FKG has three big areas where we work extra hard to get the best conditions for our members.
- We are the sectors spokesperson to industry, politicians, authorities and the media.
- We create meeting places for strengthen relationships and create network.
- We continuously organize seminars, courses and conferences on current topics so that our members have the opportunity to be constantly updated on what is needed for successful business today. You will find the current events under the tab “Current” -> “Activities”
But it is so much more included in a membership.
A very appreciated benefit is that you as a member are welcome to participate in our Go Global trips. Go Global is our own name for delegation travel and on these we visit countries and companies that are of interest for possible establishment or cooperation. Over the years, these trips have been to, countries like Brazil, China, Russia, USA and Mexico.
Another export and market promotion activity we can assist is fair participation at both national and international fairs. We arrange common stands in interesting countries, like Germany, France and China.
As a member of FKG, you get 30 minutes of free legal advice from either Setterwall’s law firm or the law firm Wåhlin. Just tell us the topic and we will help you with whom you should turn to for the best specialized help.
FKG works closely with Vinnova and their FFI Program (Vehicle Strategic Research and Innovation). This is a collaboration between the state and the automotive industry that finances research, innovation and development with a focus on climate, environment and security. FFI finances research and development activities for about SEK 1 billion per year, of which state funding accounts for 50%. You as a member have the right to apply for funds from FFI, and we at FKG will help you through the process – From idea to application.
FKG has been running the network “The Woman in the Supplier Industry” since 2015 – a much appreciated and recognized network for women in leading positions in the automotive industry. Members of FKG are most welcome to attend these network meetings and trips. We believe and hope that this type of network helps to increase the number of women in the industry. FKG has it´s own industry barometer and is one of many surveys that you as a member have the opportunity to participate in.
As a member you also have access to a large number of unique analyzes, reports and other information on our website, where we gather everything that we believe is relevant to you. You also have access to a more comprehensive industry search – the only search engine for subcontractors in the automotive industry, for the ability to easily find contact information for an interesting company or branch in the industry. Here you also get the opportunity to put together an attractive profile with information, logos etc of Your company. Just log in with the login details you receive when we have confirmed your membership application and a bigger world will open on our website.
Another highly appreciated membership benefit is our CEO Fredrik Sidahl’s weekly letter which summarizes the week in the industry, what is going on at FKG and generally in the industry. Just enter all the email addresses of your company that you wish to have registered and you will get very interesting reading Friday´s every week. About 6-8 times a year we also send out our newsletter, when you can read some longer texts regarding the past month.
Our own magazine The vehicle component is sent out to all members about 4 times a year. If you do not want a paper size, it is also available on the web.
We are also on hand for more practical things – if you need a conference room in Gothenburg, we have two smaller conference rooms at Lindholmen. If you need a workplace for the day, we have a desk available at the office – you as a member are always welcome!
To make it easier to keep up to date with what’s happening, you as a member are warmly welcome to join our Linkedin group – a digital meeting place where members and other relevant people from the automotive industry meet, discuss and discover together. This group is constantly updated with information about what is happening at FKG and what seminars we recommend for you as members to be prepared for the future.
We are three people working full time to make sure you get the most out of your membership in FKG. Never hesitate to contact us if this is something you have in Your mind or if you just want to talk about the industry in general – we are just a phone call away. We are also happy to visit and learn Your future needs and provide you with the best conditions for the future and to act on new ideas.