Fortaco has started recruitment to the Sastamala factory for manufacturing of electric-powered buses developed by Linkker. Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) has bought 12 buses from Linkker for city transport and Fortaco is responsible for the manufacturing and assembly. The first buses will be delivered in the beginning of 2016.
Fortaco estimates that at this stage the recruitment need is approximately 40 persons. Fortaco can grow its annual production capacity to 200 vehicles, and if the market demands, production can be even higher. Linkker is recruiting developers in Lahti.
“We are building the solution of the future as regards environment, economy and experience of city transport. We have strong confidence in the market potential of electric buses and see that this is just the beginning,” says Kimmo Erkkilä, Managing Director of Linkker.
Press release 30 March 2015 (in Finnish)
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