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 Airport College International is co-operating with Jettainer to bring its online training to airlines, ground handling agents and freight forwarders. Image: Airport College International/Twitter

The daily brief: 23 September 2019

All the daily Finnish business news that works: HappyOrNot, Airport College International and KONE make headlines.

Rasmus Hetemäki


HappyOrNot has raised some serious growth financing, Airport College International has started to promote and sell its online training with Jettainer, and KONE is equipping two luxury towers in Dubai with lifts. Click on the headlines for more in-depth information about each piece of news.

HappyOrNot raises USD 25 million

Finland-headquartered HappyOrNot has raised 25 million US dollars in growth financing, which it will use to strengthen its position as a leading global provider of real-time customer and employee feedback. The financing round was led by North European growth capital firm Verdane, with existing investor Northzone also chipping in. HappyOrNot is behind the globally recognised Smiley feedback system that is used for example by McDonald’s, the San Francisco 49ers, London Heathrow Airport and the NHS. Image: HappyOrNot

Airport College International collaborates with Jettainer

Finnish company Airport College International has started a commercial co-operation with Jettainer, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo. The collaboration aims to promote and sell Airport College International’s online unit load device (ULD) operations training, in particular, to airlines, ground handling agents and freight forwarders. Image: Twitter/Airport College International

KONE wins order for luxury dual-tower in Dubai

Finland’s KONE will supply 25 lifts to the Address Harbour Point high-end dual tower development in Dubai, the UAE. The towers are part of The Dubai Creek Harbour Community and will host serviced residences and a five-star hotel. Located close to Creek Marina and downtown Dubai, the towers rise to heights of 212 metres and 255 metres, respectively. Image: KONE

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