Vatupassi is a tool and equipment rental service owned by Avesco Group that currently operates on eight different locations around Finland: Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Nurmes, Oulu, Tampere, Turku and Kerava. While we may not yet be the biggest tool and equipment rental company in the country, we strive to be the best. We provide the most flexible service in the business as well as equipment that is guaranteed to be high-quality, in good working order and just right for the job at hand. As a family-owned business, we take care of our staff, pay our taxes in Finland and take responsibility for our surrounding community and the environment.

Why buy when you can rent?

The basis of our operations is to provide the right kind of tools and equipment for any kind of job, for all the builders of our world. Construction site professionals and amateur builders alike deserve to have machines that are 100 % well-serviced, clean and in good working order. Renting is affordable, and first and foremost sustainable. In a world that is already overloaded, you do not need to own every single device yourself. Our competent pros are happy to help you choose the right equipment and also take care of the transportation and installation too, if needed.

Minimal nit-picking and pretentiousness

We believe that only happy and healthy employees can deliver the best customer service in the business. We take care of our own, as if they were family. In addition to comprehensive occupational health care and work ability insurance, we offer our staff bonuses for sales, fitness and for not smoking, and we are also big on fairness and job satisfaction. We don’t believe in hierarchies, and at Vatupassi there is no bossing around or bowing down somebody. We have a lot of time for our customers and it’s always nice to walk into one of our stores. Whenever necessary, we are very flexible and adapt to the customer’s needs. You can always count on us.

For the builders of our world

We proudly and diligently pay our taxes in Finland. We also bear responsibility for the surrounding nature and society. The cornerstones of our operations are reducing the environmental burden, social responsibility and taking care of people. And it’s the actions that matter, not words. We are constantly reviewing and refining our environmental programme, we take care of our employees, and support sports and culture. We want to leave behind a more sustainable world.

Best tool and equipment rental service in Europe

Vatupassi won the award for the best small rental company of the year at the European Rental Awards in June 2020. In total, more than 80 European companies took part in the competition. Justifications for the award were the years of systematic investment in the well-being of our staff, in flexible customer service and in sustainability as well as our successful increase of turnover. Thanks to these exact efforts, the Entrepreneurs of North Karelia (‘Pohjois-Karjalan Yrittäjät ry’) named Vatupassi the Regional Entrepreneur of the Year in 2023.

Our continuous and systematic development work is still ongoing. In the summer of 2022, we achieved the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System certification and the following summer, the ISO 14001:2015 Environmental management systems certification and the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational health and safety management systems certification by Bureau Veritas. Through quality management, we aim especially to improve our customer satisfaction even further, to create straightforward internal policies and procedures as well as to ensure the well-being of our staff – in other words, all the same qualities that earned us the title of Best tool and equipment rental service in Europe in the first place. Please find out more about our quality policy here.

Small enough for big quality

Vatupassi Törmälä Oy was originally founded by Jukka and Jarmo Törmälä in Joensuu, Finland, in 1992. Jukka’s daughter Milla took the helm of the family business in the autumn of 2011, with Jukka carrying on as the chairperson of the board. Sampsa and Milla’s brother Anssi later joined the management team. Many of our employees have been with the company since the beginning, and nowadays we even have a number of second-generation members of the Vatupassi family working with us.

The Swiss company Avesco Group acquired the entire share capital of Vatupassi Törmälä Oy in March 2024. With the acquisition, we gained three new locations in Finland, as Avesco Rent’s rental outlets in Tampere, Turku, and Kerava became Vatupassi branches. Our personnel and management remain unchanged, and taxes continue to be paid in Finland. Now, our shared goal with Avesco Group is to become the strongest and most significant player in the industry throughout Finland.

As a family-owned company, we understand how important flexibility, well-functioning maintenance, long partnerships and personal service are to an entrepreneur. Mutual respect for our partners, subcontractors, and other stakeholders is essential to our operations. Therefore, all our partners commit to following Vatupassi’s ethical guidelines when doing business with us. Our catalogue of tools, equipment and services is well-suited for any customer of any size – but as a company, we are small enough to eventually know everyone in your company by their name.