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Fri, 30 Jul, 2010:

Metso receives new orders from China and Russia

Metso has received two significant orders to China and Russia. The company received a 10 million euro chemi-mechanical pulping line order from Chenzhou Yunong Paper Co. Ltd in China, and another order for a lime calcining system for OJSC... Read more

Greater safety around the home

Safera Oy brings safety to the home. And the cooker hoods and extractors the company has developed to address today’s demands have already caught the eye of the international consumer. The company has been awarded the Swedish fire safety... Read more

Cimcorp acquires the Canadian RMT Robotics Ltd.

Specialist in robotic material handling solutions, Cimcorp has acquired the Canadian RMT Robotics Ltd. According to Cimcorp the goal of the company acquisition is to increase the company’s competitive scope of supply on the North American and... Read more

Thu, 29 Jul, 2010:

MAP delivers radioactive medicines around the world like lightning

The Jyväskylä company MAP Medical often finds itself working against the clock. The radioactive medicines it manufactures have to be delivered within hours to those who need them. Fast delivery is essential of these products is essential as... Read more

Kilke jamboree takes over Evo Youth Camping Center

Kilke jamboree has started at Evo youth camping center near the city of Hämeenlinna. Over 10 000 scouts will take part in the international camp, which lasts for a week. In addition to the Finnish scouts also about 600 international scouts from... Read more

Consumers’ confidence in the Finnish economy strengthened

The sunny month of July has brought sunshine also to consumers’ confidence in the Finnish economy. According to Statistic Finland’s Consumer Survey consumers’ confidence in the economy was clearly better in July than the long-term average, and... Read more

Wed, 28 Jul, 2010:

Vaadin develops software on an open source basis

The Turku-based software company Vaadin Ltd is a rather different sort of business within its field.  Basing its production on open source code, Vaadin makes use of a global network of users in developing its products. In practice, open source... Read more

Steam of Life showcased in the United States

The award-winning Finnish documentary film 'Steam of Life' (Miesten vuoro) has been chosen as the only Nordic movie to be showcased at the DocuWeeks event held in the United States. The film will be shown in Los Angeles and New York on... Read more

Hitura nickel mine restarts

The operations of Hitura nickel mine have been restarted, reports the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE. During the summer test mining and equipment testing have been carried out at the mine, which was closed in 2008. Vesa-Jussi Penttilä, the CEO... Read more

Tue, 27 Jul, 2010:

Metso delivers a crushing and screening system to Australia

Finnish technology group Metso will supply a complete crushing and screening system to Mount Gibson Iron, Australia’s leading hematite iron ore producer. The value of the order is nearly 10 million euro. In addition to the equipment, the order... Read more

Ring 1 Project in Leppävaara receives international distinction

The Improvement Project Ring 1 in Leppävaara has been awarded in the International Business Awards (IBA) competition.   The project was selected as the number one Communications and PR campaign of the year 2010. PR agency AC-Sanafor has been in... Read more

Finnish banks have strong capital adequacy and resilience to risks

Three major Finnish banks that took part in the European Union stress exercise test for the banking sector, achieved good results. The Finnish participants included OP-Pohjola group, Nordea bank group and Sampo Bank. Nordea and Sampo were... Read more

Lappset brings children and adults together through play

Lappset Oy from Rovaniemi is a real expert in the field of play. This company takes play seriously and has been manufacturing playground equipment for 40 years now. Today, playground and outdoor equipment manufactured by Lappset puts a smile on... Read more

Mon, 26 Jul, 2010:

Konecranes delivers five RTG cranes to the island of Sumatra

In June 2010, Konecranes received an order for five rubber tired gantry (RTG) cranes from the Indonesian state-owned terminal operator Pelindo 1. The cranes will be delivered to Belawan International Container Terminal, ‘BICT’, owned by Pelindo... Read more

Outdoor clothing from out of the wilderness

Outdoor textile manufacturer Sasta tests its products under authentic conditions. With its headquarters in the middle of the wilderness around Nurmes in North Karelia, the company has been manufacturing high quality, well designed textiles for... Read more

