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  • Kauhajoki Nature and technology at their best - Active business community at your service
  • Location of Kauhajoki Distances: Vaasa 100 km Helsinki 400 km
  • The Basic Facts of Kauhajoki Town:
    • Population: 14600 inhabitants
    • Area 1315 sq. km
    • Economic Structure:
      • primary 15 %
      • secondary 35 %
      • tertiary 50 %
    • Number of companies: appr. 900
    • Regional service centre of
    • appr. 70 000 inhabitants
    • Kauhajoki is one of Finlands 35
    • regional centres
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  • Specialized business clusters in Kauhajoki:
    • Industrial automation systems
      • 50 % of finnish production
    • Furniture manufacturing
    • Agriculture and food production
        • Potatoes, berries, linen, milk & beef
        • Food Polytechnic,
        • R & D unit and Food Laboratory are located in Kauhajoki town
  • Unspoilt Northern Countryside
    • Kauhajoki offers natures diversity:
      • Green forests
      • Two national parks
        • Lauhanvuori
        • Kauhaneva
      • Hyypänlaakso River Valley
      • Ostrobothnian lowlands
      • Fresh ground water supplies
    * Pictures A.Vascellari/Flikr * *
  • Sports & culture
  • Leisure Activities
    • Leasure activities:
      • Recreation and sport centers
        • Golf, downhill slalom, tennis
        • bowling etc
      • Indoor swimming hall
      • Music academy
      • Theatre groups
      • etc
    * Pictures A.Vascellari/Flikr
  • Dynamic Business and Learning Community
    • Kauhajoki is a dynamic and thriving
    • business community
    • C ommercial centre for 70.000 people
    • New shopping centre with 25.000 m2 will
    • be ready in 2010
    • Kauhajoki offers a full range of public
    • services
    • Wide range of training and educational
    • institutes
    • Very active regional development work
  • Kauhajoki is a ”Town of Natural Food” The Kauhajoki Food Fair is a national happening which is organized annually Above: Former Prime Minister of Finland, Mr. Paavo Lipponen cooking with famous TV-chef, Jaakko Kolmonen Left: The Former Town Manager Mr. Jorma Rasinmäki cooking with TV chef Janne Pekkala
  • Business Services for Companies in Kauhajoki
    • Land & industrial Estates –
    • Kauhajoki Foodpark
    • Data & Telephone
    • Connections
    • Skillful and Well Trained
    • workforce
    • Education and Development
    • Services
  • Kauhajoki Food Park
    • An industrial park specially planned for food companies, located in Kauhajoki
    • The Food Park consist of:
    • Industrial premises &
    • energy plant
    • Process pilot plant
    • Business incubator
    • R & D services for food
    • companies
    • Food laboratory
    • Visitor centre
  • The Kauhajoki Food Parks Laboratory Services:
    • FoodPark Kauhajoki - The research institute of food and environment in Kauhajoki: possibility to rent a roject room in the laboratory and services of experts and laborants
    • Aronkylä industrial park
    • 4 km from town centre, an area reserved for food & food ingrediend production
    • The new production plant of Linseed Protein Finland and Nordic Bioextracts Norbiox Ltd is located in the area
    • A heat energy plant (also steam available), designed especially for the food-processing industry has been built to the area. The plant is situated in the middle of the area.
