1927 - 2009
With deep regret, we announce that the founder of Kytola Group, Mr. Olli Kytölä passed away in Jyväskylä, Finland on the 8th of November, 2009 at the age of 82.
Olli Kytölä’s personality uniquely combined a pronounced enthusiasm for innovation, respect for high-quality work, and genuine care for his employees. His life style was humble. Olli Kytölä derived deep personal satisfaction from overcoming complex technical challenges. His creativity extended over his whole lifetime, and was best fulfilled when technical solutions were productized to serve industry needs around the world.
Olli Kytölä was a second generation entrepreneur in his family, representing in total more than 100 years of entrepreneurship. His desire was to welcome the third generation on board to continue the prosperous family business. Therefore he organized a seasoned Board of Directors to complement the young age of his sons.
As sad as losing a great man always is, we assure our customers that Kytola companies will continue to operate according to the high standards, high customer respect, and highly innovative products as pioneered by Olli Kytölä.