Business expansion
Manner-Suomi; Etelä-Suomi; Varsinais-Suomi
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

400 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
29 October 2020
Employment effect (start)
29 October 2020
Foreseen end date
17 December 2020


Valmet Automotive, a Finnish vehicle manufacturer, plans to recruit 400 workers for the Uusikaupunki production plant by January 2020. According to the company, this large-scale recruitment is needed as the production volumes have been rising since the end of summer 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the recruitment will be held online and it will focus on areas of the country with high unemployment levels. The source also mentions that 'additional staff will be hired for all production plants at the car plant' (for example body welding shop, paint shop, assembly and internal logistics) and that the company will train all the applicants for their positions.

In addition to recruitment for the Uusikaupunki production plant, Valmet Automotive has also announced that it will open a new battery plant in Uusikaupunki by 2021. At the time of writing there is no information available regarding how many people will be recruited to the battery plant. 

In April 2019, Valmet Automotive was reported to have started the recruitment process of 700 employees for the production plant in Uusikaupunki, while at the beginning of summer 2020 the company announced that over 1,000 employees would have been temporarily laid-off due to the negative effect of the COVID-19 crisis, 



Eurofound (2020), Valmet Automotive , Business expansion in Finland, factsheet number 102402, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102402.