The strong construction market in the Stockholm region has created lucrative opportunities for international companies. A requirement to be able to seize these opportunities is to have an understanding of the procedures and regulations of the industry in Sweden. To help foreign companies enter and succeed on the Swedish market, Invest Stockholm, Business Sweden, Tyréns and SABO have joined forces to launch unique intensive courses covering the fundamentals of the Swedish construction industry.
“The rapidly increasing demand for construction firms has created immense opportunities for foreign companies looking to enter Scandinavia’s biggest construction market,” says Erik Krüger, Business Development Manager at Invest Stockholm.
Invest Stockholm, the official investment promotion agency of Stockholm, has seen an increased interest among international companies wishing to enter the Stockholm region in the last year. However, there are challenges to overcome.
“To succeed in Sweden you have to overcome the language barrier and you have to be able to navigate the Swedish regulations. Our firm regularly assists international contractors in the tender process and in the execution stages. I’ve seen first-hand what a difference it makes to get some local guidance.”, says Ulrika Grundström, Manager at engineering consulting firm Tyréns
To assist the international contractors, Invest Stockholm, Business Sweden, Tyréns and the public housing industry organization SABO have developed two courses that cover the fundamental aspects of the Swedish construction industry. Lecturers include Swedish contractors, attorneys and consultants, as well as public procurement agencies such as Trafikverket. The goal is to give the participants a knowledge platform and a toolkit to succeed on the Swedish construction market.
“The objective is to give an introduction to statutes and regulations that are unique to the Swedish construction industry. The intention is to supplement the contractors’ practical expertise with knowledge of the Swedish regulatory framework, focusing on aspects that have a direct impact on project profitability, says Jonas Högset, Head of New production at SABO.
“For any company looking to take advantage of the large opportunities in the infrastructure and construction sector in Sweden, these courses offer a great way to lower the threshold to the Swedish market," says Robin Petterson, Invest Manager, Infrastructure and Constrution, Business Sweden.
For more information about the courses: https://www.investstockholm.com/courses
About the organizers
Invest Stockholm is the official investment promotion agency for the City of Stockholm. Our services include matching investors with opportunities, and providing advice and practical assistance, free of charge, to set up and expand a business in Stockholm.
Tyréns is one of Sweden's leading engineering consulting firms within infrastructure and urban development. The firm has 1900+ employees and offers a wide range of services to private and public sector clients. Tyréns provides customized services to international clients and has unique experience in helping foreign companies bid for and execute contracts in Sweden.
SABO - the Swedish Association of Public Housing Companies - is an industry and interest organization for Swedish public housing companies. The organization aims to provide its 300 members with good operational conditions, as well as promote a positive development for rental property in Sweden.
Business Sweden helps Swedish companies grow global sales and international companies invest and expand in Sweden. International companies can rely on our knowledge, experience and extensive network to identify new business opportunities and achieve an accelerated return on investment. Once they are settled in Sweden, we make sure they are equipped for a successful long-term presence.
Invest Stockholm is the official investment promotion agency of Stockholm. We work with the marketing and development of the Stockholm region as a business destination under the brand Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia. Invest Stockholm is a subsidiary of Stockholm Business Region, owned by the city of Stockholm. www.investstockholm.com www.visitstockholm.com www.stockholmbusinessregion.com