Showing 1-15/57 articles from April 2012

Mon, 30 Apr, 2012:

Valio brands awarded in Russia

Two Valio products were awarded for their effective marketing campaigns in the Brand of the Year in Russia competition in Moscow. Valio’s Viola processed cheese and butter were named among the best brands of the year. The evaluation criteria included the effectiveness of the advertising campaign, brand communication and the creativity of the... Read more

Nine Finnish companies among Red Herring Top 100 Europe Winners

Nine Finnish companies have made it to the prestigious Red Herring Top 100 Europe Winners- list. Earlier this year the Red Herring team announced the finalists for the Award and that list included 23 companies from Finland. The Red Herring team selects every year most promising technology ventures across the Europe, and the Award is... Read more

Metso delivers grinding mills to Brazil

Metso has won a contract to deliver 14 grinding mills to MMX mining company in Brazil. The value of the order has not been disclosed.  The mills will be assembled at the Serra Azul iron ore project, located in São Joaquim de Bicas, Brumadinho and Igarapé, in the state of Minas Gerais, south-eastern Brazil. Once the new mills are assembled, the... Read more

Fri, 27 Apr, 2012:

Finnish computers among the cleanest of the clean

Finnish computers have the third lowest number of virus infections in the world according to Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report published on 25 April.   The report estimates that 7% of the world’s computers contain viruses while the percentage for Finland is 1.6. The business weekly Talouselämä talked with Tim Rains, Director of Product... Read more

Fortum joins Bettercoal initiative

Finnish energy company Fortum has joined the Bettercoal initiative, an independent, non-profit organisation promoting improvements in coal mining. The initiative was set up by DONG Energy, EDF, Enel, E.On, GDF SUEZ, RWE and Vattenfall. Fortum is the first new member and the only Finnish utility to join the initiative. — Sustainability is an... Read more

AudioDraft launches online store for exclusive audio tracks

The Finnish music service company AudioDraft has launched an online store for exclusive audio tracks. The company’s concept differs from Apple’s iTunes that each track is sold only once, making it attractive online store for audio branding, advertisements and games. AudioDraft’s music is produced globally by individual composers and producers,... Read more

Thu, 26 Apr, 2012:

Sochi Olympics ice-hockey to be played in Finnish rinks

Raita Sport, a Finnish company based in Western Finland, has won a contract to supply ice-hockey rinks for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. In addition to four rinks, Raita Sport will deliver other equipment for the ice arenas together with its partners. These will include seating for the main ice-hockey arena and a telescopic seating system.... Read more

Konecranes picks up Baku shipyard deal

Konecranes has announced details of an order for cranes for a shipyard being built in Baku, Azerbaijan. The order was placed by Baku Shipyard, a joint venture company formed by State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR), Keppel Offshore and Marine (KOM), and Azerbaijan Investment Company (AIC). The order comprises one Goliath gantry... Read more

Finland suggests visa-free train travel to Russia

Finland is suggesting visa-free train travel between Finland to Russia. The Finnish Economic Affairs Minister Jyri Häkämies has come out in favour of visa-free travel between Finland and Russia, including on the high-speed Allegro rail service. Tourists can already travel visa-free from Finland to Russia with cruise ships if their trip doesn’t... Read more

Wed, 25 Apr, 2012:

Award-winning wood composite innovation revolutionises casting

The WOODCAST material developed by Onbone Oy was granted the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland’s Innovation Award on 23 April in Helsinki. According to the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland, this wood composite is one of the most significant innovations in casting applications in decades, and it has major international market... Read more

YIT to slash carbon dioxide emissions

YIT has commited itself to cutting its carbon dioxide emissions by 40 per cent by 2020, which is twice the emission-cutting goal set by the EU. The Finnish construction and real estate company says the reduction of emissions supports cost-efficiency and is part of its strategy of profitable growth. In order to reach the 40 per cent emissions... Read more

Fortum biggest Finnish company in Forbes Global 2000 list

Forbes has published its annual rankings of the world’s biggest companies on its Forbes Global 2000 list. Finnish energy company Fortum is ranked as number 432, insurance group Sampo as number 503, and Nokia, the mobile phone company, as number 573. There are 12 Finnish companies included in the list. Forbes ranks companies based on an equal... Read more

Tue, 24 Apr, 2012:

Outotec wins Iranian iron ore pellets deal

Outotec has been selected by Gol-E-Gohar Mining & Industrial Co. to design and provide technology for an iron ore pelletizing plant located in the Kerman province of Iran. The plant's annual capacity is approximately five million tonnes of iron ore pellets. — Outotec's pelletizing technology was selected due to its ability to process a wide... Read more

Nokia aims to start production in Vietnam next year

Nokia has officially kicked-off development of its manufacturing facility in Bac Ninh province, Vietnam. The mobile phone company expects to start the operations of this factory in early 2013. In November, 2011, Nokia established a new company, Nokia (Vietnam) LLC, to build and operate the new Vietnam manufacturing facility. — The new Nokia... Read more

Mon, 23 Apr, 2012:

Finnair and TAP Portugal started code-sharing

Finnair and TAP Portugal have started code-share cooperation on flights between Portugal and Finland. The cooperation started on April 20, and customers have been able to make reservations on code-shared flights since then.  TAP started direct operations between Lisbon and Helsinki in June 2010. With the code-share agreement, Finnair’s code... Read more
Showing 1-15/57 articles from April 2012