Dalekovod, Podravka and Ericsson sign agreement with SAAB
11.4.2008 14:07:00 | Powered by PressCut
Dalekovod, Podravka and Ericsson Nikola Tesla have signed the memorandum of understanding with Swedish SAAB, as a part of Sweden’s offer for delivering 12 military aircrafts to Croatia. This is the first step towards signing the offset agreement, but it is not binding to any party.
At the press briefing on Thursday, representatives of SAAB, manufacturer of Gripen fighter planes, said they had established contacts with over 20 Croatian companies so far and that their offset offer could include over 100 companies. According to SAAB sales and marketing director Bob Kemp, Dalekovod could increase its export to Sweden, where there is a growing energy demand, while Podravka, as well as Croatia overall, has great capacities in food production.
Kemp announced that SAAB with its partners, including Volvo, Aero Corporation and General Electric, would offer offset with the goal of long term employment, investment, knowledge transfer and growth of export, and Croatian Government will be able to choose which of these it wants.