Latest Scandinavian Manufacturing News

Chinese car manufacturer to open innovation center in Gothenburg

Geely, a Chinese multinational automotive manufacturing company, will establish their new Innovation Center Europe in the major Swedish city, Gothenburg. In the presence of Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfven, and Chairman of Geely, Li Shufu, Geely Group and the City of Gothenburg have signed a letter of intent concerning the establishment of Geelys Innovation Center…

Team Norway visits Aibel and Jotun in Laem Chabang

On Wednesday 14 June 2017, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Thailand together with the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, visited Norwegian companies Aibel and Jotun, both based in Laem Chabang. Both companies are cornerstones in the strong and growing economic relationship between Norway and Thailand, says the embassy. The first visit was to Aibel’s engineering offices…

Swedish Ambassador announces opening of H&M in Vietnam

“And now it’s official,” writes Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi on their Facebook on Wednesday 7 June 2017. Swedish clothing giant H&M is finally coming to Vietnam, opening its first store in Ho Chi Minh City. “I’m sure you have heard it by now – Swedish fashion giant H&M is opening stores in Vietnam. Great…

Ambassador Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt visited Monitor ERP System in Penang

In early June Monitor ERP System’s office in Penang, Malaysia, had the pleasure to welcome His Excellency, Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt, Swedish Ambassador of Malaysia. Monitor ERP is a Swedish provider of a market-leading enterprise resource planning system, with fast customer growth in Southeast Asia. The Ambassador also joined for a customer meeting to a local company…

SKF expands production capacity in Malaysia

SKF is investing SEK 45 million (RM22 million) in expanding its spherical roller bearing (SRB) capacity in Nilai, Malaysia. This investment will further improve utilisation of the Group’s manufacturing capacity. This factory expansion and launching of new products namely, Tailored range of spherical roller bearings (SRB) and spherical roller thrust bearings, were launched on 20…

Jotun’s growth in Southeast Asia contributes to result

Jotun (Norway), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paints and powder coatings delivered its second best result ever in 2016, seeing strong results in challenging markets such as Southeast Asia. Led by solid growth in the Decorative Paints and Powder Coatings segments, the company had operating revenue of NOK 15.8 billion and an operating…

Much more than cabinets – Thai-Swedish business celebrates 20

After 20 years in business The Cabinet (equally representing a Hua Hin-based furniture store, a kitchen and interior designer etc.) have achieved more than even those who think they know this firm well could imagine! Quite many years ago when Janeric Hogane introduced The Cabinet he talked of: ‘From bare shell to beer in the…

Swedish business solutions for Thai manufacturing towards Industry 4.0

In November 2016 the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok and Business Sweden brought a manufacturing delegation of Swedish companies to Thailand for the second year in a row. This included, in connection to the Metalex Fair a seminar on the topic ‘Implementation of industry 4.0 in the Thai Manufacturing industry’, with the purpose to discuss…