Setting up production in India

Business Region Göteborg

Östra Hamngatan 5, 404 23 Gothenburg

Monday 20 May 2019

08:30 - 10:00

Welcome to a roundtable meeting on setting up production in India with SKF’s Sweden Country Head and Manufacturing Manager, Ajay Naik. The roundtable's dialogue leader is Sweden-India Business Council's Chairman Håkan Kingstedt.
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The Modi led government has pushed growth objectives by opening up the market to international actors, while simultaneously working with ‘Make-in-India’ targets. As such, challenges for Swedish companies do exist when it comes to make the right decisions for setting up a production unit in India.

India has recently made several progressive pro-business reforms at the national level, and has climbed the ladder in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, from 142 to 77. Several factors such as access to electricity and construction registrations are important where one has becoming easier and the latter more difficult.

Setting up a production unit in India is a strategic decision where lots of factors are taken into consideration such as financing, land, infrastructure, logistics and rules and regulations among other factors. In SIBCs roundtables we tackle these issues using Executives having the concrete experience themselves, and in a roundtable interacting format adding experiences and advise from members and companies with their own experiences.

Ajay Naik has 29 years of Industry experience along with people management. He is a seasoned business leader with strong results orientation through teamwork, interpersonal relationships & performance. Ajay set up Manufacturing Plant (Green Field Project) and other Manufacturing Channels. He is experienced in handling complex situation and turn around projects.

You will get a thorough understanding of:

  • How to look at your financing and what options are there
  • Process of identifying land and the challenges that lies therein
  • Planning around infrastructure and geography
  • Personnel issues given the lack of a national labour reform and more 


Seats are limited. Free for members and BRG invitees, 450 SEK for nonmembers. Non-members becoming a member will have the amount deducted from the membership fee. Failure to show without 24 hrs notice will result in a 450 plus vat SEK fee.

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"The round table meetings with SIBC is always very interesting and useful. Just to meet people who are in the same process as we are in and to discuss all different subjects and topics is great. This topped with people from SIBC with great experience pays back the effort to join the meeting.” - Andreas Orre, HangOn AB.

Organisers: Business Region Göteborg and the Sweden-India Business Council


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