Volvo Headquarters

    6/4/2018   While in Gothenburg, Sweden we had the opportunity to visit the Volvo headquarters where we spent a good portion of the day learning about the company, seeing some of their work done up close and personal in their factories, and test driving vehicles. Volvo is a Swedish car manufacturer and they […]

There’s Always Time For Fika

The first thing we noticed at the Finish Embassy in Stockholm is that the intercom on the front door only has 2 buttons: Reception and Sauna. Apparently, for those that know the Finnish people, this was not surprising in the least. However, the most memorable aspect of our visit was our host Lars’ push to […]

Company Visit: Dagens Samhälle

The first company visit of our Scandinavian journey was to Dagens Samhalle, a news publication both in print and online. Chief Editor, Olov Carlsson provided us with the history of his publication and a current snapshot of the sensibilities of the Swedish people. Some key characteristics of Swedes are a strong individualism, unimportance of religion, […]

Sweden – Part 2

Malmö, Sweden Throughout our visits, it was very evident that Scandinavian countries value their natural resources immensely and are strategic in the way that they promote eco-friendly products. A little town in Southern Sweden, Malmö, was no different. Orbital Systems When you have NASA as a customer, the opportunities for growth are endless. Orbital Systems uses […]

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm   Upon arrival in Stockholm, it was apparent that the Swedish culture remained strong, even in a bigger metropolitan city. At Keolis, a transportation company based out of France, has become the first bus transportation company to utilize fossil free fuel (they are using biodiesel such as HVO, ethanol and gas) in Sweden. Keolis currently […]

Team öl snälla: Volvo Visit

On June 2, 2014, our team as well as our other classmates accompanying us on our Scandinavia trip recieved the opportunity to visit the Volvo Company, which is a Swedish multinational automobile manufacturing company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden.  Before going to the brand experience center, we were able to test drive Volvo’s different array of […]

Volvo-Cars are driven by people

Volvo is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Its principal activity is the production, distribution and sale of trucks, buses, and construction equipment. Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive systems, and provides financial services. Although Volvo was established in 1915 as a subsidiary of AB SKF, a Swedish ball bearing manufacturer, […]

Spotify

Spotify is a commercial music streaming service company all of us have heard of. Many of us even have an account and utilizes their service on a regular basis. Actually visiting their headquarters gave us an opportunity to look deeper into their operations. Their building was very hip and young, resembling a typical tech company […]

Molnlycke Health Care

Molnlycke Health Care is a company that manufactures health care products such as surgical gown, masks, gauzes, and bandages. They are headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden and have sales offices worldwide. Patients tend to suffer from side effects from bandages but Molnlycke provides a solution of an in-house invention called Safetac Technology that reduces both pain […]

Team Surströmming

Team Surströmming will bring you the best of Swedish culture–starting with its greatest national treasure, surströmming! This innocent-looking can holds secrets and delights… There are many Swedish specialties that you will encounter on our journey, and it is important to remember that one culture’s dangerously toxic food is another culture’s treasure! Keep your mind open to all […]