May 23, 2019
The daily brief: 23 May 2019
Vertex is delivering building design software to Lindbäcks Bygg in Sweden.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: ECOFER, Vertex, Huhtamaki and Equinix’s new data centre in Finland make headlines.
ECOFER will provide slag management services to Emirates Steel, Vertex will deliver a building design software to Lindbäcks Bygg, Huhtamäki has opened a new factory in Northern Ireland, and Equinix is expanding in Finland.
American multinational company Equinix is about to open its seventh data centre in Finland in June as part of its over 1.7-billion-US dollar effort to expand data centre capacity worldwide. Equinix will invest 20 million US dollars (around 17 million euros) in the first phase of the HE7 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Espoo, Finland. The data centre will be powered completely by renewable energy.
Finnish company ECOFER has signed an agreement with Emirates Steel to provide sustainable slag management services over a 10-year period starting in 2020. ECOFER will process slag from Emirates Steel’s electric arc and ladle furnaces, which will be sold as raw material for the construction industry. In addition, the Finnish company will also process refractory, heat-resistant materials exhausted during manufacturing.
Finnish company Huhtamäki has opened a new food service manufacturing facility in Antrim, Northern Ireland. The factory is Huhtamaki’s third in the country and is expected to employ around 100 people over the coming years. The manufacturing facility will initially concentrate on producing paper straws for McDonald’s, with plans to expand to other paper-based products going forward.
Finnish software company Vertex has secured a big contract in Sweden from Lindbäcks Bygg. The Swedish wooden building manufacturer has selected Vertex’s building design software for its factory in Öljebyn, Northern Sweden. Vertex’s software will enhance order and delivery process management at Lindbäcks Bygg.
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