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Carlsberg Breweries strengthens its focus on Asia

Jesper Bjorn Madsen has been appointed Senior Vice President of Carlsberg Breweries A/S with primary responsibility for the Asian activities as of 1 August 2003 and will return to Copenhagen to take up this new responsibility.      Jesper Bjorn Madsen is currently CEO of Carlsberg Hong Kong Ltd. and Chief Operations Officer responsible for Carlsberg Asia’s…

Malaysia buys Norwegian ammunition

Nammo AS of Norway and SME Ordnance Sdn. Bhd. (SMEO) of Malaysia have signed a long-term agreement covering co-operation on production of 25mm ammunition for the new Malaysian Armoured Combat Vehicle, ACV 300. The Malaysian Army has chosen the unique Nammo Multipurpose ammunition 25x137mm MP-SD-T MK2 and the US designed W-APFSDS-T ammunition for use in…

Norway in Asia seminar in March 2003

The conference takes place again this year at Beaufort Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island on 13th and 14th March 2003, organised jointly by the Norwegian Business Association in Singapore, the Norwegian School of Management, the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore and other embassies in the region.      The event is subtitled Experiences and Expectations. The three main…

Saab, Ericsson fighting for Malaysian airforce deal

Saab and Ericsson have a submitted a joint bid to Malaysia, which is taking in quotations on four reconnaissance aircraft that will be used to patrol border areas, reports Swedish business daily FinansVision.      The Swedish bid consists of the Saab 2000 turboprop aircraft equipped. with Ericsson’s Erieye radar. Saab quit production of the popular 2000…

Carlsberg Asia acquires brewery in China

Carlsberg Asia has acquired through its subsidiary Carlsberg Brewery Hong Kong Ltd. the entire share capital of the Chinese brewery Kunming Huashi Brewery Company Ltd. from the Zhejiang K.K. Group.The acquisition is subject to the approval of Chinese authorities. The brewery is situated in Kunming, the biggest city of the Yunnan province in the south…

New Scania service company for Malaysia and Thailand

Scania trucks in Malaysia and Thailand will be serviced and maintained by a single service company following the launch last year of a common service and maintenance organisation for both countries.      “It is crucial for Malaysian and Thai bus and truck operators that they can have their vehicles promptly serviced in both countries,” explains Mr.…

Arla Food expanding with Lurpak Spreadable butter

The introduction of Lurpak Spreadable butter in South East Asia has significantly expanded Arla Foods markets in Singapore and Hong Kong. In Singapore, where the product was introduced five years ago, the growth has been 50 percent over the past three years.      The same trend is also seen in Malaysia and the Philippines, where the…

Volvo to export 4000 cars within Asean in 2005

Volvo last year exported 1000 cars from Thailand to other countries within Asean either in the form of “Asean build up cars” (ABU) or “semi knocked down cars” (SKD). The expected year-end result was revealed during Volvo Thailand’s celebrations last year of the first anniversary of its inter-Asean export programme.      Volvo began as the first…

Sweden’s first virtual primary school opens

Sweden is a leading IT-nation and a longtime user of computers and software in public as well as private education. And now comes the first virtual school for Swedish children, anywhere in the world, accessible 24 hours a day every day. All communication is done over the Internet. It is called PippisHemskola and offers the…