Leinolat Group will be an important part of the Wärtsilä ecosystem built around Smart Technology Hub

Oy Leinoalt Ab has acquired parts of the engine block machining and related operations in Delivery Centre Vaasa from Wärtsilä Finland Oy as a business transfer. As a result of the transfer, 21 of the Wärtsilä's current employees will be transferred to Kilkanen Oy, a Leinolat Group company on April 30th 2020.

The business transfer will further strengthen Wärtsilä's position as a technology company and prepare for the activities taking place in Smart Technology Hub that will be completed next year in Vaskiluoto, Vaasa. At the same time, Leinolat Group will join Wärtsilä's partner network.

"Leinolat Group's strategy is based on long-term partnership agreements and close cooperation with our key-customers. We have been collaborating with Wärtsilä for a long time and the transfer of the engine block machining to Leinolat Group is an important step in deepening our long-term partnership. As a Vaasa-based company it is great to get this possibility to be part of the ecosystem built around the Smart Technology Hub," says Lars-Erik Schöring, Managing Director, Leinolat Group.

Our plan is now to build a new 3500 m² factory at Reininkatu in Vaskiluoto. This is a large investment for us, but we have faith in the future and we believe in this new and strong ecosystem built around the Wärtsilä Smart Technology Hub in Vaasa

"Through this large investment project, we will further strengthen our and competitiveness far out in the future", says Schöring.

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