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Sapa Inaugurates New Vertical Powder Coating Plant
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 9, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- On Thursday, October 10, the new vertical plant for powder coating at Sapa Lackering in Vetlanda, Sweden, will be inaugurated. The investment of 45 MSEK has a strategic importance for Sapa Profiler AB. The plant strengthens Sapa's (Other OTC:SPKKF) (Stockholm:SAPA) position as the leading profile supplier in Scandinavia.
Research About Environmental Economics Rewarded with Volvo Environment Prize
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Oct. 9, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Volvo's (Nasdaq:VOLVY) Environment Prize 2002 was awarded today to Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta and Professor Karl-Goran Maler. The two men were recognized for their pioneering research within environmental and resource economics. The Prize, an honorarium of SEK 1.5 million, was presented at an official ceremony in Goteborg, Sweden.
Scandiaconsult Expands Further Through Acquisition of Unico AS in Norway
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 9, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Scandiaconsult (Stockholm:SCC) is strengthening its operations in Norway through the acquisition of Unico AS. Unico has 60 employees and works within the housing and industrial sectors as well as with in industry, building planning and project development. The turnover for 2001 amounted to about SEK 50 million. The company, established in 1969, is located in Kristiansand and in recent years has participated in several acclaimed Norwegian building projects such as Schibsted's new printing plant in Oslo. The takeover date is 1 January 2003.
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Precise Biometrics Fingerprint Readers Tested by Stockholm City Schools
LUND, Sweden, Oct. 9, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Precise Biometrics AB (publ) (Other OTC:PBMTF) (Stockholm:PRECa), which develops and markets world-leading user-friendly fingerprint-based biometric security solutions, is now delivering fingerprint readers for tests within the schools in Stockholm City. Altogether there are about 80,000 teachers and students at over 170 schools who use Stockholm school networks and who can now begin using their fingerprints instead of a password when logging on.
Linkoping-Based Sectra Sues CNS
LINKOPING, Sweden, Oct. 9, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sectra (Other OTC:SSBBF) (Stockholm:SECTb), the medical-technology and communications company based in Linkoping, Sweden has sued CNS Systems AB in Linkoping for SEK 7.8 million (EUR 850,841). In addition, Sectra has demanded the return of loaned equipment that the former cooperation partner has refused to hand back.
Teleca Signs Framework Agreement with Sweden Post
MALMO, Sweden, Oct. 9, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Teleca (Stockholm:TELCb) has renewed it's framework agreement with Sweden Post, the Swedish post office administration. The agreement provides all operating units with Sweden Post access to Teleca's combined expertise within IT consulting services. The framework agreement is valid for one year and includes technical project management and system development.
Akzo Nobel: Organon Moves U.S. Filing of Additional Data for Gepirone to 2003
ARNHEM and OSS, The Netherlands, Oct. 9, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Akzo Nobel's (Nasdaq:AKZOY) human healthcare business, Organon, announces that it will take longer to complete the regulatory file for its new antidepressant drug, gepirone ER (previously known as Ariza), in the United States. It expects to submit the additional data required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the third quarter of 2003.