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Keen to see more trade with India
Helping promote closer ties between business in Finland and India was top of the agenda when India’s newly appointed Ambassador to Finland and Estonia, His Excellency Mr. Aladiyan Manickam, and HighTech Finland’s Project Director, Riitta Antinmäki, met this week.
Although trade between India and Finland has seen significant annual gains in the last few years, Mr. Aladiyan Manickam is keen to see more growth and believes that both countries could gain a lot from closer links. In particular, he points to the technological know-how profiled in HighTech Finland’s annual print publication and on the HTF Web site.
“There’s a wealth of expertise here that we could benefit from in India, in areas such as cleantech for example, and I know that Indian companies have a lot to offer the Nordic market, Finland included, as well,” says Ambassador Manickam. “As India’s new ‘face’ here, I’m looking to doing what I can to encourage more business between the two countries and establish my own contacts and help others do the same.”
Among the articles with an Indian dimension in HighTech 2010 was our story on Viola Systems, a specialist in advanced wireless connectivity. Read more about Viola’s project with the Punjab State Electricity Board here.
Windwind Ltd., the company behind some of wind power’s most advanced turbines, opened a plant in Tamil Nadu in September last year to assemble and test nacelles, hubs, and rotor blades. And Incap’s Indian contract manufacturing operations in Karnataka have shifted from being a printed circuit board assembly provider to much more of a design partner in areas such as power electronics.