The news comes on the heels of another big announcement concerning Dow, as the European Union approved their proposed merger with DuPont, the world’s 8th largest chemical company. Together, Dow and DuPont could be as big as the world’s largest, German company BASF.
Filip Tauson, director of Dow Chemical North Europe, says that from their new Malmö office they will oversee Nordic operations that were previously managed from the company’s London office, pre-Brexit. The task of integrating Dow and DuPont will also be a part of Tauson’s main objectives at their new space in Slagthuset.
Tauson explained to newspaper 8till5 that Malmö offers several unique advantages, one of which being its proximity to customers in multiple markets. Many of the companies they aim to reach are more accessible from Malmö than Stockholm, and a fair share are present in the area, including within chemical clusters along Skåne’s west coast, medical companies in Denmark, and Norway’s gas industry. But it’s the “pulse” of the city that remains one of the biggest reasons for the chemical giant to choose Malmö; a pulse that Tauson told 8till5 is already palpable on the train ride from Copenhagen’s international airport. He sees the presence of other innovative companies in the region as an advantage for Dow in several arenas, including future talent recruitment.
To read more about Dow Chemical’s move to Malmö, check out this article in 8till5 (Swedish).