– Consul General of Sweden in Mumbai Anna Lekvall will receive Ambassador Klas Molin, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Oskarsson and others – – Sustainability, Innovation high on agenda –
Pune: The Ambassador of Sweden to India Klas Molin will visit Pune with Team Sweden actors Trade Commissioner Cecilia Oskarsson, GM of Swedish Chamber of Commerce India Sara Larsson, Counsellors for Science & Innovation Dr Per-Arne Wikström & Markus Lundberg, Head of Visa & Migration Ljiljana Cvitanovic Juric and a few others. The visit is scheduled for 23rd and 24th of November, 2021.
Consul General of Sweden in Mumbai Anna Lekvall, who is responsible for West India, and her team will receive the delegation for meetings and visits to key Swedish companies in Pune, Bharat Forge and the Serum Institute of India.
Sustainability and Innovation are high on agenda for the Team Sweden visit to Pune – India’s Swedish hub. The delegation will have discussions around the findings of the Environmental Sustainability Mapping Study for Swedish Companies in Maharashtra and Gujarat – sharing best practices, identifying challenges, providing solutions and further strengthening collaborations over sustainability benefitting from Sweden and India’s longstanding bilateral ties.
Pune is an extremely important city for Sweden. It has the third-largest cluster of Swedish companies in India, established in the 1960s, when major manufacturing corporations like Sandvik, SKF, Alfa Laval, Atlas Copco and Tetra Pak, to name just a few set up base in here. Erstwhile Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had granted all these companies land which was called Sveanagar (Dehu road).
Today in Maharashtra alone, there are 108 Swedish companies, 65 HQs, 27 production plants and 34000 direct employees.