Maruta expands Finland sensor facility

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Maruta expands Finland sensor facility

Murata has expanded its Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) capability by building a new factory in Vantaa, Finland to increase sensor production capacity.

Total value of the investment is JPY5bn (US$45m) and the the company estimates it will create 150â€"200 new jobs in 2018â€"2019.

The MEMS sensors manufactured by Murata in Finland are used in applications such as car safety systems and pacemakers.
Murata, a manufacturer of electronic components, is significantly increasing global production capacity, including most recently its Finland factory.

After having recently purchased the previously-leased buildings, the company will construct a new site of around 16,000 square metres. The new facility is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.
"The market for advanced driver-assistance systems, self-directed cars, healthcare, and other emerging technologies are expec ted to be significant growth drivers," said Murata Electronics MD, Yuichiro Hayata.

"MEMS sensors are critical solutions for these applications and deliver proven measurement accuracy and stability in a variety of conditions."

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Murata expands its MEMS sensor manufacturing by building a new factory in Vantaa, Finland to increase the sensor production capacity. Total value of the investment is five billion yen. With the expansion, the company estimates to create 150â€"200 new jobs in 2018â€"2019. The MEMS sensors manufactured by Murata in Finland are used in applications such as car safety systems and pacemakers.
Murata, a world leading manufacturer of electronic components, is significantly increasing global production capacity, including most recently its factory located in Finland. After having recently purchased the previously leased buildi ngs, the company will construct a new building of approximately 16,000 square meters. The new facility is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.
The total value of the investment is five billion yen and is underpinned by the growing worldwide demand for MEMS sensors used in the automotive industry and various health and industrial applications.
"The market for advanced driver-assistance systems, self-directed cars, healthcare, and other emerging technologies are expected to be significant growth drivers. MEMS sensors are critical solutions for these applications and deliver proven measurement accuracy and stability in a variety of conditions," said Yuichiro Hayata, Managing Director for Murata Electronics Oy.
"With the construction of this new production building, we will significantly increase our MEMS sensors production capacity. Moreover, by responding to the strong demand of gyro sensors, accelerometers, and combo sensors in the automotive, ind ustry and healthcare fields, this will strengthen our business base in the automotive market, industrial equipment and medical devices market, while contributing to the economy and employment of Finland," stated Makoto Kawashima, Director of Sensor Product Division in Murata Manufacturing.

Developing operations with long-term perspective

With the factory expansion in Finland, Murata will strengthen both R&D and manufacturing operations with a long-term perspective for increasing utilization of this facility. The company currently employs 1,000 people in Finland and estimates to create 150â€"200 new jobs in 2018â€"2019.
Murata acquired the Finnish company VTI Technologies â€" today known as Murata Electronics Oy â€" in 2012. It is the only factory of Murata which manufactures MEMS sensors outside of Japan, and has experienced tremendous growth over the last 10 years. This site in Finland also hosts R&D space and one of the biggest clean room faci lities in the country.

Original source: https://www.murata.com/en-eu/about/newsroom/news/company/general/2018/0820

Source: Google News Finland | Netizen 24 Finland

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