Fagerhult takes Scandinavian Design to
China with 13 cities having more than 2 million inhabitants
each is the fastest growing market in the world. Fagerhult
will take part of that development and therefore now starts
manufacturing and establishment of an office for purchasing
and sales in China.
2004 we have reviewed our strategy and as a part of that process
decided to start up activities in China , says Per Borgvall
CEO of the Fagerhult Group.
are a number of reasons to the exceptional growth in China.
Big inflow of foreign investments, a huge source of labour,
fast growth of net income and an increasing level of education
are just a few of the reasons.
being the most modern city of China is also one of the biggest
cities in the world with a population of more than 12 million
inhabitants and with its location close to the sea an important
Mats Johansson is the Managing Director of the Fagerhult activities
in China. Mr Johansson comes from IMI Indoor Climate and lives
a local purchasing organisation in Shanghai we will be in
a much better position to develop profitable business ,
says Per Borgvall.
Fagerhult factory is located in the Suzhou Industrial Park
(SIP) about 80 km west of Shanghai, a modern industrial park
with a human-oriented philosophy. SIP is an important
cooperation project between China and Singapore. A high standard
of infrastructure includes apartments, green areas, shopping
centres, cinemas and exhibitions facilities. Presently there
are over 1500 foreign invested companies in SIP and Suzhou
is the fastest growing region in China with over 6 million
is an extremely exciting market place. To have our own people
in China is a precondition for successful business ,
says Per Borgvall.
are several advantages with the Suzhou location for manufacturing.
A high standard of infrastructure including both road and
railway communication, a stable and reliable power supply
and a good and educated source of labour to a competitive
the manufacturing will be focused on standard products. The
activities in the 6000 square metres manufacturing facilities
will start during the spring 2005.
are currently moving in equipment and recruits people and
the manufacturing activities will start during the second
quarter of 2005. Already in the third quarter we expect the
first shipments from the factory , says Per Borgvall.
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Fagerhult develops,manufactures and markets
high quality lighting systems. Our product range includes
luminaries for offices, shops, hospitals, schools, industries
and other public environments. Manufacturing takes place in
Habo, Örnsköldsvik and Falkenberg in Sweden. Foreign
sales companies are located in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany,
the Netherlands and the UK. On other markets sales are carried
out through agents. The Fagerhult Group, which includes Ateljé
Lyktan, Aneta, Belid and Tryckta, has sales of SEK 1 400 million,
1 200 employees. The Fagerhult share is listed on the Stockholm
Stock Exchange s O-list.
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