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Mex Finland

Manufacturing is a deeply rooted Finnish competence

The Manufacturing Excellence Finland (MEX Finland) ecosystem is a national ecosystem supporting the growth and internationalization of manufacturing companies in Finland. The ecosystem is strongly supported by Business Finland and other Finnish institutions. The role of MEX Finland is to further increase the attractiveness of the manufacturing sector as an employer, as a platform for innovation, and as a sector wherein to invest.


What we focus on at MEX

Evidence-based requirements

MEX Finland actively supports the collaboration between seasoned professionals, researchers and digital natives to ensure the successful migration of generations of practical experience into the future digital world.

Integrated systems

The manufacturing industry faces increased demands on integrating complex systems integrating both mechanical and digital components. MEX Finland provides architectures and collaboration practices to enable such collaboration.


The changing demands of customers are driven by digitalization. This enables new forms of dialogues with customers and customers’ customers. MEX Finland connects its members with new potential customers domestically and internationally.


Fast-tracking the growth of competitiveness and attractiveness of manufacturing in Finland through early adaptation of new technologies.


"Through the MEX Finland initiative, Sandvik took the lead in solidifying manufacturing-related competencies in the Tampere region. Together with our business partners and Business Finland, we have now a strong joint vision for the ecosystem, including a broader understanding of the impact of digitalization."
Pasi Julkunen, Head of Technology
Rock Drill Business Unit, Sandvik
"MEX Finland has improved the dialogue between SMEs and large corporations. Now we are working together to find common ways to address present challenges in the industry. For Tasowheel a particularly important topic is to increase the attractiveness of our sector as an employer."
Timo Syväjärvi, Vice President
Tasowheel Gears


Mechanical engineering is no longer merely bending steel and supply chain efficiency, today’s industry calls for a smart, digital approach and genuine co-creation. MEX Finland is a novel union of world-class OEMs, information technology companies, agile manufacturing SMEs as well as leading academic research to rapidly capture opportunities provided by new technologies and practices.
Kaj Hulkkonen, Partner

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