Latest Scandinavian Thailand News

Chairman on the move

Hakan Alm, Chairman of Scandinavian Society Siam, has moved his company Vision House Limited to 19/23 Sukhumvit Soi 19, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok. The old office was deep down in Sukhumvit soi 36.       The new office is located in the same building as Amaranth Beauty Center owned by Hakan’s wife Josephine.       Hakan and Josie…

Scandinavian Care launches medical tourism tours to Thailand late 2003

Medical tourism is one of the hottest terms in Thailand’s leisure and wellbeing industry. While many only talk about it a group of Swedish investors just do it.      Land filling work has begun at the site for Scandinavian Care’s rehabilitation center that will open late 2004, next door to Scandinavian Village in Bangsaen, and construction starts…

Sct. Hans Feast in Bangkok

Elleven families gathered on Monday 23 June at the Scandinavian Church in Bangkok on the invitation of Margretheklubben – Danish Women’s Network – to celebrate a traditional Danish Sct. Hans feast.       The newsletter of Margretheklubben reports, that 21 grown ups and 24 children enjoyed the bonfire toasting bread on a stick over the fire…

Margretheklubben considers name change

Margretheklubben – the Danish Women’s Network in Thailand – is considering a change of its name. The decission will be made on an extraordinary general meeting which will take place on 25 September 2003 at Admiral’s Pub & Restaurant on Sukhumvit Soi 18, Bangkok.       A formal invitation with suggestions of new names will be…

Munters’ Asia sales first half 2003 hit by SARS

The Swedish dehumidification solution supplier Munters saw its Asian operations for the first six months of 2003 negatively affected by SARS and the Iraqi war.      Customers postponed investment decisions and both orders and sales fell by 24 percent during the period.      Order intake in Asia for the period was SEK 180 Million while sales reached…

Thailand places SEK 100 Million order with Swedish sawmills

Five sawmills in Jämtland province, central Sweden, have reached an SEK 100 Million agreement to supply hardwood and semi finished wood products to a Thai company.      “The customer is a large Thai company in the process to set up a construction material department store and they focus mainly on builders of apartment and hotel projects,”…

Ericsson’s new CEO says financial crisis over

An almost hour-long talk with Thailand’s Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a telecom tycoon turned politician, was one of the highlights when Ericsson’s new Chief Executive Officer, Mr Carl-Henric Svanberg, visited Thailand 21 August.      “With his background he knows the industry well. The Prime Minister emphasized the need for deregulation of the telecom industry here and…

Jebsen & Jessen SEA to enhance focus and quality

Jebsen & Jessen Group of Companies South East Asia (JJSEA) will on January 1 next year embark on a corporate realignment expected to sharpen its business focus and maintain its competitive edge in the marketplace.      “The group activities currently being conducted through its “Industrial” and “Process Engineering” regional business units (RBUs), with the exception of…

MDT secures maintenance deal for Suvarnabhumi Airport

Bangkok’s new international airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport, which is scheduled to commence its operations in 2005, will feature a monorail system from MHE-Demag in Thailand (MDT), as part of the facade maintenance system for the airport complex.      A 50:50 joint venture between Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) Pte. Ltd. and Demag Cranes & Components GmbH of Germany,…