Vaisala contributes to the rescue of the Baltic Sea in Pärnu

Expert in environmental and industrial measurement, Vaisala will deliver a hydrological forecasting system for the Pärnu River basin in Estonia. The project is carried out in cooperation with the Estonian Meteorological and Hydrological... Read more

Fri, 23 Jul, 2010:

Reinforced plastic manufacturer has the wind in its sails

Ekin Muovi Oy, the Virtasalmi-based reinforced plastic manufacturer, has succeeded in growing its output even during the recession. One reason for this is the contract it signed with the Finnish wind power company WinWInD to produce the machine... Read more

VTT and Deinove work together in developing biofuel production methods

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Deinove, a French specialist in the development and commercialization of environmentally friendly and high-performance processes for production of biofuels and chemicals, will begin co-operation. The... Read more

Thu, 22 Jul, 2010:

Wärtsilä delivers power generating equipment to Canada

Wärtsilä, a global supplier of decentralized power plant solutions, will deliver power generating equipment and associated engineering for a power generation project in British Columbia, Canada. The contract comprises three Wärtsilä 20V34SG gas... Read more

Erä-Eero leads the way into predator country

Eero Kortelainen from Lieksa spends his working days among predators. His company arranges guided tours into the countryside where the biggest attractions are Finland’s large, wild predators. In the wilderness surrounding Lieksa, visitors get to... Read more

Wed, 21 Jul, 2010:

Pioneers in nanophotonics

Lehmo-based Nanocomp Oy has been a pioneer in nanophotonics in Finland since 1997. This hi-tech company is one of the few in its field even on a global scale. Nanophotonics involves the direction of a beam of light using micro- or nano... Read more

Nokia Siemens Networks strengthens its global position

Nokia Siemens Networks will acquire the majority of Motorola's wireless network infrastructure assets. The value of the acquisition is 1.2 billion US dollars, paid in cash. The acquisition is expected to strengthen NSN's position especially in... Read more

Promising results for the treatment of HIV positive patients

Tampere-based FIT Biotech Oy has published promising research results on the treatment of HIV infection. The biotechnology company has succeeded in developing a therapeutic vaccination, which reduces the virus count of HIV-positive patients. The... Read more

Tue, 20 Jul, 2010:

Delfin goes under the skin

Kuopio-based Delfin Technologies Oy’s products are driving skin research forward in more than 30 countries. The company develops and markets medical devices for measuring skin properties and the effects of various substances on the skin. Using... Read more

Konecranes acquires a French service company

Konecranes, global specialist in overhead cranes and lifting equipment, has acquired the French service company Bouyer Manutention (BM) based in Tours, France. BM has 38 employees and in 2009 its net sales were approximately 5 million euro. BM... Read more

Mon, 19 Jul, 2010:

There’s plenty to see at Levi - even in the summer

Although the Lapland tourist season tends to revolve around the winter months, Levi’s travel businesses are active all year round. During the summer, Levi’s normal snow-related activities are out of the picture, so a bit of creativity is needed... Read more

Additional flights to Hong Kong strengthen Finnair’s position in Asia

Finnair will increase its direct flights to Hong Kong. Instead of the previous seven flights, Finnair will fly to Hong Kong with a frequency of 12 flights per week from June next year. - Finnair's position in traffic between Asia and Europe is... Read more

Metso delivers a fine paper production line to China

Metso will supply a fine paper production line to APRIL Fine Paper (Guangdong) Co. Ltd., to the company's mill in Xin Hui, Guangdong province, China. The start-up of the production line is scheduled for the last quarter of 2011. The value of the... Read more

Fri, 16 Jul, 2010:

KONE enables people flow in China’s high-rise buildings

KONE has published two major deals to China. The company will deliver 42 elevators and 56 escalators for phase 1 of Hang Lung Properties Ltd's Centre 66 development project in Wuxi and 31 elevators and 6 escalators for phase 1 of the Hualongqiao... Read more

