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ABB Power Grids Finland investing in new transformer assembly line in Vaasa

Finland, Vaasa: The investment will significantly increase the production capacity of the Vaasa transformer plant.

With the investment, the company will recruit about 30 new employees over the next year.

“Electrification plays a key role in halting climate change, and the transformer is one of the key technologies in the ongoing energy revolution that will enable us to have a stronger, smarter, and more environmentally friendly electricity grid. The investment enables us to maintain delivery security at the highest level and it improves our ability to meet the constantly growing expectations of our customers and the market in the future,”says Matti Vaattovaara, President and CEO of ABB Power Grids Finland.

With the line investment, ABB Power Grids will expand the use of its factory premises in Strömberg Park, Vaasa, and recruit a total of about 30 new employees as of early June. Production recruitments are carried out as apprenticeship training together with the vocational training organization Vamia.

“I am glad that we can offer dozens of new talents the chance to grow into top experts and build a future of sustainable energy for generations to come. We have had a great experience in apprenticeship training for several decades, ”says Toni Koskinen, Business Director for transformers.

ABB Power Grids has been developing transformers in Finland since the 1890s. Through continuous development and customer-specific solutions, the transformer represents today’s state-of-the-art technology and combines the excellence of materials and electrical engineering as well as physics and production professionals.

ABB Power Grids Finland manufactures, designs, supplies, and maintains transformers and reactors, grid management control, automation and control systems and projects, as well as transmission and distribution network solutions, such as substations for energy and electricity companies, industry, transport and infrastructure.

 

Source: ABB