Sweden-based multinational networking and telecommunications company Ericsson has announced plans to invest $169m (€155m) to build a new 50,000m² European manufacturing and technology hub in Tallinn, Estonia. The new facility will be used for co-developing cellular ecosystems and production techniques mainly with European customers and partners but with a global impact on industrialisation for volume production. The new hub is expected to be operational in early 2026.

According to a press release from Invest in Estonia, the project will “consolidate all of Ericsson’s operations in Estonia into a single, cutting-edge facility”. It also states that the hub in Tallinn will reduce carbon emissions by up to 70% when compared with the collective emissions of the company’s four existing facilities in Estonia.

Of the project, Fredrik Jejdling, executive vice-president and head of networks at Ericsson, said: “This expansion aligns with Ericsson’s long-term strategy for a more resilient and sustainable supply chain, significantly reducing our carbon footprint and harnessing the power of 5G for smart manufacturing.

“This smart hub will be powered entirely by renewable electricity and will leverage AI, machine learning, robotics and other advanced Industry 4.0 technologies to optimise efficiency. Additionally, we aim to attract local and European talent by creating an environment that fosters collaboration, innovation, employee well-being, diversity and inclusion.”