First Danish Architect Company to Open in Shanghai

Monday September 5 the Danish Consul General in Shanghai, Ms. Susanne Hyldelund, participated in a ceremony celebrating the opening of Danish architect company Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s (SHL) first office in China

Susanne Hyldelund said in her opening speech:
“It is my great pleasure to take part of the official opening in the SHL office in Shanghai. It is a great signal of commitment to the Chinese partners and customers, and a signal to the Danish business community about the belief in the opportunities in this great market.”

SHL is an international Danish architectural firm headquartered in Aarhus with activities spread throughout the world, as well as offices in several European cities – and now also in Shanghai. The company has been doing business in China for 6-7 years, but has now seen it necessary to establish an office in Shanghai.

Bente Damgaard, CEO of SHL, said:
“We have been doing business here for many years, and we believe now is the right time to open an office in China. It will strengthen the connection and communion between our countries, our cultures, and our common future.”

SHL has for many years worked closely with the Trade Council at the Consulate General in Shanghai. It is in continuation of this cooperation that SHL, with a growing number of other Danish companies, have seen the need to open a permanent office in China.

“It is necessary to show the Chinese the ability to respond fast to new orders and queries, while it is also a signal to other companies in Denmark that it is worthwhile investing in the growing Chinese market,” says Franz Gammelgaard-Schmidt, Team leader for Architecture, Engineering and Construction at the General Consul in Shanghai.


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