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New IKEA distribution center for Asean in Malaysia

The Swedish-founded furniture retailer IKEA will be establishing a regional distribution and supply chain center for Asean in Malaysia. An investment of RM908 million (SEK1718 million). It will become among the top 10 largest regional distribution centers of the Ikea Group globally, adopting the structure and technology of Ikea’s biggest regional distribution center in Germany, said the Malaysian Investment…

Norwegian SalMar received ‘Ocean Farm 1’ from China

The Norwegian fish farm company SalMar just received ‘Ocean farm 1’ from China and now sees big potential for offshore expansion. Salmon farmers are venturing offshore to overcome production constraints caused by limits on coastal fishing licenses. Bard Skjelstad, head of biology for Norway’s SalMar, said. The company is deploying Ocean Farm 1, an offshore…

1/20 full-time employment foreigners in Denmark are Thai, Philippines, and Chinese

In Denmark, a new record shows, as the number of full-time employment foreigners in the country reached 200.000 in June 2017. Now almost one out of ten full-time employers are foreigners. Out of the 200.000 foreigners, 5,5 percent are Chinese, Thai, and Philippines. Thai make up for 2,2 percent of the total, Chinese 1,8 percent,…

Telenor’s head of innovation moved to Singapore

Singapore is a great hub for innovation in Asia, according to Vegard Aas, innovation chief of Norwegian Telenor. That is why he a year ago moved the head of innovation from Norway to the sky rocking urban state of Asia and he is certain that was the right move. But why Singapore? “It’s a great…

The Danish government to fight Indonesia’s municipal solid waste challenge

A sustainable solution for the municipal solid waste (MSW) challenge in Indonesia is in progress as a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed for a municipal waste management facility for refuse-derived fuel (RDF). The facility will be the first integrated MSW to RDF processing facility in Indonesia, located in Cilacap, Central Java. The…

Swedish insurance company BIMA and Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) sign agreement

The Swedish insurance company BIMA and the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), officially partnered to increase transparency in business practices, signing a memorandum of understanding at ACU headquarters on Monday August 7 2017. BIMA is the largest life-insurance provider in Cambodia, where corrupt practices make up everyday life. To disassemble Cambodia’s culture of corruption the private sector…

Grundfos Expo 2017 at Sepang Racing Circuit

Grundfos held its Expo 2017 on August 3, 2017, at the Sepang International Circuit, reports the Royal Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on its Facebook page. The exhibition showed Grundfos’ latest pump solutions in building services, industry & municipalities. The event had several interesting forums and presentations on several topics related to the latest solutions…

Danish Embassy helps ISS in Indonesia

Casper Klynge, Danish Ambassador to Indonesia, and Karina Charlotte Mosgart, Deputy Head of Trade on Friday 4 August 2017 accompanied Jeff Gravenhorst, Group CEO of ISS, and CEO Elisa Lumbantoruan of ISS Indonesia for a meeting with Vice President Pak Jusuf Kalla. The Danish service giant ISS (Integrated Service Solutions) underlined its long-term commitment to…

Finnish speakers at Thai forum for Regional Trade

Finland had the privilege of having two speakers at the Regional Trade and Development Forum of Thailand’s International Institute for Trade and Development on 20 July. Chargé d’Affaires Katarina Tapio from the Embassy presented how Finland sees education as the key to future jobs and prosperity. She shared the secrets behind Finland’s educational excellence, which…

“Amazing” Manufacturing Expo 2017 for Swedish industry 4.0 consultant, ERP provider

On 21-24 June 2017 two Swedish solutions providers within manufacturing, one being a production improvement consultant and the other an ERP system service, successfully exhibited at the Manufacturing Expo 2017 in Bangkok. They are Virtual Manufacturing (now with offices and personnel in both Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur) and Monitor ERP System Southeast Asia (with presence…