Uponor Corporation PRESS RELEASE 5 May 2010
Finnish building technology know-how on display at the Expo 2010 Shanghai
The theme of World Expo 2010 is "Better City, Better Life". Its objective is to
address global urbanisation and explore sustainable solutions for the future.
Finnish indoor climate solutions can be found not only in the Finland Pavilion
"Kirnu" but also in the city of Madrid Pavilion, where solar energy is used for
ecological cooling. In the German Energy Centre and College and the Pavilion of
Innovation, opened in the vicinity of the Shanghai Expo, Finnish know-how is
harnessed to serve training purposes. The related systems were provided by
Uponor, a company specialising in cooling and heating systems.
- In green building, the importance of building technology has been increasing.
This is obvious from the theme of World Expo 2010 Shanghai, for example. Uponor
offers a wide range of advanced systems to help reduce the environmental impact
of buildings and of living, and we are delighted to see our products appear on
several pavilions. Furthermore, the Expo offers Uponor an excellent opportunity
to increase its visibility in China, which is a key growth market in Asia,"
says Georg von Graevenitz, Executive Vice President, Marketing.
The World Expo opened on 1 May 2010, and ends on 31 October 2010. Over 70
million visitors from over 230 countries are expected to visit the Expo in
For further information, please contact:
Georg von Graevenitz, Executive Vice President, Marketing, tel. +358 20 129 2849
Uponor is a leading supplier of plumbing and indoor climate systems for the
residential and commercial building markets across Europe and North America and
a market leader in municipal infrastructure pipe systems in the Nordic
countries. Uponor's key applications include heating and cooling solutions and
tap water systems. The Group employs ca 3,300 persons in 30 countries. In 2009,
Uponor's net sales totalled 730 million euros. Uponor Corporation is listed on
the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd., Finland. http://www.uponor.com