Reikälevy is a family business started in 1968. The functions of the company divide into three separate profit centres. We manufacture perforated plates and different applications of perforated plates for various industrial needs. We design and manufacture machines with SAMI-trademark for the needs of farms in the 21st century. Our contract manufacturing as the system vendor for the technology industry has had a significant role among our customers operating in the international market.

Company details

Yrittäjäntie 22 , Ylihärmä , 62375 Finland

Locations Served

Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Agriculture
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)
Year Founded:
1968

This company also provides solutions for environmental applications.
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Reikälevy is a family business started in 1968. The functions of the company divide into three separate profit centres. We manufacture perforated plates and different applications of perforated plates for various industrial needs. We design and manufacture machines with SAMI-trademark for the needs of farms in the 21st century. Our contract manufacturing as the system vendor for the technology industry has had a significant role among our customers operating in the international market.

The industrial needs and demands have significantly grown and keep growing also in the future. Reikälevy Oy has adapted well to this development, and we are doing good job for the customer’s best interest. The production technology of Reikälevy is unique. We have the benefit of using the field’s latest technology. Highly advanced operating system, modern production lines, and an efficient supplier network guarantee excellent competitiveness.

We appreciate quality and prompt deliveries. Modern performance guidance together with professional personnel is the foundation of our practices and provides us the effectiveness that allows us to answer to more demanding challenges.

Reikälevy Oy started its business operation in 1968 in Hyvinkää having a rented wooden barrack of 200 m2 as their premises. The company of the founders, brothers Matti and Mikko Mäki-Haapoja, moved to Ylihärmä in 1972, where the first own premises of 860 m2 were constructed.  The name of the company, Reikälevy, ‘Perforated Plate’, speaks for its branch of activity of the time.

Domestic textiles

The same time the business operation of Haapoja brothers begun, Matti’s wife Anna-Liisa started producing domestic textiles. The operation started at their home, in the kitchen of a one-bedroom apartment, to which they had purchased their first sewing machine, “Eeva”, by instalment. She produced custom-made puff curtains. When the family and the perforated plate business of brothers Haapoja moved to Ylihärmä, Anna-Liisa’s business operation grew into that extent that it needed to have its own premises in the same yard with the machine workshop. The business operation increased, and in its best time the textile production employed over 20 sewers. By the trademark Liisa & Matti, the products were sold in all franchising groups in Finland. The export to Sweden had also a significant role. Affected by the pressures of cheap production, the business operation was closed down in 2003.

Contract Manufacturing

The first customer was Paraisten Kalkkivuori Oy (Partek) in Lohja. The subcontracting project consisted of perforating asbestos-cement slates with a 63-ton Russian press. After the actual working hours, the company built as evening work their very first metal and aluminium perforating machine for the needs air conditioning business. All in all, four own perforating machines were manufactured. The machines were later replaced with an automatic punching line of a Belgian manufacturer Soenen, which had ten times the capacity compared to the previous four machines. The first sheet metal centre was built in the beginning of the 1980s and the first actual contract manufacturing customer was Oy Strömberg Ab Vaasa. The contracts were updated when Strömberg became part of Kymi Oy, later part of ASEA, and today it belongs to ABB. Even though the name of the contact person kept changing, we kept manufacturing the same parts of thin plates for frequency converters. From those days the company’s contract manufacturing has grown into the extent that it is today. Today we have several customers operating in the international market.

SAMI Agricultural Machines

In the end of the 1960s, perforated cardboard plates for cold-air dryers of grain were imported to Finland from Sweden. Reikälevy Oy took advantage of the moment, and started to offer perforated metal plates to the market in 1969. Propfans used in cold-air dryers were imported to Finland from Sweden and Denmark. Reikälevy started to manufacture them in 1974. This was only the beginning; after the production of propfans, Reikälevy started to produce prefabricated cold-air dryers, screw conveyors, silos, etc. SAMI as a trademark has taken its place among Finnish farmers with its high-quality products. Sami products are marketed via Agrimarket chain. From the days the business operation started, agricultural machinery has been one of Reikälevy’s strongest profit centres.

Growing company

The company has kept its name, even though perforated steel plates are only a small part of the company’s business operation. The company has modern premises and production equipment, and a state-of-the-art operating system. To these main principles the company relies, when it strives for healthy growth also in the future.

Customer orientation:

  • We are genuinely interested in our customers, and are personally aware of their needs.
  • We are always available to our customers.
  • We have a flat organization, in which the decision makers stay close to the customer.

Reliability:

  • We operate honoring the rules and laws of honesty, moral and ethics.
  • We give no empty promises; all the promises will be kept.
  • We provide our customers all the support needed.

Team Spirit:

  • We are committed to our company’s success.
  • We will not give up on our objectives; there is a touch of entrepreneurial spirit in all of us.
  • We appreciate our work and our perseverance.
  • We take care of our personnel’s occupational health and the safety of the working conditions.

Willingness to be of service:

  • We serve our customers in a way we want ourselves to be served.
  • We always strive for fast service.
  • By helping and guiding each other, we guarantee our customers’ success.

Innovativeness:

  • We observe our environment and take advantage of the information when enhancing our products and practices.
  • We develop our products paying attention to ecological values and saving natural resources.
  • By being inventive and open-minded, we ensure our competitiveness.
  • We do not fear for change; we see a chance in every change.

MISSION

We ensure the uniform growth and profitability by operating in two different sectors; both by manufacturing our SAMI trademark products for agriculture and by operating as system vendor for large customers of technology industry operating in the international market.

We are taking the ecological values into consideration; we develop and manufacture state-of-the-art agricultural machinery and solutions, helping the farms succeed at the same time.

We produce extra value to our customers of technology industry by having a close cooperative relationship with them and improving the competitiveness and sales of their products.

We are the leaders and the most desired partner in cooperation in our field. We constantly develop our practices in all levels of our organization, and are able to do our best in guaranteeing our customers’ success, improving of the shareholders value, and therefore also by ensuring our own future.

VISION

SAMI is the most appreciated trademark of our products in selected market areas. Our products stand out from those of the competitors in quality, effectiveness and reliability. In the development of our products, we emphasize saving natural resources.

Globally, we have a close cooperative relationship with our customers, improving the competitiveness and sales of their products. We are one of the most desired partners in cooperation in our field.

We stand out from our competitors in quality, effectiveness and reliability of our practices.

We enhance constantly our systems and develop the know-how of our personnel. Our operating is cost-effective and profitable, which ensures the competitiveness of our company in the future.