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Finnish cleantech sells in Malaysia

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Matti Leppäniemi (second from right) and Siri Dahanayake (left) showed the premises of Laitila for Blance Olbery and Jukka Alkio.

Dewaco, which is part of the Econet Group, has gotten recognition of its know-how in water field.

The ambassador of Malaysia Blance Olbery visited the premises of the company in Laitila in the middle of March. The ambassador contacted the Group by herself and proposed for a meeting. The mayor of Laitila, Jukka Alkio, participated, too, to the visit.

- This is the first time that the visit of a ambassador is aimed only at Econet, and not part of a visiting program, says Econet Group's managing director Matti Leppäniemi.

During the visit, Malaysia’s ambassador got to know Econet Group’s actions. Malaysia wants to develop in cleantech sector in the future, and even founding a local office or assembly plant in Malaysia was visioned during the conversations.

- Our vision is to be the key player of cleantech-sector in Asia, says the sales director of Dewaco Siri Dahanayake.

Laitila-based Dewaco got one of the largest orders of its history to Kuala Lumpur at the turn of the year. Dewaco delivers chain scraper systems and scum removal systems. and the deliveries are ongoing at the moment. The deliveries are going to one of the biggest waste water treatment plants of Asia, which is under construction now.

Dewaco began acting in Malaysia’s markets in 1996, and at the moment, Dewaco’s equipments have been installed in over 40 different plants.

Further information for the media:

Siri Dahayanake, Dewaco Ltd., tel. +358 41 4400 345, siri.dahanayake(a)dewaco.fi

Econet Group is a water and environment technology service company. The Group includes Econet Ltd, Dewaco Ltd, and Oy Slamex Ab. Helsinki-based Econet designs and offers solutions for clean water and environment globally. Laitila-based Dewaco, in turn, is specialised in sludge thickening, dewatering and sludge removal. Lahti-based Slamex designs and manufactures equipment for treatment of water and wastewater. The Group’s turnover amounts to about EUR 22 million.

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