Minister for International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade, Johan Forssell, together with Minister of Infrastructure and Housing, Andreas Carlson, visited Scania’s headquarters in Södertälje on Monday, April 3, 2023.
“Scania is one of our world-leading companies in the transportation sector and has great importance for Swedish exports and employment. Scania also plays an important role in the green transition and has achieved a number of export successes by offering sustainable public transport systems to cities around the world,” said Minister Forssell.
The Swedish government’s efforts to strengthen Sweden’s global competitiveness contribute to economic growth, employment, and increased prosperity. An important part of this is to promote Swedish exports and facilitate for Swedish companies that want to do business abroad. The Swedish export support consists of, among other things, advice, financing, and marketing.
The visit began with a tour of the assembly line where the trucks are put together. This was followed by a presentation of the company and the development of electric vehicles, as well as a discussion on export business in Africa and Latin America. The visit concluded with a test drive at the Scania Demo Center.
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