Business expansion
Manner-Suomi; Etelä-Suomi; Varsinais-Suomi
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.92 - Manufacture of machinery for mining, quarrying and construction

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
28 December 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The Swedish engineering company Sandvik intends to double the production capacity of its factory in Turku. Since September 2016, some 50 new employees have been hired at the factory, which now engages approximately 500. More than 100 new employees, mostly welders and different types of technicians and assemblers, are still needed. The expansion is partly due to the global increase in the price of metal, but also to the demand for the specific large mining machines developed and built in Turku. In addition to the employment effects at the factory itself, manifold growth is expected within Sandvik's wide network of subcontractors. The key question of the expansion is whether the company will be able to find enough competent workforce: Sandvik will be competing for employees with the equally expanding Meyer Turku Shipyard and the Valmet Automotive car factory in nearby Uusikaupunki.


  • 28 December 2016: Turun Sanomat


Eurofound (2016), Sandvik Mining and Construction, Business expansion in Finland, factsheet number 89697, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89697.