Raute’s Mecano business unit has its roots in Mecano Group Oy, an independently-owned enterprise founded in Kajaani, Finland in 1992. Mecano delivered their first machine vision system to a plywood mill in 1994.
At the beginning of 2005, Mecano Group Oy was acquired in its entirety by Raute Corporation, having been partially owned by Raute Corporation since the start of 2000. Mecano did business as a subsidiary of Raute Corporation until the end of 2008 at which point Mecano Group Oy was merged with Raute Corporation.
Mecano’s product range consists of machine vision analyzers, moisture analyzers, integrated analyzers, veneer patching systems and related services.
Worldwide, Mecano has over 150 installations operating in veneer, plywood and LVL production facilities. Mecano has experienced annual growth in the order of 25-40%.
The operations of Mecano are integrated into the global operations of Raute Corporation, with machine vision centres in Kajaani, Finland and Vancouver, Canada.