June 24, 2019
The daily brief: 24 June 2019
KONE will deliver escalators and elevators to the Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier development in the transformed HafenCity district of Hamburg.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Silo.AI, Kalmar, Raute and KONE make headlines.
Silo.AI has raised serious capital for its European expansion, Kalmar reaches another landmark in the electrification of its machinery fleet, Raute has opened a new service centre in Russia, and KONE equips an urban mixed-use development in Hamburg with lifts and escalators.
Finnish startup Silo.AI has raised 10 million euros in funding from angel investors and the Business Finland Growth Engine programme. Founded in Helsinki in 2017, Silo.AI has grown to become the largest private AI services provider in the Nordics. It now plans to use the funding to extend its platform and ecosystem in order to achieve a leading market position in Europe. The Finnish startup has a team of 40 AI experts who build end-to-end AI solutions and provide AI consulting services to clients.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed the first delivery agreement for its fully electronic reachstacker with Dutch-based global logistics provider Cabooter Group. The Kalmar Electric Reachstacker is powered by advanced lithium-ion battery technology and will be inaugurated by Cabooter in 2021. It is set to be trialled at Cabooter’s logistics hub in Venlo, the Netherlands, which is already equipped with Kalmar Eco Reachstackers. Kalmar is committed to the complete electrification of its industrial machinery portfolio by 2021, enabling customers to reduce fuel costs and comply with increasingly strict airborne and noise emissions standards.
Finnish technology and service company Raute has inaugurated a new service centre in Kirov, Russia. The Kirov Service Center is the Finnish company’s second in Russia and will provide maintenance and spare parts delivery services for the growing veneer, plywood and LVL industries in the region. There are more than 10 plywood mills within a 400-kilometre radius of Raute’s new service base.
KONE will deliver 177 lifts and escalators to the Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier urban mixed-use development in the HafenCity district in Hamburg, the largest urban renewal programme in Europe. Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier is made up of 14 buildings that house approximately 650 apartments, offices, three hotels, restaurants, and retail and cultural space. It will also include a cruise liner terminal and underground bus station.
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