Finnish particle measurement system attracts interest

Automotive industry can benefit from world’s most accurate aerosol particle measurement system.

The Finnish company Airmodus and the Faculty of Physics at the University of Helsinki have developed the world’s most accurate aerosol particle measurement system, which makes it possible for researchers to see even the smallest individual aerosol particles floating in the air. The device has also attracted interest beyond the scientific community.

“Even the smallest particles can have major health impacts because they are easy to breathe deep into the lungs. Emission measurements in the automotive industry already require the measurement of small particles. This has created a market for us,” says Joonas Vanhanen, CEO, Airmodus. The company is now aiming to firmly establish itself in the science markets and to open new doors to industry.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class cars made in Finland

The manufacture of Mercedes-Benz A-Class passenger cars has started at Valmet Automotive’s car factory in Uusikaupunki, western Finland. According to the agreement between Valmet Automotive and Daimler AG, the factory will produce over 100,000 Mercedes-Benz A-Class vehicles by the year 2016.

“We have found the ideal partner for the A-Class project: Valmet Automotive is a true production specialist who reliably fulfills the high requirements in terms of processes and especially quality which globally apply to the production of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars,” said Dr. Klaus Zehender, Vice President Procurement for Mercedes-Benz Cars and Vans, Daimler AG.

Sources: Talouselämä, Valmet Automotive