Valon Kone Launches New Website

Lohja, Finland, February 11, 2021 - Valon Kone Oy, a subsidiary of Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI), announced the launch of its redesigned website focused on its high-quality ring debarking technology and extensive portfolio of ring debarkers, butt reducers, and infeed conveyors for the wood processing industry.

“For over 70 years, thousands of sawmills and wooden board mills globally have relied on Valon Kone’s expertise and debarking technology,” said Henrik Wikström, managing director of Valon Kone. “Specialization in ring debarking technology and continuous investments in R&D have led to our extensive product range which includes equipment for low, medium, and high-speed production lines for all wood species.”

“There was a long-term need to have a modern and user-friendly website for all devices and platforms which would highlight Valon Kone as a reliable global partner and expert on ring debarking,” continued Wikström. “The new website was designed to gather relevant product information for users seeking information and solutions on ring debarkers and ring debarking. Our goal is to help producers optimize their raw material and to maximize their productivity.”

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About Valon Kone

Valon Kone Oy (VK) designs and manufactures ring debarking machines, butt reducing equipment, and infeed conveyors for the wood processing industry. Valon Kone’s main office is based in Lohja, Finland. Valon Kone’s products are sold under the VK brand through a global sales network and sales offices located in Russia, Sweden, and the USA.

About Kadant

Kadant Inc. is a global supplier of high-value, critical components and engineered systems used in process industries worldwide. The Company’s products, technologies, and services play an integral role in enhancing process efficiency, optimizing energy utilization, and maximizing productivity in resource-intensive industries. Kadant is based in Westford, Massachusetts, with approximately 2,700 employees in 20 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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