July 22, 2019
The daily brief: 22 July 2019
The Angry Birds will feature on planes in Italy ahead of the worldwide release of the new Angry Birds movie sequel.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Kamux, Rovio, YIT and KONE make headlines.
Kamux has announced a new showroom for used cars in Stade, Germany, Rovio has partnered with Alpitour to promote the upcoming sequel to The Angry Birds Movie, YIT has won several state paving contracts in Finland and Norway, and KONE will equip a new Shanghai metro line with lifts and escalators.
Finnish used car dealer Kamux will open a new showroom in Stade, Germany, during the early autumn. The showroom will replace a previously announced showroom in Tostedt, which couldn’t go ahead due to city zoning and restrictions. Kamux has expanded rapidly in Germany, as well as in Finland and Sweden.
Finnish game developer Rovio has partnered with Italian travel agency Alpitour to introduce the Angry Birds characters to travellers ahead of the August release of The Angry Birds Movie 2. Characters such as Red, Chuck and Bomb will greet travellers on the runway, while planes from Italian airline Neos will be decorated in Angry Birds themes.
Finnish construction company YIT won several state paving contracts in Finland and Norway during the April–June period. The contracts have a total value of approximately 18 million euros and include paving operations in Finland’s Uusimaa, Ostrobothnia and southeastern regions, and in Norway’s Tromsø and North Trøndelag regions. In addition to the state paving deals, YIT will carry out remix-paving of the Kuusamo and Pori airports in Finland.
KONE will deliver 203 escalators and 65 lifts to the new Metro Line 15 in Shanghai, China. The new transit line will include 30 stations and will be 42 kilometres in length. Once completed in 2020, it will form part of the world’s largest mass-transit rail system and serve the western areas of Shanghai.
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