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KoneAgria 2017 showcases agrotechnology innovations from Finland


KoneAgria 2017 presents an excellent opportunity to explore the latest technologies and innovations from the major agricultural machinery and equipment manufacturers in Finland. The exhibition will be held in Tampere on 12-14 October 2017, and this year’s focus is on pig and poultry farming.


Finpro is organising a seminar entitled Agrotechnology innovations from Finland as part of its international buyer and media visit to KoneAgria2017. The seminar will highlight some of the latest technologies and solutions by Finnish companies in the agricultural sector.


Sustainability is an important driver for Finnish companies in the development of new machinery and equipment due to the harsh conditions and vulnerability of the Northern environment. Improved productivity needs to be accomplished with environmentally sustainable solutions and safety in mind.


The following Finnish companies will present their innovations at the seminar: Antti-Teollisuus, ELHO, Farmtools, Figen, JPT-Industria, Junkkari, Hakki Pilke / Maaselän Kone, Palax Ylistaron Terästakomo, PEL-Tuote, Pellon Group, Rani Plast and Suokone.



Sustainable agro solutions from Finland


Finnish companies offer a wide range of machines and solutions for more sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry. For example, Pellon Group has developed an innovative manure processing system for cattle and pig farms that uses microbiology mediated technology.


“Pellon Biosampo is a sustainable manure management system that boosts nutrient utilization on the farm, improves logistics, removes smell and bacteria from slurry, and reduces ammonia emissions,” says Harri Muilu, Sales Director at Pellon Group.


Junkkari’s efficient combi drills place the seed and fertilizer very precisely in the soil and even do the rolling. “This maximizes the yield from the fields, while also saving time and energy,” says Toni Ruokoja, Export Manager at Junkkari.


Avant has developed two fully electric loader models that are battery powered and have zero emissions. The e5 model is equipped with lead acid batteries and the e6 with lithium batteries.


The new easy to use Valtra SmartTouch armrest is designed for farmers who want to focus on farming results. The nine-inch touchscreen allows easy customization of tractor controls, and gives access to the full range of precision farming tools.



Commitment to quality and safety


Finnish agrotechnology is internationally recognized for its high-quality solutions. Nearly all Finnish companies operating in the agricultural sector are ISO 9001:2008 certified, with several companies supporting 14001:2004 environmental certification.


“Finland’s reputation as a trusted source of agrotechnology products is based on the commitment of Finnish companies to continuously invest in R&D, quality control and product testing in order to develop more productive, sustainable and safety-enhancing innovations,” says Elina Puszkarzewicz, Program Director of the Agrotechnology from Finland program.




Elina Puszkarzewicz, Program Director, Agrotechnology from Finland, +358 40 3433 349,


Hetta Huittinen, Communication manager, Finpro, +358 40 033 9597,




Finpro helps Finnish SMEs go international, encourages foreign direct investment in Finland and promotes tourism. Finpro comprises Export Finland, Visit Finland and Invest in Finland. Finpro is a public sector operator with 240 experts serving in 37 trade centers in 31 countries and 6 regional offices in Finland.


Agrotechnology from Finland is a national program gathering the most innovative Finnish companies operating in the field of agricultural and forestry machinery and livestock solutions. It facilitates Finnish agrotechnology companies to find new markets and increase their exports. The program is managed by Finpro.








Antti's expertise in agriculture is well known for more than 60 years. We are profoundly familiar with the changing and challenging needs of agriculture and the high requirements set by farming and farmers. 


Antti dryers represent the absolute best in the field. Dryers are equipped with the well-known features tested and proven for even the most difficult drying conditions. Antti offers dryers for large range of applications. 


Antti drying & storage technology guarantees the quality of your grain. 


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ELHO designs and manufactures innovative and high-quality agricultural machinery. We work closely with our end customers and dealers around the world to make our machines as well working, user-friendly and sustainable as possible. Most of our production is exported around the world.


The family owned company was established in 1968. We employ about 100 people.


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Farmtools Ltd is one of the top oil tank companies in Finland, manufacturing FARMEX® and PROMEX® tanks for the storage and transport of fuel oil.


Farmtools Ltd is a long-standing and distinguished company in the Finnish agricultural trade. FARMEX is a widely recognized and reliable brand. We invest in quality, and our expertise lies in providing safe, practical and environmentally friendly solutions. We carry out continuous product development work in co-operation with the end users and in response to the needs of our customers.


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Figen Ltd. is the major Finnish swine genetics supplier that offers high-performance live animals and fresh boar semen for breeding purposes. Figen manages a comprehensive breeding program and produces top-health boars and gilts for pork producers globally.


Figen focuses on total economy in breeding. We emphasize effective piglet production where each piglet reaches good growth rate and efficient feed conversion ratio with high lean meat content.


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JPT-Industria Oy is an innovative feed factory manufacturer from Finland. The company is privately owned and established in 2007. With the skilled personnel, we have more than 30 years of experience in the feed factory field. We work closely with our customers around the world to make our products efficient, user-friendly, sustainable and hygienic. Thanks to the containerized structure of our products, our target market is the whole world.


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Junkkari Ltd is a Finnish supplier of agricultural and forestry machines which designs, markets and manufactures machines for sowing, transportation and forestry. Junkkari is located in Finland’s South Ostrobothnia, in Kauhava.


Junkkari’s exports have increased steadily over the last decades and now approximately half of the production goes to export. In total, there are about 30 export countries, while main market remains in Europe.


Junkkari is a part of MSK Group. The other companies within the group are MSK Cabins Oy, MSK Plast Oy and Juncar Oy.


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Hakki Pilke / Maaselän Kone 


Hakki Pilke is one of the oldest and best-selling professional firewood processor brands in the world. Exports make up about 80% of the sales, and reach over 30 countries on five continents. All our product development is undertaken in cooperation with international distributors and numerous professional firewood operators. More than 1000 processor units are shipped yearly to process all known firewood species around the world.


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Palax Ylistaron Terästakomo 


Ylistaron Terästakomo manufactures firewood processors and related accessories under the Palax brand. We also comprise a specialised plate-handling division, fabricating plate parts for metal industry. Our production quality and efficiency are guaranteed by modern equipment, professional staff, team-based assembly and the latest knowhow. Our never-say-die attitude helps us to serve our clients in the best possible way. We employ about 60 people and are a member of Terra Patris Oy.


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Pellon offers complete solutions for milk, pork and beef production. The solutions improve farm productivity, efficiency, easy-care, reliability of operation and the welfare of the animals in the production units. Pellon offers an advanced, automated solution, in which the production process can be controlled as a one entity. This guarantees an optimal feed consumption and the best possible conditions for animals.


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PEL-Tuote is a Finnish family business that is specialised  in manufacturing Kivi-Pekka rock pickers and Livakka slurry machines. The company was founded in 1985, and  its products are exported to 35 countries worldwide.


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Suokone is a Finnish engineering company, founded in 1971, specializing in designing, manufacturing and marketing of machines for soil handling in various surroundings, including the high powered low ground pressure tractors. Exports to more than 20 countries account approximately for 50% of our sales.


Over 40 years’ experience guarantees a good and reliable quality to our products and services. Our company has been found to conform the Management System Standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 by DNV since 2006.


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