Category Archives: Sweden

Press Releases & News from Sweden distributed via EuropaWire

Alfa Laval to supply its PureBallast systems to two different shipowners

LUND, 05-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alfa Laval signs major frame agreements for ballast water treatment retrofits. In June, Alfa Laval signed frame agreements with two different shipowners for the supply of Alfa Laval PureBallast systems. The systems will be delivered during … Read the full press release

ASSA ABLOY to acquire pedestrian door distributor in Maryland and Virginia

STOCKHOLM, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ASSA ABLOY has acquired Atlantic Door Control, a pedestrian door distributor in Maryland and Virginia. “I am very pleased that Atlantic Door Control is joining the ASSA ABLOY Group. I welcome this addition that further reinforces … Read the full press release

Melker Jernberg succeeds Martin Weissburg as President of Volvo Construction Equipment

Melker Jernberg has been appointed President of Volvo Construction Equipment and member of the Volvo Group Executive Board. GOTHENBURG, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Melker Jernberg was born in 1968 and is currently President and CEO of the Sweden-based powder metallurgy company … Read the full press release

Scania’s production unit in Zwolle will install the largest solar roof in the Netherlands

Zwolle production unit gets solar-powered roof equivalent to the size of nearly eight football pitches, bringing it nearer to the goal of being carbon neutral by 2020. Södertälje, Sweden, 04-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scania has taken its latest significant step in … Read the full press release

Airbus: First A321neo for Swedish charter airline Novair

Fleet renewal underway with best-in-class single aisle aircraft TOULOUSE, 03-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish charter airline Novair, has taken delivery of its first A321neo on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The A321neo will join Novair’s existing Airbus fleet of … Read the full press release

European Commission approves Swedish scheme to reduce the taxation of employee share options

BRUSSELS, 27-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has approved under EU state aid rules a Swedish scheme to reduce the taxation of employee share options. The scheme will allow young and small innovative companies to recruit and retain employees without … Read the full press release

SSAB joins Women in Tech initiative to increase the number of women in SSAB’s top management

SSAB has joined the Women in Tech network, coordinated by Technology Industries of Finland. STOCKHOLM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — “The Women in Tech initiative aims at increasing the number of women in the field of technology. Activities in the organization’s network … Read the full press release

Stora Enso shuts down its paper machine 8 (PM8) at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden

HELSINKI, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In February 2017, Stora Enso announced that it planned to permanently shut down paper machine 8 (PM8) at Kvarnsveden Mill in Sweden due to structural weakening of magazine paper demand in Europe. Co-determination negotiations with employees … Read the full press release

Skanska signs with New York City Transit to renovate four subway stations

STOCKHOLM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has signed a contract with New York City Transit for the improvements at four subway stations along the Astoria Line in the Borough of Queens in New York City, USA. The contract is worth USD … Read the full press release

Skanska sold the office building Five in Prague, Czech Republic to a real estate fund

STOCKHOLM, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has sold the office building Five in Prague, Czech Republic, to a real estate fund managed by TRIUVA Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft for EUR 50M, about SEK 480M. The transaction will be recorded by Skanska Commercial Development Europe … Read the full press release

Zumtobel Group opens showroom for its entire product range in Malmö, Sweden

The lighting group’s first cross-brand showroom Products from the brands Thorn, acdc and Zumtobel are on display Concept for the brand environment developed in cooperation with Snøhetta Malmö, Sweden, 20-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 13 June 2017 the Zumtobel Group … Read the full press release

KTH Professor of Experimental Oncology Cecilia Williams: beta receptor’s discovery changed our understanding of estrogen signaling

STOCKHOLM, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For nearly two decades researchers have sought a way to target an estrogen receptor in the hope they could improve breast cancer survival, but an article published today in Nature Communications contends that the effort … Read the full press release

Swedish author and artist Jonas Gardell is this year’s recipient of the KTH Stora Pris (Great Prize)

STOCKHOLM, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish author, playwright, comedian and artist Jonas Gardell was named as this year’s recipient of the KTH Stora Pris (Great Prize). Gardell has worked on behalf of the disenfranchised for many years and been recognized … Read the full press release

KTH ergonomic researchers offer free online risk management tool to reduce costs of occupational musculoskeletal disorders

STOCKHOLM, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Employers can reduce the costs of occupational musculoskeletal disorders by using a free online risk management tool created by ergonomic researchers at KTH. KTH lecturer Linda Rose says the tool enables assessment and management of ergonomic hazards … Read the full press release

EQT Mid Market: Australian-based I-MED Radiology Network announces two new acquisitions

