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Karkkila is known for its versatile entrepreneurship, its metal industry and its strong industrial history. The Högfors ironworks was established in 1820 on the bank of the Karkkilankoski rapids in what is now the center of Karkkila, thus launching the era of industrialization in Karkkila. Still today, the town offers numerous opportunities for professionals and specialists from various fields. There are over 600 companies in Karkkila, and there is room for new ones as well. Smaller companies can often get to a good start in the slipstream of larger ones – for examples by acting as subcontractors.

Karkkila offers a wide variety of lots and premises suitable for various business activities. Business lots are inexpensive and situated near highway 2 (Pori–Helsinki), so they have good traffic connections. The Capital Region, Forssa, Riihimäki, Hyvinkää, Vihti and Lohja are all within 50 km. It takes about an hour to drive to the centre of Helsinki, to the harbours or to the airport.

The business services of the City of Karkkila will provide you with detailed information on business lots and premises quickly and confidentially. Business lot sizes can be adjusted to meet a company’s needs in the city’s surveying and real estate office. If there is no suitable property owned by the city, we will help the customer find a suitable one on the private market.

Ready-to-use premises for production, service businesses and trading can be found both in Karkkila’s business district, located along the highway, and the Karkkila city centre. Over the decades, a wide variety of commercial premises have been built in the city centre. Along the Karjaanjoki River, in the centre of Karkkila, the traditional Högfors ironworks area offers ready-to-use production, office, restaurant and accommodation facilities as well as services related to these industries.

The Karkkila industrial zone consists of the Pitkälä (district 9) and Keskinummi (district 12) industrial areas. They are located on both sides of Finnish national road 2, approximately 1,5 km from Karkkila city centre’s junction towards Helsinki. About 50 companies are located in the area, and they employ more than 1,000 people. the metal, electronics and biotechnology industries are among the main industries in this area. The entrepreneurs of the industrial area form a unique supplier and manufacturing service network. As an entrepreneur, you can find almost anything you could need in this area.

Some of Karkkila’s main employers are Componenta Castings Oy Karkkila, Perusturvakuntayhtymä Karviainen, SEW Industrial Gears Oy, Mansner Oy Hienomekaniikka, Helvar Oy, Hankintatukku Oy, MeriMet Oy and Hitsaus- ja Rakennustyö Aho Oy.

The business development services of the town of Karkkila offer detailed information on the availability of plots and facilities quickly and confidentially. The size of commercial properties is adjusted to meet the needs of the company. If the town does not own a suitable property, we can find one on the private market. We can also provide you further information regarding development and investments in the region and help you in matters related to recruitment and the acquisition of proficient workforce.

More information:

Contact information:


Business and business services

    Head of Economic Development
    Satu Nikkilä
    tel. 044 042 1009

Business and Livelihood Secretary
Birgitta Holttinen
tel. 044 553 3429

Urban development

Building control services
Chief building inspector
Petri Iivari
tel. 050 4052 816

Sales of land
Surveying and Real Estate Manager
Jani Hallenberg
p. 044 767 4897


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