Switching on frequently 04/2017

Electrifying the market with new energy

The year of 2017 is quickly coming to a close. So, it’s nice to take a moment to reflect on how The Switch has been able to electrify the different businesses and partners that we’ve touched throughout the year.

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We’ll be attending the following events and we’d be happy to meet with you there.

Seatrade Cruise Global Arctic Shipping Forum Electric & Hybrid Marine
When: March 5–8, 2018 April 17–20, 2018 June 27–29, 2018
Where: Fort Lauderdale, USA Helsinki, Finland Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tomorrow is all about today

Using the smart solutions and technological advancements available today, anyone can help their fleet achieve the ever-higher standards of modern seafaring. If you are not yet there, now it is the best time to fix this and start taking advantage of what the cutting-edge technologies of today have to offer.

The Switch believes smart seafaring consists of three things:

  • Increasing efficiency
  • Embracing simplicity 
  • Focusing on the total life cycle

But how do you get there? 

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The Switch hoists the sail at Marintec China 2017

The Switch participated at Asia’s largest maritime conference and exhibition – Marintec China. There, together with CSIC/711, The Switch has introduced their innovative marine solutions with a mission to help the wide Chinese marine sector change to smarter and more environmentally friendly ways of operating.

“We are pleased to present our Power Drive and PM technology to the China market, which could perfectly pave the way for enhanced efficiency, sustainability and reduced operational costs.”
David Zhao, China Country Manager at The Switch.

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Break free with breakthrough technology

During Arctic Shipping Forum North America, The Switch and Steerprop presented the two companies’ new integrated solution that helps vessels breaking through the ice while being more environmentally friendly and moving efficiently on to their next destination.

“Less fuel burned is what we achieved and can now offer to vessels to operate cleaner in the Arctic.”
Mika Koli, Business Development Manager at The Switch.

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The Switch and Yaskawa: growing together

Yaskawa acquired The Switch in July 2014. Three years down the road, The Switch’s turnover has grown from below EUR 40 million to clearly above EUR 70 million. This is a great example of successful long-term investment into Finland with mutual benefits for both the parent and subsidiary company.

“You could say we were competitors – our products were similar but not exactly the same. It was enough to start talking.”
Dag Sandås, CFO and Deputy CEO at The Switch.

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International Finance Corporation visits The Switch

International Finance Corporation and Finland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited The Switch premises in Vaasa to get a first-hand look on what companies can do to innovate for a greener future. The visit was arranged in relation to Finland’s EUR 114 million investments into a climate fund.

“Our visit to The Switch was extremely inspiring.”
Nena Stoiljkovic, Vice President at IFC.

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