Business expansion
Oost-Nederland; Overijssel; Zuidwest-Overijssel
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.1 - Warehousing and storage

140 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
7 November 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


On the 7th of November, 2011 Finish manufacturer of power sources and equipment for the marine industry Wärtsilä created 140 new jobs in the Netherlands. That day, the company opened a new warehouse in Kampen (NL). The new central warehouse bundles the activities of eight centres that were previously located all over the world. The centre will contain 250,000 spare parts for the distribution to one of the 160 service centres worldwide.

It is reported that the location in Kampen was chosen due to its central geographical location in the Netherlands and not to given the impression to compensate for recent job losses of Wärtsilä's Dutch production facilities.


  • 8 November 2011: Het Financieele Dagblad


Eurofound (2011), Wärtsilä, Business expansion in Netherlands, factsheet number 72737, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72737.