The investment at the AGCO facility in Linnavuori, in Nokia, will provide the plant with a new laboratory for testing combustion engines running on alternative fuels, as well as a range of electric solutions, such as hybrids, fuel cells and high-voltage battery technology.

The new 11,000m² buildings, which will be completed throughout 2024 and 2025, will also include a training and visitor centre, a production hall for machining cylinder heads and manufacturing CVT components, a paint shop and testing capabilities for remanufactured engines.

AGCO has spent more than €100 million at the Linnavuori plant over the past five years. Around 1,000 staff work at the facility.

Juha Tervala, managing director of AGCO Power, says that the investment will allow the company to grow its reman capabilities. “Remanufactured products are stripped down to their individual components, inspected, cleaned and fully rebuilt,” he said. “We have remanufactured used engines toward a circular economy since 1990. The product improvements are based on the latest revision, and the repaired, tested and painted engine is granted a full factory warranty.”

The €70 million investment will also allow the Linnavuori facility to expand the manufacturing of CVT components for AGCO’s tractors (Fendt, Massey Ferguson and Valtra) with plans to produce more high precision transmission components.

“Currently, we produce approximately one million gear wheels and axles annually, but this number is expected to double after the investments,” added Mr Tervala.

The new production hall will also house a new machining line with a high degree of automation for manufacturing the cylinder heads of CORE engines.

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