innovation &


Uponor FastGuard

From blank sheet to unique idea to market in 13 months. Improved ergonomics (kick to lock/open) and great improvement in logistics (stackable symmetric top/down part, 20x more units on an euro pallet than competitors).

My contribution spanned from first idea to final molding geometry & oversight of tooling.

IWW Cleaner

Off-grid wastewater treatment system for remote housing. Rotomolded tank design, structural strength analysis and system layout. 

Kemppi SuperSnake 2009

Light-weight subfeeder for long-distance welding with integrated user interface.

Kemppi MinarcMig 2006

Kemppi Minarc Evo 2011

Redesign of the top-selling Kemppi product to allow PFC and harmonics correction within same footprint. Plastic part design & component layout mockups.

KemecWeld Servo Lifter 2019

Customer needed a sub 10sec, 2mm positioning accuracy lifter for continuous lifting of 200kg loads in a tight space. I designed this machine in 4 weeks. This included idea, components selection, all design and drawings including drawings for machining and assembly. Design uses SEW servo with gear and brake, ball screw and linear guides positioned vertically.

KemecWeld LSW-6000 2018

Long seam welder for maximum 6m. cylinders. Customer wanted 150mm lower working height, which reduced the machine frame stiffness. I redesigned the structure to withstand the 20t. load. 

Uponor Cabinet Sleeve 2014

Redesign of a 4-part cabinet sleeve into a single 2K-molded product. New product cost 1/10 of the old product & reduced installation time. My resposibility was  overall project management, design and acceptance testing.

DG Diving GreenCleaner 2016

GreenCleaner is a magnetic submersible scooter designed for ship underbody unfouling. Regular unfouling improves fuel efficiency dramatically. Design and modelling.

POKITTO Kickstarter 2017

100% own design, including electronics. Kickstarted successfully in 2017. Over 2000 units sold.

about me

I am a highly skilled and experienced product developer with both design and engineering background.

My work encompasses science and art - I have received several technical patents and international design awards.

For true professionals there are no boundaries between different design disclipines. A good product is good from all facets - functionality, usability and aesthetics.


Welding optimisation -  WO EP FI RU EP2440361B1 - Priority 2009-06-12 - Jonne Valola Kemppi OY
Bend fixture -  EP US CA DK NO US9566740B2 - Priority 2014-11-28 - Jonne Valola Uponor Innovation Ab
Wire feeder - FI8818U1 - Priority 2009-12-23 - Jonne Valola Kemppi OY
Manchon de raccordement et boîtier de collecteur -  EP2927551A1 - Priority 2014-03-31 - Jonne Valola Uponor Innovation AB
Svetsanordning utrustad med en fjärrstyrenhet - FI8289U1 Priority 2008-12-09 -Jonne Valola Kemppi Oy

Jonne Valola

Lahti, Finland