Why should Tesla build Gigafactory into Finland?
Valmet Automotive Oy (1969) is Finnish car manufacturing company located in Uusikaupunki. Valmet has been one of the leading factories in the EU. It is mostly because of their agile way of transforming the factory to the costumer’s needs. They have manufactured cars for Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and many automotive companies have adapted their methods.
Finland is one of the leading countries in innovation and has a great ecosystem for startups. We have proven that we are able to come up with new ideas with Finnish quality (Rovio, Supercell, Wolt). After our biggest company, Nokia lost lead marketshare of mobilephones we were lost, but not for long. We also have one of the greatest startup events, Slush. Slush is about connecting, meeting new cool people, music, having fun and of course Sauna.
There are many other reasons for Tesla to come into Finland, but they are probably already aware of them. Here is a list of most crucial factors in my opinion.
· Finland has one of the world’s largest resources of Lithium
· We have excellent education and highly motivated
· Great innovative startup ecosystem
· Supportive and business oriented government