Category Archives: Finland

Press Releases & News from Finland distributed via EuropaWire

Neste opens first fully automated self-service convenience store using RFID technology in Europe

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 3-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste opens the first self-service convenience store in Europe using RFID technology. The new fully automated Easy Deli store opened on 3 June 2020 in the center of Helsinki, Finland. Using RFID technology, … Read the full press release

New Hub by Telenor to focus on 5G, IoT across key Nordic markets

(PRESS RELEASE) FORNEBU, 26-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Norwegian multinational telecommunications company Telenor has announced it is establishing a new Nordic Hub that will work on strengthening key areas, such as 5G, IoT, and the business and SME segment, across its … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä upgrades its FuelFlex Injection Control Unit (ICU) to meet sulphur emission regulations

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 25-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Marine and energy equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä Corporation has announced an upgrade of its FuelFlex Injection Control Unit (ICU) to meet the requirements of operating its RT-flex type two-stroke diesel engines with both residual … Read the full press release

Vattenfall among the top most sustainable brands in Northern Europe according to the Sustainable Brand Index survey

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 15-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational power company Vattenfall is considered by customers to be one of the most sustainable brands all over Northern Europe according to newly published study. Performed annually in eight counties, the Sustainable Brand … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö to produce material equivalent to 100 million face masks for the French Government Resilience project

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 23-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö-developed face mask material will be a part of the French Government’s Resilience project. In May, Ahlstrom-Munksjö will produce material equivalent to 100 million face masks to equipt civil servants in contact with … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö announces closer co-operation with Suominen in the sustainable Moist Toilet Tissue segment

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 6-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö signs multi-year commercial agreement with Suominen that renews and strengthens the existing co-operation at Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Ställdalen plant in Sweden. The transaction will not only considerably improve the companies’ joint service to their … Read the full press release

Citycon announces the appointment of Sanna Yliniemi as the new Vice President, Centre Management

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 3-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Citycon welcomes new Vice President, Centre Management, Sanna Yliniemi. She will be responsible at the Group level for the operations and results of the approximately 40 shopping centres owned by Citycon. Sanna held … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Restaurants and cafés at CapMan’s fully owned premises in Finland relieved from paying rent

COVID-19: Restaurants and cafés at CapMan’s fully owned premises in Finland relieved from payment rent

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 3-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Real estate investor active across the Nordic region CapMan Real Estate announced it will relieve the restaurant and café tenants at premises from its portfolio from paying rent for 2 months due to … Read the full press release

European Customer Data Platform Industry Grows Quickly Despite Limited Funding: CDP Institute

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(PRESS RELEASE) SWARTHMORE, PA, U.S.A., 9-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s base of home-grown Customer Data Platform vendors grew rapidly in 2019, according to the CDP Industry in Europe 2020 report from the Customer Data Platform Institute. The number of vendors … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä’s expertise to address complex vessel conversion project

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 24-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä to convert Netherlands based Boskalis’ existing hull to create the crane vessel Bokalift 2. Wärtsilä comprehensive thruster solution is a key element in the vessel conversion project. Aside addressing the technical challenges … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches enhanced line of sustainable and safe food packaging papers

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 20-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches Delicitera® Confectionary Papers. Delicitera® Confectionary Papers are enhanced line of sustainable and safe specialty papers geared towards the confectionary market. In today’s fast developing marketplace, Ahlstrom-Munksjö’s Delicitera® Confectionery Papers drive food … Read the full press release

Dr. Christian Jacobsson will lead Fortum’s newly established Data Science & Analytics unit

Dr. Christian Jacobsson will lead Fortum's newly established Data Science & Analytics unit

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 12-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading clean-energy company Fortum has just announced it is going to establish new Data Science & Analytics unit as part of the Business Technology function that is responsible for the IT, innovation and … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä and DNV GL partner to contribute to marine industry’s ongoing digital transformation

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 10-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä announces collaboration with classification society DNV GL. In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine and Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV GL – Maritime, both companies agreed to … Read the full press release

Ahlstrom-Munksjö confirms its support to coated and bonded abrasives manufacturers by joining the Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers initiative

Ahlstrom-Munksjö confirms its support to coated and bonded abrasives manufacturers by joining the Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers initiative

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 23-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Ahlstrom-Munksjö has just announced it is joining the newly launched initiative called SEAM (from Sustainable European Abrasive Manufacturers) aimed at improving the sustainability of the abrasive industry. SEAM was announced on January 21, … Read the full press release

World’s first AI app aimed at monitoring animal welfare launches in Finland

(PRESS RELEASE) VIBY J, Denmark, 23-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Dairy company, Arla Finland launches Arla Iris, an artificial intelligence (AI) technology application that gives latest information on animal welfare to its consumers in Finland. Arla Iris gathers data on cleanliness, … Read the full press release

