Lithuanian engineering industry presented its potential in Sweden
On 11 November, Lithuanian Ambassador in Sweden Eitvydas Bajarūnas and Commerce Attaché Audrius Masiulionis visited Jönköping city, situated in the south of Sweden, where they discussed economic cooperation with representatives of the local business community, visited Husqvarna factory and the annual exhibition ELMIA Subcontractor.
At the Husqvarna company Ambassador Bajarūnas met with its management team to discuss company’s cooperation with the Lithuanian enterprises, and visited industrial premises. Husqvarna’s annual turnover is EUR 3.5 billion. The company manufactures a wide range of products around the globe, makes Husqvarna push mowers and riding lawn mowers. In addition to lawn mowers, Husqvarna manufactures bicycles, motorcycles, garden and forestry equipment, cutting equipment. At the meeting with company’s management team Ambassador Bajarūnas expresses satisfaction that a significant number of Lithuanian companies are already supplying their production to this factory. However there is still a big potential to be used.
While in Jönköping, Ambassador Bajarūnas together with the Chairman of Jönköping Chamber of Commerce Jonas Ekeroth visited annual exhibition ELMIA Subcontractor. The largest engineering industry exhibition in the Nordic countries ELMIA Subcontractor this year is hosting twenty-six Lithuania companies, most of which were presented at the joint stand of Lithuanian Engineering Industry Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists (LPK) and exhibited a wide range of Lithuanian industrial production. companies.
Ambassador Bajarūnas, Commercial Attaché Masiulionis, and Member of the Presidium of Lithuanian Engineering Industry Association Linpra Tomas Jaskelevičius visited stands of Lithuanian companies and together with Lithuanian Honorary Consul in Jönköping Gunnar Lans inaugurated LPK joint stand.
According to Eitvydas Bajarūnas, participation of Lithuanian companies in the ELMIA Subcontractor has unique opportunity to exploit the favourable business situation and find new business partners. „I appreciate very much that year by year an increasing number of Lithuanian companies take part in this exhibition. This indicates that our companies fully understands the perspectives which this exhibition open to them in receiving contracts,” said the Ambassador.
16 companies are present at the national stand by Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists and Enterprice Lithuania , of which 10 companies belong to LPK stand – Apastata UAB, 3D prototipai UAB , Baltec CNC Technologies UAB, Eurokubas JSC, Jutrix JSC, Progressive Business Solutions UAB, Progresyvus štampavimo sprendimai UAB, Sargasas UAB, Stigma UAB, Terekas UAB and other Lithuanian companies belong to Enterprise Lithuania – Arginta Engineering JSC, Hi-Steel UAB, Plamega UAB, Plieno Fortas, Premeta UAB, Ronika UAB.
Jönköping is located Southern part of Sweden. Due to its geographical position and access to lake Vätenn it became center of exhibition and logistics hosting main warehouses of such companies as IKEA, Electrolux and Husqvarna.
Participation in this exhibitions takes place thanks to the partially funded of the European regional development fund Project „Lithuanain engineering Industry strenghtening International competetiveness by increasing visibility in foreign markets“ No.03.2.1-LVPA-801-001-0017.
The project is funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund.