Waterlogic bolsters presence in Nordic region with latest expansion into Finland

FINLAND – Waterlogic, a leading manufacturer and global distributor of point-of-use (POU) water coolers, has made two strategic acquisitions in Finland in an effort to bolster its presence in the Nordic region. According to a report by FoodBev, Waterlogic will now have a presence in Finland following the acquisitions of Mixtec’s Thoreau franchise and the beverage service business of Beverage Technology Services Finland. The newly-formed Waterlogic Finland will become part of the Waterlogic Nordic group alongside Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Mattias Källemyr, CEO Waterlogic Nordic, said: “This is truly a…

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Finnish dairy cooperative Valio partners DSM to bolster sustainable dairy farming

FINLAND – Valio, Finland’s largest global dairy cooperative company has partnered with Royal DSM, to develop products that will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of dairy production in Finland. The Finnish dairy cooperative prides itself in being Finland’s most sustainable brand and has over the years committed to improving animal and human welfare, while taking active measures to reduce their environmental and climate impacts. The cooperative’s milk ranks among the cleanest in the world and the company is now focused on making its dairy value chain carbon-neutral by 2035. The…

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Packaging boards manufacture Storo Enso invests US$97m in Finland factory upgrade

FINLAND – Finnish manufacturer of pulp, paper and other forest products Stora Enso is palnning to spend up to €80 million (about US$96.89 million) in upgrading facilities at its Imatra Mills in southern Finland, which produce packaging boards for food and beverage products. The investment – which is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2022 – aims to modernise the wood handling process in Imatra and centralise it in one of the existing wood yards. The project includes the installation of a third, more efficient debarking line…

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Scandinavia’s largest malting company Viking Malt Group to build new US$106m production facility

FINLAND – Leading malting company in Europe, Viking Malt Group has announced plans to invest around €90 million (about US$106 million) to build a new malting house in Lahti, Finland. The new project is part of the long-term growth strategy of Viking Malt to modernize operations and expand expand capacity and one of the biggest investments in Finnish food and beverage industry and in Lahti region during the past 10 years. The malting company, which sells its products globally to the food, beverage and brewing industries, says that the plant’s…

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MySoda replaces undesirable plastic-based sparkling water makers with wood-based alternatives

FINLAND – Finland-based manufacturer of sparkling water makers MySoda has launched a new sparkling water maker made from a wood-based biocomposite, as an environmentally friendly alternative to ones made from plastic alone. Available in several European countries, the new MySoda Woody product is the result of a three-year development project jointly undertaken by MySoda and UPM, a Finnish forest industry company. According to a report by FoodBev, the project is aimed to create a sustainable solution with a reduced quantity of fossil-based plastic compared to other sparkling water makers on…

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