Sweden Country Report

Sandvik infuses Swedish innovation into Chinese productivity

Olof Faxander, president and CEO

On track to reach 7.5 per cent growth this year, China is expected to continue looking inward and reinforcing industrial output to boost the domestic economy. A key growth engine is productivity - a concept that may be new to a country whose strength has been in numbers, but a discipline well-mastered by engineering group Sandvik.

Tuesday, 15 October, 2013, 10:54am

Lindex promotes sustainable fashion

Lindex continuously updates its style to keep its assortment of products fresh and vibrant.

Social responsibility is a principle that runs deep within the corporate culture of one of Sweden's leading fashion chains, Lindex. With a deep sense of commitment to the community and to environmental sustainability, Lindex optimised its entire supply chain to make fashion accessible at best-value prices.

15 Oct 2013 - 10:54am

AXEL unlocks potential of lubricating grease

Johan Stureson, managing director and CEO

Axel Christiernsson put up its first grease plant in Sweden to address the industry's need for special lubricants that can withstand the cold climate.

15 Oct 2013 - 10:19am

Cortus Energy charts eco-friendly path for process industries

Rolf Ljunggren, CEO

Clean, low-cost energy is within reach of process industries with Cortus Energy's patented WoodRoll technology enabling sustainable biomass power generation.

15 Oct 2013 - 10:21am

Nimbus sets sail for China

Nimbus 405 Coupé

Nimbus Boats has been making waves in the boating arena since 1968. Delivering form and function, boats made by Nimbus perfectly embody Scandinavian design. Showcasing its expertise in building high-quality, seaworthy and environment-friendly boats, Nimbus yet again raises the bar in the industry as it launches the 405 Coupe next month.

15 Oct 2013 - 10:30am

Haga Norra adds green lifestyle to urban landscape

Andreas Philipson, CEO

Dubbed as Sweden's most business-friendly city, Solna continuously undergoes transformation. The city gets another boost in its progressive growth with the zoning and development of Haga Norra led by real estate firm Catena.

15 Oct 2013 - 10:20am

Hans Andersson Recycling finds gold in waste

Sebastian Wessman, managing director

In the hands of Hans Andersson Recycling, waste is a valuable resource that can further yield many useful materials. Hans Andersson Recycling advocates a more ecologically sustainable future by breathing new life into old things, maximising their value and extending their life cycle.

15 Oct 2013 - 10:23am

Crem stirs up Asian coffee experience

Sebastian Lindstrom, CEO

A new culture is brewing across Asia, as more people spend time savouring a good cup of coffee. Whether through pushing a button on an automatic coffee machine or operating a manual espresso maker, Crem International aims to take this Asian experience to the next level.

15 Oct 2013 - 10:22am

Orebro University, Fyrklovern bridge research and industries with idea bank

Anna Ragen, head of external relations

Education, research and interaction have transformed orebro University from one of Sweden's youngest universities to among its fastest-growing research institutions.

15 Oct 2013 - 10:29am

Mastec helps industry leaders win quality, efficiency race

Lars Kindberg, CEO

Be it Tetra Pak's beverage-filling machines, DeLaval's milking robots, Atlas Copco's drilling machines or Saab Group's defence systems, Mastec's finely tuned relay team ensures each piece of equipment performs not just to run, but also to win the race.

15 Oct 2013 - 10:31am

Mainland red tape frustrates small firms

Regio Midi 1.4 preprogrammed zone controllers by Regin Controls can run anything from heating and cooling, ventilation and lighting, to humidity, fans and blinds.

Hong Kong has long established itself as the gateway to the mainland, allowing companies from all over the world to set up offices here to tap the enormous market north of the border.

11 Oct 2013 - 3:31pm

City of islands offers unforgettable stopover

Sodermalm, where part of the Millennium tour takes place, is inspired by author Stieg Larsson's series of crime novels.

Stockholm, Sweden's bustling capital, is a mixture of open spaces, residential areas and dream-like expanses of water. Home to 870,000 people, the town proper is actually 14 islands, haphazardly scattered between Lake Malaren and the Baltic Sea. With its medieval architecture and hi-tech builds, such as the new glass structure at Hornstull, this metropolis is the perfect setting for an eclectic array of bars, galleries, restaurants and shops.

11 Oct 2013 - 2:33pm

Swedes enjoy trade success

Exports from Sweden, mostly trucks, measuring equipment and telecommunication products, make up 0.4 per cent of total goods sent out of the country. Photo: Bloomberg

Hong Kong plays a crucial role in Sweden's economic and trade relations with the region, with the city having established itself as an important market on its own and also as a stepping stone to the mainland.

11 Oct 2013 - 2:34pm