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Terrafame to build Finland EV battery plant

2 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Terrafame is to build a EUR240m (US$274m) electric vehicle battery plant in Sotkamo, Finland and has entered into what it says are "major technology agreements" with equipment suppliers.


BASF and Nornickel JV to manufacture battery materials in Finland

22 Oct 2018 | Simon Warburton

BASF has selected Harjavalta, Finland, as the first location for battery materials production serving the European automotive market.


Maruta expands Finland sensor facility

23 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

Murata has expanded its Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) capability by building a new factory in Vantaa, Finland to increase sensor production capacity.


Valmet starts A-Class production in Finland

10 Jul 2018 | Simon Warburton

Valmet Automotive has started production of the new generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class at its Uusikaupunki plant in Finland.


Contract assembler Valmet Automotive names new CEO

6 Jun 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Valmet Automotive named Olaf Bongwald, 51, CEO, effective 15 July 2018.


Valmet Automotive produces record 90,000 cars in 2017

3 Apr 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Finnish contract assembler Valmet Automotive built a record 90,000 vehicles at Uusikaupunki during 2017.


Auto suppliers invest in electronics producer

15 Feb 2018 | Graeme Roberts

TactoTek, a developer of injection moulded structural electronics products, said it had closed $23m in funding with investors including auto suppliers Nanogate, Plastic Omnium and Faurecia Ventures.


Valmet gears up for Mercedes-Benz A-Class production at Uusikaupunki plant

14 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

Valmet is to continue manufacturing the Mercedes-Benz A-Class in Finland, with the the Uusikaupunki plant preparing for the new A-Class in an intensive personnel training programme and by implementing production line changes.


Valmet Automotive re-organises its engineering services

21 Dec 2017 | Simon Warburton

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


Symbio and Denso plan 'innovation centre' in Finland

27 Nov 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Software company Symbio and auto parts maker Denso plan to build a joint innovation centre in Finland at Symbio's premises in Espoo.



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