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Swedish MNCs continue to view Malaysia, Greater KL as ideal Asia investment place

Sweden and Malaysia’s ties as trade and investment partners go way back. In the 1960’s, the Swedish companies such as Volvo, Ericsson, Sandvik, Alfa Laval and Scania established themselves in Malaysia. The first car ever produced in Malaysia was a Volvo, made by Sweden at Volvo’s car producing plant in Shah Alam in 1967. In…

Tetra Pak assisted Chinese dairy brand in product innovation breakthrough

Tetra Pak has announced that it has helped Yili, a leading Chinese dairy manufacturer, to produce the world’s first ambient drinking yoghurt with large fruit and cereal pieces. This was achieved thanks to Tetra Pak’s expertise in ambient yoghurt processing, particle heating and a new Tetra Top system. Yili launched the breakthrough product in Tetra…

Volvo moves part of its production away from China

To avoid the increased US tariffs on goods from China, Volvo has withdrawn the production of the ‘XC60-SUV’ from China and started producing it in Sweden instead. The Swedish car manufacturer is owned by the Chinese company Geely and produces the XC60 model in Sweden when its for the European market. But outside Europe and…

Swedish companies Thailand survey: Challenges and business forecast

In June Business Sweden in Thailand launched the new report ‘Thailand: Business Climate Survey 2018’. Business Sweden, together with the Embassy of Sweden in Thailand and Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, conducted a survey during Feb-Apr 2018 with the purpose to understand how Swedish companies established in Thailand perceive the business climate. The report highlights some…

Team Finland Bangkok visited Huhtamaki plant

On Tuesday 12 June, Finland’s Ambassador Satu Suikkari-Kleven together with her Team Finland in Bangkok and a representative from Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (TFCC) visited Huhtamaki‘s factory in Samutsakorn. Huhtamaki, a prominent Finnish company, is a global specialist in packaging for food and drink. Today, Huhtamaki employs approximately 16,000 employees in over 70 manufacturing units…

Pandora inaugurated yet another Thai production facility: Triple A

On 15 June 2018 the Danish global company Pandora celebrated the grand opening of its new innovative crafting facility ‘Triple A’ in Gemopolis, Bangkok, Thailand as part of its long-term growth strategy to become ‘the branded manufacturer that delivers the most personal jewellery experience’ in 2022. Pandora is one of the world’s largest fine jewellery…

Danfoss to opens new heating plant in China

The leading heating company of Denmark, Danfoss, has begun operation of a new plant in Anshan city in northeast China’s Liaoning Province. Danfoss has recently begun operation of a new plant in northeast China’s Liaoning Province, according to Xinhua Net. With a price of 26.54 million U.S. dollars the plant wasn’t cheap but as China is seeking greener…

Danes see Malaysia gateway to thriving Asean consumer market

The 640-million strong ASEAN population has gained prominence in recent years as a promising consumer market, with a thriving young middle-class (median age of 29) becoming more urban. Nielsen has projected that the Asean middle class – people with disposable income of US$16-US$100 per day – is projected to reach 400 million by 2020. And…

Finnish experts to speak at Asian Paper Bangkok

Three different experts from Finnish companies will hold presentations during the Tissue World and Asian Paper Bangkok 2018 (June 6-8, 2018). The two long-standing events have merged to offer “an exclusive and invaluable business opportunity to all regional and international industry players operating in the sector of the Pulp, Paper, Tissue, Packaging and related industries”.…

Metaltech Malaysia: Monitor ERP System invited to Swedish ‘Fika’

During 23 – 26 May the Monitor ERP Southeast Asia team attended the Metaltech 2018 trade show in Kuala Lumpur, their biggest appearance yet in the region – as Gold Sponsor. Being of Swedish origin, and including many Swedish members in the recently strengthened Malaysia-based team, their CEO Mr Morgan Persson from the headquarters also…