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.
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.
The airport is 20 km from Kokkola center.
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.
Kokkola has excellent rail connections for passengers and freight.
- Kokkola chosen as the location to shoot film based on popular German book series
17 May 2017
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
6 Mar 2017
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
6 Feb 2017
The annual Helsinki International Boat Show will take place between 10 and 19 February 2017.
- KIP Association celebrates its ten-year journey
15 Dec 2016
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
3 May 2016
Kokkola campus will gain a new actor, as Natural Resources Institute Luke will establish its strategic office on the campus.
- Coastline 2016-2017
28 Apr 2016
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
27 Apr 2016
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
11 Feb 2016
The Lidl chain of grocery stores will build ca. 2500 to 3000 m2 of store space at Piispanmäki.
- New website launched
11 Feb 2016
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
9 Feb 2016
Kokkola Industrial Park annual exports total 1.1 billion Euros. Companies in the area have invested more than 400 million Euros in five years.