History

The Kemppi story began in 1949 when Martti Kemppi founded Veljekset Kemppi (Kemppi Brothers). From the beginning, Kemppi’s success has been built on a pioneering spirit and the courage to do new things. Thanks to this, we have continuously led the way forward in the arc welding industry. And, today, owned and headed by the third generation of the Kemppi family, we still encourage everyone in the Kemppi Group to believe that anything is possible, and to be brave enough to be the first.

History line

1949

Kemppi

Veljekset Kemppi was founded

1977

Kemppi

Introducing the very first inverter-based DC power source in the world

1980

Kemppi

Kemppi inverter technology – world’s largest manufacturer

1980´s Kemppi inverter technology revolutionizing the welding industry. Kemppi to become the world´s largest manufacturer of inverter power sources.

1990

Kemppi

Kemppi the first welding industry company to receive ISO 9000 quality certification

1990

Kempower

Groundwork for Kempower establishment done due to the growing interest in DC power development

1993

Kemppi

World’s first manufacturer to go from analogue to digital welding technology

1997

Kempower

Kempower Oy was established

1990’s

Kempower

Power sources to Cern particle accelerator – The supplier of the year award

Kempower delivered almost 1000 pcs of 2000 A power sources to Cern particle accelerator and receives the supplier of the year award.

2008

Kemppi

World’s first universal welding management system

2009

Kempower

Kempower technical team become part of Kemppi research team

Kempower technical team become part of Kemppi research team. EV charging development work continues.

2014

Kempower

2014-2017 Piloting projects in Finland with 20 kW CHAdeMO fast chargers

2016

Kemppi

X8 MIG Welder with IoT technology and world’s first Digital WPS

2017

Kempower

Kempower restarts as independent company

Kemppi Group restarts Kempower as an independent company focusing on EV charging.