Seizing the potential of the latest technology

Cramo has started collaborating with top startups to gain insight into the potential of the latest technology.

IoT – the internet of Things – influences our business in many ways. It helps us add more value to our customers and improve our internal efficiency, and it provides means to develop our business models and find new ones. New solutions enable tracking tool usage at construction sites, for example. Customer value is added when the appropriate tools can be brought on site just when the need arises. Internal efficiency increases when unneeded tools can quickly be taken to other locations. In the future, this solution can be developed into providing comprehensive tool fleet management services to our customers.

Paroc acoustics concept has been nominated for the Swedish Design Award 2018

As an architect, to create varied and attractive ceilings which complement other interior fittings is desirable but not always easy, as many of the products offered on the market are white and smooth.

The architects at Bornstein Lyckefors stand, together with Paroc Acoustics, behind the idea of a new and dynamic concept for installation in grids, PARAFON STEP for Grids, which was launched at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair. The launch has now been nominated for the Swedish Design Award 2018 in the Event category.

For decades ceilings have been associated with a flat, dull and bland white surface. Architects and interior designers have had extremely few, if any, options of integrating ceiling design and expression with the rest of the room, and in that way create an aesthetically pleasing whole. parafon step Thanks to a genuine cooperation between Bornstein Lyckefors Architects and Paroc Acoustics there is now a concept for dynamic suspended ceilings that creates architectural freedom, flexibility and variation both in colour and form, without sacrificing function: PARAFON STEP for Grids. In the fall of 2017, a courageous decision was made to launch and present PARAFON STEP for Grids at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2018. The objective of choosing this particular event was, of course, to present PARAFON STEP for Grids and its possibilities to architects and interior designers on their home ground. Event participation and campaign were built on a design with focus on simplicity, tactility and pure and simple warmth to appeal to the target group. The effect of a pause in messages was based on highlighting the material and product samples and their feel. The showcase area at the furniture fair was visible from afar and attracted visitors. With the items set in the showcases, suspended ceilings without walls to hold them up, pure and simple warmth and curiosity were created with the opportunity to explore by experiencing the ceiling with more than one sense.

Finncham interviewed H.E. Valdemaras Sarapinas, Ambassador of Republic of Lithuania

Economic outlook of Lithuania today – and what are the prospects for the country?

Lithuania, a country with less than three million people, has been successful in the transition from a centrally planned to a market economy since it renewed independence in 1991. Lithuania is closely integrated in the international community as it joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, the European Union in 2004 and the euro area in 2015. Lithuania now is a globally ranked player; it ranks 16th out of 190 countries on Ease of Doing Business (by World Bank), 41st out of 137 countries on Global Competitiveness Index (by World Economic Forum) and 19th out of 180 countries on Index of Economic Freedom (by Heritage Foundation). Here are some Lithuanian economy indicators, which are forecasted by the Lithuanian Bank: Lithuanian gross domestic product will grow by 3.2% in 2018 and 2.7% in 2019, inflation rate will count 2.7% in 2018 and 2.2% in 2019, unemployment rate will count 6.7% in 2018 and 6.6% in 2019. Lithuania now has western oriented and stable economy, which will continue to grow.

Nordic Business Forum LIVE

On September 26.-27. over 7500 CEOs, founders, and business executives gather to Helsinki Expo & Trade Center to learn from the brightest minds in business.

The speaker lineup is filled with exceptional thinkers and doers who are there to share their best ideas and thoughts. You have a chance to follow the action from the main stage and studio by watching the official live stream broadcast. Go have a look at the event agenda, sign up, and get ready for valuable two days!

Welcome new association member – Technopolis!

Technopolis is a shared workspace expert. It provides efficient and flexible offices, coworking spaces and everything that goes with it.

Services run from designing the workspace to reception, meeting solutions, restaurants and cleaning. Technopolis staff is obsessed with customer satisfaction and value creation. 17 campuses host 1,600 companies with 50,000 employees in six countries within the Nordic and Baltic Sea region.

UAB Metal production is our new member!

Metal Production UAB is an engineering, agency services providing company with a professional engineer’s team.

Metal Production UAB was established in 2011. The company has been successfully growing and expanding since 2013. Company’s main office is located in Siauliai, Lithuania. Metal Production is mainly focusing on the offshore and maritime industries. It provides high quality services and products at competitive prices. Metal Production UAB offers a comprehensive technical support, buying advice, takes care of the whole process – from the concept of a product to its delivery to the customer.

The main areas of the company are:

  • Ideas productionisation;
  • Engineering services and consulting;
  • Agency (outsourcing) services.

Products: pressure equipment, steam and heat boilers, production equipment, advertising stands, outdoor furniture.

Opening of the summer season – Garden party 2018

When:  Saturday, May 19, at 14:00 -20:00 o‘clock.

Where:  Garden of the Finnish Ambassador’s residence, Kalinausko 15

What to expect? – Grilled food, cooled drinks, good atmosphere, fantastic lottery prizes, dancing