keeping the wheels turning in the time of corona

Sweden relies on its global companies that account for 50 per cent of the nation’s GDP. Business Sweden has the critical task to help them succeed, especially when times are tough. That’s why we have launched a Corona Response Desk for export companies that is available 24/7 in every market. We can support you in three key areas: secure global supply and logistics chains, defend your market share and client relations and get your local coronavirus impacts under control.

Crisis situations usually hit companies like a bolt of lightning – instantly and seemingly without warning. The coronavirus pandemic is casting businesses large and small, in every market, into a period of uncertainty and complex change. And there is no time to delay your preparedness.

While the public health emergency and disruption cannot be fixed overnight, agile planning and expertise on the ground will help you mitigate risks, reclaim stability and shift your operations into top gear when normality returns.

WE STAND READY TO SUPPORT YOUR GLOBAL BUSINESS

WE STAND READY TO SUPPORT YOUR GLOBAL BUSINESS

Ylva Berg

Business Sweden can be your feet on the ground in extraordinary times. Our global team has a unique, government-backed mandate to provide support services that help you plan for contingency action, avoid disruption and engage with customers around the clock – wherever they are located.

YLVA BERG
CEO, Business Sweden

"Business Sweden can be your feet on the ground in extraordinary times. Our global team has a unique, government-backed mandate to provide support services that help you plan for contingency action, avoid disruption and engage with customers around the clock – wherever they are located."

YLVA BERG
CEO, Business Sweden

Ylva Berg

Three steps to mobilise for Covid-19

How to ensure business continuity:

  1. Secure your global supply and logistics chain
  2. Defend your market share and strengthen client relations
  3. Bring the impact of Covid-19 on your business in global markets under control. As a first step - subscribe here to a weekly update of our Executive Brief that provides a global perspective on the effects of coronavirus on business and trade.

DYNAMIC SERVICES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

We are business developers with a unique mandate to help you expand, accelerate, connect and incubate.

SECURE GLOBAL SUPPLY AND LOGISTICS CHAINS
We can help you…

  • Conduct risk analysis and develop mitigation plans
  • Identify alternative transport/logistics routes and local partners
  • Get goods through customs

DEFEND MARKET SHARE AND STRENGTHEN CLIENT RELATIONS
We can help you…

  • Arrange visits/meetings with existing and potential clients
  • Navigate local government support and stimulus initiatives
  • Identify new client segments on global markets

 

GET CORONA-IMPACTS UNDER CONTROL
We can help you…

  • Monitor the impact of coronavirus on your industry
  • Evaluate and adapt your global marketing and sales strategy
  • Shift your sales channels from physical touchpoints to digital/e-commerce

SECURE GLOBAL SUPPLY AND LOGISTICS CHAINS
We can help you…

  • Conduct risk analysis and develop mitigation plans
  • Identify alternative transport/logistics routes and local partners
  • Get goods through customs

DEFEND MARKET SHARE AND STRENGTHEN CLIENT RELATIONS
We can help you…

  • Arrange visits/meetings with existing and potential clients
  • Navigate local government support and stimulus initiatives
  • Identify new client segments on global markets

GET CORONA-IMPACTS UNDER CONTROL
We can help you…

  • Monitor the impact of coronavirus on your industry
  • Evaluate and adapt your global marketing and sales strategy
  • Shift your sales channels from physical touchpoints to digital/e-commerce

CAPTURE THE EXPERTISE OF OUR
GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPERS

CAPTURE THE EXPERTISE OF OUR GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPERS

Whatever your needs are and wherever your company could use a helping hand, our team ofs global business developers are pleased to step in and provide constructive, hands-on assistance that will propel you towards your goals. We are present in +40 markets. Business Sweden never sleeps.  

Get in touch with us:

WANT TO TALK DIRECTLY TO OUR EXPERTS WITHIN THE DIFFERENT SERVICE AREAS?

BUSINESS INCUBATION & OPERATIONS

Olof Hällerman

SALES ACCELERATION

Nina Lindberg

MARKET EXPANSION

Martin Glaumann

BUSINESS TO GOVERNMENT

Carsten Grönblad

BUSINESS INCUBATION & OPERATIONS

Olof Hällerman

SALES ACCELERATION

Nina Lindberg

MARKET EXPANSION

Martin Glaumann

BUSINESS TO GOVERNMENT

Carsten Grönblad

WHAT OUR EXPERTS SAY

TYPICAL QUESTIONS

Q: My (suppliers) product deliveries seem to be stuck on the German/Polish border? Do you know the situation, and can you help us solve the issue?

Q: Our supplier in China seems to be in a temporary shutdown. Can you help us find alternative suppliers for our critical components at short notice?

Q: The United States is introducing large-scale quarantines and travel restrictions. How will this affect our production site and how are other similar companies responding? Please suggest a line of action.

Business Sweden is here to help you answer these and many other urgent questions as the ripple effects of Covid-19 are felt across global markets. Get in touch with our team of business developers.

TRENDS AND INSIGHTS

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Get up to speed with our latest related content.

