Welcome to Kaunis Iron!

With new owners and strong local commitment we have re-started the iron ore mine in Pajala. We are doing this under the name Kaunis Iron AB. Our unique iron ore concentrate has with its quality and environmental advantages already shown itself to be in big demand among the world’s steelworks.

News

2021-01

Resounding 2020 for Kaunis Iron

Despite the pandemic, Kaunis Iron can summarise 2020 as a record-breaking year. Record production and record income. – The iron ore industry is among the few growth industries, largely because of higher iron ore prices, driven by continued strong demand in China, says Klas Dagertun, CEO of Kaunis Iron.
2021-01

All-electric heavy truck challenges the Arctic climate

Can electrically powered heavy trucks function in 44 °C below zero in northern Sweden? Kaunis Iron is now collaborating with Vattenfall, Volvo Trucks, ABB and Wist Last & Buss in a unique pilot project to develop a sustainable logistics system for the future.
2021-01

Vattenfall and Kaunis Iron in a new partnership concerning electrified fossil-free mining operations

Vattenfall AB and Kaunis Iron AB have signed a letter of intent to develop fossil-free and electrified mining operations at the iron ore mine in Pajala.
2020-10

1,200 MSEK (115 MEUR) investment in Kaunisvaara-Svappavaara roads

​The Swedish Transport Administration and Kaunis Iron AB have signed an agreement under which Kaunis Iron will contribute 127 MSEK to reinforcement and rerouting of the road stretch between Kaunisvaara and Svappavaara.