Scandinavian Business in Asia News

Finnish Fashion Mixed with Thai Hill Tribe Style

Finnish designer Marianne Javinen working at the Doi Tung Development Project in Chiang Rai, however, has been fortunate to achieve just that. Regrettably, though, she never got to meet the late Princess Mother (the present Thai King’s mother), who started this noteworthy project. But of course the present Thai royalties have visited several times, sometimes…

The best routine to have is no routine at all: Sam-Erik Ruttmann

Managing and training nearly 350 Thai locals how to achieve a five-star level; experiencing the ‘Thai way’ of things; hosting cocktail parties for Koreans, Japanese, or guests from Kazakhstan; visiting travel trade shows to do marketing; as well as running an elephant foundation are everyday duties for General Manager Sam-Erik Ruttman. And sometimes he gets…

A Finnish touch on Thai handicraft

But a Finnish woman has been lucky enough achieving just that, designer Marianne Javinen working at the Doi Tung Delepment Project in Chiang Rai. Regrettably though she however never got to meet the Princess Mother (the present Thai King’s mother), who started this noteworthy project, even though Marianne was so close to actually seeing Her…

Teamwork behind Barkath Coro’s productivity in Malaysia

Barkath Coro Manufacturing Sdn. Bhd., a 50-50% joint venture between Barkath Stores Sdn. Bhd. from Malaysia and Coro Food A/S from Denmark, recently received the productivity award given by the National Productivity Center (NPC). Dato Seri Rafida Aziz, Minister of International Trade and Industry presented the award to the Danish General Manager Mr. Erik Lund…

Jebsen & Jessen to solely distribute iRiver products in 3 SEA countries

Jebsen & Jessen Marketing (M) Sdn. Bhd. has recently made a strategic partnership with a Hong Kong based digital entertainment producer, iRiver, to provide distribution, support and marketing for iRiver’s range of consumer lifestyle products, including CD MP3 players, flash players, and media convergence devices.      According to Jaring Internet Magazine, Jebsen & Jessen Marketing will…

United Tractors enters agreement to sell Scania

Indonesian heavy equipment company PT United Tractors has signed an agreement with the Swedish vehicle manufacturer company Scania.      The deal, announced 8 June, gives United Tractors rights to sell Scania’s trucks and buses in Indonesia, an agreement which United Tractors believes will boost its sales.      Scania manufactures trucks above 24 tons. It is believed that…

NordCham partners enterprises from Scandinavia

At the meeting, members of NordCham reviewed the chamber’s activities last year and discussed the ways for developing its activities next years.      As a Nordic non-profit non-governmental organisation in Vietnam, the activities of NordCham aim to strengthen trade and investment ties between Nordic countries and Vietnam. It is also a forum for Nordic enterprises to…

Crash-test sleds increase automotive safety

Autoliv, a Swedish multinational in automotive safety systems, is investing in six new crash-test sleds in Malaysia, Thailand, China, Korea and Australia.      The sleds can perform a variety of crash tests. From individual seat belt tests to full car body tests that simulate crashes with complete cars at speeds up to 65 km/h.      The investment…