Valmet has reorganised its strategy for 2018-2020 focusing on engineering services with new locations in Germany and expanding activity connected to electric mobility.

In the strategy, vehicle manufacturing, engineering services and convertible roof systems remain as Valmet's core business lines. Engineering services, including battery systems provide considerable growth potential and synergies with the other business lines.

Valmet has an engineering team of 900 professionals, with 750 working in Germany. The engineering services in Finland and Germany are unified under the same management. As of 1 January next year, Robert Hentschel will be responsible for Valmet's Engineering business line as CEO. At the moment, Hentschel is responsible for the engineering services in Germany.

Hentschel will also be responsible for sales and marketing of locations in Germany and will report to the board of directors. Jyrki Nurmi will continue as the SVP Engineering Services in Finland and will report to Hentschel.

Valmet Automotive Group management team as of 1 January 2018:

  • Ilpo Korhonen, Group CEO and acting president Roof Systems
  • Pasi Rannus, SVP Manufacturing business line
  • Dr Robert Hentschel, CEO, managing director of Engineering business line
  • Stefan Ohlsson, SVP Business Development and Sales
  • Jyrki Nurmi, SVP Engineering Services Finland
  • Ulf Schönemann, SVP Engineering Services, Germany
  • Christian Kleinhans, SVP Group Business Development
  • Esko Harila, CFO
  • Minna Huhtaniska, general counsel
  • Päivi Leskinen, SVP Human Resources

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