Steel & manufacturing industries

Develop sustainable technologies for the future

Our offer

Establish a new business within the green transformation

Värmland is the place to develop green and sustainable technologies for the future. You’ll have access to cutting-edge experts and research, testbed facilities, and plenty of accessible and developable land. The region has a network of world-class companies and experienced subcontractors, as well as a skilled workforce thanks to several institutions of higher vocational educationChoose Värmland for the best possible start of your enterprise. 

Strategic location and a good infrastructure

Värmland has an ideal location in between Stockholm and Oslo, where the Norwegian and Swedish markets are equally accessible. It’s easy to reach Värmland by car, train or plane, and the harbours on Lake Vänern allow for bulk cargo to be shipped around the world. Other cargo can easily be transported by truck or train on the extensive road and railway networks.

 

Developable land

One of Värmland’s main advantages is the availability of undeveloped land for both establishing and expanding operations. There is plenty of vacant space near roads, harbours, and cargo railway junctions.

Inexpensive, green electricity

If you’re seeking a sustainable and green profile, production in Värmland is exceptionally favorable as the electricity is both inexpensive and produced with renewable energy sources.

A strong industrial tradition and cutting-edge expertise

Värmland has a long and distinguished industrial tradition with many world-class companies operating globally. You’ll have access to qualified expertise and be near the absolute cutting edge in research & development. The region has complete value chains with advanced production and complex systems. At the moment, the industry is on the brink of an extensive green transformation, while digitalisation, automation, and robotisation simultaneously gain ground. This is a golden opportunity for you to either develop, or work within sustainable industrial solutions.

Support and financial opportunities

A skilled workforce is close by. The private sector conducts research & development in close cooperation with Karlstad University and its engineering department, with programmes in mechanical and industrial engineering, as well as industrial design. Collaborations also exist with the higher vocational institution Bergskolan and its metallurgy programme. Värmland is a part of the Sustainable Steel Region and the business network Industrial Development Centre (IUC Stål & Verkstad), supporting and developing the steel and machining industries. Together with the assistance of many municipalities in Värmland, you can receive help to establish and expand your operations, as well as explore possibilities for investment aide.

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Take the first step

Do you want to know more about the possibilities Värmland has to offer? Fill in the form and tell us about your business or vision. Then we’ll make sure that you get in touch with the right people.

    We've chosen to establish ourselves in Värmland due to the logistical situation. In this way, we as a Finnish company come closer to our markets in both Sweden and Norway.

    ”Your business is our business” is an initiative from Värmland’s 16 counties combined. With a dynamic network and direct lines of contact, we create opportunities and synergies when you’re establishing a business in Värmland.

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