Asian Tigers Mobility China Opens New Office In Nanjing

Shanghai, September 10, 2018 Our member Asian Tigers Mobility China have announced that they will be opening a new office in Nanjing. Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province which is the 3rd smallest but 5th most populous of all the China provinces. It also has the highest GDP per capita of all the China provinces. Nanjing will be the 11th office of Asian Tigers Mobility in mainland China.

Jason Lin has been appointed to manage the new office and has spent the last several months based in their Shanghai office as part of his orientation and training.

Asian Tigers Mobility is an international moving & relocation company, and is recognised as a market leader. With offices in 14 countries across Asia and over 1,500 staff on the ground and with affiliations with more than 500 global partners, we can offer our clients both in-depth local knowledge and a worldwide service scope. In China, we have been operating since 1988 and employ over 300 professional staff in 11 offices around China. The services provided include international, domestic and local personal effects moving services; office relocations; visa & immigration; home search & orientation services and document and electronic media archiving management and storage services.


Azelio [Cleanergy] one of nine E-Prize finalists

Stockholm, July 9, 2018 | Azelio is the world’s leading provider of friendly Stirling energy solutions and is now one of the 9 nine E-prize finalists. The winner will be announced at the Go Greentech conference in Stockholm this October.

Azelio was founded in 2008 under the name Cleanergy by four Swedish entrepreneurs that shared a strong interest for environmental friendly technology and renewable energy. Specialized in and a leading supplier of Stirling engine-based renewable energy solutions, Azelio now put an even greater focus on distributed and dispatchable solar electricity, with a significant part of their on-going business in China.

The Go Greentech conference is arranged by the Swedish news paper Veckans Affärer to highlight environmental friendly and sustainable companies and solutions. During the conference the prestigious E-Prize will be announced for the 10th year in a row. This year there are three categories; Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Transportations.

Azelio is one of the the nine companies that are in the final round. They’ve been nominated in the category for Renewable Energy due to their determination to break down the last barrier to find an economically attractive and sustainable way of storing solar energy so that it can be tapped when and where it’s needed.

Höganäs cuts shipment time in half by using rail transportation

Shanghai, July 30 2018 | In July, our member company Höganäs shipped its first container by rail transportation from Belgium to China. The train service will cut the transport time from 40 days by sea to just 22 days. ‘It is a sustainable and environmentally friendly transport that allows a secure delivery of the shipment and avoids the risks due to weather conditions and, thus, delays’, says Angelica Szentesi.

SSAB takes the next step towards being fossil-free

Sweden, June 20, 2018 | SSAB has together with LKAB and Vattenfall started a new joint venture, HYBRIT, that aims to replace coking coal with hydrogen. The result will be unique: the world’s first fossil-free steel-making technology, with virtually no carbon footprint.

The initiative was given a green light last winter to proceed from feasibility study to pilot plant. Construction work is now starting and the plant is expected to be ready in 2020.

By starting to build the pilot plant, where we’ll develop and scale up the technology for fossil-free steel production, we’re taking an important step forward towards SSAB’s goal of being fossil-free by 2045. We’re proud of being part of an important and challenging technological shift that can result in our solving part of the climate issue, says Martin Lindqvist, President and CEO at SSAB.

HYBRIT has the potential to reduce Sweden’s total carbon dioxide emissions by ten per cent and has global potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This historical technological shift has been described as crucial if Sweden is going to be able to achieve the goals set out in the Paris Agreement.

SSAB is a Nordic-based steel company that offers value added products and services developed in close cooperation with its customers to create a stronger, lighter and more sustainable world.

ABB CEO participates in roundtable with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Beijing, 22 June 2018 The CEO of our member company ABB, Ulrich Spiesshofer, was invited to participate in roundtable with Chinese President Xi Jinping. As one of the 20 global CEOs, ABB was invited for the first year since the Global CEO Council was initiated, with CEOs of global giants such as Disney, Coca-Cola, Dell and Volkswagen. The Council, which focuses on international cooperation and development, is an important platform for direct, high level dialogue between world business leaders and Chinese government officials.

