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Millbrook president hails year-round Test World capability

12 Apr 2019 | Simon Warburton

Test World owner, Millbrook says the year-round operation of its Ivalo facility in Northern Finland gives it a competitive edge when it comes to real-world evaluation for suppliers and OEMs.


Test World sees autonomous as business driver

11 Apr 2019 | Simon Warburton

Test World says it has seen a significant increase in megatrend evaluation such as autonomous driving in a bid to attract more customers to to its year-round winter proving facilities


Test World builds on new mobility as new indoor site opens

1 Apr 2019 | Simon Warburton

Test World says it views alternative propulsion development as "definitely a business opportunity" as it marked the opening of its new indoor site at Ivalo in northern Finland.


Test World looks to recruit more suppliers and OEMs

1 Apr 2019 | Simon Warburton

Test World says it is focusing on securing more suppliers and OEMs to its northern Finland facility given the stable nature of weather conditions offered by its new indoor site high in the Arctic Circle.


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.



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