Swedish authorities detect contaminated spices from Thailand

The Swedish FDA has issued a report warning that recent samples of spices from Thailand have been contaminated with salmonella (Typhoid?!). The positive tests were made in shipments of coriander, long beans and basil…Full story in Swedish as published by Syd Svenska Dagbladet: 26/9 2002 Salmonella i kött och thaikryddor Livsmedelsverkets nya undersökning visar att vart…

Swedish IFS to implement software solution in Jakarta

Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) has dicided to implement a complete human resources solution from the Swedish software supplier IFS. The IFS purchase is part of the terminal’s commitment to develop and improve labour relations. JICT, who signed the contract with IFS in September, is the largest container terminal in Indonesia with an annual handling capacity of 1.85…

Swedish paper bag concept 30 years in Thailand

When Khun Vivat Antaprasit, CEO of Asia Paper Bag Co Ltd. visited a paper bag factory in Sweden in the early 1970’s he got the idea to establish a similar product in Thailand. Today Khun Vivat looks back at 30 successful years of paper bag manufacturing in Thailand. His factory was back then the first…

Norconsult mega project takes shape

Draw a big cross on the map of Bangkok on the west bank of the Chao Phaya river. Put the North-South line in the middle between the river and the Outer Ring Road. This is the approximate location of Norconsult International’s major highway and bridge project currently under construction. The mega project includes 25 kilometres…

Thailand to set up a Team Norway

Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce and the Royal Norwegian Embassy is seeking to establish a “Team Norway” in Thailand where the efforts of the Royal Norwegian Embassy, the Chamber, and the Norwegian Trade Council will support each other better. “As Team Norway, we should all become more visible and accessible and we will stand stronger towards…

Norwegians in Thailand visited Amata City and Hjellegjerde

Over thirty members of mostly the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce but also the other Scandinavian Chambers on Saturday the 31 August enjoyed a visit to Amata City and Hjellegjerde in Rayong Province. The visit was followed by a lunch at the nearby Laem Chabang Country Club where some of the members continued for a round…

Jordan targets double-digit growth

NORWEGIAN oral care company Jordan aims for a double-digit sales growth in Malaysia this year in spite of the shrinking toothbrush market.  Its president (Asia-Pacific) Knut Leversby said the total market, in which some 300 brands compete, contracted by more than 10% last year, and the decline continued during the first half of this year. …

Kvaerner picks Singapore as its Asia-Pacific hub

Norwegian shipbuilding and oil services group, Kvaerner has made Singapore one of its two regional business hubs. The other is Houston, Texas. The move is to strengthen its oil and gas business and tap a wider customer network. Kvaerner says Singapore is a logical choice as it is the existing regional headquarters for its engineering…