Tampere City Region is a traffic hub, growth centre and industrial cluster, where municipalities actively offer good locations for companies. Tampere City Region is the second largest growth centre in Finland, and it is preparing for continued population growth.
Tampere as the most attractive city in Finland to move in is having a growing number of new inhabitants.
“Tampere is really investing in ensuring that everyone will continue to have enough room for good mobility,” says Petri Nykänen, Director, Business Development and Investment at Business Tampere.
To guarantee smooth traffic flow, the region is investing in long-term forward-looking logistics solutions, such as the city tramline, underground parking in Tampere city centre and the Rantatunneli tunnel, which offers a fast route for bypass traffic and calms down the traffic in the city centre. Those caught in the occasional rush hour traffic jams on their commute in the region may not realise that they are getting off fairly lightly.
As a traffic hub, Tampere City Region is a crossing point for both road and railway traffic routes. Ports, which are crucial for export industry, are easily accessible, and there are also growth opportunities in air traffic. The long-term growth plan of Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is to become an internationally significant airport in Western and Central Finland.
Jalmari Halminen looks at the transport sector from the viewpoint of Area Sales Manager at the logistics company DSV Road. He leads the Tampere sales office and gets to see a wide range of Tampere region companies and the industrial sector, especially from the viewpoint of European import and export.
“Tampere City Region offers excellent opportunities when we consider where the central transport warehouses and logistics centres in Finland should be put. The region is a good and also very popular transit location. There is always plenty of export and import to and from here, which helps avoid the problem of empty running,” says Jalmari Halminen, DSV Road.
The good location and the reputation are reflected in investments, for example Finland’s biggest ICT and consumer electronics wholesaler, ALSO Finland, is opening brand new logistics centre in the Linnakallio business area in Pirkkala.