Kaj Koskela appointed CEO of Marakon Group

Kaj Koskela appointed CEO of Marakon Group


Kaj Koskela has been appointed CEO of Marakon Group as of 1 September 2020. Koskela has long experience from domestic and international construction machinery business. His latest position was at Sandvik BA SMRT where he worked as Vice President of BU Breakers for eight years in Lahti, Finland.

” We are happy to welcome Kaj to Marakon Group. His extensive experience from domestic construction machinery business and international rock breaking and mining industries will be valuable for us when we continue implementing our growth strategy in all our business areas. Our mission is to help our customers boost their productivity and to promote safe operations in the sector,” says Marakon Group’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tomi Veijalainen.

​​” I look forward to start working with Marakon’s team! I know the company from the past due to my earlier engagement with the company. I strongly believe in Marakon Group’s growth strategy in all business areas. In Finland the company operates with construction machinery and equipment that are needed for infrastructure development, and whose business are driven and pushed forward by global urbanization trend. On the global Breaker Boom business the company’s strategic partners are looking for new mining opportunities in order to meet the increasing demand for battery technology minerals. This offers us a possibility to continue working with them by increasing their productivity and safety through more automated breaker boom solutions,” says CEO-designate Kaj Koskela.

Kaj Koskela’s appointment as CEO of Marakon Group is in line with the Group’s long-term strategic plan.

” When Pekka Pohjoismäki joined the company in 2017 it was our common agreement that his job as CEO will last for couples of years. Pekka has been the driving force in developing Marakon’s service design and sustainability approach as well as the dealer network. The Board of Directors highly appreciates his valuable contributions during his time with the company,” Tomi Veijalainen concludes.

More information:

Tomi Veijalainen, Marakon Group, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tel. +358 40 900 5665

Marakon Group comprises Marakon Oy, Rambooms Oy and MRK-Rent Oy. The Group employs 40 people and the Group sales is 23 million euros.

Marakon Oy sells, rents out and services hydraulic hammers and other machinery for material breaking, excavation, demolition and material processing. The company is known for its high-quality products and high-class maintenance and spare part service in Finland.

Rambooms Oy is a market leader in global breaker boom business. The company is investing strongly in new technologies. Until now the company has delivered more than 3 500 breaker boom solutions for their customers all over the world.