Read more about the meeting here.

Swedbank ranked as one of the top 100 gender-equal companies world-wide

New York, 2018 | Every year Bloomberg compiles a list of the world’s prominent companies when it comes to gender equal environment. This year, just like last year, Swedbank is ranked as one of the top 100 companies world-wide.

The Gender Equality Index is a reference index, meaning no internal ranking is made, that Bloomberg set up in 2016 with the aim of making the market more transparent and comparative when managers and investors share information across market borders.

Swedbank’s internal work on gender equality is based on a policy which states that ”employees regardless of gender, ethnic background, religion or belief, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression or physical disability should have similar access to possibilities and career opportunities”. Following this policy clearly gives results, securing Swedbank a spot in the top 100.

Even though it’s an honour to be in the top 100 Swedbank states in a press release (in Swedish) that they will not stop their development and will continue the fight towards total equality. They believe that a diverse company is an important competitive advantage.

Since 2001, Swedbank has had a representative office in Shanghai. They provide Nordic and Baltic clients with lending and deposit-taking services as well as trade finance, treasury and payment services. The branch also offers local currency business for corporate clients operating in China (see website).

Congratulations to Swedbank!

MPS Enterprises accepted to AESC

China, July 2 The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), a global professional association representing excellence in executive search and leadership advisory solutions, announced the acceptance of our Member Company – MPS Enterprises into its global membership. The firm’s approval follows extensive vetting, including reference checks, site visits, votes by AESC regional councils and commitment to the AESC Code of Professional Practice.

Read more here!

BJ: World Cup 1/8 Final 2018: SWE vs SUI

Dear Friends of Switzerland,
Dear Friends of Sweden,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

Did you know that Switzerland and Sweden both proudly qualified for the 1/8th finals of the 2018 Football World Cup? They will be facing each other in their next game!

Joining hands with the Embassy of Sweden and sponsored by Tencent, the Ambassador of Switzerland to China, Dr. Jean-Jacques de Dardel, cordially invites you to the unique match of legends between Switzerland and Sweden. It will be a fun and unforgettable football night, with beer, fries and burgers provided by TRB Restaurant at the Embassy of Switzerland in China.

Please note that the number of seats is limited.

21:00 – Doors open, registration
21:30 – Welcome words from Swiss Ambassador de Dardel, Deputy Head of Mission of the Swedish Embassy Karl-Olof Andersson and a representative from Tencent
22:00 – Beginning of the Match
22:45 – Break
24:00 – End of game

Tuesday, 3rd of July 2018, doors open from 21:00 – 24:00

Embassy of Switzerland in China
Sanlitun Dongwujie 3, 100600 Beijing

Dress code:
World Cup Style (200 Swiss football shirts are provided – first come, first serve)

RSVP Deadline:
2nd of July 2018, please click here to Sign up

As always, we are looking forward to welcoming you!

The Embassy of Switzerland,
The Embassy of Sweden,
Tencent Ltd.

Please note:
• Please bring your ID (Passport/ID card/Diplomatic ID) to be granted access to this event.
• No parking available
• This invitation is personal and not transferable
• Photographs and videos will be taken at the event. By confirming your attendance to this event, you consent to the Swiss and Swedish Embassies photographing and using your image and likeness.

How well does your online presence preform in China? Check out JOHAN&JOHAN’s new Digital Health Check Up Service

China, May 31 2018 I How well does your online presence preform in China? Now JOHAN & JOHAN’s new Digital Health Check service can help you analyse your brand’s performance in order to optimize your online presence in China.

JOHAN & JOHAN help overseas brands sell and operate in China, Hong Kong and Vietnam, as wholesalers and online retailers. The core of their business model is to work closely together with the brand to create a market strategy in China, and stress that it is important to work together with the ones who have the most knowledge about the brand, so that the strategy is in line with the brand integrity.

“Is your website’s performance and hosting optimized for the Chinese market?” and “Is your website indexed by Baidu? If so, how well?” are two of the questions that JOHAN&JOHAN are asking in the Digital Health Check up. Click here for more information about the service, and how your brand presence online can improve.