SAAB inaugurates its Asia Pacific HQ office in Bangkok

On September 17, Defence and security company Saab inaugurated its Asia Pacific Headquarters office on the 24th floor of Two Pacific Place building on Sukhumvit road, Bangkok.

The event was held in presence of Mr. Dan Enstedt, President & CEO, Saab Asia Pacific, Swedish ambassador Klas Molin and a large number of high- profile Swedish business people in Bangkok. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place and guests then enjoyed a good selection of canapés and wine while mingling with each other at the new office.

Mr. Dan Enstedt, President & CEO Saab Asia Pacific, and Swedish ambassador Klas Molin.

Mr. Dan Enstedt, President & CEO Saab Asia Pacific, and Swedish ambassador Klas Molin.

Saab has identified Asia Pacific as a focus Market Area where the company will significantly enhance its presence in order to participate in opportunities across the region. The Bangkok office will operate as a hub for the region, and will support the successful Gripen, AEW and frigate-programmes and future business opportunities in Thailand.

Saab has offices in Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, Australia and China. On the occasion, Saab also launched its Thailand specific section on its main website on www.saabgroup.com/thailand.

Thailand has been among the top 10 markets for Saab over an extended period of time. The company has extensive engagement with both defence and civilian sectors of Thailand.

With the intent of cementing its long term presence in the country, Saab has established a strategic long term partnership with AVIA Satcom by acquiring a minority stake of 37% in the company. The cooperation with AVIA Satcom is in full operation since 2011.

According to Dan Enstedt, President & CEO, Saab Asia Pacific, “Saab is not only a provider of reliable, world-leading technologies; it brings an ethos of trust, reliability and long term relationships. The success of the fighter aircraft, airborne surveillance, military aerospace combat and control systems and naval programs is testimony to the technology, compatibility and service ethos that Saab and Sweden bring to the region. Saab brings to Thailand world leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab and AVIA Satcom are committed to partnering Thailand in building a new generation of defence industry.”

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The guests enjoyed delicious food provided by Stable Lodge.

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