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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.


Valmet begins three shifts as Mercedes work grows

10 Jul 2017 | Simon Warburton

Valmet Automotive has started three shifts today (10 July) for the first time following strong demand for Mercedes-Benz models which it manufactures.


Toyota finance arm and insurer invest in mobility

19 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) and its insurance partner announced they had "made a significant investment" in the Finnish company MaaS Global.


Visedo and Sisu team on hybrid truck power system

25 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

Finnish companies Visedo and Sisu Auto have teamed to develop a hybrid electric parallel power system for the heavy truck market capable of delivering 850kW (1140hp) and more than 5000Nm torque.


DriveNow launches Helsinki carsharing service

12 May 2017 | Simon Warburton

DriveNow, the carsharing joint venture of the BMW Group and Sixt SE, is bringing its range of services to Helsinki.



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