Detection Technology moves in Oulu to new premises for a greater EU Origin offering
The site, located on the Technopolis Linnanmaa campus, is designed and built for demanding electronics manufacturing.
Detection Technology, a global leader in X-ray detector solutions, is moving to a new production and office site in Oulu to expand its EU Origin product offering and to enhance customer experience. The site, located on the Technopolis Linnanmaa campus, is designed and built for demanding electronics manufacturing. It will be renovated to meet the company’s specific needs. Both the move and start of production in the new site will take place in early 2024.
With this investment, the company is better positioned to serve its European and American customers. The expanded production capability in Oulu enables a faster service and delivery for customers outside Asia, and cost savings on US tariffs.
“We believe that this strategically important move will make us more competitive globally. It is noteworthy that this is important also from a risk mitigation point of view. Production in Oulu will be modular and easily scalable based on demand. The production expansion in Oulu will not have any direct impacts on the production capabilities and capacity at our other sites,” says Hannu Martola, President and CEO of Detection Technology.
In the Oulu factory, the company will focus on the end assembly and testing of specific product families, while other manufacturing steps remain in its volume production sites in China. The Oulu operations has been supporting new product introduction (NPI) since 2014.
“We are known for world-class manufacturing capability with high flexibility. Our factory in Oulu is designed to support fast-paced volume and product mix changes and will run on the same high standards as our other production sites.”
Detection Technology has production sites in Beijing and Wuxi, China. In addition, the company has small-series production of flat panel detectors in Shanghai and of a multi-energy (ME) product line in Grenoble area, France.
Detection Technology announced at the end of 2022 that it will expand its production in Finland. During the first half of 2023, the company made a re-evaluation of its plans, and the decision to move was finalized in July.