Honorary Chairman Xu Kuangdi and Vice President Gan Yong Met with Olle Wijk, Senior Vice President of Sandvik, Sweden
CAE Honorary Chairman Xu Kuangdi and Vice President Gan Yong met with Olle Wijk, Senior Vice President of Sandvik, Sweden, at the CAE Office Building on the afternoon of March 22, 2013. Both sides exchanged viewpoints extensively on strengthening cooperation in relevant areas.
Xu listened to the overall plans of Sandvik Group to set up a research & development center in China, including specific R&D scale, targets, as well as cooperative partners. He also briefed on major iron and steel materials research & development centers in China, holding that it’s of great significance to establish a branch for Sandvik focused on basic researches and oriented for the domestic market in China. Xu hoped that both the Chinese and Swedish sides could further strengthen cooperation in R&D and industrialization, thus benefiting the two peoples in the real sense.
Olle Wijk affirmed the great significance of Sino-Swedish cooperation, saying that both he himself and the Sandvik Group had long attached great importance to collaboration with China. He also extended willingness to help build a platform and bridge for enterprises in both countries to join hands in the future in terms of joint research & development as well as industrialization.
Vice President Gan Yong discussed specific issues as to the establishment of a research & development center by Sandvik, expressing intentions to further develop bilateral cooperation in the future. Kang Jincheng, Deputy Director-General of the Department of International Cooperation, and Xu Jin, Deputy Inspector of the Department of International Cooperation of CAE, were present at the meeting. (Bu Zhu Yu, April 2013; translated by Liu Chang)