Cars and aerospace bring Sweden closer to Piedmont. Today the Swedish royals are visiting Turin. A business visit. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, accompanied by principe Daniel, is at the head of a delegation made up of the Minister for Foreign Trade Anna Hallberg, by companies, research institutes and reporters. The visit stems from the desire to strengthen bilateral relations between Italy and Sweden in trade and investments.
It is the first official visit to Italy by a Swedish minister since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic. After the first stop in Rome. The royals chose to stop in Turin precisely because of the great interest in the world of the automotive industry. The first stop at the factory Stellantis by Mirafiori where they visited the production area of the electric 500 and the hybrid Maserati Levante. They were welcomed by the president of Exor, the first shareholder of Stellantis, John Elkann.
Following the duchess of Västergötland, accompanied by the president of the Industrial Union Giorgio Marsiaj, went to the Skf plant in Airasca, the largest plant in Italy of the Swedish company, one of the largest and most important production sites for components for the automotive market in Europe, the subject of an investment by the Skf Group of 40 million euros for the green field construction of a new plant dedicated to the production of precision bearings for industrial applications.
The prince and the minister, on the other hand, spoke at the Valentino Castle, where they met with representatives of the Polytechnic and business associations, for a focus on startups and research. The delegation also includes Chalmers University of Technology, the Swedish Research and Innovation Institute Rise and the Swedish Enterprise Confederation. The common goal is to imagine a mobility of the future.