May 16, 2011
The South Korean President, Lee Myung-bak, recently visited Denmark, meeting the Royal family, politicians and a wide range of representatives from Danish business.
Among these was Group President, Carsten Bjerg who, on several occasions, got the opportunity to express opinions on the green agenda.
He also participated in the galla dinner hosted by the Royal family on Wednesday evening, on which occasion leaders from Danish business met with colleagues from South Korea to discuss a possible strengthening of interstate trade.
- South Korea is an important country for us with a turnover of several hundreds of million DKK. South Korea is a nation focusing on innovation and green growth. This is in line with our own ambitions and the spirit of our Innovation Intent. So I am looking forward to expanding our close relations, said Mr Bjerg, continuing to say that Grundfos has been present in South Korea with its own sales company for more than 20 years, with a large amount of strong cooperation in that country.
Carsten Bjerg was one of the primary speakers at the business conference on Thursday, after which he had meetings with, among others, CEO, Yeon-Joo Yung from Samsung C&T Corporation. In addition he was one of the very few CEOs who met with the President for an event hosted by Crown Prince Frederik, at which Mr Bjerg presented our South Korean activities.
- The state visit has helped strengthening the comprehension of the importance of a shared solution of the climate challenges. So I am very pleased with the strategic partnership established between Denmark and South Corea, for which I expect Grundfos will play an active part, said Mr Bjerg, explaining that Grundfos is one of the largest Danish companies in South Korea.