May 9, 2019
The daily brief: 9 May 2019
3 Friends ice cream packaging has been recognised in the US.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Roadscanners, Kamux and 3 Friends make headlines.
Finnish used car dealer Kamux has opened a new showroom in Germany, Roadscanners has sold its rail division, and 3 Friends ice cream company has won at The Dieline Awards.
Finland-based Roadscanners has sold is rail division to Loram Finland, a subsidiary of US-based Loram Maintenance of Way. The acquisition will strengthen the knowhow and service offering of Loram Finland, which will also take on the personnel of the division. RoadScanners, meanwhile, will continue to do business in other sectors, including with its road and hardware divisions, engaging in road, street, bridge and airport condition surveys, diagnostics and asset management.
Used car dealer Kamux will open its sixth showroom in Germany during the early autumn of 2019. The new showroom in the northern German city of Heide will have around 110 cars, but the Finnish company’s whole car stock will also be available to its customers. Kamux has expanded rapidly since it opened its first showroom in Finland in 2003, with 47 car showrooms across Finland, Sweden and Germany today.
Ice cream company 3 Friends has been awarded at The Dieline Awards 2019, which recognises the best in consumer product packaging globally. 3 Friends’ ice cream packaging came second in the Dairy category at the awards organised by the world’s most visited packaging design website, The Dieline. Its signature orange packaging, signed by the three founders and friends, was updated last year. Previous winners include such well-known names as Coca Cola, Pepsi and Google, as well as Finnish brands Kyrö Distillery Company and Karhu.
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