Latest Scandinavian Manufacturing News

From an industrial era to the businesses of the future: Göran Seifert

Mr Göran Seifert, MD at Anda Pacific, a consultancy firm, is a long-term resident of Singapore. Sitting on a wealth of experiences over the course of his 40-year career, he is today a sought-after advisor to various businesses, serves on a number of boards, and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the younger generation through guest…

Kemira opened new sizing production line in Nanjing, China

Kemira, a global chemicals company that serves customers in water-intensive industries, on 12 June announced the opening of new production lines at its production site in Nanjing, China. With the inauguration of the new production line, Kemira is able to produce and supply all types of sizing agents (ASA, AKD, cationic rosin, surface size) to…

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…