Valmet Automotive started recruitment of 1000 more employees in South-West Finland

Valmet Automotive has started a recruitment campaign for 1,000 production and salaried employees in Finland. New personnel will be recruited for the Uusikaupunki and Salo sites, and both for vehicle manufacturing and EV Systems business lines. The recruitment is driven by strong and rapid growth in demand for vehicles and battery systems.

19.03.2021 News

The recruitment will complement the personnel both in vehicle and battery manufacturing in Uusikaupunki and battery manufacturing in Salo. The recruitment need for the Uusikaupunki site is 700 and for the Salo site 300 people. All positions are for permanent employment at Valmet Automotive, and the company will provide training to all employees in their tasks.

All applications for Uusikaupunki and Salo positions are made through Valmet Automotive’s website at In vehicle manufacturing, additional personnel are needed for all sections of production.

In battery manufacturing in Salo and Uusikaupunki, positions are open to battery builders, logistics workers and quality operators. In addition, dozens of employees are being recruited for product development, testing and business support tasks. Valmet Automotive has opened a special information site for battery systems applicants at to support the recruitment.

The Valmet Automotive Group is one of the largest vehicle contract manufacturers in the world, Tier 1 systems supplier for convertible roof systems and for battery systems. In its strategic development, Valmet Automotive Group focuses on electromobility with the development and manufacturing of battery modules as well as packs for electrified vehicles. The activities in the group are organized in three business lines: Manufacturing, EV Systems and Roof & Kinematic Systems. Since its founding in 1968, Valmet Automotive has produced more than 1.7 million vehicles at the Uusikaupunki, Finland plant. In Salo, near the Uusikaupunki plant, Valmet Automotive opened its first volume production of battery systems for the automotive industry in autumn 2019. The company has locations in Finland, Germany and Poland. Valmet Automotive’s largest shareholders are state-owned Finnish investment company Tesi and the Pontos Group, each with a stake of 38.46 %. 23.08 % is held by the Chinese Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL), the world leading manufacturer of battery cells for electric vehicles.