Leading the way in body straightening

The Kuopio company Autorobot Oy manufactures body straightening and body measuring equipment for use by repair shops. These products are used, for example, when repairing crashed cars. Eighty percent of the company's production is exported and... Read more

Thu, 15 Jul, 2010:

A new generation of organic products

Bioferme, the organic producer from Kaarina, is best known for its oat-based Yosa products. The company has been producing oat-based food products using its proprietary fermentation process since 1995. This family business that has been running... Read more

Done Logistics automatizes Norwegian dairy handling and collection

Finnish expert on automated material handling systems Done Logistics Oy, a subsidiary of Revenio Group will deliver a dairy product handling and collection system to Norwegian Tine SA, operating as a subcontractor for the Swiss logistics group,... Read more

KONE delivers 41 elevators to new super-hospital in Bristol

KONE will deliver 41 energy efficient elevators for the new state-of-the-art Southmead Hospital in Bristol, UK. The order was placed by Carillion plc, the main contractor for the 500 million euro Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme. The... Read more

Wed, 14 Jul, 2010:

The Finnish sauna experts

Harvia Oy, the manufacturer of sauna stoves and saunas, will be sixty years old this year.  Harvia has remained as a family firm all this time and, over the decades, has developed from a small blacksmith into an international concern. Today,... Read more

Vaahto delivers a shoe-press to Fajar Paper in Indonesia

Vaahto Pulp & Paper Machinery has received an order from Fajar Wisesa Tbk (Fajar Paper) in Indonesia for Vaahto shoe-press to paper machine PM2 rebuild. The delivery includes a modern, fully hydraulic Vaahto shoe-press with necessary felt loops.... Read more

EU boosts Finnish-Estonian submarine cable project with 100 million euro

A joint submarine cable project of the Finnish and Estonian electricity transmission system operators Fingrid and Elering is moving forward. The European Commission has made a decision to grant 100 million euro for the EastLink 2 transmission... Read more

Tue, 13 Jul, 2010:

Modulight - laser expertise from Tampere

The Tampere company Modulight Oy is punching above its weight in a field with some tough competition. Manufacturing laser-based solutions, the company competes internationally with the like of large corporations such as Mitsubishi. Modulight has... Read more

Metso delivers board production equipment to Brazil

Metso will deliver a front-end system for fiber board production to Berneck in Curitibanos, Santa Catarina state in Brazil. The order value is nearly 10 million euro. Metso's delivery will include all the main machinery for a front-end system,... Read more

UPM agrees on sustainable forestry in Minnesota

Finnish forest product company UPM has signed a conservation easement agreement with the State of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on 76,000 hectares of UPM-owned forest land in Northern Minnesota. The agreement secures the future... Read more

Mon, 12 Jul, 2010:

Simulators prepare hospital personnel

A range of simulation exercises now forms part of the everyday training of health care professionals. Doctors, nurses and army medics are trained using simulators built by the Lahti-based company Nordic Simulators. For its simulator training,... Read more

Ruukki delivers steel structures for one of the world’s largest biomass power plants

Finnish specialist in metal-based components and systems, Rautaruukki will deliver steel structures for a new unit to be built at the Połaniec power plant in Poland. The unit will be one of the world's largest power plants fuelled by biomass.... Read more

YIT acquires Danish Carl Christensen & Co

YIT continues its expansion in Central Europe and the Nordic countries by acquiring the business operations of Danish Carl Christensen & Co. The 113-year-old company is a leading supplier of heat, water, sanitation, ventilation, sprinkler and... Read more

Fri, 09 Jul, 2010:

Blobo makes a global bid with its guidance system

Oulu-based Ball-IT has brought a blast of fresh air to the games market. The company’s wireless Blobo games controller and its related games console has been on the market since 2009. The idea behind the ball-shaped games controller lies in its... Read more

