December 20, 2017
Valmet Automotive's new Engineering organization supports strategy
Valmet Automotive has updated the company strategy for 2018–2020. It focuses on the role of engineering services to the growth of company with the new locations in Germany and the expanding activity connected to electric mobility. To facilitate this, the company is re-organized accordingly.
In the strategy, vehicle manufacturing, engineering services and convertible roof systems remain as Valmet Automotive's core business lines. Engineering services, including battery systems provide considerable growth potential and synergies with the other business lines.
Valmet Automotive has an engineering team of 900 professionals, with 750 working in Germany. The engineering services in Finland and Germany are unified under the same management. As of January 1, 2018, Dr. Robert Hentschel will be responsible for Valmet Automotive's Engineering business line as CEO. At the moment, Dr. Hentschel is responsible for the engineering services in Germany.
Dr. Hentschel will also be responsible for sales and marketing of locations in Germany. He will be reporting to the Board of Directors. Mr. Jyrki Nurmi will continue as the SVP Engineering Services in Finland, and will report to Dr. Hentschel.
Valmet Automotive Group management team as of January 1, 2018:
Mr. Ilpo Korhonen, Group CEO and acting President Roof Systems
Mr. Mikael Mäki, Communications Manager
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