latest news releases from the newsroom
SMS.AC 2nd Anniversary:
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 11, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- On December 10, 2001, SMS.ac launched a suite of mobile consumer applications based on its proprietary MMSbox technology, enabling the worldwide exchange of text and multimedia messages to virtually any wirelessly enabled device. On that date, the company founders sent text messages to 150 friends and family members that encouraged them to communicate wirelessly, using SMS.ac. Two years later and without any marketing expenditures, SMS.ac (www.sms.ac) has more than 10 million registered members, making it the largest mobile community in existence.
Vodafone Sverige AB
Vodafone: New live! mobile phone at very attractive price
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 11, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- By offering the new Vodafone live! mobile phone Sagem My V65 at a very attractive price, Vodafone Sweden is now, just before Christmas, making it possible for more people to send and receive picture messages and enjoy Vodafone live!'s world of colour, sound and pictures. Vodafone also simplifies the pricing structure for its prepaid card.
Saab wins 20 million USD order from Kongsberg
LINKOPING, Sweden, Dec. 11, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Saab has received an order from Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace for the CEROS 200 FCS radar and optronic Fire Control System for the Norwegian navy's Skjold-class Fast Patrol Boats. The contract is worth 20 million USD.
Elekta helps build advanced healthcare in Iraq
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 11, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Through United Nation's oil-for-food program, which also has been part of the reconstruction of Iraq, Elekta has been chosen to deliver complete systems for minimal-invasive stereotactic and functional neurosurgery to be installed at hospitals in various parts of Iraq. The delivery, carried out in October and with a value of approx. EUR 4.3 M, also includes training outside Iraq of both neurosurgeons and service engineers.
Framfab: Clarification of announced cost saving initiatives
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 11, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- On November 17, Framfab announced a number of cost saving initiatives. Estimated charges for the initiatives under way are approximately SEK 10 million. As all charges will be taken in the fourth quarter, Framfab will, as previously indicated, post a loss for the fourth quarter, 2003. These will generate cost savings of around SEK 4 million per quarter from January 1, 2004. Further restructuring costs will impact earnings in the forth quarter as a result of changes in the Swedish operation.
SKF Consolidates Seal Operations in the North American Market
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Dec. 11, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- SKF USA Inc. has announced a plan for consolidating its Chicago Rawhide seal plants to improve the company's long-term competitive position. The plan includes the closure of the Franklin facility in North Carolina and the outsourcing of the stamping operations from the plant in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Sandvik Restructures Operations Within Valenite
SANDVIKEN, Sweden, Dec. 11, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sandvik has decided to restructure production within the US-based tool manufacturer Valenite, which was acquired by Sandvik in 2002 and is organized within business area Sandvik Tooling.