PartnerTech Sponsors SACC-GA 30th Annual Lucia Gala

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PartnerTech is honored to support the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce as a gold sponsor for the 30th Annual Lucia Gala. The celebration will take place on December 4 at the Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta.

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The success of SACC-GA is possible because of the generous support of companies like PartnerTech. The Lucia Gala is a beautiful Swedish tradition and an ideal opportunity for members and partners to celebrate the organization’s achievements in 2015.

PartnerTech, a leader in high-tech electronics manufacturing, supports SACC-GA and SACC-USA through membership and leadership since 2008. Gary Bruce, President of PartnerTech North America, currently serves as Director for SACC-GA and Chair for SACC-USA. Gary has spent a significant amount of time in Sweden since joining PartnerTech based in Malmo, Sweden. He has served SACC-GA and USA in leadership, fund raising and events facilitating successful partnerships between Swedish and U.S. businesses.

The 30th Annual Lucia Gala is much anticipated, by members and non-members alike, each year for the festive atmosphere, traditional Swedish Christmas Smorgasbord and performances. This celebration wraps up a successful year of events supporting business expansion between Sweden and the U.S. New to the event, this year SACC-GA will present the Swedish Excellence Award. The award will go to a person or company with Swedish connections that has positively impacted the community in any way – economic, environmental, educational or other.

About the event, Bruce says, “The Annual Lucia Gala is one of the most important cultural events hosted by SACC-GA each year. It is a great opportunity to experience traditional Swedish customs and celebrate a successful year of new relationships and opportunities. The addition of the Swedish Excellence award will be a highlight of the event this year”.

Sara Henriksson, Executive Director of SACC-GA says, "The success of SACC-GA is possible because of the generous support of companies like PartnerTech. The annual Lucia Gala is a beautiful Swedish tradition and an ideal opportunity for members and partners to celebrate the organization’s achievements in 2015."

The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce Georgia is instrumental in supporting relationships between Sweden and state of Georgia. SACC-GA hosts a wide variety of events each year to connect individuals and businesses to facilitate trade, commerce and investment between the U.S. and Sweden. Popular cultural events such as the Lucia Gala and Sweden Day are enjoyed by Swedish and U.S. members. SACC is dedicated to helping Swedish and U.S. companies find the right partners.

About SACC Georgia
The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia, also known as SACC-Georgia, is a non-profit membership based organization. The primary objective of SACC-Georgia is to encourage and promote an exchange of business, trade, investment, technology and culture between Sweden and the state of Georgia. SACC-Georgia is one of 19 regional chambers across the United States, cooperating under the umbrella of SACC-USA based in Washington, D.C.

The chambers form a nationwide Swedish-American business network with over 2500 members. Together the chambers have served as a forum for Swedish and American business people since the organization was founded in 1906. SACC-Georgia was founded in 1980 under the name the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce Atlanta. In order to reflect our state wide presence we changed our name per January 1, 2008 to The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Georgia.

About PartnerTech
PartnerTech is a global industrial partner offering customized solutions throughout the product lifecycle, from product development to manufacturing and aftermarket services, in a number of market areas such as MedTech and Oil & Gas. With approximately 1,400 employees at its plants in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland, the UK, the United States and China, PartnerTech reports annual sales of more than SEK 2.2 billion.

PartnerTech was recently acquired by Scanfil plc, an international contract manufacturer and system supplier with nearly 40 years of experience in demanding contract manufacturing.

Scanfil is headquartered in Sievi, Finland and has production operations in Finland, China, Germany, Hungary and Estonia. Scanfil’s turnover in 2014 was EUR 214.5 million and it employed a total of 1,800 people. The key elements of Scanfil’s operations include a vertically integrated production system and the provision of services and supply chain management to customers over the entire life cycle of the product. Its customers include international operators in the automation, energy, data transmission and health technology sectors, and companies operating in fields related to urbanization, among other industries. For more information and

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