FKG visits South Carolina and Georgia in Response to SC Volvo Plant

Kathleen Truax

FKG, a Scandinavian automotive supplier association, visited both South Carolina and Georgia the week of February 7th. The 32 representatives were key executives in tier one and tier two automotive suppliers. The visit by these suppliers is in response to the Volvo facility’s opening approximately 30 miles NW Charleston, South Carolina area in 2017. Stefan Forsberg of the AutoKineto team in Sweden was a part of this contingent, and United States partners John Malloy and Kathleen Truax joined the group for the South Carolina portion of the visit.
The Commerce Departments of South Carolina and Georgia both hosted FKG with hopes of these businesses opening facilities in their respective states. The group was shown the ports, current manufacturing facilities, met with the governors of each state, and networked with local business people and regional business development representatives.
AutoKineto, headquartered in South Carolina, had the opportunity to build new relationships in both Southeastern United States and Sweden. With offices in both locations, as well other North American and European offices, AutoKineto is uniquely positioned as an automotive executive search firm to help these companies as they grow both in North America and Europe
The Scandinavian Automotive Supplier Association – FKG
The Scandinavian Automotive Supplier Association is the trade association for the Scandinavian suppliers to the automotive industry. FKG has more than 300 member companies and has contributed to the development of the automotive industry.
FKG works actively towards industry, politicians, authorities and media. Also, they create meeting places, strengthen business relations, provide opportunities for growth and work with enhancement of industry competence.
The Scandinavian Automotive Supplier Association is member of Clepa, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers, and benefits from this network to cultivate contacts and strengthening international relationships.