SWEDEN CASE

Dagens Industri, the Swedish daily business newspaper, estimated that one recruited/trained Export trainee in an SME create 500.000 Euro in increased export and 2-3 new jobs after one year. 

BS Elcontrol AB

Jonas Kewenter, 48, is owner and Managing Director of BS Elcontrol AB located in the Gothenburg region in the western part of Sweden.

Jonas participated in the Export Trainee program for six months in 1997. After three months of the trainee period Jonas was appointed MD of the company BS Elcontrol. Since 1997 the company has expanded from a turnover of 15 MSEK to 56 MSEK in 2012. The number of employees has increased from 12 to 40. The export has gone from 0 to 45% during these years.

In 2007 a subsidiary was founded in Lithuania.

In 2008 Jonas and a colleague got the opportunity to buy the company when the founder decided to retire.
 

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