Metso delivers fiber board production equipment and defibrator systems to China

Metso has signed two important contracts to China. The company will supply fiber board production equipment to YiYang SenHua Forestry Development Co. Ltd., Yiyang City, Hunan Province, and two defibrator systems to Guangdong Hanhong Wood... Read more

Thu, 08 Jul, 2010:

The evolution of stick-based exercise

Finnish company Gymstick International Oy’s family of exercise equipment has developed over recent years into a number of keep fit and wellness concepts. Set up by fitness professionals in 2003, the company has already been producing and... Read more

Vaisala, the major contributor to 50 million euro CLEEN research project

The Finnish Strategic Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation for Energy and Environment, CLEEN Oy, launches a research program on environmental monitoring and services. The total value of the five-year program is 50 million euro, and a... Read more

Wed, 07 Jul, 2010:

Andritz supplies a new biomass boiler island to Swedish E.ON

International technology Group Andritz will supply a 70 megawatt biomass boiler island for E.ON's Åbyverket power plant in Örebro, Sweden. The Åbyverket power plant is one of Sweden's largest biofuel-fired cogeneration plants. The value of the... Read more

Aspen’s microbes purify oily ground

The fast growing Aspen, usually considered worthless, has been proven to have extremely beneficial properties. Aspen grows well in oily ground and the microbes, which grow in the tree’s root system, are effective in breaking down soil... Read more

Contract management gets its very own online bank

Sopima Oy has done for the world of contracts what online banking did for payments. At the end of May the company was listed among Europe’s most interesting technology start-ups in the Microsoft global growth program. The company’s Managing... Read more

Tue, 06 Jul, 2010:

VR Group expands in Russia

Transpoint International Oy, a subsidiary of the Finnish transport company VR Group, will acquire the entire share capital of Avain-Trans Oy, a provider of logistics and road transport services from Finland to Russia and other CIS countries and... Read more

Basware delivers purchase-to-pay solutions for Norway’s university and college sector

Finnish expert in purchase-to-pay process automation, Basware will deliver Purchase Management, Invoice Automation and Scan and Capture services to UNINETT FAS, data administrator and service provider for Norway’s university and college sector.... Read more

A flash of light makes crossings safer

The idea for the Välkky warning module sprung three years ago from breaking street lamps. Now the product is on the market and its future looks bright, even on the international stage, according to its inventor Jouni Hänninen from Havainne Oy.... Read more

Mon, 05 Jul, 2010:

Magisso - From a design concept to a finished product

A successful company can even be born out of the sight of a kitchen cloth draped over a tap. That sight grated on Miika Mansikkamaa's nerves for so long, he came up with the solution. Today his innovative and patented kitchen cloth holder is a... Read more

Ruukki supplies steel structures for Aker Verdal wind farm project

Finnish specialist in metal products, systems and services, Ruukki has agreed with the Norwegian company Aker Verdal AS on the delivery of steel structures for the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm project to be built off the German North Sea... Read more

Pöyry acquires nuclear energy platform NUMEX

Pöyry expands its services within the nuclear energy sector by acquiring the entire share capital of Brennus Ingénieurs Conseils SA. The acquisition makes Pöyry responsible for NUMEX, Europe's leading platform for operators of nuclear power... Read more

Fri, 02 Jul, 2010:

Rautakesko opened OMA department store in Minsk

Rautakesko, a leading provider of building and home improvement products in the Nordic and Baltic countries, has opened a department store in Minsk, the capital city of Belarus. The store will be operated by OMA, a subsidiary of Rautakesko's... Read more

Thu, 01 Jul, 2010:

Aalto University students design a new look for Blue1 planes

The Aalto University School of Art and Design and Blue1 Airlines have entered into a partnership for the design of the outward appearance of the company's new airplane models, starting in autumn 2010. Students from the Degree Programme in... Read more

Finland is the world’s fourth most developed digital economy

Finland ranked fourth at the Digital Economy Rankings 2010 carried out by The Economist and IBM. The generalization and development of e-services in the country helped Finland to reach the top of the list. Digital Economy Rankings research... Read more