Our story

Despite occupying opposite ends of the earth, New Zealanders and Scandinavians have a quest for quality of life and independence of thought. Our heritage of pathfinding enterprise has evolved from pushing boundaries of thinking and walking a different path to seek better outcomes.

Like every good partnership, we share common values. As small countries on the fringes of major markets, we have had to replace power and importance with specialization, ingenuity and entrepreneurship. Scandinavia, for instance, has carved out a worldwide reputation for global businesses operating at the forefront of design innovation and technology.
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NZSBA Business Forum 
Industry 4.0 – powering growth

When : Tuesday 28 May 2019, 5-7pm
Where : Duncan Cotterill
             L1 Australis Nathan Building
             Takutai Square, Britomart

RSVP : jtgi@scangl.com

Hear from SKF, Facteon (our newest member) and other leading industrials on how Industry 4.0 (AI, connectivity and new tech) is powering their business. Followed by speed dating – exchange ideas and find new opportunities for growing your business, and supporting and benefitting each other.



IKEA to Open Auckland Store

Chris Linton (President NZSBA), Frank Olsson (Swedish Honorary Consul (and Swedish)) and James Clague (VP and Treasurer, with close links to IKEA's NZ launch head) recently attended the exclusive Ikea launch. They plan to open their first New Zealand in the Auckland area and online shopping platform in the next few years.

We'll keep you updated on progress and news as it is launched here

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Value partnerships?
Networking Opportunities? 
New Zealand Scandinavia Business Association welcomes you!

Our Vision is:
To create value for members by promoting partnerships between individuals and organisations in New Zealand and Scandinavia for the benefit of bilateral trade and good will.
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Facteon is an industry leader committed to creating factory solutions by utilising the latest smart manufacturing and Industrial IoT technologies. Facteon headquarters are in Auckland, New Zealand while our China operation is in Qingdao. Our China-based team provide extensive in-market support to Facteon customers. The services available include machine building, robotics and PLC support, machine upgrades, full mechanical servicing and custom machining of components.   
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The NZSBA “Hans and Pat Björklund Scholarship for studies in Scandinavia”

The criteria for this Scholarship is for the NZSBA to support and assist recipients who are interested in studies and or working experience in Scandinavia in subjects deemed important for cultural, political and / or business relationships between New Zealand and the five Scandinavian (Nordic) countries.
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