We founded the company because things were not done well enough.
Aalto Technosystems Oy was founded in November 2020 when a group of industry players were dissatisfied with the fact that things were not being done well enough. The development of speakers had stagnated, and often companies in the industry lacked long-term planning in their business. We decided to go all-in with our expertise.
Our first speaker model, Aalto 1 PRO, saw the light of day in the spring of 2021.
In 2023, Aalto underwent significant changes due to business acquisitions, and currently, it is owned by Suomen Kaiutintehdas Oy. This strategic move opened doors to new opportunities and brought in a new chief designer, Kimmo Saunisto, who also serves as the chief designer of Suomen Kaiutintehdas. Saunisto brought with him extensive expertise and an innovative vision to the world of speakers.
The people behind Aalto
Kimmo Saunisto, a visionary in the world of speakers, created his first speaker model back in the 1980s. In addition to his contributions to speaker design, his expertise extends to software development, as he is the developer of VituixCAD. VituixCAD has gained great popularity among both DIY speaker enthusiasts and designers of commercial products, including some of the world's largest and most renowned manufacturers. The software created by Kimmo has opened up new possibilities for audio design.
Jarkko Korhonen is a long-standing player in the high-end audio industry based in Oulu. Many people in Oulu are familiar with Jarkko from JJ Hifi. In addition to his business ventures, Jarkko has always had a strong vision of what good sound should sound like. Aalto is now giving Jarkko the freedom to realize this vision for the first time.
Sami Soikko operates as the entrepreneur of Audiokauppa Oulu, and he joined Aalto Technosystems Oy through business acquisitions in late 2023. Sami is also one of the founders of Suomen Kaiutintehdas Oy.
Veli-Pekka Mämmelä joined Aalto Technosystems in early 2023 as part of the change of ownership. Veli-Pekka is a passionate hi-fi enthusiast and has several years of work experience in the hi-fi industry.