JANI AND RISTO KÄKELÄ
The 30th fiscal year of Avant Tecno Oy ends today, on the 30th of September 2021. At the same time the change of generation, which has been prepared in the family business for several years, will be implemented when the founder and long-term CEO, Risto Käkelä, steps down and begins his well-earned retirement days.
”The company is now in excellent condition and growing strong. During the last 30 years our turnover has fallen only once compared to the previous fiscal year, and not once we have made a loss. All in all, we could say that it’s easy to continue from this”, Käkelä gives a laugh and continues, “The new generation will certainly bring a lot of new ideas and thoughts and I’m confident that the growth rate will accelerate further. However, it needs to be remembered that it’s about the state of mind when it comes to success: The urge to be the best. This has supported our operations until now and for sure we will continue on the same path also in the future.”
Jani Käkelä, who has been the Sales and Marketing Director of the company for the last 11 years, has been nominated as the new CEO. Käkelä has been involved in the company’s operations practically since he was a child.
“Continuing the family business has been self-evident for me for a long time. During the history I have participated a lot in the company’s operations and gradually gotten more responsibilities when growing up. At the moment we have a clear growth strategy and we have already done a lot to secure our excellent competitiveness. The future steps are clear and our operation will be continued with decisiveness”, Käkelä tells.
As replacement for Jani Käkelä, Jukka Kytömäki has been appointed as the new Sales and Marketing Director of Avant Tecno Oy. He has been with the company for the last 10 years, previously serving as the president of Avant Tecno USA. Jukka knows the operating environment and the products of Avant very well and transfers to his new position with enthusiasm.
Also the Managing Director of Leguan Lifts Oy, which is a subsidiary of Avant Tecno Oy, changes when the long-term Managing Director Antti Otava retires on the 30th of September 2021 as well. Otava leaves the company with strong international growth to his successor Esa Vuorela, M.Sc. (Eng.). Vuorela has a long experience from different development and management positions in industrial companies. Read the entire announcement: https://bit.ly/3zVh8vG
Avant Tecno Oy is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-class compact loaders and their attachments and options. The company was established in 1991 and during the years it has become a concept thanks to its several innovative solutions. The factory of Avant is located in Ylöjärvi, near Tampere, Finland. Avant has own sales offices in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom and Brazil and import partners in more than 50 countries all over the world. www.avanttecno.com