EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Valmet Automotive

Valmet Automotive

Geographic Location

Country: Finland
Region: Varsinais-Suomi; Etelä-Suomi; Manner-Suomi
Location of affected unit(s): Uusikaupunki


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 2500

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-06-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 14-06-2017
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

The Finnish car manufacturer Valmet Automotive is hiring 100 new employees for warehousing and production functions at its factory in Uusikaupunki. The recruitment campaign supplements previous recruitment rounds. The contract with Mercedes-Benz for the production of the GLC SUV model lies behind the expansion.

The contract with Mercedes has already led Valmet Automotive to hire close to 1,000 employees during the last quarter of 2016 and beginning of 2017, and another 300 during the spring of 2017. In total, Valmet Automotive plans to have 3,700 employees in Uusikaupunki by the end of 2017.