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Lars lykke Rasmuusen turning the sod

23-05-2011

Denmark needs more companies like FOSS

At the symbolic “turning the first sod” to FOSS Innovations Centre the Danish Prime Minister confirmed the importance of investing in innovation and that a prerequisite for providing good Danish welfare is healthy companies, like FOSS.

On Thursday the 19th of May 2011 the Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, carried out the symbolic “turning the first sod” for the FOSS Innovation Centre. Turning the first sod marks the beginning of the actual construction process of the new 200 mio. DKK FOSS investment in innovation in Denmark.

The Prime Minister emphasised how important investing in innovation is for the Danish economy:

- The FOSS Innovation Centre symbolizes that this global company has a desire to invest in Denmark and maintain the roots of the company here – that is how it is, whether it’s a company or an oak tree – if you wish to spread your branches, it is essential to have the roots solidly planted deep in the soil. This is how it is for FOSS! And Denmark needs companies like FOSS. I’m therefore extremely proud and honoured to turn the first sod of the FOSS Innovation Centre, said Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

The Prime Minister additionally focused on the strong FOSS history, being on a solid foundation, having competent employees, and large market shares, which allows the company to invest in the future.

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen (to the right) is turning the first sod of the FOSS Innovation Centre. Peter Foss, Chairman of the FOSS Board, to the left.

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