Electronic components manufacturer Murata recently opened a plant in Vantaa, Finland, encompassing 16,000 square meters, at a cost of 42 million Euros.
The plant will manufacture micromechanical MEMS sensors used in vehicle safety systems, work machines, and health devices. The plant will also develop positioning and safety technology for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) as well as for self-directed cars.
"The market for ADAS and self-directed cars is expected to grow in the future. MEMS sensors are used for applications of this type that require excellent measurement accuracy and stable performance under varying conditions. With the factory expansion, we are ready to meet the growing demand and are also able to build high synergy between our Finnish MEMS technology expertise and Murata's manufacturing capabilities," said Yuichiro Hayata, the Managing Director of Murata Electronics, a Finnish subsidiary of Murata, in a statement
According to the company, the new plant uses advanced technology to minimize vibration in the building’s frame structure. The sensors are made in cleanrooms, the requirements of which are reflected in the building's massive ventilation solutions.
The plant formerly belonged to Finnish company VTI Technologies, which Murata acquired in 2012. The company established a new company called Murata Electronics Oy. The site hosts product development and office space as well as one of the largest cleanrooms in Finland.