Following a Danish trade promotion in Stockholm, a delegation of Danish suppliers has visited leading manufactures in the Swedish pharmaceutical industry, June 12-13.
The delegation visit was a further step in strengthening business relations between Denmark and Sweden, following the recent “Liveable Scandinavia” promotion in Stockholm where 62 Danish companies participated along with the Danish Crown Prince Couple.
“Closer collaboration between the two countries could mean an easier transfer of know-how and technology,” according to Thomas Andersen, the Head of Danish Health Tech Group and organizer of the delegation visit in collaboration with the Royal Danish Embassy in Stockholm. “For Denmark, it makes perfect sense to look across Oresund and create business relations to neighbouring companies. With 25 large and numerous small and medium-sized pharmaceutical companies, the Swedish pharmaceutical industry has great potential and the Danish suppliers want to share their knowledge and experience with the Swedish manufacturers.”
Danish Health Tech Group is part of Danish Export Association and gathers a network of Danish suppliers of products and solutions for the international medtech and pharmaceutical industries.
During the delegation visit, nine Danish companies met with key players in the Swedish pharmaceutical industry, including Ametek Calibration Instruments, Scantago and SVM Automatik. It included visits to Pfizer and to AstraZeneca. The Danish companies also met with Läkemedelsindustriföreningen (LIF) and other important contacts in the industry.
“The strong and fast-growing Danish medical, pharmaceutical and biotech industries are founded on highly experienced suppliers and subcontractors that represent the entire supply chain to the industry. Danish suppliers are well-known for their flexibility, innovative spirit and ability to create custom-made solutions for the pharmaceutical and med-tech industries,” says Thomas Andersen.
Image caption: The delegation of Danish suppliers visited AstraZeneca, which is one of the world’s largest pharma and tablet manufacturers with a production of approx. 10 billion tablets a year. The visit offered a presentation from the factory director and a tour of AstraZeneca’s packing and filling stations. In addition, the nine Danish companies presented their technology for pharmaceutical processing at individual meetings with AstraZeneca’s procurement managers.