Valmet Automotive is extending the battery plant in Salo in Finland after less than 12 months of operation to meet the needs of increased production volumes of battery packs. The extension will increase the production capacity of battery packs and double the number of employees in the next few years. The construction work has already started and will be completed during the summer of 2021.
The extension project of the Salo battery plant allows constructing new larger facilities for logistics and simultaneously building a completely new production line to increase the plant volumes and the range of products to be manufactured. Valmet Automotive will also occupy a remarkable footprint of vacant office space at the Salo IoT Campus.
The production volumes of the Salo plant have recently reached record levels. The plant is operated by Valmet Automotive’s EV Systems business line, which already has manufacturing contracts with three customers, and further manufacturing contracts are in the pipeline. In addition, the EV Systems business line offers also battery engineering and testing services.