Innovation and industry go hand in hand.

The city of Yokneam began as a tent camp for immigrants from all over the world. As local industry developed, this cultural diversity created a culture of innovation that turned many of Yokneam's relatively small companies into the technological leaders in their industries.

Solcon Industries for example is able to compete with international giants like Siemans and GE by constantly developing low and medium voltage soft starters that meet specialized needs and extreme conditions of industries like mining, oil&gas, shipping, water pumps and heavy industry.

In the automotive and fleet management field BNC Systems develops information and entertainment systems for high-end automobiles, and HTS products provide value added vehicle data for revenue control, automation and security applications.