Katko Oy

Katko Oy

P.O. Box 12, Karhunkierros 6, FIN-01641 Vantaa, Finland

AboutKatko Oy

KATKO is a Finnish switch manufacturer with more than 70 years of experience in designing, manufacturing and marketing of load break switches, isolators and switch fuses. KATKO was established in 1938, it is a family owned company with an international sales more than 60% over 40 countries around the world.

KATKO is working on new solutions for renewable energy – today’s fastest growing area of energy production.

Our Nordic operational environment is the perfect laboratory setting for our product development both because of the region’s high-standard of research facilities and also because of its harsh and intensely varied climate.

Onninen has opened a new Mega Express -store in Vantaa, Finland. It serves building technology professionals with wide selection of products as well as adept sales personnel. Nevertheless all of the needed electricity doesn't have to be acquired from electric grid.

This new real estate was built according to latest regulations and trends and therefore an approximately 100kW solar plant was installed on the roof of it.

"As early as in May these solar panels are producing occasionally more electricity than the building consumes. Therefore some of it is already being sold," says Matti Savolainen, sourcing director of electrical materials at Onninen, while introducing the plant few days before the opening of the store.

The solar plant consists of 390 panels which are connected to form 15 groups. Each group is protected, and when needed isolated, by KATKO's PVM 216 DC -switch. Thus maintenance and possible malfunctions can be taken care of safely without interruptions to production.

"At the same time we can test those technical solutions we also offer to our customers," Savolainen adds.

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