Kito Crosby is the global leader of the lifting and securement industry it pioneered, and for which it continues to set the quality standard. With global engineering, manufacturing, distribution, and operations, the company provides a broad range of products and solutions for the most demanding applications. Our iconic brands include Kito, Crosby, Harrington, Gunnebo Industries, and Peerless. Kito Crosby’s people, products, solutions, and services have innovated the lifting and securement industry for more than 250 years. Together, we lift and secure the world today for a safer, stronger, and more productive tomorrow. Kito Erikkila has more than 45 years of experience in light lifting solutions and is part of Kito Crosby.

100 years of history

Key milestones and achievements.


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


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


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


The company concentrated solely on lifting equipment.


Technical innovations and crane development were at the core of the operations. The company innovated, designed, sold and installed, while crane manufacturing was outsourced.


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


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


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


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


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


First western crane company establishing a factory in Estonia.


The growth of the company required more extensive facilities. The factory and office moved to Masala, Kirkkonummi, to its present location.


First to patent integrated rubber buffers in PROSYSTEM push trolley.


First Finnish crane manufacturer to launch a light crane system made of aluminium.


Launch of a new generation PROSYSTEM Light Crane System to the market. First to invent and patent an overload indicator to PROSYSTEM light crane systems making it one of the safest in the world. Also, first to pack crane components in a vacuum.


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

The company name changed to ERIKKILA Oy. Expansion of the production facilities in Masala to a total size of 3500 m2.


Publication of a book on ERIKKILA's 100-year history.


Kito Corporation acquires all ERIKKILA Oy shares in Finland through its' subsidiary Kito Europe GmbH, making ERIKKILA part of the KITO Group in Europe.


Knut Stewen is appointed as the new managing director.


The Crosby Group and KITO CORPORATION complete business combination and Kito Crosby is formed.

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