HISTORY

1912

The roots of Erikkilä Nostotekniikkaa Oy are in Vyborg where Toivo Erikkilä, the grand father of current managing director Juha Erikkilä, founded a “company Toivo Erikkilä” (Toiminimi Toivo Erikkilä).

1912-1933

Erikkilä was an export and import agency, having office first in Vyborg, then in Raahe and soon Hamburg, Germany. The company represented cheese- and metal product manufacturers, tar- fur- and leather producers and saws/factories.

1933 – 1976

In the year 1933 the company moved to Helsinki and added its import product portfolio with raw material (lead, copper, lubricating oils), lifting equipments, bicykled, wrist watched and hunting weapons.

1976

From the initiative of Juha Erikkilä the company concentrated in marketing of lifting equipments.

1977 – 1988

By the Finnish entrepreneurship and technical innovations the comany developed and created new innovations. Product innovation PROSYSTEM® Light Crane System is an example of that. The system is used among all in industries like automobile, metal, paper, tyre, wood processing, electroincs, gas and food to increase productivity. The company took care of designing, selling and installation. The manufacturing of the product was taken care by subcontractors.

1978

The company designed a raised bridge construction to light crane system as the first in the world.

1987

The official name of the comapany was changed to "Erikkilä Nostotekniikkaa Oy".

1988

The company started own production of PROSYSTEM® Light Crane System in ERIKKILA factory in Kauklahti, Espoo (Finland).

1989

Product innovation ROBSYSTEM® (robotic cranes) was developed and the application was patented.

During the same year the company started as a first manufacturer or light crane systems to use powder painting of profiles.

1991

As the first western crane manufacturer ERIKKILA founded a subsidiary OÜ Eesti Kraanavabrik in Tallinn, Estonia

1994

The growth of the company required bigger and more modern facilities in Finland. The factory and office moved to Masala in Kirkkonummi, approx. 30 km west from Helsinki.

1995

Company patented ERGOLATOR® Ergonomic Lifting Device.

1996

Company patented PROSYSTEM® push trolley with integrated buffer rubber.

1999

New generation Robotic cranes with bus drivers were designed and delivered including a full customer’s product information database.

2002

ERGOLATOR® Ergonomic Lifting Device was industrially designed and launched in the Hannover Messe in Germany in April 2002. The design was protected.

2003

As the first Finnish crane manufacturer ERIKKILA launced a light crane system made of aluminium.

2004

ERIKKILA launched a new generation PROSYSTEM® Light Crane System to the market..

In addition an overload indicator was designed and patented to the light crane system which made the PROSYSTEM® crane system as the safest light crane system in the world.

As the first in the world the company started to use vacuum packaging of components in PROSYSTEM® Light Crane System.

2005

Erikkilä Nostotekniikkaa Oy was awarded ISO9001:2001-quality certificate and a German DIN 18800-welding certificate.

The company is a member of FEM (Federation of European Material handling Manufacturers) –organisation and participates in the standardisation work of the field by taking part in the developing the first European Light Crane Standard and serving as the chairman of the standardisation group.

2006

Managing Director of ERIKKILA, Mr Juha Erikkilä, was chosen as one of the worlds 50 most influential people in the crane and hoisting branch. (The international factory crane magazine HOIST http://www.hoistmagazine.com/story.asp?storyCode=2035097 ).

ERIKKILA made a strategic decision to concentrate the production of profile products to Finland. The manufacturing of bridge cranes and I-girder jib cranes is concentrated in OÜ Eesti Kraanavabrik. ERIKKILA expanded production facilities in Masala, Kirkkonummi by 570 m2 to a total of 2130 m2.

2010

The company name is changed to ERIKKILA OY and the founder's great grandson Mikko Erikkilä is appointed as the new CEO. Juha Erikkilä becomes the chairman of the board of directors.

A new product family called SPARTAN is published. Covering bridge cranes from 1,6 to 10 tons, SPARTAN is unique in the world with it's wireless controls and cable-free power supply as a standard.   

2011

The Masala factory is expanded by 1600 m2 for the manufacturing of SPARTAN bridge cranes. The total size of the Masala production facility is now over 3500 m2.

2012

ERIKKILA turns 100 years and celebrates the 100-year long travel for the whole year. A book of ERIKKILA's history as a company if published.

Toivo Erikkilä at his desk at Vyborg.

The city of Vyborg in the beginning
of the 20th century.

ERIKKILÄ KY production facilites
in Helsinki, Finland in the 80s.

Overload indicator.



ERIKKILAs first ISO9001:2001
quality certificate.

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