November 4, 2019
The daily brief: 4 November 2019
The interactive Pro Nemus visitor centre at Metsä Group's Äänikoski mill area has won more international recognition.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: FocalSpec, Outotec, MKTG and Finnish film make headlines.
FocalSpec is acquired by TKH Group, Outotec modernises a copper concentrator in Georgia, Finnish film wins four times in Lübeck, and Metsä Group’s Pro Nemus visitor centre wins the MKTG agency two Red Dot awards.
Finnish technology company FocalSpec has been acquired by Dutch-listed TKH Group and will start operating under the LMI Technologies brand, also owned by TKH. A spin-off company from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, FocalSpec is a pioneer in high-precision, high-speed optical sensors and its patented Line Confocal Imaging (LCI) technology is used in diverse, demanding quality assurance applications in, for example, electronics manufacturing.
Finnish industrial company Outotec will deliver minerals processing technology and equipment for the modernisation of the Madneuli copper concentrator in southern Georgia. The order was made by Rich Metals Group Copper (RMGC) and is worth approximately 10 million euros for Outotec. The Finnish company is expected to make the deliveries in the second half of 2020, following the completion of basic engineering for the project.
Four Finnish films were awarded at the 61st Nordic Film Days awards gala organised in Lübeck, Germany. Mika Kaurismäki’s Master Cheng won the Audience Prize. Another Lapland-based drama comedy, Miia Tervo’s Aurora, was recognised as Best Feature Film. Paul-Anders Simma’s The Power of Yoik took home the Documentary Film Prize, while Selma Vilhunen’s Stupid Young Hearts won the Children’s and Youth Film Prize.
Jouko Piipponen/Marianna Films
Finnish marketing agency MKTG was awarded twice at the Red Dot awards in Berlin, Germany, for the Pro Nemus visitor centre project it realised at Metsä Group’s Äänikoski mill area. The visitor centre opened its doors in the summer of 2018 and showcases Metsä Groups’ operations, products and opportunities in bioeconomy with exhibitions and interactive experiences. It won a Red Dot award in the Spatial Communication category and was deemed Best of the Best in the Interface & User Experience Design category.
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