Pentti and Raija Hiltunen founded the Pitoteräs Ky machine workshop in 1982. The company started its production first at Kuopio, Neulamäki Industrial area, but soon moved to Oravikoski in 1987. At this time the company renamed itself to Oravikosken Konepaja Oy.

At the beginning company manufactured:

  • U-bolts
  • Pipe supports
  • Brackets for pipes
  • Pipe clamps
  • Steel constructions

190 sq.m. of production premises included administrative and social facilities. Pitoteräs Ky
had 7 employees


Oravikosken Konepaja is today the biggest manufacturer and supplier of pipe supports for industrial and process pipework in Finland. The total area of facilities is now around 5000 sq.m.

  • 16 000 sq.m. of industrial site
  • 35 employees
  • 5.3 million euros turnover in 2005
  • Company is a contract supplier
  • for all the major power plant manufacturers and suppliers in Finland
  • Company also supplies LISEGA pipe supports in Finland.