

Decades-long experience is the basis of our product quality. Our welding methods and our equipment are suitable for several types and grades of steel (black, stainless, acid resistant, weathering duplex, refractory).

We also provide structural design in accordance with the following standards:

  • EN 13084-7: Free-standing chimneys
  • EN 12285-1: Workshop fabricated steel tanks. Horizontal cylindrical single skin and double skin tanks for the underground storage of
    flammable and non-flammable water polluting liquids.
  • EN 12285-2: Workshop fabricated steel tanks. Horizontal cylindrical single skin and double skin tanks for the aboveground storage of flammable and non-flammable water polluting liquids.
  • EN 14015: Specification for the design and manufacture of site built, vertical, cylindrical, flat-bottomed, above ground, welded, steel tanks for the storage of liquids at ambient temperature and above.
  • EN 13445 G-moduli: Unfired pressure vessels.

For flow and vibration analysis and the design of structures exposed to dynamic loads, we are using experienced engineering firms.

The operations of SSV-Tanks are based on the ISO9001 standard. The quality system guides sales, design, procurement, manufacturing, delivery and installation. SSV has certification for the following quality management systems.

  • Quality  management systems ISO 9001:2015
  • Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures EN 1090-1:2009 + A1:2001
  • Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials ISO 3834-2:2005
  • Free-standing chimneys EN13084-7:2012

Additionally, we can CE-mark horizontal containers as well as freestanding chimneys manufactured according to harmonized standards EN-12285 and EN-13084.

Structural approval and final inspection of pressure vessels and vertical tanks are provided by a third party.

Quality policy

SSV-Tanks Ltd is a Finnish metal industry family company established in 1965 and operating internationally. Our core competence is designing and manufacturing cylindrical steel sheathed tanks and installing them. Installing. The pieces are typically in the range of 1000 to 8000 mm in diametre, both pressurized and non-pressurized, horizontal or vertical tanks, as well as chimneys and silos.

For us it is important to understand and meet the needs and expectations of our customers, and to create a good customer experience.

In addition, our operations are guided by product standards, as well as by Finnish laws, regulations
and official regulations. Our goal is to provide a high level of security of supply and to run a profitable business. The staff of SSV – Tanks Ltd is skilled and operates in accordance with quality and safety principles. Each of us has the responsibility and obligation to ensure that the customer’s requirements and other conditions are met. In our company, the whole staff takes responsibility for quality.

We communicate openly with both our staff and stakeholders. The management of SSV-Tanks Ltd monitors and measures the quality of operations. The company is committed to constantly improving our performance by developing and renewing our operations, production equipment and the expertise of our personnel.

Company history

An international family company from Saarijärvi

Saarijärven Säiliövalmiste is an experienced family business. The company started in a small workshop and has grown into a major export company over the years. The business premises are located in Saarijärvi, Central Finland.


 Towards the end of the 1960s Vilho Kinnunen set up a workshop, where he built flagpoles and later small steel tanks for storing and transporting fuel oil.


By the end of the decade, Saarijärven Säiliövalmiste had already established its position. The company grew strongly.


The business expanded to industrial process and pressure vessels, as well as to different vehicle tanks.


We started to deliver tanks also abroad. Since then, export has been a major part of the company’s business.


Our new, modern production facilities were completed in Saarijärvi in 2008. Since then, the growth of the company has strengthened further.


In 2016, we changed the company name into a more international form  SSV-Tanks Ltd. The turnover has increased to over EUR 7 million.