Woman lying on a bed with suitcase on the floor
 Hotel guests can now sleep easy and bug-free thanks to collaboration between technology startup Valpas and Marriott Hotels. Image: Valpas

DAILY BRIEF: 27 January 2020

All the daily Finnish business news that works: Kotkamills, Nokia, Metso and Valpas make headlines.

Samuli Ojala


Kotkamills teams up with a coffee giant, Nokia goes 200G, Metso’s truck gets recognition, and startup Valpas gets signed by Marriott. Click on the headlines for more in-depth information about each piece of news.

Kotkamills signs major deal with Lavazza

Kotkamills has agreed to deliver its eco-friendly cups to Lavazza Professional’s vending machines in selected European countries as of February 2020. The cups are protected by a water-based dispersion coating and are hence recyclable with normal paper waste, unlike standard paper cups. They are estimated to reduce the environmental toll to a third compared to standard solutions. In the UK alone, 500 000 single-use cups are binned daily. Image: Kotkamills

Nokia brings high-performance 200G network to Pakistan

Nokia has upgraded the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited’s (PTCL) 100G network to 200G, accommodating the growing capacity needs of the major cities of Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi. The capacity increase is part of Nokia’s turnkey solution and serves the needs of businesses and individuals alike. With the upgrade, PTCL is is ready for an easy upgrade to 300G and 400G in the future. Image: Nokia

Metso Truck Body hauls in 2019 Mining Magazine Award

Metso’s big and beautiful Truck Body has won the 2019 Mining Magazine Award in the Load and Haul category. The body boasts impressive numbers compared to traditional alternatives: it is 20-30 per cent lighter, has 12 per cent more payload, and causes 50 per cent less noise and 97 per cent less vibration. The results are lower operating costs, greater efficiency and better conditions for employees. Image: Metso

Valpas clinches deal with Marriott

IoT technology startup Valpas has collaborated with hospitality behemoth Marriott Hotels to design the world’s first bedbug-safe hotel in Helsinki. The pesticide detection and prevention concept utilises smart bed legs to prevent the unwelcome visitors automatically before they cause damage. The system notifies the hotel personnel of any intruders, saving material waste both at the hotel and the customers’ home. Image: Valpas

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