TK Engineering Oy (TKE), a Kvaser partner since it was founded 20 years ago, is a great example of the CAN knowledge and experience at the heart of our partner network. Started with the goal of becoming one of the best sources of CAN expertise in Europe, TKE built its expertise in Finland’s mobile machine market, gaining experience in marine, public transportation, material handling and defence as its customer base gradually widened to the rest of Europe and the US.
In 20 years, the projects that TKE’s design expertise is sought for have changed considerably. Timo Kesti, TKE’s CEO explains: “Mobile machines have become more intelligent, not only in terms of operation but also in ‘real-time connection’, so digitalisation has become more important. Customers may now be involved in projects related to more advanced technologies. Also, projects covering the entire control system have become typical, instead of plain stack delivery or software component delivery.”
Heikki Saha, CTO, attributes the company’s success to ‘our multidisciplinary expertise’ and ‘daring to cross traditional boundaries between different fields of technology’, there’s also trust that has been built over time and experience. “Through long-term projects and loyal customer relationships, we have been able to produce the best solutions for the customer and with this we have grown together.”