Press release

Leading competence in Finnish combustion engine development

Wed, 08/31/2016 - 15:00
Today’s combustion engines and related solutions are innovative, efficient and environmentally saving high-tech products. The manufacture and design of combustion engines and the training in the industry in Finland are world class.

Automation, robotics and continuous R&D all play a key role in the manufacturing process for modern combustion engines. Product quality and safety are key factors.

Design and ergonomics are becoming ever more important. Finland has a strong and competitive manufacturing network in the combustion engine industry. Seamless collaboration and research projects involving all stakeholders, component manufactures, research institutions and universities are vital in the long term development of new, sustainable engine technologies and integrated solution.

Finland’s Arctic expertise in the industry is of a very high standard. In Arctic conditions products must have exceptional reliability, efficiency, safety and eco-friendliness.

Combustion engine emissions have been reduced through continues research and development work. As well as nearly zero emissions, customers benefit from energy efficiency and lower fuel costs.

Various different fuels are used in modern combustion engines today. Liquefied natural gas and biofuels are used ever more widely as low-carbon fuels. Newest Finnish reference is the first LNG driven icebreaker Polaris with Wärtsilä engines.

Maintenance and servicing of combustion engines contribute towards the move to a circular economy. Lifecycle approaches, anticipatory maintenance, global availability and remote control all enhance eco-friendliness and customer satisfaction.

Combustion Engine and Turbo Charging Branch Group

The Combustion Engine and Turbo Charging Branch Group coordinates cooperation between industry companies in industrial policy, economic policy and environmental issues. The office of the group is located at the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries.

  • Established in 1963
  • Total turnover about EUR 3,000 million, employs direct 4500 person in Finland

Company members: ABB, Auramarine, Componenta Pistons, Mapromec, Meriaura, Neste, Parker Hannifin, Uwira, Wärtsilä Finland

Expert Members/Universities, Research Centres: Aalto University School of Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Turku University of Applied Sciences, University of Vaasa, Lappeenranta University of Technology, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

The Group is a member of the International Council of Combustion Engines – CIMAC, forming thus the Finnish National Committee of CIMAC.

The Group has been organizing CIMAC 2016 Congress in Helsinki with co-operation of CIMAC Secretariat.

Warmly welcome to meet us at the Congress 6-9.6.2016 at Finlandia Hall, Helsinki. Exhibition Boots 2-20.

Further information:
Mr Robert Ollus, Director, Chairman of the group
Wärtsilä Finland Oy
+358 10 709 0000

Ms Merja Salmi-Lindgren, Secretary General
+358 40 5160054