INVEST IN KOKKOLA

INVEST IN KOKKOLA

Our strategic top industries are chemical, cleantech, bioeconomy, boats, and services. At the same, time we strengthen our R&D activities that support business, expand our networks into clusters, and focus on raising the degree of processing and product creation.

Companies in the Kokkola region have hundreds of years of international business tradition and know-how. Growing population, diversified economic structure, and heavy investment by trade and industry have strengthened the vitality of Kokkola, even through the 2010s.

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CHEMISTRY

CHEMISTRY

The most important chemical cluster in Northern Europe is Kokkola Industrial Park (KIP). There are...
BOAT INDUSTRY

BOAT INDUSTRY

Kokkola is situated in the heart of Finnish boat building, as the companies on the...
BIOECONOMY

BIOECONOMY

Kokkola has the most important chemical cluster in Northern Europe and an exceptionally strong metal...
TRADE & SERVICES

TRADE & SERVICES

Kokkola has developed into an important center of daily and special product trade. Many Finnish...

"Thanks to training paths, Kokkola can educate workforce for companies in chemical engineering from skilled workers to doctoral level specialists".

Ulla Lassi

University of Oulu/Kokkola campus

Professor/Head of Research Unit

"Kokkola offered us top quality conditions for wellness technology R&D cooperation. Today we export pneumatic fitness equipment into more than 50 countries".

Lena Karjaluoto

HUR

CEO

"The boat building traditions in Kokkola are hundreds of years old. The subcontractor network has an important role for us boat builders in delivering high quality products; from woodwork to windows, doors, and propellers".

Olli Lindkvist

Linex-Boat Oy

CEO, President

“Kokkola has developed into an important center for convenience and special goods purchases. Because of the versatile and ever developing services, business will grow strongly in Kokkola”.

Janne Ylinen

Halpa-Halli Oy, Kokkola

CEO

“Kokkola has a very special atmosphere that inspires us. The entrepreneur friendly attitude of Kokkola directly decided the location of our air gas production plant”.

Clas Palmberg

Oy Woikoski Ab

President & owner

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KOKKOLA IN NUMBERS

EXPORT EUR 1.1 BILLION

Annual value of exports from Kokkola Industrial Park (KIP).

INVESTMENTS EUR 413 MILLION

Total value of investments made by KIP in 2010-2014.

70 FREE HECTARES FOR CHEMICAL SITES

Free area set aside for chemical industry at KIP.

TRADE AREA OF 143 000 PEOPLE

In the Kokkola trade area, there are 143,000 at least 12 year old people who have Finnish or Swedish as their native language.

RECORD YEAR FOR PORT, 8.575 MILLION TONS

Deadweight total handled during record year 2014 by Port of Kokkola, the third biggest port in Finland.

13% SWEDISH SPEAKING

Customers get service in both of the two national languages of Finland, in Kokkola, as 13% of the inhabitants speak Swedish as their native language.

CONNECTIONS

Airport

The airport is 20 km from Kokkola center.
www.ckj.fi

Port

The third largest general port in Finland serves businesses in Kokkola. There’s regular container traffic from Kokkola port to Antwerp, and everywhere in the world from there.
www.portofkokkola.fi

Railway

Kokkola has excellent rail connections for passengers and freight.
www.vr.fi

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