October 1, 2019
The daily brief: 1 October 2019
Heavy Trip and many more Finnish films are heading to Japan this autumn.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Social Burgerjoint, Caverion, Huhtamaki and Finnish film make headlines.
Social Burgerjoint has again made the best burger at the European Street Food Awards, Caverion is helping to turn an old office building into a hotel in Copenhagen, Finnish film is bound for the big screen in Japan, and Huhtamäki has acquired a packaging manufacturer in India.
Finnish restaurant chain Social Burgerjoint has turned in the best burger for the second year in a row at the European Street Food Awards. The award-winning Brookdale beef burger is made from sustainably produced ingredients and cooked in a Mibrasa charcoal grill. Brookdale was also deemed the best meat burger at the Burger Lovers Festival organised this summer in Finland. There are currently six Social Burgerjoints in Finland, with new ones about to open across the country.
Finnish company Caverion has been awarded a technical installation project for a new Scandic hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. Caverion’s responsibilities include the technical disciplines of electricity, security, and heating and sanitation. The 100-room hotel is being renovated from an old office building in the centre of the Danish capital. The contract was awarded to Caverion by construction company MBG Enterprise.
A comprehensive range of Finnish films will be screened this autumn at festivals and cinemas in Japan. Steam of Life (Miesten Vuoro), a documentary about Finnish men sharing their life stories in the sauna, and Entrepreneur (Yrittäjä), a documentary about Finnish entrepreneurship, will both feature at a documentary festival in Yamagata. The Finnish Film Foundation is also organising its recurring Finnish film festival in Japan, showcasing Markku Pölönen’s Land of Hope (Oma Maa) and Miia Tervo’s Aurora, among others. Finnish drama One Last Deal (Tuntematon Mestari) and music comedy Heavy Trip (Hevi Reissu) are also bound for the big screen in Japan, following distribution agreements in the country.
Finnish food and drink packaging specialist Huhtamäki is acquiring Mohan Mutha Polytech, a packaging manufacturer based in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, India. The debt-free price of the acquisition is approximately 10 million euros. The business will be consolidated into Huhtamäki’s flexible packaging business in India and allow Huhtamäki to speed up growth especially in southern India.
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