Latest Scandinavian Manufacturing News

Volvo Cars, Geely launch new car brand: Polestar

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker of Sweden, and its Chinese owner Geely Holding has announce they will jointly invest RMB 5 billion (EUR 640 million) in a new standalone electric performance brand called Polestar. This initial investment will support the initial phase of Polestar’s product, brand and industrial development to become a fully consolidated…

Danish GPV increases capacity in Thailand

Danish EMS-partner (Electronics manufacturing services) GPV announced in late September that they would invest in capacity extensions in both Denmark and Thailand. “Things are happening very quickly right now, and therefore we have decided to invest again in further capacity extensions only a good six months after the latest investment. We see the increased order…

Virtual Manufacturing – Swedish experts on production improvements

Virtual Manufacturing (VM) from Sweden, a supplier of ‘lean-based production development services’, is successfully on their way to building a market within Southeast Asia’s huge manufacturing base. Since its arrival to this region VM has gained good – and fast – traction, with many leads and their first clients in Malaysia and Thailand. This was…

Sweden-Malaysia seminars: Digital and Efficient Manufacturing

A productive workshop on Digital and Efficient Manufacturing, focusing on the phenomenon known as Industry 4.0, was arranged in Kuala Lumpur on 6 September and Penang on 7 September by Business Sweden, in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden Kuala Lumpur and the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM). Swedish innovation and industrial efficiency knowhow was…

ProPak: Tetra Pak showcased end-to-end food processing, packaging solutions

As ProPak Asia, the international processing and packaging technology event in Bangkok, celebrated 25 years in 2017, Tetra Pak participated with a big showcase themed: ‘Moving Food Forward. Together’. Tetra Pak, the Swedish world-leader in food processing and packaging solutions showcased their processing as well as automation and service solutions, with experts flown in to…

Blue Ocean Robotics arrives to Asia via Singapore JV

Blue Ocean Robotics (Denmark) on 14 August announced the opening of Blue Ocean Robotics SEA (Southeast Asia) with base in Singapore, where the needs of a rapidly ageing society and a focused political initiative on market development, are driving demand for robotics. The establishment is motivated by the government’s earmarked budget of SGD 450 million…

Scandinavian brands and Denmark pavilion at Propak Asia

As ProPak Asia 2017 celebrated 25 years Scandinavia had relatively strong presence there, with Tetra Pak and a Denmark Pavilion of companies in the Processing Tech Asia exhibition, as well as Swedish brand Ecolean participating in a ‘Let’s Drive Your Innovation’ seminar within Food Innovation Asia Conference 2017. Denmark (pavilion organised by Confederation of Danish…

Volvo Car Manufacturing marks long-term commitment for its Malaysia plant

Into its fifty-first year Volvo Car Manufacturing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is being rejuvenated. Restructuring is in full swing to increase its capacity and prepare for its new setup to become an assembly-only Volvo factory (the plant is already, since a few years ago, entirely focused on producing only the own Volvo brand.) ScandAsia visited…

“Amazing” Manufacturing Expo 2017 for Swedish industry 4.0 consultant, ERP provider

On 21-24 June 2017 two Swedish solutions providers within manufacturing, one being a production improvement consultant and the other an ERP system service, successfully exhibited at the Manufacturing Expo 2017 in Bangkok. They are Virtual Manufacturing (now with offices and personnel in both Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur) and Monitor ERP System Southeast Asia (with presence…