SWEDEN'S EXPORTS IN THE EYE OF THE STORM

How are Swedish export companies affected by the coronavirus crisis? Sales will continue to suffer severely, our latest survey shows, but fewer companies expect the situation to worsen in the next four weeks.

Global economic outlook

We are in the midst of an extraordinary period as the coronavirus pandemic sends shockwaves through global trade. Never before have economies been hit by a crisis that affects both supply and demand simultaneously.

COVID-19 GLOBAL EXECUTIVE BRIEF

This consolidated brief is updated on a weekly basis with data from our 47 offices around the world and in Sweden. The brief provides you as a business leader with a global perspective on the business impacts of Covid-19 outbreak.

How are Swedish companies in China affected by the coronavirus pandemic?

The coronavirus pandemic poses a severe threat to human health and the global economy. China is gradually getting on the path to recovery, but Swedish companies operating in the market will continue to suffer from the consequences of the outbreak.

GLOBAL ECONOMY SLAMS ON THE BRAKES

We are in the midst of an extraordinary period as the coronavirus pandemic sends shockwaves through global trade. Never before have economies been hit by a crisis that affects both supply and demand simultaneously.

Tough action in the time of corona

Following the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan in December 2019, the immediate effects were primarily felt in the Hubei province of China as production came to a standstill. Since then, things have changed dramatically. As the virus continued to spread rapidly to all but one continent, the pressures on production, sales and supply chains have been pushed to the limit.

HOW ARE SWEDISH COMPANIES IN CHINA AFFECTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC?

The coronavirus pandemic poses a severe threat to human health and the global economy. China is gradually getting on the path to recovery, but Swedish companies operating in the market will continue to suffer from the consequences of the outbreak.

TOUGH ACTION IN THE TIME OF CORONA

Following the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan in December 2019, the immediate effects were primarily felt in the Hubei province of China as production came to a standstill. Since then, things have changed dramatically. As the virus continued to spread rapidly to all but one continent, the pressures on production, sales and supply chains have been pushed to the limit.

The role of Business Sweden in the world

What role should Business Sweden play in the world? How can Business Sweden help Swedish companies to grow their global sales and international companies to invest and expand in Sweden? And what was it like to meet Donald Trump in the White House? Only available in Swedish.

VOICES FROM THE FIELD

Want to know how we deliver for companies on the global stage? Explore some of our recent client cases.

Want to know how we deliver for companies on the global stage? Explore some of our recent client cases.

VOLVO BUSES ON A ROLL IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Many countries in Southeast Asia are in the midst of rapid transformation. Fuelled by healthy economic growth and increasing urbanisation, there is currently a high demand for quality products and sustainable solutions. The transport industry is no exception, and Volvo Buses were quick to pick up on these new opportunities.

Volvo Buses

Many countries in Southeast Asia are in the midst of rapid transformation. Fuelled by healthy economic growth and increasing urbanisation, there is currently a high demand for quality products and sustainable solutions. The transport industry is no exception, and Volvo Buses were quick to pick up on these new opportunities.

BAMBWA’S STREAMING SERVICE TUNES IN TO AFRICA

A fast growing middle class and a steady growth of mobile phone usage has made Africa a hot spot for business opportunities. Bambwa felt confident about their business idea, but were aware that they lacked the market knowledge needed to succeed. Fortunately, Business Sweden could provide detailed market analyses and a useful contact network.

Bambwa

A fast growing middle class and a steady growth of mobile phone usage has made Africa a hot spot for business opportunities. Bambwa felt confident about their business idea, but were aware that they lacked the market knowledge needed to succeed. Fortunately, Business Sweden could provide detailed market analyses and a useful contact network.

THE SMART MONEY IN MEXICO IS ON IZETTLE

Today, in a world where payments in cash for consumer goods are steadily being replaced by those made by credit cards, debit cards and mobile transactions, Mexico remains standing in a long queue. In 2013, iZettle entered the Mexican marketplace and actively began to help educate local merchants and their customers on the ease and safety of paying by card, as well as electronically.

iZettle

Today, in a world where payments in cash for consumer goods are steadily being replaced by those made by credit cards, debit cards and mobile transactions, Mexico remains standing in a long queue. In 2013, iZettle entered the Mexican marketplace and actively began to help educate local merchants and their customers on the ease and safety of paying by card, as well as electronically.

SOUTH KOREA A TOP EXPORT MARKET FOR CONTEXTVISION

To enter a culturally challenging market such as South Korea, local expertise and industry knowledge are both crucial. ContextVision has worked closely with Business Sweden's office in Seoul, and South Korea is now one of their top export markets. With more than 30 years' industry experience, ContextVision is the undisputed leader in the medical imaging technology segment.

ContextVision

To enter a culturally challenging market such as South Korea, local expertise and industry knowledge are both crucial. ContextVision has worked closely with Business Sweden's office in Seoul, and South Korea is now one of their top export markets. With more than 30 years' industry experience, ContextVision is the undisputed leader in the medical imaging technology segment.

Business Sweden never sleeps

We provide support on the ground 24/7, in all corners of the world.

We provide support on the ground 24/7, in all corners of the world.

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