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, hydroelectric 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 since 1 January 2010 into five business areas:
- Electronic Defence Systems,
- Security and Defence Solutions, and
- Support and Services.
The goal is to create a more market-oriented company with even greater focus on customers’ future needs and requirements. This means, among other things, that Saab will continue to grow in the global market and develop distinctive customer offerings.
Tekniska Verken is a regional company which 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
SymbioCity is a network of Swedish companies and organisations. It was founded on the initiative of the Swedish Government and Swedish Industry. SymbioCity is administrated by Business Sweden (formerly the Swedish Trade Council), with offices in more than 60 countries around the world with the headquarters situated in Stockholm.
Combitech is one of the leading companies in technology, development and business consulting. By combining technology with an environmental and safety awareness, they offer their customers unique and effective solutions. They are 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.
The ÅF Group is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a century of experience. They offer highly qualified services and solutions for industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems.
Today the ÅF Group has approximately 4,500 employees and are based in Europe, but their business and clients are found all over the world. Net sales totalled approximately SEK 4.8 billions in 2010.
Åke Olsson, The Innovator of the Plantagon Greenhouse concept, is an educated gardener and construction worker, blacksmith, mechanic on cars, trucks, heavy duty machines and was also a farmer for 15 years. Åke was one of Sweden’s leading small-scale producer of ecologicalvegetables, wheat, corn, herbs, medical plants and decoration flowers.
During Åke’s whole grown up life he was looking for, and innovating, 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 fights the people who says things have to stay as they are, helps people when they need help and sees far into the future while reflecting over consequences from the way 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 quite far north of the capital Oslo. During many years of professional planting experience, he was experimenting with the foundations of the Plantagon Greenhouse, together with his team member Jan Andersson.