Yesterday, His Royal Highness Carl Philip, Prince of Sweden, visited his duchy of Värmland in the west of Sweden. During the visit, Prince Carl Philip visited several places in his duchy.
First, he went the visit Gruvön which is a company that produces cardboard. Here the Prince participated in starting the construction process for a new cardboard machine that will come. The Prince was given a guided tour of the factory and he learned more about how the production goes on and how to produce cardboard. The demand for Swedish cardboard has increased and therefore Värmland expanded to match their extremely large forest production which helps them to make cardboard and other paper products. Gruvön, therefore, makes its greatest expansion in history to meet the demand. This will create many new jobs in the Prince’s duchy. The Prince started the construction that will be completed in 2019 by breaking ground.
After the Prince had taken the first sod he gave a speech in which he said: “Right now, many exciting things in the development of durable materials are happening. It has made major investments in the Swedish forest industry. Therefore, it is especially gratifying to me that such a large investment is going on here in Värmland. I am sure that this investment will contribute positively to the society.”
After the visit, the Prince went to a research institute that studies how cardboard resists weather and wear, so Sweden can produce better and more durable cardboard types. Here he talked to one of the scientists at the research centre.
On Friday night Prince Carl Philip went on to the Norwegian border. Here he undertook the official opening of this year’s Rally Sweden. The Prince continues his visit in Varmland throughout the weekend. He will then see the rally stages which will be run in Sweden and Norway. Prince Carl Philip has been Rally Sweden’s official protector since 2002. The Prince is himself an accomplished rally driver and has driven at a high level in Sweden.