Finland Country Report 2013 | South China Morning Post
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Finland Country Report 2013

Runtech turns history with energy-efficient papermaking

(Standing, from left): Alexander Stubb, Minister for Foreign Trade of Finland; and Marja Aspelund, Finland's Consul General in Shanghai. (Seated, from left): Antti Puurunen, Runtech vice-president of sales and member of board; Jussi Nykänen, CEO and chairman of GreenStream; Zhang Jianlin, general manager, Shandong Guanghua Paper and a signatory to EPC contract; and Xu Hongxiang, vice-general manager, Shandong Henglian Investment

"High profitability" and "energy efficiency" often did not go together, particularly in the paper manufacturing industry, whose history is notoriously linked to environmental degradation.

Tuesday, 2 July, 2013, 2:12pm

Flowrox expands operations on the mainland

Heikki Hyttinen, president and CEO

Pumps and valves from Finland are helping to maintain a steady flow of wearing materials processed by industries on the mainland. Flowrox, a specialised producer of industrial pumps and valves, will be expanding its operations to provide broader customer support and products that will also be distributed throughout Asia.

2 Jul 2013 - 2:09pm

Team Finland raises level of co-operation with mainland firms

Alexander Stubb, Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, Finland

China's increasing international role has made it a vital strategy for many nations to strengthen ties with the emerging global power - but only few have visions as clear as Finland's China Action Plan.

2 Jul 2013 - 2:06pm

Jyväskylä Human Tech Center blends humanities with technologies

Markku Andersson, Mayor of Jyväskylä

"The key to success in this millennium is to understand humans."

Fundamental yet revolutionary, this outlook summarises the campaign promoting one of Finland's fastest-growing cities - Jyväskylä, where traditional strengths in the humanities blend with leading-edge technologies.

2 Jul 2013 - 2:03pm

Orbis Systems assures quality with testing solutions

Eero Rossi, CEO

The fully automated inspection machine at the mobile phone assembly line sees all aspects of production. Using special software, lighting design and accurate calibration, it can efficiently check all six surfaces of the phones for colour, logo placement, missing parts and other specifications.

2 Jul 2013 - 1:59pm

Wärtsilä supports mainland growth with advanced technologies

James Han, president, Wärtsilä China

Advanced technology is reshaping the shipping and power industries, that are the best candidates to take the world on a low carbon future.

2 Jul 2013 - 1:34pm

Detection Technology creates clever digital X-ray solutions

Detection Technology creates clever digital X-ray solutions

Economic development, rapid industrialisation and ageing populations have placed inevitable strain on Asia's medical, security and industrial equipment requirements. These factors, along with investments pouring into Asia's developing economies, are driving the need for high-quality and cost-efficient products to support the growth of health care and security industries.

2 Jul 2013 - 1:28pm

Elematic establishes largest mainland precast technology company

Mats Jungar, CEO

Precast concrete is increasingly gaining appreciation on the mainland as construction activities continue to flourish. Riding on the market boom, leading precast technology provider Elematic has collaborated with China Triumph International Engineering Co (CTIEC) to form the largest precast technology supplier on the mainland.

2 Jul 2013 - 1:25pm

Stresstech offers advanced residual stress testing solutions

Lasse Suominen, president

When placed near a magnet, steel emits a crackling sound known as Barkhausen noise. Named after professor Heinrich Barkhausen, who discovered the phenomenon, this noise varies depending on the amount of impurities and other properties of steel.

2 Jul 2013 - 1:23pm

Angry Birds Activity Parks entice Asian travellers

Vesa Tengman, president and CEO

Putting a twist to Finland's tourism, leading vacation timeshare provider Holiday Club Resorts brings to life Rovio Entertainment's international phenomenon, Angry Birds. With Angry Birds theme parks as the latest in its roster of attractions, Holiday Club entices tourists worldwide to visit Finland.

2 Jul 2013 - 1:13pm

Nickel producer goes for gold

Jukka Nieminen, managing director

Finland's mining sector is full of golden opportunities - and Vancouver-based Belvedere Mining recognises the country's potential. Operating exclusively in Finland, the company has brought its Canadian expertise to its mining and exploration activities in the country for more than 10 years.

2 Jul 2013 - 1:09pm

Nanotechnology expert marks Asia for mass production

Risto Vuohelainen, CEO

Pioneering a new breed of nanomaterial-based technology, Canatu is changing how electronic gadgets and appliances are being made. The nanotechnology expert is developing a versatile and environmentally friendly carbon-based component for devices such as mobile phones, tablets and even vehicle dashboards.

2 Jul 2013 - 1:07pm

Ecocat cleans the world's air with fresh ideas

Dan Andersson, CEO

Technological and environmental solutions providers worldwide constantly face the challenge of assisting their clients in complying with increasingly stringent global emission rules. This is especially true in the automotive and energy sectors.

2 Jul 2013 - 1:04pm

Semat Group brings project management expertise to Asia

Jani Rathgeber, managing director

Rapid growth in manufacturing and urbanisation continues to increase the demand for energy on the mainland, making China the world's largest energy consumer.

While fossil fuels remain the predominant source of power, renewable energy sources are steadily rising with wind and solar power generation expected to reach 100 million kilowatts by 2015.

2 Jul 2013 - 12:57pm

Arctech builds icebreakers for any Arctic condition

Esko Mustamäki, managing director

Arctic seafaring has benefitted from Finnish innovations for more than 100 years, as 60 per cent of the world's icebreaker fleet has been built at Helsinki Shipyard.

2 Jul 2013 - 12:54pm