About KITO ERIKKILA

Kito Erikkila is a manufacturer of ergonomic Prosystem light crane systems, jib cranes, and lifting equipment, enhancing customers’ safety and productivity. Our main office and factory are located in Southern Finland, where all our Prosystem cranes are designed and manufactured.

Kito Erikkila is part of the KITO Group.

100 years history

Key milestones and achievements that have shaped ERIKKILA's history.

1912

Erikkilä is founded in Vyborg, the centre of international trade in Old Finland.

1917

Europe and Finland in turmoil, the company moved to northwest Finland, to Raahe.

1933

The Company moved to Helsinki and concluded its first crane representation agreement with the German Heinrich de Fries (HADEF).

1976

The company concentrated solely in marketing of lifting equipment.

1977-1988

The company concentrated on technical innovations and crane development. The company took care of innovating, designing, selling and installation, while crane manufacturing was outsourced.

1977

PROSYSTEM product innovation and the first company in Scandinavia manufacturing PROSYSTEM light crane systems.

1978

First in the world developing a raised bridge construction to light crane systems.

1987

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

1988

The company started its own PROSYSTEM light crane systems production in Espoo.

1989

First manufacturer of light crane systems to use powder painting of crane profiles. First in patenting ROBSYSTEM robotic cranes.

1991

First western crane company establishing a factory in Estonia.

1995

The growth of the company required bigger facilities. Factory and office moved to Masala, Kirkkonummi, to its present location.

1996

First in patenting integrated rubber buffer in PROSYSTEM push trolley.

2003

Launching a light crane system made of aluminium as the first Finnish crane manufacturer.

2004

Launch of a new generation PROSYSTEM Light Crane System to the market. First in inventing and patenting an overload indicator to PROSYSTEM light crane system making it one of the safest light crane systems in the world. First in packing crane components in a vacuum.

2005

A member of FEM (Federation of European Material handling Manufacturers) organisation. Active participation in developing the first European Light Crane Standard and serving as the chairman of the standardisation group.

2010 - 2011

Company name changed to Erikkila Oy. Expansion of the production facilities in Masala to a total size of 3500 m2.

2012

A book of Erikkila’s 100-year history is published.

2018

Kito Corporation acquired all Erikkila Oy shares in Finland via wholly-owned subsidiary Kito Europe GmbH and Erikkila became part of the KITO Group in Europe.

2019

Erikkila appoints Knut Stewen as new managing director.

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