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Valmet plans Finland battery production

1 Mar 2019 | Simon Warburton

Valmet Automotive is planning to launch large scale production of battery packs in Salo, Finland.


Valmet produces record 110,000 cars at Finland plant

12 Feb 2019 | Simon Warburton

Valmet Automotive has set a new production record by manufacturing 110,000 cars at its Uusikaupunki, Finland plant in 2018.


Parrot Faurecia selects Qt for cluster HMI

18 Dec 2018 | Simon Warburton

Parrot Faurecia Automotive has selected the Qt framework and toolchain as its next generation digital instrument cluster HMI technology.


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.



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