Who we are

KITO ERIKKILA is a manufacturer of ergonomic light crane systems, jib cranes and lifting equipment enhancing customers’ safety and productivity. Our main office and factory are in Masala, 25 km west of Helsinki. All our PROSYSTEM cranes are designed and manufactured in Masala, Finland.

In February 2018 KITO ERIKKILA became a part of worldwide KITO Group. As a group we create a community of diverse people and cultures working hard to deliver real value to our customers.


100 Years History

This experience guarantees the quality of knowhow and service


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


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


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


The company concentrated solely in marketing of lifting equipment.


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


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


First in the world developing 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.


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 bigger facilities. Factory and office moved to Masala, Kirkkonummi, to its present location.


First in patenting integrated rubber buffer in PROSYSTEM push trolley.


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


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 the PROSYSTEM crane system as the one of the safest light crane system in the world. First in packing PROSYSTEM crane components individually in vacuum.


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

The company’s name was changed to ERIKKILA OY. Expansion of the production facilities in Masala to the total size of 3500 m2.


ERIKKILA turns 100 years. The book of ERIKKILA’s history is published.


Kito Corporation acquired all the shares of ERIKKILA OY in Finland via wholly owned subsidiary Kito Europe GmbH. ERIKKILA’s light crane system launched in Japan as the Kito PRO light crane system. ERIKKILA becomes a member of KITO Group in Europe.


ERIKKILA appoints Knut Stewen as new managing director.

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