PKC history in brief
1969 Pohjolan Kaapeli Oy, a subsidiary of Oy Nokia Ab, founded its wiring harness factory. Deliveries to Saab began. What has happened after that?
PKC Group's history
In 1969 a small factory with 40 employees started to produce wiring harnesses, in Kempele, Finland. Now, over 50 years later, we are part of the Motherson family and contribute to the mobility of customers’ trucks, buses, construction equipment, trains and locomotives around the globe.
1969 Nokia subsidiary Pohjolan Kaapeli wiring harness factory founded in Kempele, Finland
1981 - 1990 Merger with Nokia
1997 PK Cables listed in Helsinki Stock Exchange
1998 Brazilian factory opened
1998 Acquisition of electronics business
2000 PKC Group name taken in use
2002 Acquisition of Estonian production
2003 Acquisition of Russian production
2005 Operations started in China
2006 Acquisition of Electro Canada (Canada, USA and Mexico)
2008 Acquisition of MAN business in Poland
2011 Acquisitions of SEGU and AEES
2013 Serbian factory opened
2014 Acquisition of Lithuanian production
2015 Acquisition of Groclin S.A. Wiring & Controls Business, Poland
2015 Joint Venture Jiangsu Huakai Wire Harness Co. Ltd. in China
2016 Joint Venture with JAC in China
2016 Global Partnership Agreement with Bombardier Transportation
2017 PKC becomes part of the MSSL Wiring Harness Division
2017 PKC Electronics divested to Enics
2017 Acquisition of rolling stock company Fortitude Industries Inc. (Advanced Transit Manufacturing) in USA
2017 Acquisition of former Huber + Suhner harnesses operations in Tczew, Poland
2017 Joint Venture with Hubei Zhengao Auto Accessories Group Co., Ltd. in China
2019 Acquisition of Bombardier's UK rolling stock electrical component and systems business
2020 Acquisition of Wisetime Oy, Finland
2020 Operations started in Rash al Khaimah (UAE)
In 2019 PKC celebrated its 50th anniversary.
The video in below was created to summarize shortly our journey through these years and express our thanks to our colleagues. Their commitment, hard work, innovation and focus on customer satisfaction has allowed us to achieve all of our business successes.