Location: Between Gothenburg and Stockholm (one resp two hours travelling-time speed-train).
Population: 50 000 inhabitants.
Infrastructure: Excellent communications – the main railroad between Stockholm and Gothenburg has a stop in Skövde, airport close to the town and good road connections. The Creative Centre, in co-operation with the University, is a resource for the companies.
Education: University of Skövde, specialized in economics, computer science, engineering, linguistics and art.
Businesses: Volvo has located two of the worlds most up-to-date engine plants to Skövde, producing all Volvo engines for passenger cars and heavy vehicles. With a workforce of 5 000 persons, these are Skövde´s most important companies.
Sites: Well-situated industrial sites are available at low costs.
Facilities: We have available space in both industrial and office buildings at reasonbale prices.
Energy supply: The energy prices in Sweden are among the lowest in Europe.
Tourism: Lying at the foot of Mt. Billingen, Skövde offers both downhill and cross-country skiing. Golfers can choose from three courses, including a country club. Europe´s two largest lakes (Vänern and Vättern) are only half an hour away.
Seeking contacts: Skövde has actively pursued a policy at encouraging new business to set up here. The Section of Trade and Industry will perform a rapid appraisal of your needs and fax information within 48 hours. Welcome to Skövde!
Languages spoken: English (some German and French)