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Shaping the architecture in Shanghai, China

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Europe's largest architectural and engineering consultancy company, Sweco, has been commissioned to design a 14-hectare office park in Baoshan, a suburban district of Shanghai, with a mandate covering all aspects of the design; urban planning, buildings, interiors, landscapes, and lighting. Through the use of Business Sweden’s incubator services, the Business support office (BSO), Sweco was able to be locally present and have local staff in the market prior to establishing its own legal entity. This contributed to Sweco’s ability to maintain closeness with its clients.

LOCAL DAY-TO-DAY PRESENCE DURING AND AFTER LEGAL ESTABLISHMENT

Engagement success factors included the flexibility of the incubator service that allowed Sweco to scale their local presence in sequence with the development of the project, as having their own staff on-site was necessary for running successful day-to-day operations in China.

SUPPORT DURING LEGAL ESTABLISHMENT

Business Sweden assisted Sweco in the process of establishing their legal entity in Shanghai; from advice and guidance, e.g. regarding different legal set-ups, to the filing of relevant documents and maintaining the contact with the local government.

”Business Sweden has provided Sweco with critical support for our business in China, both in Shanghai and Beijing. Ranging from support in the legal establishment to office day-to-day service for our staff, Business Sweden share their knowledge and experience of China in a professional way that allows for the flexibility that is necessary for start-up of new business.”

- Christer Stenmark, Regional manager, Overseas Operations

For more info on Sweco, please visit: http://www.sweco.se