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Gregers Møller

Editor-in-Chief • ScandAsia Publishing Co., Ltd. • Bangkok, Thailand

Norconsult mega project takes shape

Draw a big cross on the map of Bangkok on the west bank of the Chao Phaya river. Put the North-South line in the middle between the river and the Outer Ring Road. This is the approximate location of Norconsult International’s major highway and bridge project currently under construction. The mega project includes 25 kilometres…

Jorgen lb Hedes 70 Years

When Jorgen lb Hedes arrived Thailand in 1990, Sun Paratech was only a plan about to be realized. The factory floor had been cast, but the design of the buildings not yet finalized. The production machines were or¬dered, but the staff to operate them not yet employed.The product was decided. Sun Paratech should produce wooden…

New management for Carlsberg Asia Ltd.

Carlsberg Asia Pte Ltd., the 50/50 joint venture between Carlsberg Breweries A/S and the Chang Beverages Pte Limited, will as of 1 October, 2002 gradually change its top management team. The transition will be completed when the present CEO Michael C. Iuul reaches retirement age in January 2003. Ooi Boon Aun presently Vice chairman of…

Danish Thai tourists coming back

Last year, the number of Danish tourist traveling to Thailand dropped 1.49%. By the end of 2001, only 78.728 had come to visit the land of smiles. This year, however, the Danes are coming back in even higher numbers than before. From January till May, the immigration recorded 42,262 arrivals from Denmark – an increase…

Christiani & Nielsen – a Danish legend lives on in Thailand

The significant chapter in the history of one of the most prominent Danish construction and engineering companies, Christiani & Nielsen, is about to be written. The decision to formally close down its last remaining office in Denmark has finally been taken and will soon be executed. Founded in 1904 by Civil Engineer Rudolf Christiani and…

Electronic Components from Asia Cheaper and Better

Former electronics manufacturer in Denmark now serves Danish and Swedish companies with components from Singapore, the Philippines and other places in South East Asia.“They are cheaper and better,” says Mr. J๘rgen Sylvest Jensen, who wants to change the misconception in Scandinavia that suppliers in South East Asia are only good for large series and that sourcing…

Norwegian students at the Thai-Scandinavian Chambers

The Thai-Scandinavian Chamber’s office in Bangkok has entered an agreement to be reinforced with two Norwegian post-graduate students, Aud Kamilla Sivertsen and Terje Gilleshammer, who will work at the Chamber for one full year. Both are originally from Nordfjord in the western part of Norway, but while Terje has studied Export Marketing at the University…