The history of Valon Kone (“Valo’s machine”) began in the end of 1940s.
In those days, taking bark off the wood was very laborious work and debarking was done manually by hand. Bruno VALO, living in Lohja, Finland was a technically skilled village blacksmith who developed innovative technical solutions for all sorts of problems – like snowmobiles and wood-gas generators for automobiles. Bruno also had a very good business acumen and he started the industrial scale of manufacturing of log debarkers in 1949. The VK brand was born.