The perfect combination of fresh ambition and years of knowledge
The Kempower story started in 1949 when Martti Kemppi and his brother founded Veljekset Kemppi Oy, later also known as Kemppi Oy, a manufacturer of premium welding power sources. Business was strictly welding, but between 2012 and 2018 it became clear that the future was electric and, since Kemppi already had years of knowledge in charging solutions, Kempower Oy was founded. We continue in the footsteps of Kemppi in perfecting infrastructure worldwide – now with electrification and reliable EV charging solutions. We manufacture all our EV chargers in our factories in Lahti, Finland – side by side with Kemppi welding power sources.
The Kempower timeline
2012-2013 An internal research project aimed at getting the most out of Kemppi knowhow investigates the possibility of developing a DC fast charger which converts welding technology into charging technology.
2014-2015 Development of the first Kempower DC charger in co-operation with Ensto. Several pilot charging stations established in the Lahti region.
2016-2017 Market insight research and competitor analysis combined with product development preparations.
2017 Kempower founded in autumn 2017 and added to the Register of Companies.
2018 Operational kick-off January 2018. Team building and technological development.
2018-2019 Technological product development and preparations for market entry. First product on the market – The Kempower T-Series Charging Trolley Q2/2019.
2019-2020 Launch of the Kempower charging solutions family. Kempower – Charging solutions, built to last. Several pilot projects within electric mobility for both heavy-duty industry applications, as well as personal traffic charging solutions and services.