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.

invest-in-kokkola-europe

blocks-kemia

CHEMISTRY

The most important chemical cluster in Northern Europe is Kokkola Industrial Park (KIP). There are...
blocks-vene

BOAT INDUSTRY

Kokkola is situated in the heart of Finnish boat building, as the companies on the...
blocks-cleantech

CLEANTECH

Kokkola has the most important chemical cluster in Northern Europe and an exceptionally strong metal...
blocks-kauppa-2

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

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

suomi-finland-kokkola-yhteydet-xl

NEWS

  • Kokkola chosen as the location to shoot film based on popular German book series

    The shooting of a family film will start in Kokkola in early August, as a German-Finnish coproduction. The film is based on the popular German book series Matti und Sami.

  • Safe, quick and easy brochure

    You can download the Kokkola Industrial Park brochure by clicking this link.

  • Top Kokkola boat builders to take over the Helsinki International Boat Show in February

    The annual Helsinki International Boat Show will take place between 10 and 19 February 2017.

  • KIP Association celebrates its ten-year journey

    The Kokkola Industrial Park Association, which operates at the Kokkola Industrial Park site, celebrates its tenth anniversary.

  • Natural Resources Institute Finland will have a strategic office in Kokkola

    Kokkola campus will gain a new actor, as Natural Resources Institute Luke will establish its strategic office on the campus.

  • Coastline 2016-2017

    Coastline magazine is published by Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce and it tells the story of how Ostrobothnia became one of the engines of Finland’s export. Coastline is aimed at everyone who is interested in business, industry and technology. For the first time Coastline is also available as a digital publication coastline

  • LähiTapiola is recruiting for jobs in Kokkola

    LähiTapiola Palvelut Oy will increase the number of employees in its Kokkola unit. In early May, a whole new customer services team will start work in Kokkola, for which the company is recruiting personnel right now; team leader and 17 members will be hired for the team. This personnel increase will raise the total number of employees at Kokkola to 58. – LähiTapiola Palvelut produces compensation and customer services for regional LähiTapiola companies. The new team will focus on contacting existing customers. In practice, that will be sales work and general customer relations work, says Jenni Mäkitalo, Customer Services Manager read more

  • Lidl invests in Kokkola

    The Lidl chain of grocery stores will build ca. 2500 to 3000 m2 of store space at Piispanmäki.

  • New website launched

    Thanks to its strong development in the 2000’s, Kokkola has become one of the growth centres of Finland.

  • KIP area exports are going strong

    Kokkola Industrial Park annual exports total 1.1 billion Euros. Companies in the area have invested more than 400 million Euros in five years.

TWITTER


eu-logo-en vipuvoimaa-en