Kesla

Kesla - the multitalent of forest technology

Kesla is a machine engineering group specialized in the marketing and manufacturing of forestry and material handling technology, adding value through high-quality and user-friendly vehicle-mounted material handling solutions. Kesla has three core areas of operation: tractor equipment, harvesting machinery, and vehicle-mounted and industrial cranes. The group's net sales in 2018 was €45 M. Of these, exports accounted for 72%. Established in Finland in 1960, Kesla has production facilities in Joensuu, Kesälahti, and Ilomantsi. The group also has a sales office in Appenweier, Germany. Kesla currently employs around 250 personnel. Kesala's A shares are listed on NASDAQ Helsinki Oy.

Kesla Oyj in a nutshell

  • Founded in 1960 by a Finnish farmer Mr. Antti Kärkkäinen
  • Turnover in 2018: 45 M€
  • Employees: 242 persons
  • Subsidiaries: MFG Components Oy and Kesla GmbH
  • Headquarter and factory in Joensuu, Finland
  • Other offices and production plants: Finland: Kesälahti and Ilomantsi. Germany: Appenweier.
  • Kesla is a family owned company which A-shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Oy stock exchange.