KATKO Oy’s board of directors have appointed Markus Hyryläinen as the new CEO. The new CEO will take on the responsibility as of 1st of May 2020, in accordance with the succession plans of the company.
Markus holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and has worked in various positions in KATKO, including: manufacturing operations, marketing, purchases, business development and operational leadership. Markus is the third generation to lead the company and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2008.
The current CEO Jukka Hyryläinen will continue as the Chairman. He will also be responsible for overseeing KATKO’s move to its new factory and headquarters in Helsinki during 2020. Jukka has lead the company since 1987, during this time KATKO grew from a domestic company to a global operator in the Electrical Equipment Industry. The basis for internationalization has been KATKO’s significant investments in automation of the manufacturing processes and R&D.
Katko Changes Gradually to More Ecological Marking Technology
Katko starts to utilize laser-marking fully in KEM- and KUM-products. This technology doesn’t contain colors like the previous tampo printing. Laser-marking is always utmost durable – it doesn’t bleach or deteriorate. This technique has already been widely used, but now it will appear gradually on all covers of KEM- and KUM-products. This process is…
Products Resembling Katko Oy’s Products Circulating in the Market
There have been instances where products resembling Katko Oy’s isolators / safety switches / Enclosed load break switches have been found circulating in the market in Europe. We have been contacted by worried customers and partners about isolators / safety switches / enclosed load break switches that have a significant resemblance to our original…
KATKO’s terminal series updated. Class A terminals available from 1.5 mm² to 300 mm².
KATKO’s terminals for aluminium and copper cables covers now terminals up to 300 mm2. 1.5-16 mm2 has also been updated and the whole range has been tested and certified according to EN 61238-1 Class A. Terminals also conform to EN 60947-7-1. Class A terminals are suitable for equipment and general use as feed-in terminals…