The cornerstone of the IKH chain is the over 50-year-old importing company Isojoen Konehalli Oy, which has extensive experience in the field of technical trade. The company imports a product range of almost 60 000 items from 30 different countries, including tools, technical machines and equipment, spare parts and accessories for tractors and machinery, hydraulic and pneumatic products, protective equipment, workwear, fasteners, chemicals, batteries, agricultural tires and trailers along with their accessories. The office and logistics centre are located in Kauhajoki, South Ostrobothnia.
Sales to the Finnish market are mainly made through the IKH dealer network, which covers the whole of Finland with the strength of almost 120 entrepreneur-driven stores and 10 own IKH superstores. The stores serve a wide range of customers from enthusiasts to professionals. Growing export trade is carried out in Estonia, Sweden, and other Nordic countries.
The roots of our operations date back to 1956 when Antti and Raili Alakortes started dismantling and selling tractors in Isojoki. Isojoen Konehalli Oy was founded in 1968 and was owned by the Alakortes family for more than 50 years. The company was successfully piloted for decades by Ilkka Alakortes until the company's ownership was transferred through an acquisition made in July 2021 to the Irish technical wholesaler and retailer Grafton Group plc.
Find out more here: Isojoen Konehalli Oy ja Työkalu ja Varaosa –yhtiöt ovat vaihtaneet omistajaa
From the very beginning of its history, the company’s principle has been confidential relationships with its customers and sustainable cooperation. The importance of quality is also constantly growing in the corporate world. We want to meet our customers' expectations with even higher quality products and genuinely professional service. Our values also include efficient operations, responsibility and care for our personnel. We are proud of the achievements of our company, employees and the retailers in the IKH chain and we want to continue this decades-long success story together with our partners.
We believe that through sustainable cooperation, we will achieve our goals - it is our most important resource today and in the future!