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Scania makes Thailand its new hub in Asia

Scania, a leading Swedish heavy trucks and buses manufacturer, established a new factory in Thailand to serve as a new hub for strengthening its market in Thailand and Asia. With a new facility for truck cabs and bus chassis in the Bangkok Free Trade Zone, Scania’s new factory was considered as the biggest investment (EUR…

Singaporean representing Danish business culture in SEA: Shermine Gotfredsen

Shermine Gotfredsen is a Singaporean who moved to Denmark after getting married to a Dane, learned the language and its business culture – and was then tasked to represent that back in Singapore! “You marry a Dane, and you move there and you start all your life from the beginning again, because you have to…

Human rights training for migrant workers Thailand launched

The ‘Nordic Initiative’ has launched training in Thailand to help educate migrant workers on human rights. This digital training will be available in Khmer, Burmese and Thai languages and is designed to promote ethical recruitment practices for migrant workers and improve working conditions in factories in Thailand. “We’re all excited about the next phase in…

Haldor Topsoe opens office in Jakarta

Topsoe opens an office in Jakarta, Indonesia. The main reason is the expected growth in areas where Topsoe’s technologies, experience, and capabilities will be beneficial to the customers, which is mainly fertilizer and refining industries, explains the company. Michael Gruss has been assigned Chief Representative of the new Jakarta office in Kantor Taman E3.3, Unit…

Business Climate Survey Malaysia 2018

Based on insights from Swedish companies on the ground Business Sweden has launched the Business Climate Survey Malaysia 2018. The report presents an aggregated picture of the Malaysian market from the point of view of Swedish companies present there. “The Malaysian spring has indeed been eventful; a historic win in the general election by the…

SKF consolidates, invests in new China manufacturing facility

SKF of Sweden is investing approximately SEK 200 million in improving its competitiveness and customer service levels for tapered roller bearings (TRB) in China. The investment is being made in a new manufacturing facility in Changshan, to which the Group’s existing small-size TRB manufacturing in China will be transferred. As a result, three existing sites…

Pan-Nordic Innovation & Investment Roadshow held in China

The Pan-Nordic & DACH Innovation & Investment Roadshow in China 2018 was co-hosted by Invest in Finland, Invest in Denmark, Business Sweden, Helsinki Business Hub, Invest Stockholm, Advantage Austria, and Swissnex. This road show was held in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Kunshan during 17-21 September, focusing on advanced manufacturing, industrial automation and clean energy sectors.…

Finnish investors drawn to Greater Kuala Lumpur’s rich talent base

Finnish-Malaysian ties took off upon the inking of an Investment Guarantee Agreement in 1985, with many Finnish companies back then drawn to Malaysia’s relatively cheaper manufacturing and technical talents and strategic location as a regional hub. The same year investment ties were further cemented when escalator and elevator market leader KONE set foot in Greater…

Swedish glove producer opens factory in Vietnam

The Swedish company Hestra has opened their first factory in Vietnam. On 11 September Hestra, a Swedish producer of gloves, officially opened their first factory in Vietnam. The opening were among others attended by Vice Chairman of Hai Phong People’s Committee Mr Nguyen Van Tranh and the Swedish Ambassador in Vietnam Pereric Högberg. “I was…

Monitor ERP System Asia sets up Penang development team

The Swedish manufacturing ERP system provider Monitor ERP System Asia is setting up a development team in Penang, Malaysia, its Southeast Asia hub. Monitor is therefore now recruiting new team members with software development skills. Those interested in applying should also be team players. “Operations also include consulting / training and support within Monitor ERP…