A cabin in the Lappish wilderness
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The daily brief: 12 November 2019

All the daily Finnish business news that works: Cramo, Goodio, Vetrohealth and Lomarengas make headlines.

Rasmus Hetemäki


Cramo is being acquired by Boels, Goodio wins a design award for its chocolate packaging, Vetrohealth is introducing its hygienic pods in British hospitals, and a Lomarengas cabin wins recognition in Europe. Click on the headlines for more in-depth information about each piece of news.

Cramo to join forces with Boels

Finnish equipment rental services company Cramo is set to be acquired by Dutch equipment rental company Boels Topholding, after the latter announced a recommended public cash tender offer for all the shares in Cramo. The offer is 13.25 euros per share, which puts a valuation of approximately 592 million euros on Cramo. The combined entity is to become a leading equipment rental company in the European market, with annual revenues of approximately 1.25 billion euros and more than 750 depots across Europe. Image: Cramo

Goodio wins packaging award at US chocolate festival

Finnish chocolate company Goodio has won a Packaging Award for Outstanding Design at the Northwest Chocolate Festival in the US. The award recognised the designs of Goodio’s Love Letter product family and the more recently launched Nordic Flavors products, which are sprinkled with raw materials such as flowers and berries from Finnish nature. Image: Goodio

Vetrohealth pods to prevent infections in British hospitals

Finnish company Vetrohealth, part of Vetrospace group, has launched collaboration with the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK to introduce its patented air purifying and disinfecting interior solutions in the nation’s hospitals. The projects are already underway with, among others, Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. Vetrohealth will also showcase its health technology and modular pod solutions for virus- and bacteria-free spaces at the Medica trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, which it hopes will serve as a springboard for breaking into the European healthcare market. Image: Vetrohealth

Cabin in Lapland wins Europe-wide recognition

The Hillagammi cottage cabin by Lomarengas in the remote Kaldoaivi Wildereness Area of Finland shared first place in the European Holiday Home Association’s (EHHA) Holiday Home Awards. Situated in the northernmost region of Finland, in Utsjoki, the cabin came out on top in the category of Best Unique Spot Holiday Home. The cabin is blends perfectly into its surroundings, having no electricity and running water but offering exceptional views of the night sky and northern lights. Image: Lomarengas

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