Canatu celebrates opening of new factory
Canatu’s new factory was opened on 20 November 20129 in Vantaa, Finland. The new factory has room to increase the manufacturing capacity 150 times compared to the old Konala factory. In the new site, Canatu introduced the new CNB production line and one of Finland's largest clean rooms. The company has several design wins which will lead to mass production according to their customer's product plans. The first mass production case started in 2015.
The ceremony included five keynote speeches, demos and discussions. Kai Mykkänen, parliament member and chief of the parliamentary group of the National Coalition Party, held the keynote speech after which the factory was officially opened.
The ribbon was cut by Mykkänen, Sami Lampinen (chairman of the board) and Juha Kokkonen (Canatu CEO), while Erkki Soininen (COO), Ari Pesonen (facility and maintenance manager) and Janne Haajanen (production manager) held the ribbon.
Juha Kokkonen told the story of Canatu from university via lab (that is the previous Konala factory) to Fab (the new automated factory).
Matteo Biglia, thermal systems R&D director from the DENSO Europe Thermal Center presented DENSO Corporation's outlook on the future of automated industry.
Reijo Kangas executive director growth companies from Business Finland, spoke about the corporation of Canatu and Business Finland and congratulated Canatu on the new factory.
Caption: Canatu’s new building in Vantaa (photo: Canatu)