From Steel Drums to a Market Leader in Road Maintenance
Arctic Machine Oy is a family-owned company that invests in Finnish quality. Established in
1981, the company has rapidly grown into an international success story. Currently, the company’s equipment is used to maintain roads in more than nine countries and in Finland it is the market leader in its field.
The innovative history of Arctic Machine Oy reaches back to 1949. When snowy Finnish roads had to be
kept open, the first snowplows were constructed from steel drums. Today, the company is the only
manufacturer in Europe who can fully equip a road maintenance vehicle for round-the- year use with just
their own products. The vehicles are equipped for snow removal and de-icing, and the data regarding the functioning of the equipment is constantly being collected.
The intention of Arctic Machine is to provide its customers with a comprehensive solution, from primary production to final monitoring. Bold decision-making and perceptive actions regarding internationalization have increased the growth of the company.
– We have always had the courage to take risks and the ability to renew, based on our skilled personnel
and constantly growing expertise, says the company’s CEO Juha Jääskelä.
In typical Finnish fashion, Arctic Machine does not boast about its success, even though it would be well-
founded. The success of the company established in Jyväskylä is built on products that are developed in-
house, thoroughly tested, and completely domestic.
Arctic Machine has always been ahead of the rest when it comes to road maintenance. The company has
also been among the first to adopt new innovations, such as the IoT technology that will lengthen the value
chain of the whole operation and introduce new market opportunities.
The company’s long history, reliability, and stability bring its customers back time after time, for Finnish
quality and innovations from Central Finland, exported around the world, in part by Arctic Machine.
Arctic Machine Oy
Valmetintie 11, FI-40420 Jyväskylä, Finland
+358 (0)20 7791 500
Field: Road maintenance and cleaning
“Innovative research and development ensures road safety regardless of the weather.”