In the early 1980s Finnish entrepreneur and inventor Olli Kytölä (“OK”) bought his first NC machining centers. Soon he became frustrated with the large size and small clamping force of machine vises and other workholding systems then available on the market for his brand new machines.
Once, when hanging laundry at home, he started thinking whether some sort of device similar to the screw anchor he used for attaching the clothes line to the brick wall could also be used in fixturing. His main goal was to achieve a high and accurate clamping force with a small device. The rest, as they say, is history - OK-VISE low-profile clamps had been born.
Today our products are available through a global distribution network. We are proud to ensure that even the most remote locations can be served within a few working days. As a result of constant product development and dedicated customer service our name stands for quality in every respect and OK-VISE® has become a recognized registered trademark around the globe.