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Junkkari is a successful manufacturer of agricultural and forestry machines. The company is part of the Finnish MSK Group, a family enterprise which includes three further subsidiary operations: Juncar, a manufacturer of high-quality trailers; MSK Cabins, an international supplier of machinery cabins; and MSK Plast, a high-tech business specialized in plastic manufacturing.

“We belong to a healthy, family-owned group managed by the second together with the third generation that develops, manufactures and markets its own quality products for everyday applications,” states Managing Director Harri Hytonen, who has more than two decades of experience in the tractor industry.

Junkkari is an experienced company founded in 1950. The first product launched was a straw flower used in harvesting grain. The next pioneering achievement was the world’s first safety cabin for tractors, which was developed following a fatal accident in the neighbourhood.

“Today, every tractor has a safety cabin,” says Mr. Hytonen. Later, the Finnish company added the forest segment to round off its portfolio. Junkkari employs 68 people and turns over eleven million EUR. The company offers a broad range of seed and combi drills which allow precise control of the working depth.

“Two years ago, we introduced a completely new drill family which can be easily adapted to the customers’ individual needs,” states Mr. Hytonen.

Junkkari ships 50% of its machinery abroad, to customers from the Nordic and Baltic countries to Japan and South Africa. Compared to other equipment suppliers in Europe, Junkkari is a rather small player. “But we make up for this with our long experience, high flexibility and first-rate quality,” explains Mr. Hytonen.

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