The Sweco Group is a strategic ally to Plantagon with the responsibility to develop detailed solutions and productive ways of manufacturing the greenhouses. Sweco is Sweden’s largest consulting company in engineering, environmental management and architecture. With a staff of 5,600 and offices at 60 locations nationwide and overseas, they work on projects in more than 30 countries every year – in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. The vision is to be Europe’s leading knowledge-based company in the fields of consulting engineering, environmental technology and architecture. Today, they are the market leader in the fields of water and environmental technology, architecture and installation and has a strong market position in industrial structural engineering, energy systems, project management, hydro¬electric power and civil engineering. Sweco’s areas of expertise include forefront competence and experience in sectors such as Water & Environmental Technology, Power Systems, Hydropower and Nuclear Waste, Transportation Infrastructure and development projects in Pulp & Paper, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals and Retail & Logistics. The company is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions from military defence to civil security. With operations on every continent, Saab continuously develops, adapts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs. Its most important markets today are Europe, South Africa, Australia and the US. Saab has around 12,500 employees. Annual sales amount to around SEK 24 billion, of which research and development account for about 20 per cent of sales.
Five business areas
The global defence industry is currently undergoing an extensive transformation. To adapt to the new conditions in the industry, Saab has divided operations into five business areas:
- Electronic Defence Systems,
- Security and Defence Solutions, and
- Support and Services.
Tekniska Verken is a regional company that aims to create an efficient community that is sustainable in the long term. They have around 280,000 private and corporate clients who benefit from their products and services – electricity, water, district heating, district cooling, waste management, broadband and biogas.
- Green energy from waste
- High-quality water
- Focus on infrastructure
- Specialists in networks
- Renewable electricity for the green market
- Clean vehicle fuel for the environment
- An energy-rich company
Symbio¬City is a network of Swedish companies and organizations. It was founded on initiative by the Swedish Government and Swedish Industry. SymbioCity is administrated by Business Sweden, with offices in more than 60 countries around the world and with the headquarters situated in Stockholm.
Combitech is a leading company in technology, development and business consulting. By combining technology with environmental and safety awareness, they offer their customers unique and effective solutions. Combitech is an experienced partner in all areas dealing with technical systems. As consultants they have expertise in information security, systems integration, communications, mechanics, systems security, systems development and logistics. By combining their skills they help to drive development forward. It creates new possibilities in many high-tech areas. But they also share their expertise and provide a wide range of courses for professional development. The customer base are companies in need of elaborate security, authorities (responsible for the protection of society flows), and participants in the aerospace, defense, telecommunications and the entire industry segment. Proximity to clients is important, therefore Combitech are situated at some 20 locations in Sweden, and also internationally, with offices in Germany and Norway, and with representation in Brussels.
ÅKE OLSSON, INNOVATOR
Åke Olsson, Innovator of the Plantagon Greenhouse concept, is an educated gardener and construction worker, blacksmith, mechanic and a farmer for 15 years. Åke was one of Sweden’s leading small-scale producer of ecological vegetables, wheat, corn, herbs, medical plants and decoration flowers. During Åke’s adult life he has been looking for, and developing, ideas that help mankind to take better care of each other and the Earth. So far, Åke’s innovations mainly concern sustainable development of transportation, housing, medical care, energy and planting. Åke challenges people who say things have to stay as they are, and instead look far into the future while reflecting on the consequences of how we choose to live today. “If we got ourselves here, we can get ourselves out of here!”, is one of his often used statements. Åke lives together with his wife Barbara in Oppdal, a Norwegian town north of the Capital Oslo. During his many years of professional planting, he experimented with the foundations for the Plantagon Greenhouse together with his team member Jan Andersson.