Category: Sweden

Nordic Capital takes over Maersk Medical






The Swedish investment company Nordic Capital has taken over Maersk Medical, which among others production facilities in Singapore and Malaysia.      Maersk Medical is one of Denmark’s leading med-tech companies. Maersk Medical develops, produces and markets sterile single-use medical devices to the health care sector. The product portfolio includes disposable medical devices such as catheters, surgical…

Volvo to double Thai truck and bus sales






Sales at Volvo Truck & Bus (Thailand) Ltd will leap an average of 100 per cent per year over the next three years due to growing demand for its trucks by medium-sized companies in Thailand, the company has forecast, according to Thai media reports.      Volvo sees a “positive outlook” for the local tractor-truck and medium-duty…

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…

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.…

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…

New Ambassador in Singapore






Sweden’s new Ambassador to Singapore, Mr. Teppo Tauriainen took up his position by the end of 2002.      “Since this is my first posting as ambassador it is a great professional challenge,” Mr. Teppo Tauriainen says.      “In light of my particular interest in trade policy I especially welcome the present high level of activity when it…

New Board after AGM in HCMC






The Nordic Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City elected a new board of directors at its Annual General Meeting in November.      The following members were reelected: Sigmund Stromme, Norway; Arild Haugan, Norway; Anders Moller, Denmark; Peter Svarrer, Denmark; Niels Sundvik, Sweden; Nguyen Thi Mong Ngoc, Sweden.      Elected for the first time to the…

Swedish Consulate in Chiang Mai shut down






The Swedish consulate in Chiang Mai was permanently closed 26th December 2002. The date also marked the last day of the last Swedish Consul General in Chiang Mai, Khun Vorakit Kantakalung’s appointment as Consul General of Sweden.      It is lack of assignments and workload for the consulate in Chiang Mai which has prompted the shutdown.…

Visitors to Thai Pavilion in Ragunda remain high






The total number of visitors to the Thai pavilion in Ragunda during the summer of 2002 was around 65.000, compared to 60.000 the year before and 70.000 the summer of 2000, reports Ragunda municipality in a recently completed survey. This shows that the unique memorial of HM King Chulalongkorn’s visit to Ragunda 1897 has managed…