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Municipality of Klippan
Overview of the municipality of Klippan and Ljungbyhed airport
Our location in north-west Scania is strategic and handy, with good infrastructure and excellent communications for both companies and individuals. Close on two million people live within a radius of a hundred kilometres. Only 35 km away, at the narrowest point of Öresund strait between Denmark and Sweden, lies Helsingborg, one of the world's busiest ferry ports, only 4 km from Denmark and the continent.
Sweden's Helsingborg and its Danish neighbour Ellsinore across the strait offer you plenty of shopping, department stores, hypermarkets, culture and entertainment. And it will only take you about an hour by car, train or bus to get to Malmö and all its offering-and the Öresund bridge. The bridge takes you right into the heart of Copenhagen with all its capital city entertainment and sightseeing. All this puts Klippan within easy reach of a huge range of attractions for a day's outing. Klippan´s favourable location also enables you to do day outings by car, bus or train to Germany, especially Lübeck and Hamburg.
It is no accident that a number of large transport firms have long been established in Klippan. The area is served by both European and national highways. Motorists find it particularly and timesaving that without having to put up with any substantial queues they can quickly reach the nearest motorway to head south, west or north. Eastwards, towards Krisitianstad, we have national highway 21, a good fast road.
Bus services are also excellent, including currently about 40 runs a day between Klippan and Helsingborg.
Trains and Planes
Whether you are visiting, living or working in the Klippan area, you have a frequent fast rail services to Helsingborg and Hässleholm/Krisitianstad and from there you can easily and quickly travel on to Lund/Malmö/Copenhagen, Stockholm or Gothenburg.
Flying facilities are also good. It will only take you 25 minutes to reach Ängelholm airport and regular domestic flights. Getting to Sturup Aiport (Malmö) takes less than an hour by car. And you can get to Copenhagen Airport in about 90 minutes by car, bus or train.
If you would rather fly your own plane, you can use Ljungbyhed airport. The airport is in first hand an education airport for pilot training. The training has been going on at the airport since 1911 and today's flying school is the only one in Europe that is part of a university, in the form of Lund University's civil aviation training school, which offers flying training of the highest standard.
Hotels, Restaurants and Conference Centres
There are a number of attractive hotels, restaurants and conference centres within the municipality.
At F5 in Ljungbyhed close to the airport you can arrange memorable meetings and celebrations. The site comprises 68 000 square metres of attractive rooms and buildings. There are sports facilities, banqueting suites seating 500, a sauna big enough for a whole football team, conference rooms, hotels, a youth hostel, gym facilities, office facilities, restaurants and pubs, and accommodation for up to 800 overnights. Perfect for everything from business meetings to football team training camps.
At Klippan´s paper mill, Milgårdarna AB have created three very exclusive conference centres, each of which can be hired separately for a group of 10-90 persons. Homely atmosphere is combined with a creatively designed and professional meeting environment. The mill's relative isolation and closeness to nature make for a peaceful setting.
Customers and Suppliers
The Helsingborg region in which Klippan is situated is Sweden's fourth largest regional employment market. The municipality of Klippan has a long entrepreneurial tradition with over 1200 currently active firms ranging from sole trader business to large companies. The firm longest established is the Nordic countries oldest papermaker Klippan AB, which was founded in 1573 when Scania was ruled by Denmark.
The former Swedish Air Force Pilot Training Scholl at Ljungbyhed. F5 is now redeveloped as one of Sweden's most attractive business parks, accommodating Lund University's civil aviation training school, SAAB NYGE AERO and a number of office, workshop and manufacturing operations. In recent times the municipality has also seen the advent of not only a number of large internationally oriented transport firms such as DHL Solution AB and hauliers such as Nils Hanssons Åkeri in Ljungbyhed, but also a variety of other types of business such as Melitta Scandinavia AB, Celest Paper Klippan AB, the wool factory Klippans Yllefabrik, the printing press Ljungbergs Tryckeri, the vehicle safety firm Klippan Safety and the world's largest producer of gelatine, Gelitta Sweden AB.
Shopping and Service
In the centre of Klippan you find small town charm and a full range of amenities within easy reach. There are plenty of specialist small shops, department stores and well-run municipal services. Within a very short distance you will find, for example, banks, post office, food shops, bookshop, shoe shops, pharmacists, electronic equipment shops etc.
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