Growth after the crisis as new destinations are developed
Published: February 22, 2023, 2:07 p.m. Updated: April 30, 2023, 1:03 p.m.Arlanda Group has made a major investment to make Explore Arlandastad at Arlanda Airport an attractive location for businesses. A challenging current situation. But, a bright future for companies that dare to think new and make the right strategic decisions. According to Dieter Sand, CEO of the property development company Arlandastad Group, geography will become an increasingly important factor. – We create large visitor flows as our customers and we can capitalize on that, he says.Read more about the Explore Arlandastad area hereSwedish companies believe to a greater extent in a continued economic downturn. This is shown, among other things, by Svenskt Näringsliv’s business panel, which reports that 28 percent of Swedish companies expect reduced sales during the year. At the same time, there are positive signs and strong players who are now investing for a new future.
New growth opportunities
One of them is the Arlandastad Group, which specializes in refining raw land into strategically interesting destinations where companies can create new growth opportunities and new customers. Arlandastad Group has made extensive investments to make the huge Explore Arlandastad area at Arlanda Airport an attractive location. Different types of companies now meet here, which take great advantage of being close to each other and that there are opportunities to grow in premises that can be adapted to the needs of all types of businesses.
Drivelab, which is an educational hub for the automotive industry, is an example in Explore Arlandastad. It is a hub for events and training, and also constitutes a think tank and test environment for industry, authorities and research. There are also hotels, workshops, service and sales here. – We are developing different neighborhoods within Explore Arlandastad. Examples of this are F60 Business Park of over 125,000 square meters, Drivelab and the meeting and event arena Scandinavian XPO. In close cooperation with Sigtuna municipality, we are also developing a district for sports, health and innovation, says Dieter Sand.Dieter Sand is CEO of the property development company Arlandastad Group. Some of these businesses have common needs, for example, it may be about logistics, hotels and meeting facilities. – Here, many companies can benefit from the basic infrastructure that we offer. We simply create an environment where companies benefit from the good situation and from each other, which contributes to growth, explains Dieter Sand.
5 million square meters of land
In 2022, Arlandastad Group became the owner of Stockholm Skavsta Airport with the associated 5 million square meters of land. The development project is long-term and has been named Explore Skavsta, which is a relatively unexploited area with great opportunities for companies that want to establish themselves in a communication hub with major ongoing investments, and with it more people on the move. Other advantages are the proximity to E4, Sweden’s largest deep-sea port Oxelösund harbor and Stockholm. For Dieter Sand, Explore Skavsta is a diamond in the rough, where the excellent geographical location gives Arlandastad Group the opportunity to carefully select companies and operations that are favorable to visitors and create business benefits on long term.- We have become extremely good at developing and managing large, complex, interconnected projects. In the right geographic location, we create contexts that generate large visitor flows, which in turn our customers can capitalize on, says Dieter Sand.Explore Arlandastad – here there is room to think big
This is how Arlandastad Group works
An important part of Arlandastad Group’s work is to find areas to develop. From unused land to attractive destinations. Arlandastad Group is good at realizing the potential and seeing the whole in a place that others don’t see. They are specialists in all aspects of property development. From acquisition of raw land to management. In cooperation with partners and society, Arlandastad Group creates sustainable and attractive destinations – they make room for the future.Arlandastad Group owns two of Sweden’s largest property projects:Explore Skavsta, a destination for businesses of approximately 5 million square meters. Explore Arlandastad, a destination for businesses of approximately 3 million square meters. The article is produced by Brand Studio in collaboration with Arlandastad Group and not an article by Dagens industri