    Kauhajoki 4 km Kauhajoki Food Park
  • The Kauhajoki Town´s policy for building industrial premicies
    • The town of Kauhajoki is prepared to build industrial premises
    • different companies, e.g. for food and ingredient enterprises :
    • Example Case Linseed Protein Finland Ltd and Norbiox Ltd:
    • Location in Aronkyl ä Industrial Food Park
    • The building project is realized according to the room arrangement plans made by the enterprise
    • Building is build according to EU ´s hygienic standards so it will be ready for food business
    • Building includes remote heating system, electricity, water and sewage systems
    • Town has rental agreement with companies
  • Telephone and Data Communication
    • Kauhajoki has one the most modern and fastest regional broadbands in Europe
  • New Regional Broadband Available :
      • The regional broadband network based on fibre-optics and covering the entire region
      • Regional Broadband company SSV Ltd is leasing the cable to individual operators which will give services to companies
      • The core network (100 Gb) has been ready since January 2007 and 95 % of households in the region are within the scope of the network
      • Is functioning on a principle of Open Access
      • Connections of 100 Mb are easily available for companies
      • Direct optical cable line e.g. to Japan possible
      • Makes possible e.g. undisturbed transmission of a moving picture for interactive education purposes
  • One of Kauhajoki web 2.0 sites : ” International cafe”
    • Case 3: Industrial logistics and materials handling systems
    • Local business cluster: approx. 40 companies,
    • 750 workers. 30-year history, began in the
    • early 1970s with a single business
    • Hi-tech products: materials handling, packaging,
    • lifting, storage automation systems.
    • Market share in Finland: 45-50 %
    • Makes significant use of computer
    • technology and project skills
    • Development company:
    • LC Logistics Center Ltd (12 persons)
    • Technology Center Logistia in
    • Kauhajoki (6500 m2,
    • 70 companies)
    Slides: Tarja Pienimäki LC Logistics Center Oy
    • Logistia is:
    • Name of the Kauhajoki Technology Center
    • Brand for the know-how of logistic
    • systems and materials handling
    • industry concentrated to Kauhajoki…
    … and around the world:
    • References
    • Offices
    FINLAND
    • Products
  • One of Kauhajoki web 2.0 sites : ” www.logistia.net”
    • 357 companies
    • Over 2,500 employees
    Ostrobothnian Furniture Industry 2003 Source: Statistics Finland / Register of Companies Pedersöre Kruunupyy Perho Vimpeli Lestijärvi Toholampi Halsua Kannus Himanka Lohtaja Kälviä Ullava Kokkola Luoto Uusikaarlepyy Pietarsaari Kaustinen Veteli Lappajärvi Kortesjärvi Evijärvi Alahärmä Ylihärmä Kauhava Alajärvi Soini Ähtäri Töysä Alavus Peräseinäjoki Jalasjärvi Kuortane Lehtimäki Lapua Ylistaro Ilmajoki Seinäjoki Kauhajoki Isojoki Kristiinan- kaupunki Kaskinen Närpiö Teuva Jurva Laihia Maalahti Korsnäs Mustasaari Maksamaa Vaasa Karijoki Kurikka Isokyrö Vähäkyrö Vöyri Ora- vainen Nurmo Small Medium-sized Companies " " " " 8 8 8 8 " 8 " " " " " " " 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 " 8 " " " 8 8 8 " 8 " 8 " 8 " " " 8 8 8 " 8 " " 8 8 " " " " " 8 8 8 8 8 " " 8 8 " 8 " 8 " 8 " 8 " " 8 8 " " " " " " " 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 " " " 8 8 8 " " 8 8 " " " " 8 8 8 8 " " 8 8 " " " " " " 8 8 8 8 8 8 " " " " " 8 8 8 8 8 " " 8 8 " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 " " " " 8 8 8 8 " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 " " " 8 8 8 " " " " 8 8 8 8 " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 " 8 " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 " " " " 8 8 8 8 " " " " " " " " 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 " " " 8 8 8 TEAK UIAH UWASA Picture: Jyrki Tiainen, SeAMK " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
  • Development Services:
    • Kauhajoki can offer many kind of services
    • to companies, e.g.:
      • Number of private consultants in many different fields:
        • economic & law issues
        • industrial automation
        • design of process lay-outs
      • Regional development office
      • Regional development funding
      • University Based Training Courses (in co-operation with University of Vaasa
      • New technology Center Logistia (IT & automation services)
  • Thank you for your attention! www. kauhajoki . fi