International companies are drawn to Sweden for many reasons; Sweden is leading in sustainable innovation, has a highly educated workforce, sophisticated consumers, swift business processes, renewable energy at low cost, openness to international business ownership and a stable economy.
As a leading supplier of innovative and sustainable solutions and products on a broad spectrum of businesses on a global scale, Sweden has a long list of merits. Skilled interdisciplinary work and the ability to connect research environments with companies and the academic world make Sweden especially suitable for delivering results. Furthermore, the Swedish culture is open to new ideas and technologies.
In Sweden, you’ll get access to a flourishing national market and by extension to the whole Scandinavian region. Sweden is also a member of the EU, which, with its 27 member countries and more than 500 million consumers, is the world’s largest free trade market. Sweden is often seen as a pioneer when it comes to adopting new technologies, the Swedish start-up scene is well known globally and many companies use Sweden as a test market for new products and solutions.
Easy to do business
Thanks to our open, international and modern business market with skilful professionals, swift business processes and openness to international partners, it’s easy to conduct business in Sweden. Establishing a company is both quick and easy; information about the process and necessary forms are easily accessible online and in English. International companies operating in Sweden often compliment the competence of local advisors and business partners.
By giving employees more responsibility and delegating decision-making, while still offering plenty of support, Swedish companies have successfully created a corporate culture focused on problem solving. This has brought impressive results for the country’s productivity. Our list of merits includes not only the high productivity, but also generous vacation and parental leave policies.
With a perfect location for centralised marketing operations in Northern Europe, Sweden makes a great place for company headquarters. Sweden also acts as a central for distribution for other countries in the region and is the only country that has around-the-clock distribution from ten different hubs to all the big cities in the region.
A modern workplace
With a highly educated population and a large share of women in the workforce and a modern economy with a high degree of collaboration, Sweden makes a great platform for a globalised world. The unique Swedish relationship between the different stakeholders in the labour market minimises the risk of conflicts. The demography is more beneficial than in most European countries and the percentage of elderly people working is in comparison high.
Workplace education, delegation and integrated decision-making processes drives both innovation and financial growth.
Research and development
Sweden’s science infrastructure is world class. Large investments in higher education and research have given Sweden a prominent position amongst other European countries in work force competence, research and development. The private sector has gained much from working closely with the country’s universities.
First class infrastructure
Thanks to considerable investments, Sweden has a large network of roads, railways, waterways, ports and airports. In order for Swedish companies to compete on an international market, it’s of highest importance that the infrastructure is reliable, of high quality and able to withstand the challenging climate.
Beneficial business taxes
Sweden has one of the lowest corporate taxes in Europe. The system is open and the information easily accessible. Our tax agency is efficient and service minded, and thanks to extensive online services, investors save time and money.
Quality of life
Living and working in Sweden means being part of a well-functioning society in a dynamic environment. The quality of living spaces, education and health care is excellent, and balancing career and family life is easy. Sweden is known for its focus on preserving the environment and ground-breaking reduction of air and water pollution. Most parts of Sweden offer vacant spaces and proximity to outdoor life.
Position West is a regional partner to Business Sweden.