Fortum supports its battery business with the acquisition of Crisolteq

(PRESS RELEASE) ESPOO, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Fortum strengthens its position in the recycling of high value materials in Europe with the acquisition of 100 percent shareholding in Crisolteq, a Finnish specialist in recycling valuable metals in lithium-ion batteries. This … Read the full press release

Valmet’s 2019–2022 R&D programme gets EUR 50 million funding from NIB

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 9-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB to finance Finnish Valmet Oyj’s research and development (R&D) activities in 2019–2022. The EUR 50 million loan will mature in ten years. Valmet’s 2019–2022 R&D investment programme focuses on performance and investment … Read the full press release

Breakthrough Results with High-Power Laser Technology will Transform Electric Vehicles

(PRESS RELEASE) TAMPERE, Finland, 30-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The northern lights are shining extra-bright in Tampere Finland this month as a major step forward in amplifying the power of lasers was achieved. For the first time a laser using similar … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä inaugurates 58 MW gas power plant in Papua New Guinea

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 18-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Technology group Wärtsilä inaugurates the first ever utility-scale gas engine project in Papua New Guinea which was attended by the Hon. James Marape, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea on 6 December 2019. … Read the full press release

CapMan Nordic Real Estate II fund makes its first exit just 2 years since inception

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 6-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — CapMan Nordic Real Estate II fund announced it is selling a portfolio of eleven care properties in Finland to Sweden based property owner Hemfosa Fastigheter. CapMan Nordic Real Estate II fund was launched … Read the full press release

Fortum-Rusnano wind investment fund starts a 50-megawatt (MW) wind power project in the Rostov region, Russia

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 5-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Fortum-Rusnano wind investment fund announced it is taking on its fifth project out of the total 1,823 MW awarded to the fund in the Russian wind auction during 2017 and 2018. The … Read the full press release

NIB provides funding for the advancement of new audiological technology

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 28-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB signs new loan agreement of DKK 450 million (EUR 60 million) with Danish hearing healthcare company Demant A/S to finance Demant’s research investments for 2019. This is the third loan agreed between … Read the full press release

CapMan Nordic Real Estate II Fund announces its sixteenth acquisition

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 25-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — CapMan Nordic Real Estate II Fund acquired a retail and office property located at Købmagergade 42 in Copenhagen. The property is located in one of the main pedestrian streets in Copenhagen, within a … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä and PSA Marine achieved a breakthrough in their IntelliTug project in the port of Singapore

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 7-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä and PSA Marine IntelliTug project achieved a breakthrough following the successful installation of a first-of-its-kind Dynamic Positioning (DP) system onboard the harbour tug ‘PSA Polaris’. Trials are now being carried out in … Read the full press release

BP Ventures backs Mobility-as-a-Service Finnish start-up with €10 million investment

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 7-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — BP Ventures invests €10 million in MaaS Global. The Finnish-based start-up is a provider of digital mobility software designed to make transport easier and smarter. MaaS Global’s innovative Whim app provides users to … Read the full press release

DNA CEO Jukka Leinonen to head Telenor Group’s newly formed Nordic cluster

(PRESS RELEASE) FORNEBU, 1-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Jukka Leinonen has been appointed head of Telenor Group’s newly formed Nordic cluster. Leinonen is currently the CEO of the Finnish telcom operator DNA and will retain this position aside becoming a part … Read the full press release

CapMan Infra invests in the acceleration of fibre network deployment across Finland

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 31-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — CapMan Infra to establish a joint venture with Telia Company that will invest into and deploy fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure in Finland. CapMan Infra will take a majority investment in the joint venture that … Read the full press release

NIB and Westra Wermlands Sparbank to improve access to financing for SMEs in western Sweden with new loan programme

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 31-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB and Westra Wermlands Sparbank sign seven-year loan programme of SEK 300 million (EUR 27.8 million) to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and environmental projects in western Sweden. This will improve … Read the full press release

Wärtsilä to upgrade Eidesvik’s construction vessel with hybrid propulsion system for greater efficiency and more sustainable operations

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 2-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Wärtsilä to engineer, supply, and commission a hybrid propulsion system for an offshore sector vessel. Norway-based Eidesvik AS has selected Wärtsilä to upgrade its ‘Viking Neptun’ construction vessel. The order was placed in … Read the full press release

SGS strengthens its ability to provide critical services in the PPE market

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 1-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS acquires the business and assets of the personal protective equipment (PPE) testing and certification activities of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH). FIOH, based in Helsinki, Finland, is previously operated as … Read the full press release