Linkker and Fortaco will start manufacturing cooperation

Linkker and Fortaco have signed a cooperation agreement on October 6, 2014 with the aim to start the manufacturing of electric city buses in Sastamala in 2015. The agreement is based on the manufacturing of new electric-powered city buses, which Linkker is selling and marketing as well as further developing. Fortaco is responsible for the manufacturing of buses.

Demand for electrical buses is increasing rapidly, Linkker and Fortaco both see that with this agreement they are enable to respond to the growing demand. In practice, this agreement allows the annual production capacity initially for 200 vehicles in Fortaco Sastamala Business Site and there are also possibilities for broader annual production at Fortaco’s current manufacturing network.

Fortaco has extensive experience in the various type of machinery and vehicle manufacturing, it can quickly respond to the increasing demand. Fortaco has production sites in several locations in Europe; it has an extensive and skilled network of subcontractors.