Shaping Our World
for a Better Tomorrow

K.A. Group is a global leader in design, manufacture, and distribution of construction, agricultural, and mining earthmoving equipment. However, beyond the high-quality machinery that we produce, we believe that in every interaction between our family of employees, our dealers,  and those who operate our equipment and everywhere in between; we are shaping our world for a better tomorrow.

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Built on Culture

A New Era

The K.A. Group was originally formed out of the necessity to provide organization to the merger between K-Tec and Ashland. However, in this process, we have discovered that together we are so much more. As the K.A. Group, we share a common goal and purpose. Our mission is to unite our family as the global provider of innovative solutions to transform landscapes. This unity comes through creating an organization that focuses on our culture.

Built on the pillars of a family-first mentality, a passion for social responsibility and working toward environmental sustainability; we believe that the K.A. Group will change our world for the better. These pillars are fully realized as we focus on our values of building trust through transparency, creating an enjoyable atmosphere with humour, and emphasizing positivity through infinite thinking. It is our desire that every person that comes in contact with the K.A. Group experiences how we are shaping our world for a better tomorrow.


Family Stories

Meet The People

In our pursuit of Shaping our World for a better tomorrow, we’ve had the opportunity to create connections, build strong relationships, and change lives. Explore our stories to hear more from our people, our vendors, our customers and others connected to the K.A. Group Family.

Join Our Family

From invention to production, we provide careers to a wide variety of highly talented individuals in various fields. Together, we are a part of the K.A. Group, working toward our vision of shaping our world for a better tomorrow.

Careers

Social Responsiblity

Building a Better Planet

K.A. Group promotes positive impacts on all people and the environment, with our socially responsible actions. As such, K.A. Group follows the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals as a guidepost for our CSR activities. We are shaping our world for a better tomorrow.

Sustainability Goals

It's All About Our PeopleDealersCommunities

PEOPLE join K.A. Group to become a part of our family to enjoy satisfying days of productive work. We commit to giving our employees a safe work environment, fair pay, great benefits, and work-life balance. PEOPLE are our vendors who provide a timely supply of materials for us to incorporate into our equipment. We commit to working closely with our vendors to achieve reasonable lead times and fair pricing to achieve long-term relationships.

People are our DEALERS and end-users who rely on the performance of our equipment for their businesses to succeed and grow. To our DEALERS, we commit to offering quality products and a spirit of collaboration to maintain strong relationships.

People make up our COMMUNITIES where we have our facilities. To the COMMUNITIES of Rosenort, MB; Ashland, WI; Louisville, GA; and Saltcoats, SK, we strive to positively impact your quality of life. All People of the world have the ability to choose to have a positive or negative impact on their surroundings.

It's All About Our People

PEOPLE join K.A. Group to become a part of our family to enjoy satisfying days of productive work. We commit to giving our employees a safe work environment, fair pay, great benefits, and work-life balance. PEOPLE are our vendors who provide a timely supply of materials for us to incorporate into our equipment. We commit to working closely with our vendors to achieve reasonable lead times and fair pricing to achieve long-term relationships.

Our Dealers

People are our DEALERS and end-users who rely on the performance of our equipment for their businesses to succeed and grow. To our DEALERS, we commit to offering quality products and a spirit of collaboration to maintain strong relationships.

Our Communities

People make up our COMMUNITIES where we have our facilities. To the COMMUNITIES of Rosenort, MB; Ashland, WI; Louisville, GA; and Saltcoats, SK, we strive to positively impact your quality of life. All People of the world have the ability to choose to have a positive or negative impact on their surroundings.

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Environmental Sustainability

Helping Our World

K.A. Group’s vision for “shaping our world for a better tomorrow” sets our direction on environmental sustainability. Our factories run on renewable hydroelectric energy. Our complete recycling program diverts paper, steel, wood, and electronic waste from landfills. K.A. Group is on the road to Net Zero. But it goes further than that; The products we manufacture can shrink the carbon footprint by up to 2.5 Times compared to traditional earthmoving equipment. Furthermore, scraper life cycle management calculates that our scrapers are recyclable to an impressive 97% by weight.

Our Brands

As the K.A. Group, we are determined to develop products that improve the agriculture, construction and mining sectors. Our line-up of world-class brands is continuously innovating in these industries to provide earthmoving solutions for everyone.

K-Tec 1237 ADT
K-Tec

Proven on heavy construction bulk excavation projects around the globe,
K-Tec machines are built tough to handle the biggest earthmoving jobs. Boasting the largest capacity and best loading efficiency, K-Tec is continuously reinventing earthmoving.

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Ashland 1410
Ashland

Born in agriculture with over 70 years of earthmoving machine manufacturing experience, Ashland has a strong heritage in the industry. From small landscaping projects to field and farm jobs, and up to construction earthmoving sites, Ashland’s pull pan scrapers will do more for you.

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Metalcraft Scraper
Metalcraft

Metalcraft scrapers excel in large precision land leveling projects. With a focus on designing machines around the needs of the customers, Metalcraft continues to be a leader in customer service and quality.

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LEADERSHIP

K.A. Group Leadership

President & CEO

Mike Palitsky

Mike Palitsky's sound business acumen and personability have propelled K.A. Group to new levels of growth. Mike has an innate ability to get the best out of people and motivate the team around him. With a driven purpose and through town hall events, Mike has created a family culture in the organization where we know our employees by name. This supports dedication and commitment to the company's long-term growth while building a better planet.

Mike is a CPA and holds a BComm Finance & Accounting degree from the University of Manitoba. Mike joined K.A. Group in 2013 with a focus on finance and was previously promoted from the organization's CFO position to become the President & CEO of the organization in 2019.

K.A. Group Leadership

Chief Business Development Officer

Kelly Goossen

Kelly Goossen's knowledge of the earthmoving industry is a critical asset for K.A. Group to continually listen to the voice of the customer. Kelly leads the business development, sales, and service efforts encompassing the external facing aspects of K.A. Group. Customer service is the top external business priority of K.A. Group.

Kelly is a dedicated and loyal employee who started as a forklift driver at K-Tec over 20 years ago and his passion for the business elevated him to higher achievements where he navigated his career into a leadership role. Kelly's vision for growth is evident in his creative ideas to expand into new business markets to provide ongoing solutions for the success of current and future customers.

K.A. Group Leadership

Chief Operating Officer

Mat Klassen

Mathew Klassen is a motivated and experienced manufacturing planner who optimizes factory efficiencies for the K.A. Group. Mat’s passion for coaching and teamwork sets the direction and vision for every facility leader to accomplish their goals. This passion empowers, motivates and builds the foundation of the strong family culture that exists at every K.A. Group facility.

Mat has over 15 years of industry experience streamlining operations and has the desire to maintain world-class manufacturing processes by continuing to implement new technologies for skilled associates to master effectively.