Demand for machine and equipment manufacturing in the region is based on agriculture, which is a traditionally strong and evolving area of expertise in the region. The products are mainly agricultural and forestry machines and their components. Examples of products include harrows, mulchers and yams, as well as grain, feed, dry and manure handling equipment. Enterprises are still small but very prosperous and internationally.
The largest company in the field is the hawaiian lake, the internationally established machine maker Maaselän Kone Oy. Haapajärvi is also owned by Paronkone Oy and another by Regon Ay, a sawmill maker. Reisjärvi’s strongly networked companies in the field include Ny-Tek Oy, a producer of litter and grain handling equipment, a manure removal and compost maker, Insinööritoimisto Rekitec Oy, and Reiskone Oy, which manufactures products for the building and agricultural needs.