Welcome to Laitila

Greeting from the mayor

Laitila - A developing regional town

Laitila became a town on 1st of January 1986 by the decision of the council of state.

Laitila is an active industrial and service centre of about 8 500 people and 600 businesses in Finland proper.  The centre of Laitila is located at the junction of road 8 from Turku to the north and road 43 from Uusikaupunki to Tampere. 

Because of the very advantageous location and being close to Turku (60 km), Rauma (30 km) and Uusikaupunki (20 km) there are possibilities for a very versatile business life. Bus wind shields, high-tech plastic, metal and carpentry products are exported from Laitila to both the domestic market and also elsewhere in the world. The most known and tastiest products from Laitila are the soft drinks from Laitila Wirvoitusjuomatehdas and Munax Oy egg products along with their Smoothie-drinks.

Laitila has to offer spacious properties with a view for businesses right by road 8 and also from road 8 entrepreneur park and Samppanummi and Koveronummi industrial areas.

Laitila has an active apartment policy. The latest block of flats was just finished by the Laitila township this year. There are properties available for building single family houses on different sides of the town. There is still properties available at the latest Kotoharju area, which has proven to be very popular. We’re starting to plan for a new residential area, too.

Laitila town has grown a lot during the past few years. Birth rates and therefore also the population is growing, so we especially want to put a strong effort into the well-being of families with children. We finished a new school to Kappelinmäki during this decade and made a decision to build a new day care centre.

The latest sign of developing services for both young and older citizens is an activity-centre finished in the autumn of 2016 next to the ice-hall in the same area with the school and sports-centre. The swimming hall was renovated a short while ago.  Laitila sports services are well comparable with the national variety, too.

There is a variety of possibilities for those interested in culture as well. There are plenty of active societies of different fields. Laitila governs the Vakka-Suomi Community College and Music College, and they operate very actively and have a high-class.

There are events around the year. Some examples of these are the Kustaa Hiekka Cultural week every January, the Jazzkukko-festival in the summer and the traditional Laitila Eggmarket a week before Midsummer. 

Our strategy is that independent Laitila has a beat of life and energy. Laitila heads for tomorrow and additionally is a solid municipality for the future.

Johanna Luukkonen

Mayor at City of Laitila