Business in Asia: Manufacturing news

Danfoss to build $7.7m refrigeration R&D center in China

According to Danfoss China, the Danish manufacturer is to build a new global refrigeration R&D and testing center in China. The new 7,000m2 center will be dedicated to research and development and will be located in the Wuqing District, Tianjin. The new R&D and testing center is expected to be completed within the next year.…

Danish company Mountain Top opens factory in Chonburi, Thailand

The Danish company Mountain Top, which produces equipment for pickup trucks, is expanding into a new market in Thailand and has opened a factory in Chonburi Province, Thailand. The family business was established more than 40 years ago and has always had its production in Denmark. But the company is now expanding with two new…

Norway exports intestine but sausage casing on Norweigan sausages comes from China

Norwegians love sausages. So much in fact that each Norwegian consumes an average of about 100 sausages a year, which is amongst the highest in the world. But local sausage producers cannot use Norwegian natural casings in the sausages they make and only a few people know that Norway exports its own animal intestines, and…

China’s Xpeng delivers first batch of smart electric cars to Norway

The Guangzhou-based company Xpeng Motors will directly deliver 100 G3 SUVs to individual buyers in Norway. It’s the first time the company delivers the Chinese-made smart EVs directly to individual customers in Europe.  The deliveries may open the door for Chinese electric vehicle start-ups such as Xpeng, NOI and Li Auto, to target EV-mature markets…

The Future of Mobility – Info Series webinar completed

On 16 December 2020 The Trade Council and the Public Diplomacy section of the Royal Danish Embassy announce: “We would like to thank Marianne Weinreich from the Cycling Embassy of Denmark / Rambøll and Albay Vice Governor Edcel “GREX” Lagman Albay PIO and all the attendees of final Info-Series this year on the Future of…

Norway launches major wind power research center NorthWind

Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Tina Bru, announced on 11 December 2020 an investment of NOK 120 million (EUR 11.3 million) in a new wind power research center in Norway. The NorthWind research center will be at the cutting edge, working on innovations to make wind power cheaper, more efficient, and more sustainable. One…

Norway exports cancer medicine to China

The Department of Energy Technology (IFE) at the Norwegian town of Kjeller have been producing and exporting approximately 400,000 doses of the cancer drug Xofigo in the last seven years. Now China is adding to the list of recipient countries and the first shipment of the cancer drug left Kjeller for China 04 December 2020.…

Danish embassy Singapore planted 2040 trees across Asia

“We are now carbon neutral!” announced the Royal Danish Embassy in Singapore on 3 December 2020. “In what could be seen as an early Christmas gift to the environment, the embassy has planted 2040 trees through local reforestation projects across Asia to protect biodiversity and create jobs in some of the region’s poorest areas. While…

Sweden introduces fossil-free steel manufacturing in Malaysia

The Swedish innovation companies in Malaysia, SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall joined forces to create HYBRIT – an initiative that endeavours to revolutionise steel-making. HYBRIT aims to replace coking coal, traditionally needed for ore-based steel making, with hydrogen. The result will be the world’s first fossil-free steel-making technology, with virtually no carbon footprint. Read more about…