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New Business Sweden frontier SEA markets report

‘Capture the growth of the frontier SEA markets’ Swedish companies can, and should, despite expected challenges, invest in the ‘frontier Southeast Asia markets’ – Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. The business opportunities are there – especially within four sectors that Business Sweden (BuS) has pinpointed in its new ‘point of view’ report. In its report BuS’…

Jotun turns to DNV GL’s Veracity platform to optimize delivery of maritime coatings

Press release: Jotun is using DNV GL’s Veracity platform to combine external and proprietary data to optimize the delivery of its maritime coatings at port. Veracity creates an ecosystem where users can safely share data and link it to other quality assured datasets to extract value. In this case Jotun is using the Estimated Time…

The Nordics in Penang: business solutions, brands, production and design

As Penang develops and its economy keeps on growing, Nordic business solutions and brands can meet certain needs, use it for production and cater to consumer demand (such as in the example of H&M and Ikea) The presence in the State of Penang of brands and businesses from the Nordics is being significantly strengthened. Not…

Live, play, work – the formula for manufacturing hub Penang

When flying in over Penang and after landing at its airport it becomes clear that this island has a lot of industries. When driving towards George Town, passing by the industrial zones covering large area it also gets very visible what kind of industries – names like Broadcom, Bosch and Western Digital appear along the…

New Chinese Stora Enso polyethylene coating plant inaugurated

Around 170 guests attended the official inauguration of Stora Enso‘s new polyethylene (PE) coating plant at the consumer board mill in Beihai, China on 19 December. Stora Enso has invested EUR 31 million in the PE coating plant, following its establishment in the Guangxi region in China as a response to increasing demand on the…

Jotun opened Philippines paint manufacturing

Jotun, the Norwegian paint conglomerate, is set to conquer the Philippines market after having opened its brand new manufacturing facility on 6 November in bustling Batangas Province. Situated in the industrial area of Sto. Tomas, Batangas, the 7 hectare plant and main office house more than 70 employees and will manufacture its own paint products.…

ABB inaugurates robotics plant in Thailand

The Swedish-Swiss technology corporation ABB on 3 November opened a new facility in Thailand, ABB Robotics Machine-Tending Limited (RMT). The new facility to produce machine-tending robotics, in Rayong Province, Thailand was inaugurated in the presence of H.E Sweden’s Ambassador Staffan Herrström and Sirichote Singsa, who oversees ABB’s Robotics and Motion division in Thailand. Under the…

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…