Strategic location in Nokia's former technology metropolis

The automotive parts supplier BHTC opened a new Research and Development Centre in south-western Finland on 22nd June, 2017. As an international specialist for climate control and HMI control technologies, BHTC deliberately chose this technologically attractive location with the specific aim of tapping in to the wealth of experience of former Nokia and Microsoft Mobile technology teams.

The new Branch Manager of the R&D Unit is Vesa Pelli, who is Finnish and used to be in management at Nokia and was the manager of the Wireless Connectivity Hardware division at Microsoft Mobile.

Vesa Pelli is convinced: "Tampere offers BHTC a remarkable environment for development potential and engineering competence. In addition to lucrative engineering know-how, Finland's third largest city has an innovative economic environment with high-tech companies, start-ups, development platforms, and a practice-based cooperation model with the state university."

BHTC will employ more than 20 development engineers by the beginning of 2018 in its new Research and Development Centre. VesaPelli and his colleagues will concentrate on developing display and touchscreen technologies in the future.

The cockpit of the future requires creative control concepts and intelligent user interfaces. The new location in Tampere will deliver innovative strategies and practical solutions for this.


Vesa Pelli, new Manager of the R&D Unit