June 1, 2020

DAILY BRIEF: Airport success, concrete business, lactose-free products, healthtech and Finnish film

Helsinki Airport is again named the Best Airport in Northern Europe.

All the daily Finnish business news that works: Finavia, Lujabetoni, Valio, Medanets and Finnish documentary make headlines.

Lujabetoni seizes an opening in the Swedish market, Valio finds a distributor for lactose-free products in Europe, Finavia’s Helsinki Airport is named the best in Northern Europe at the World Airport Awards, a Medanets app is used for problem drinking prevention, and the Lady Time documentary is awarded in Greece.

Lujabetoni wins significant order in Sweden

Finnish concrete product manufacturer Lujabetoni has seized a significant opening in the Swedish market and will deliver demanding precast concrete products for the construction of the new town centre of Kiruna in Swedish Lapland. Many large construction projects are currently taking place in Northern Sweden, and Lujabetoni aims to secure additional orders in the region. The products for the project will be manufactured at Lujabetoni’s Siilinjärvi factory.


Valio selects distributor for lactose-free products in Europe

Finnish dairy and food company Valio has appointed Univar Solutions as the exclusive distributor of its Valio Eila lactose-free milk powders in a number of European countries. The product range allows food manufacturers to develop new recipes to meet a growing appetite for lactose-free products. Products made with the lactose-free ingredients offer a number of benefits, such as aiding in digestive discomfort while providing nutritional value and offering natural sugar reduction and protein enrichment. The demand for lactose-free and free-from products is growing worldwide as consumers are increasingly aware of digestive wellness and healthy diets.


Helsinki Airport recognised as best in Northern Europe

Helsinki Airport has been named by passengers as the Best Airport in Northern Europe for already the fourth time in Skytrax’s esteemed World Airport Awards. Operated by Finavia, the airport also came in second in the category for airports with 20–30 million passengers. Finavia has invested heavily in developing the customer experience at the airport in recent years, for example in the Finavia Academy training programme that aims to provide a harmonised travel experience throughout the airport’s service path. The Skytrax survey measures the service level at more than 550 airports around the world.


App trialled for problem drinking prevention in Päijät-Häme

An app developed by Finnish company Medanets is being used by the Päijät-Häme Joint Authority for Health and Wellbeing in Finland to calculate the risk of alcohol abuse by the user. Read more about it in our breaking news article by clicking the headline.


Finnish documentary film wins award in Greece

Elina Talvensaari’s documentary Lady Time won the Special Jury Award at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. The film explores the life of Sirkka-Liisa, an old lady who died without any relatives and whose fully furnished apartment happened to be bought by Talvenssari. Read more about it in our report by clicking the headline.


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