– developing and expanding opportunities
Food Park is a foodstuffs industry competency cluster located in Kauhajoki. Kauhajoki offers
foodstuffs industry enterprises a working environment for developing competitiveness.
Food Park offers cooperation opportunities and expertise in developing product ideas, marketing
and product research. The region also offers a competent, eager and productive workforce.
Strong development activities and funding support the placing of enterprises at Food Park.
Food Park is a noteworthy opportunity for anyone interested in founding or expanding an enterprise,
outsourcing activities or locating new investment opportunities.
– competency network provides advantages
The competency cluster includes a foodstuffs industry test plant, product development unit
and a foodstuffs laboratory. The Visitor Center provides a landmark for Food Park and contains
permanent foodstuffs industry exhibition space, as well as restaurant and sales shop services.
Also involved in development activities are the foodstuffs industry’s leading equipment and machine
manufacturers, as well as logistics experts, all working in close cooperation with one another.
Due to our location in the southern region of Southern Ostrobothnia, in the middle of a strong primary
production area, Kauhajoki is a natural location for a foodstuffs industry competency cluster.
More than 50 000 persons reside in its natural employment area. Kauhajoki is also the host of the foodstuff
industry’s largest yearly exhibition, the Kauhajoki Food Fair. During the first weekend in September the best of small
and mid-sized foodstuffs enterprises meet here to introduce themselves and their products to thousands of fair visitors.
The major specialty crop products are linseed flax and seabuckthorne.
In addition to traditional foodstuffs refinement and primary production, other significant top industries
are logistics and the production of foodstuffs industry devices and machines.
The units of the Food Park competency cluster function in close cooperation with the leading
enterprises and research institutes of the foodstuff industry.
Our contacts are at your disposal.