Facts and figures

In a globalised world…

The countries of the world are getting closer to one another. Sweden is perhaps peripheral geographically speaking, but our economy is at the centre of things. Competitiveness in the global market is hardening, and China and India are training more engineers than all of Europe put together.

…creativity is Sweden’s strength

Openness and cooperation are part of the Swedish culture. These attributes provide us with a world-class force of innovation in combination with playfulness, the desire to experiment and a first-rate educational system. Sweden must continue to benefit from this force of innovation – it is the fundament of our economy.

Teknikföretagen provides scope for creativity

Swedish engineering companies transform innovation into practical results. It is their exports of world-class goods and services which provide resources for healthcare, a first-rate educational system and care of young and old alike. Their force of innovation also enables us to use the world’s resources more effectively.

Teknikföretagen has more than 4000 companies under its wing. Some of them have thousands of employees, most far fewer. Some sell advanced technological services, others produce components. Biotechnology, telecommunications, new materials – the sectors are many.

Teknikföretagen’s mission is to strengthen the competitiveness of all member companies – large and small. We are in close proximity to everyday activities via our regional offices, supplying advice and support as an extension of a company’s HR function. We influence and monitor decisions on labour law, environment, training and research in Stockholm and Brussels, and we work to encourage more young people to become engineers.

Teknikföretagen contributes to strengthening the competitiveness of our members by influencing current and future events. With our help, our members can develop new ideas to enable the Swedish economy to grow in a sustainable fashion and make the world a slightly better place.