English - Nooteboom Giants on the Road Magazine English - Nr. 6 - 2019 | Page 56
GIANTS ON THE ROAD
Silvasti has within 25 years’ time
become the leading specialist in
abnormal transport in Finland.
The company has branches in
Finland, Germany, Russia and
all the Scandinavian countries.
During the severe winters
in Finland the equipment is
taxed to the limit. Ville Silvasti:
“Our Nooteboom trailers are
extremely reliable. Their simple
operation is important to us
as well. Nooteboom delivers
trailers to us that can cope with
the long, cold Scandinavian
1 WHO IS VILLE SILVASTI?
I am a 41-year old transport entrepreneur and I am convinced
that many improvements can be made in the special transport
2 WHO HAS HAD THE GREATEST IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE?
From a very early age I used to accompany my father and he
taught me everything there is to know about transport. He sold
his transport company in 1988 and I started my own business
in 2002. Later on I took over my father’s former company again.
3 IN WHICH YEAR DID YOU OBTAIN YOUR HGV LICENCE?
In 1998 I got my driving licence and I needed it urgently
because I used to drive myself when our company was still
4 DO YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR ONE PARTICULAR
TO VILLE SILVASTI
I don’t have a passion for one particular make of truck, because
the technique of the various truck brands is becoming more
and more similar. I have more passion for specialist trailers,
because they earn us our money. For investments in trailers
with a load capacity of up to 100 tonnes I prefer Nooteboom.
5 WHICH COMPANY IN THE TRANSPORT SECTOR SERVED
AS AN EXAMPLE FOR YOU?
None of them, because I believe we have to set an example
ourselves. I try to always be a step ahead of the competition.