Showing 16-30/64 articles from July 2012

Tue, 24 Jul, 2012:

Unikko – not a logo, but definitely an icon

It might be faster to list the products that do not bear the Unikko (Poppy) pattern, Marimekko’s signature print, than to list the products bearing the design. The clear, graphical flower pattern has graced not just clothes and interior decoration products, but also Converse and Manolo Blahnik shoes, wellies, cars, Nordic walking poles and... Read more

Konecranes delivers to Turkey and Togo

Konecranes has won an order for eight fully-electric Rubber Tired Gantry cranes for EVYAP Port in Istanbul. These will be the first Konecranes RTGs in Turkey powered by a Busbar system, which converts the cranes to fully electric operation. These Busbar-powered Konecranes RTGs will reduce energy consumption by up to 60 per cent and reduce... Read more

Marimekko gets boost from Elton John and Hillary Clinton

Marimekko, the Finnish design house, has got boost from its famous fans. According to MTV3, the world famous pop-singer Elton John was recently spotted in France wearing Marimekko converses. Also the newly appointed Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, has declared herself as a Marimekko fan, writes Markkinointi & Mainonta. In June, the U.S. Secretary of... Read more

Mon, 23 Jul, 2012:

Empress of Japan among owners of Aarikka’s Ram

Aarikka’s decorative Rams, called Pässi in Finnish, got their start in 1973 when Kaija Aarikka, the founder of the company and an animal lover, spotted a box full of pine beads in the carpentry workshop. Today, Aarikka’s Rams not only adorn many Finnish homes, they also have some surprising owners abroad.   — The Ram speaks to many people. On... Read more

Gesture controlled Angry Birds comes to Samsung Smart TV

Samsung, the global mobile manufacturer, has unveiled a new flagship smart 3D television. The company boasts plenty of on-board features such as a gesture-controlled version of Angry Birds. Since its launch in November 2009, Angry Birds has been downloaded more than one billion times, across multiple platforms and all versions of the game. -... Read more

Wärtsilä supplies gas power plant to Azerbaijan

Wärtsilä has won the contract to supply a 384 MW gas power plant to Azerbaijan. In terms of output, this is the largest single power plant order that Wärtsilä has ever received. When completed, the BoyukShor power plant located close to the capital Baku, will be operated by Azerenerji JSC, the state-owned utility. Wärtsilä’s scope of supply... Read more

Fri, 20 Jul, 2012:

Lumene’s wrinkle-free ride to the USA

Although cosmetics company Lumene is best known in Finland for its lipsticks and powders, it has gained a strong foothold in the USA thanks to its anti-wrinkle cream. In addition to the United States, the cloudberry-containing Vitamin C+ cream is also known in Russia and Scandinavia. The cream was launched on the market in 2001, to date... Read more

Student’s robot wins a second place in World Championships

A field robot RoseRunner, built by students of Aalto University and University of Helsinki, have won a second place in the field robots World Championship contest. The RoseRunner took part in Field Robot Event 2012 in Venlo, in Netherlands, in the end of June. The robot is completely built by students. The Finnish team consists of nine... Read more

Online opera premieres in Savonlinna

The world’s first opera produced by an online community is set to premiere on Saturday in Savonlinna. Hundreds of people all over the world have participated in making the opera Free Will which will be streamed live at 7pm. Opera By You online community has helped to write the libretto, compose the music and design the sets and costumes. The... Read more

Thu, 19 Jul, 2012:

Finlayson’s competitive edge lies in its charming characters

Chubby, good-natured characters, Moomins and elephants, have been an integral part of textile company Finlayson’s products since the 1960s. Laina Koskela designed the Elephant (Elefantti) print in 1969 and last spring its production was restarted. The 1960s also saw the beginning of Finlayson’s co-operation with the Moomins, which helped... Read more

Nokian Tyres plans a new factory in Europe

Tyre maker Nokian Tyres is planning to open a new factory in Europe and is negotiating with two countries including Serbia, daily Helsingin Sanomat reported, citing the company's CEO Kim Gran. In the beginning of this year, Nokian Tyres distributor Vianor expanded its operations to Serbia. Nokian Tyres has already expanded this year to Russia... Read more

Outotec acquires TME Group

Minerals and metals processing technology company Outotec has signed a deal to acquire the business of Australian-owned TME Group. TME is a mining services company, headquartered in Western Australia, with offices throughout Australia and in South Africa. The parties have agreed not to disclose the acquisition price. The completion of the... Read more

Wed, 18 Jul, 2012:

Leather trousers – code name for a classic

”Eskimoerindens skinnbuxa” (Eskimo woman’s leather trousers) was the Swedish code name that designer Alvar Aalto gave the 1936 drawings he sent to a competition looking for entries for the Paris World’s Fair. The entry consisted of vases and dishes sketched in pencil, white ink and chalk on coloured paper. Aalto’s entry won the main prize, and... Read more

First Angry Birds shop opens in China

Rovio has opened an Angry Birds brand store in Shanghai, in China. It is the first shop outside its home base in Finland. The store in Xujiahui area, which sells licensed apparel and iPhone cases, is the first of 25 such outlets scheduled to open in China by the end of this year. Besides brand stores, Rovio plans to launch 10 to 20 Angry Birds... Read more

US military chooses Cargotec forklift trucks

The United States Department of Defense has placed a 50 million euro contract with Cargotec for its light capability rough terrain forklift (LCRTF) trucks.   The order’s been booked through Cargotec's Kalmar Rough Terrain Center (KRTC) in Cibolo, Texas, and it includes a delivery of 766 forklift trucks from July 2013 onwards.   The order is... Read more
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