Peter Söderholm, Kessu Oy`s long-term CEO, will retire from 1st August 2022 onwards. The Deputy CEO, Manu Laari, has been appointed the new CEO of Kessu Oy on 1st August 2022. ” I would like to thank all the Kessu employees, our customers and partners for our years together. It has been an honor to be involved in the company’s journey since 1991”, says Peter Söderholm.

”At the moment we have already almost 15 snow- and snow care professionals serving our customers all over Finland and Baltics. In the future we will strengthen our organization by raising a long line of expertise from our own or-ganization to support sales and maintenance and also recruiting new experts to join us. Learning from Peter´s experience, it is great to continue Kessu’s success story in the future with our top team”, rejoices the new CEO Manu Laari.

” Kessu Oy has grown great over the past 30 years, and in the next stage of development we want to invest especially in customer relationship management, competence development and quality of servi-ce. On behalf of the entire SGN Group, I would like to warmly thank Peter for his work for Kessu. His special successes have been in creating long-term customer relationships for Kessu and pioneering both snow and snow care in Finland and the Baltic countries. We wish Peter all the best for his retirement days ”, comments Ilkka Brander, CEO of SGN Group.

Ilkka Brander, tel. +358 50 388 3108
Manu Laari, tel. +358 45 678 5654,

Kessu Oy is founded in 1991 and operates as the importer of the world’s leading snow groomers, slope and nordic, snow systems, as well as ice machines and dasher boards in Finland and the Baltic countries. Kessu is the market leader in its field in Finland. Kessu Oy has been part of the SGN Group since 2013.

SGN Group is a Finnish, family-owned trading company which is founded in 1933. SGN Group´s business areas are agriculture and horticulture, leisure equipment, snow and ice equipment and services, industrial equip-ment, sporting goods and consumer products. SGN Group’s turnover in 2021 was approximately 117 million EUR.