Lahti Mechatronics Cluster

Innovations, growth, excellence

The most significant industrial concentration in the Lahti region is Lahti Mechatronics Cluster., which is formed by companies in the machinery, metal, and electronics sectors along with their stakeholders. The vision of the cluster is to develop and strengthen its industry in the Lahti region by utilizing the latest technology and high-level expertise, making it increasingly networked, internationalized, and innovative.

Lahden Mekatroniikkaklusteri Lahti Mechatronics Cluster
Merivaara

Merivaara

Merivaara’s innovative products and solutions improve patient safety and enhance the quality and efficiency of surgical operations in hospitals.

Materflow

Materflow

Materflow is one of the leading service providers of additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology in the Nordic countries.

Production Software

Production Software

Production Software is the software house for the industry. The goal is to provide industrial companies with IT solutions and software that help them increase their productivity and compete better in the tightening international competition.

Ccustom

CCustom Oy is a company specializing in mechanical design, founded in 2010, based in Orimattila.

Lunni

Lunni

Lunni Oy is a software company that provides a maintenance and service business management solution.

Reminet

Reminet

Engineering company Reminet’s services include mechanical, automation, and electrical design, consulting services, industrial maintenance, technical documentation, marketing services, and IT project services.

Lahti Mechatronics Cluster History

At the turn of the 20th century, railway, shipbuilding, and mechanical engineering were bringing jobs to the people of Lahti. At the time, a lot of small workshops were set up in Lahti. Most of them were family businesses.

Lahden Rautateollisuus Oy (Lahti Iron Industry) was founded in 1908. The company manufactured metal products from iron beds to woodworking machinery. Today, it is known as Raute Corporation, and it manufactures machinery and production lines for the wood processing industry. Raute’s projects include entire factories, production lines, and individual machines.

UPO Oy, Founded in 1938, started as a manufacturer of steel tubular furniture. In the 1950s and 1960s, production grew strongly with the manufacture of household appliances and plastic pipes. In 1946 the UPO foundry was founded in Lahti. In 1977, UPO Oy was merged with Asko Oy. The plastic pipe business grew, and in 1992, UPO Home Appliances was established.

Although most Lahti metal workers were employed by Raute and Upon after the war, there were also other major metal companies in the Lahti region in the early 20th century.

Vaahto Oy was founded in 1874, and it manufactured, among other things, boilers, sheet metal ovens, stoves, and washbasin covers. Today it is a global high-tech company that servers the process industry in papermaking technology and process equipment.

Joutjärvi Oy was founded in the 1930s. It manufactured tubular beds. Later it was acquired by Merivaara that also moved its head office to the same premises. Merivaara manufactures high-tech surgery room solutions.

Actual Mechatronics can be said to have started in Lahti in 1949 when Martti Kemppi began manufacturing electrical equipment. Today Kemppi Oy is a global manufacturer of advanced welding technology equipment.

Around the metals industry has risen a significant subcontracting network. The Lahti region has significant expertise in the manufacture of weighing and dosing systems. Stone is crushed, and tunnels are built worldwide with impact hammers and stone-working machines made in Lahti. Local conveyor technology know-how is evidenced by the tens of thousands of belt conveyor kilometers delivered worldwide. There is a long tradition in manufacturing injection molds and cutting tools, and the apartments are heated with burners made in Lahti.

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