Moventas´ Ikola Factory Expansion Officially Opened
On May 24, 2018, Moventas’ new factory expansion in Ikola, Jyväskylä, was officially opened by Arto Lahtela (CEO of Moventas), Jim McColl (CEO and board chairman of Clyde Blowers Capital) and Timo Koivisto (Mayor of Jyväskylä).
With the new capacity, Moventas is able to develop more innovative products, scale the production to meet demands and that way address its customers’ needs even better. Moventas provides its products to many leading global wind turbine manufacturers.
The corner stone of the expansion is the increased assembly and testing capacity for new and higher rated products. The expansion’s capacity is 3,850 m2 and includes a new state of art 7.5MW testing facility. The overall investment is €17 million and has been completed in co-operation with municipally owned real estate company, Jykia Kiinteistöt Oy.
Guiding principles for the expansion have been transformability and flexibility: with the new environment, Moventas is able to adapt and convert along with the changes in gearbox types and technical requirements now and in the future.
At the moment, about 540 people work at Moventas of which 435 work in Finland. The new expansion can employ up to 100 new employees.