Category: Technology

The Nordics in Penang: business solutions, brands, production and design

As Penang develops and its economy keeps on growing, Nordic business solutions and brands can meet certain needs, use it for production and cater to consumer demand (such as in the example of H&M and Ikea) The presence in the State of Penang of brands and businesses from the Nordics is being significantly strengthened. Not…

Look out for the future in shipping

On Wednesday January 10th, DABS hosted a Shipping Outlook event to debate what’s in store for the industry in 2018. The evening’s two key speakers were Esben Poulsson, President of Singapore Shipping Association, and Rene Piil Pedersen, Managing Director at A.P. Moller Singapore. The top of the Danish shipping community in Singapore gathered at Maersk…

dtac anticipates massive increase of digital channels use

On 30 January dtac announced strategic targets to achieve its 2020 digital ambition. The company plans to increase the use of digital channels by up to seven times, allowing its customers to accomplish more and to complete routine operations faster. By 2020, 35 per cent of dtac’s sales will be through digital channels, in contrast…

HMS Industrial Networks opens in Singapore

HMS Industrial Networks on 12 January announced the opening of their new sales and support office in Singapore. This new office will help expand the market presence and local business of HMS in the growing South East Asian market. HMS has been doing business through distributors in South East Asia for several years and there…

Singapore test trials of Volvo autonomous electric buses

Volvo Buses and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have signed a cooperation agreement on a research and development program for autonomous electric buses, part of the Land Transport Authority of Singapore’s drive. Singapore and its LTA are recognized for their focus on public transport and deployment of autonomous vehicles in the effort to create…

Danish firm Grundfos appointed new Asia Pacific head

Leading pump manufacturer Grundfos has announced the appointment of Kim Jensen to the role of Group Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director of Grundfos Asia Pacific region with effect from 1 January 12018. In his new role, Kim will lead the company’s business across 22 countries including 13 wholly-owned sales companies and local assembly…

Nokia, Huawei entered patent license agreement

Nokia (Finland) announced on 21 December that it had signed a multi-year patent license agreement with Huawei. “Huawei is one of China’s largest companies and is among the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers and we are delighted to welcome them to our family of patent licensees,” said Maria Varsellona, chief legal officer at Nokia. Details of…

Nokia collaborates with StarHub: Singapore IoT development

The two companies plan to develop new IoT use cases and applications in the areas of connected living, connected vehicles and connected buildings, with plans to offer commercial services to customers the first quarter of 2018. The alliance between Nokia and StarHub to enable easier and more rapid development of IoT services will help enterprises…

Danfoss CO₂ Mobile Training Unit visited in Malaysia

As the applications for CO₂ refrigeration systems expand, there is a need to increase competencies around its use in the industry. To help address this growing need, Danfoss (Denmark) has developed the Mobile CO 2 Training Unit. The Danfoss Mobile Training Unit is packed with CO₂ solutions and interactive learning modules. The unit had travelled…

Finish KONE buys Hong Kong-based Shan On

The Finnish lift and escalator giant KONE has acquired Hong Kong-based Shan On Engineering Company Limited. The idea is to boost KONE’s position in Asia. Shan On specializes in lift maintenance, modernization and installation services, and its maintenance base currently comprises approximately 1,000 lifts. KONE has up until now owned just over a third of the…