STOCKHOLM, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Further growth in Australia has been on the I-MED agenda since EQT Mid Market entered as owner. Now, the company takes another big leap forward with two strategic acquisitions. Australian-based I-MED Radiology Network was formed … Read the full press release

pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank loans EUR 36.5 million to Alma Property Partners for the acquisition of four office properties in Espoo

EUR 36.5 million acquisition and capex financing package Funding for the acquisition of four office properties located in the Keilaniemi office area in Espoo, Finland Munich/Stockholm, 15-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank provided an acquisition and capex facility of … Read the full press release

Canadian Great Lakes Pilotages’ upgraded Great Lakes Pilot Management System is based on Saab’s KleinPilot

Trollhättan, Sweden, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Canadian Great Lakes Pilotage Authority and the Great Lakes Pilotage Division of the United States Coast Guard have opened the 2017 shipping season using their upgraded Great Lakes Pilot Management System based on the … Read the full press release

SEB’s funds removing companies that violate international standards

STOCKHOLM, 14-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From June 12, all companies that violate international standards for the environment, corruption, human rights and labor law will be removed from SEB’s funds. “Earlier, we have excluded these companies in our sustainable and ethical funds, … Read the full press release

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will be in China on 26–28 June

STOCKHOLM, 13-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will be in China on 26–28 June. He will be joined on the trip by several ministers and a business delegation with a focus on green innovation and sustainability. Mr Löfven will … Read the full press release

Vattenfall Partners with Accenture and Capgemini to Strengthen Efficiency

STOCKHOLM, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (2017-06-08), Vattenfall enters into strategic partnerships with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Capgemini (EURONEXT: CAP). The purpose is to get access to modern, automated and digitalized administrative systems and tools. As a result, a number of … Read the full press release

New Engines, Cabs, and Services by Scania

First G20 sleeper cab for long-distance trucks New-generation inline 9-litre engines Scania’s services are the key to customer profitability Södertälje, Sweden, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scania is continuing with the major roll-out it began last year, with more and more services and … Read the full press release

A New Standard in Fuel Consumption With Scania’s New Generation Euro 6 V8 Engines

Södertälje, Sweden, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scania is introducing a new generation of Euro 6 V8 engines that represent a new standard in fuel consumption. The engines, which are available at 520, 580 and 650 horsepower, can reduce fuel consumption by … Read the full press release

Volvo Group to start a vocational training programme for truck drivers in Ethiopia

The Volvo Group is helping to train mechanics in Africa and its next move is to start a vocational training programme for truck drivers in Ethiopia. GOTHENBURG, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — “This helps to create jobs and promote economic growth in … Read the full press release

Volvo Trucks developed new self-steering truck to help Brazilian sugar-cane growers

Volvo Trucks has developed a new self-steering truck that can become a significant productivity booster for Brazilian sugar-cane growers. The truck, which is used to transport newly harvested sugar-cane, is steered with great precision through the fields in order to … Read the full press release

Stockholm University investigated tropical cyclone activity during an earlier warm climate, the mid-Holocene, 6 000 years ago

Future climate warming could lead to a re-greening of the southernmost Sahara (Sahel), with decreased dust emissions and changes in land cover. In a recent study, researchers at the Department of Meteorology have found that tropical cyclone activity may have … Read the full press release

ENGIE acquires Swedish specialist of onboard communications solutions for public transport Icomera

La Défense, France, 01-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ENGIE announces the acquisition through its subsidiary ENGIE Ineo of the Swedish company Icomera, specialist of onboard communications solutions for public transport. Icomera’s consolidation fully complements the strategy of transformation of ENGIE, the energy … Read the full press release

Skanska invests EUR 46M in the first phase of the Brama Miasta office complex in Lodz, Poland

STOCKHOLM, 01-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska invests EUR 46M, about SEK 440M, in the first phase of the Brama Miasta office complex located in Lodz, Poland. The office building will be 15 stories high with a total leasable area of around … Read the full press release

Skanska to commence housing project in Helsinki

STOCKHOLM, 01-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Skanska has signed an agreement with the Helsinki Housing Production Department ATT to build 189 apartments in Helsinki, Finland. The contract is worth EUR 38M, about SEK 360M, which will be included in the Nordic order … Read the full press release

MTG wins exclusive Finnish media rights to the UEFA European 2020 and FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers

STOCKHOLM, 26-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MTG has won the exclusive Finnish media rights to the UEFA European Qualifiers 2020 and the qualifying tournament for the FIFA World Cup 2022, along with the rights to UEFA’s new European competition, the UEFA … Read the full press release

MTG to share IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship exclusive Swedish media rights with SVT

STOCKHOLM, 26-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MTG and SVT today announced an agreement to share the exclusive Swedish media rights to the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship between 2018 and 2023 – meaning the tournament will return to MTG’s TV3 and … Read the full press release