Canatu's new factory was opened on the 20th November 20129 in Vantaa, Finland. The new factory has room to increase the manufacturing capacity 150 times compared to old Konala factory. In the new factory Canatu introduced the new CNB production line and one of Finland's largest clean rooms. Canatu has several design wins which will lead to mass production according to their customer's product plans. The first mass production case started in 2015. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Printed, Organic and Flexible Electronics 2020-2030: Forecasts, Technologies, Markets.
The ceremony consisted of five keynote speeches, Canatu demos and speeches.
Kai Mykkanen, Parliament Member and Chief Parliamentary Group of the National Coalition Party held the keynote speech after which the factory was officially opened.
The ribbon was cut by Mr Mykkanen, Sami Lampinen (Chairman of the Board) and Juha Kokkonen (Canatu CEO), while Erkki Soininen (COO), Ari Pesonen (Facility and Mainenance Manager) and Janine Haajanen (Production Manager) held the ribbon.
Juha Kokkonen told the story of Canatu from university via lab (that is the previous Konala factory) to Fab (the new automated factory).
Mr Matteo Biglia, Thermal Systems R&D Director from DENSO Europe Thermal Center presented DENSO Corporation's outlook on the future of automated industry.
Reijo Kangas Executive Director Growth Companies from Business Finland, told about the corporation of Canatu and Business Finland and congratulated Canatu for the new factory.
Source and top image: Canatu