We have been designing and manufacturing food processing machines since 1938.

Nordic quality

We approach engineering as a craft where it is important to combine customer feedback with a strong focus on good taste and opinions on design choices. We manufacture our own machine parts on state-of-the-art CNC machines to ensure high quality and to be more resilient to shocks in the supply chain.

Focus on the essential

We run a lean organisation where everyone is hands-on to ensure that our customers get the most value. Our products are designed to be simple and durable to ensure fair pricing, ease of use, and long product life.

Safety first

When working in the food industry, it is extremely important to keep end users safe and protected from harm. Our products are reliable, safe to use, and have a long service life. We continually monitor changes in safety standards and update our products accordingly.

Born global

Most of the machines we manufacture in our factory in Finland are exported all around the world. All third-party manufactured products that we sell must meet the same rigorous quality and testing criteria as our own production.

Built to last

Every now and then we come across KT machines that have been in use for decades and are still fully functional – for example, a KT-325 band saw from 1968. We provide spare parts for a long time and improve the machines in gradual iterations to ensure compatibility across product generations. If safety requirements have made the old machine obsolete, we always recommend replacing it with a modern version.

Company founder Huvi Akrenius grinding coffee beans with a KT coffee mill in 1959


Huvi Akrenius founded Koneteollisuus in 1938 as a one-man shop in the basement of a Helsinki apartment building. In the post-war period of shortages, there was a high domestic demand for many types of machinery and equipment while raw materials and components were difficult to obtain. Gradually his hard work paid off, and he was able to start a factory in Helsinki and hire people to help with engineering and sales.

Huvi’s sons took the next leap in growth by building a new, larger factory, focusing the product portfolio on food processing machinery, and expanding sales to international markets. The third generation has joined the company with higher education in business and engineering, and experience from working in the industry.

The company is still run by the same family, with the second and third generations actively involved in day-to-day operations. Being a family business allows us to focus on the long term when working with our customers and partners. Many of our employees have been with the company for a long time, and there is a strong sense of belonging.