Latest Scandinavian Manufacturing News

Volvo moves part of its production away from China

To avoid the increased US tariffs on goods from China, Volvo has withdrawn the production of the ‘XC60-SUV’ from China and started producing it in Sweden instead. The Swedish car manufacturer is owned by the Chinese company Geely and produces the XC60 model in Sweden when its for the European market. But outside Europe and…

Swedish companies Thailand survey: Challenges and business forecast

In June Business Sweden in Thailand launched the new report ‘Thailand: Business Climate Survey 2018’. Business Sweden, together with the Embassy of Sweden in Thailand and Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce, conducted a survey during Feb-Apr 2018 with the purpose to understand how Swedish companies established in Thailand perceive the business climate. The report highlights some…

Team Finland Bangkok visited Huhtamaki plant

On Tuesday 12 June, Finland’s Ambassador Satu Suikkari-Kleven together with her Team Finland in Bangkok and a representative from Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (TFCC) visited Huhtamaki‘s factory in Samutsakorn. Huhtamaki, a prominent Finnish company, is a global specialist in packaging for food and drink. Today, Huhtamaki employs approximately 16,000 employees in over 70 manufacturing units…

Pandora inaugurated yet another Thai production facility: Triple A

On 15 June 2018 the Danish global company Pandora celebrated the grand opening of its new innovative crafting facility ‘Triple A’ in Gemopolis, Bangkok, Thailand as part of its long-term growth strategy to become ‘the branded manufacturer that delivers the most personal jewellery experience’ in 2022. Pandora is one of the world’s largest fine jewellery…

Danfoss to opens new heating plant in China

The leading heating company of Denmark, Danfoss, has begun operation of a new plant in Anshan city in northeast China’s Liaoning Province. Danfoss has recently begun operation of a new plant in northeast China’s Liaoning Province, according to Xinhua Net. With a price of 26.54 million U.S. dollars the plant wasn’t cheap but as China is seeking greener…

Danes see Malaysia gateway to thriving Asean consumer market

The 640-million strong ASEAN population has gained prominence in recent years as a promising consumer market, with a thriving young middle-class (median age of 29) becoming more urban. Nielsen has projected that the Asean middle class – people with disposable income of US$16-US$100 per day – is projected to reach 400 million by 2020. And…

Finnish experts to speak at Asian Paper Bangkok

Three different experts from Finnish companies will hold presentations during the Tissue World and Asian Paper Bangkok 2018 (June 6-8, 2018). The two long-standing events have merged to offer “an exclusive and invaluable business opportunity to all regional and international industry players operating in the sector of the Pulp, Paper, Tissue, Packaging and related industries”.…

Metaltech Malaysia: Monitor ERP System invited to Swedish ‘Fika’

During 23 – 26 May the Monitor ERP Southeast Asia team attended the Metaltech 2018 trade show in Kuala Lumpur, their biggest appearance yet in the region – as Gold Sponsor. Being of Swedish origin, and including many Swedish members in the recently strengthened Malaysia-based team, their CEO Mr Morgan Persson from the headquarters also…

Sweden’s Monitor ERP System a proven key enabler for Southeast Asian manufacturers

If there’s one incontestable truth today in the global manufacturing ecosystem, is that it looks nothing like that of the past. It wasn’t long ago when manufacturers planned their production on assumptions supported by information originating from a linear supply chain. Product variables were limited, life cycles were long, and customer demand forecast variability was…

Norwegian company to supply Malaysia with Naval Strike Missiles

The Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS has landed a large deal with the Royal Malaysian Navy to deliver Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) with a worth of $153 million, according to Xinhuanet. The contract was signed on April 18th and is a follow-up agreement on an order from 2015, where Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace…