Kytola: metering out success

Company profile

Finland-based Kytola Instruments has developed and manufactured flow metering, monitoring and control devices for customers around the globe since 1945, but the company began with the simple recognition of a market need.

Olli Kytola, the company’s founder, saw the operational benefits of reliable flow measuring instruments, and created the Kytola company to offer customers quality engineered products and application solutions. For the past 75 years, Kytola has steadily grown to an internationally recognized enterprise, whose products are used worldwide.

While Kytola has a global presence, it is keenly focused on expanding its North American market, propelling sales upward and increasing its visibility and recognition on the continent. To support this effort, the company taps into what has proven to be a winning formula; the delivery of high-quality products, the demonstration of its understanding of customer needs, and responding to those with solutions provided by skilled and highly dedicated staff. The company prioritizes integrity, accuracy, efficiency and reliability and integrates these values into all interactions with its customers, employees and the community. Kytola is also ardently aware of the particular demands of the North American market, which tend to prioritize high-quality, reliable and long-lasting products that offer long-term savings and require the use of fewer resources.

While it’s safe to say Kytola rests firmly behind the company’s current values, there is no room for complacency when it comes to Research and Development. The company’s R&D efforts are primarily concentrated in Finland, where it strives to focus not only on the development of new products, but also on updates to existing ones which help ensure a longstanding product life-cycle, and customers who are satisfied with their investment. Kytola emphasizes the importance of continuous development in R&D and works to research the needs of its customers in order to respond with targeted, accurate and efficient solutions. It should also be noted the success, precision and accuracy of the company’s products has inspired other businesses to replicate some of Kytola’s offerings.

Despite the company’s indisputable success, it is not immune to the market shifts the rest of the pulp and paper industry has experienced. Kytola has observed alongside the rest of the supplier community the tremendous impact digital technology has had on the pulp and paper industry. It has watched demand for printed media and newsprint fall off, and mills recalibrate their business lines to adjust. And yet, while the face of the industry has undergone monumental change, ecommerce has driven a steady upsurge in demand for cardboard as a packaging material, creating new opportunities for industry to reinvent itself.

Never one to miss an opportunity or a market signal, Kytola is at the forefront of what has become known as the ‘circular economy,’ and the company integrates elements of nature and green technology into its very ideology. Not only do Kytola products help companies minimize their water consumption, they also drive down energy and maintenance costs, reducing the overall environmental impact. The company’s focus on building products that are designed to last also means it isn’t uncommon to find a 40 year old Kytola meter in a mill. Creating products that are not intended to be disposable and have a long lifecycle ensure Kytola helps customers close their environmental loops.

Changes to the pulp and paper industry have compelled companies to reinvent themselves and think critically about investments and capital expenditures. Kytola has remained in lockstep with its customers through these changes for the last 75 years, and is poised to do so for decades to come.

Kytola® Instruments OY is part of a group of companies that is family owned under the Kytola® name. Kytola is a manufacturer and developer of flow meters, oil lubrication systems and oil analyzers.

The company founded in 1945 by Olli Kytola is located in Muurame, Finland. Olli Kytola understood there was a need for reliable flow measuring instruments. He achieved his dream as the Kytola line of products has systematically and steadily grown during past decades to an internationally known company, whose products are used worldwide.