Kalmar cranes and containers
 Kalmar is providing services and machinery to container terminals worldwide. Image: Kalmar

The daily brief: 2 October 2019

All the daily Finnish business news that works: Ficolo, Kalmar and Metso make headlines.

Rasmus Hetemäki


Ficolo is paving the way for green financing in Finland, Kalmar is supplying services and machinery in Singapore and Mexico, and Metso has completed the acquisition of McCloskey International. Click on the headlines for more in-depth information about each piece of news.

Ficolo issues EUR 20 million green bond

Finnish data centre services provider Ficolo has successfully issued a 20 million-euro green bond as the first privately owned company in Finland. The bond was certified by the Norwegian climate research institute CICERO, which gave it the highest rating handed to projects that help to prevent climate change. Ficolo will use the proceeds from the four-year bond mainly to expand and modernise its Helsinki-based data centre, which aims to tackle climate change through energy efficiency, heat recovery, recycling and the exclusive use of renewable energy. Image: Ficolo

Kalmar wins deals in Singapore and Mexico

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has closed a five-year software maintenance and support agreement for the entire automated guided vehicle (AGV) fleet of port operator PSA Singapore. PSA Singapore is currently consolidating its container terminals into a single location, creating the largest automated container terminal in the world. Kalmar is also supplying Infraestructura Portuaria Mexicana (IPM) with two ship-to-shore (STS) and three rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for the IPM Altamira terminal in the Gulf of Mexico. Image: Kalmar

Metso completes McCloskey acquisition

Finnish industrial company Metso has completed the acquisition of Canadian mobile crushing and screening equipment manufacturer McCloskey International. The deal was closed on 1 October, and it will expand Metso’s offering in the global aggregates industry. Image: Metso

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