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…

EAC boosts business in the Philippines

EAC Industrial Ingredients has been appointed agent in the Philippines for distribution of refrigerant gases for Honeywell, the U.S. group. Honeywell is active in many commercial sectors and is the world’s leading manufacturer of refrigerant gases, under the “Genetron” brand name. Refrigerants are used, for example, in air-conditioning systems and refrigerators. The agency represents a…

New ECCO Shop opened in Bangkok

ECCO on Saturday 21 September opened its second shop in Thailand in Central City Bangna. The opening was performed by Deputy Prime Minister Korn Dabaransi after a short introduction by Kitti Chaiwattanatorn, Managing Director of ECCO (Thailand), who explained the background of the Danish shoe brand, which has become a top shoe brand worldwide and…

Danish captain Hans Marqvard Jensen in Thai service honoured

One hundred years ago – on October 14, 1902 – a young Danish soldier in the service of HM King Chulalongkorn prevented the whole Northern part of Thailand to fall into the hands of the British by quelling an uprising by the Shan population acting in covert cooperation with the British forces in Burma. Celebrating…

EU to increase its business in Asia

The Asia Europe Business Forum (AEBF) organized this year in Denmark by the Confederation of Danish Industries (DI) in connection with the ASEM meeting in Copenhagen in September looked at ways to increase the level of bilateral trade to match that of the Asia-US trade volume. The AEBF gathered 250 business leaders from 25 Asian…