“Like many other technology companies, we started out in a garage. We were three guys with experience and insight into how feed mills should be built.
Initially, the three of us made small-scale installations and equipment deliveries. I remember when our first chain conveyor was delivered to the customer with a profit margin of 800 euros, which we immediately invested in a new welding machine. We continued in the same way, always investing our profits back into the company.
Just half a year after the start of operations, we were awarded a plant delivery contract worth 1.4 million euros. At the time, we had 5000 euros in our bank account, and the bank offered a loan of 20,000 euros. Ultimately, we didn’t even need the loan, as our customer and suppliers trusted us. That’s how our first project was successfully delivered.
Key figures 2019
Turnover: EUR 7.1 million
Head office: Ilmajoki, Finland
We had thought about modular construction before, but ultimately we became convinced of its benefits when we had to build a feed plant in Varkaus in the snow. We realised that it is much wiser to build plants as much as possible indoors in a warm and well-lit workshop. Since then, we have extended our modular construction techniques to many different plant types.
We gained additional engineering expertise when we acquired the company AW Engineering in Alavus. We began exporting a few years later – modular plants are very well suited for exports. We soon moved out of the garage and into bigger and bigger facilities every few years, culminating in our current engineering workshop in Ilmajoki.
The last 10+ years have gone by fast; I’ve lost some hair, my beard has turned grey and the company has grown. We now supply customer around the world, from Namibia all the way to easternmost part of Russia and from Europe to South Africa. Our modular products and tailored solutions for customers are highly developed, our engineering is light years ahead of the general level in the industry, and the quality of our manufacturing work can withstand comparison to the best in the world. This is a good basis for the future.”