Preparing for the post-Brexit environment

Consequences of Brexit and opportunities in digitalization and automation were the two main topics of a delegation tour organized by Danish Export Association to London in January 2018 for top leaders in Danish business, so called “Toplederforum.” We attended the tour together with the representatives of approx. 30 Danish companies.

With Great Britain leaving the European Union in March 2019, the situation for foreign companies operating in the country will be changed, but details remain unclear. Presentations from the Danish Ambassador Lars Thuesen and Kromann Reumert partner Søren Skibsted, however, gave valuable insights both into the political and economic landscape of the country, and into the possible future legal solutions for doing business in Great Britain.

Following our customers to countries all over the world, I am confident we will also stay in Great Britain after March 2019, but we must, of course, understand the challenge and remain updated on all levels, says Sales Manager of BIC Electric, Maj Winther Møller.

Apart from reflections on Brexit, the other lesson we took with us was the future business landscape created by the process of digitalization and automation. Perspectives for the robot market, changes in the job market, and future digital solutions were topics of presentations from Imperial College and Nesta.

The automation sector is one of the major stakeholders in demand of advanced installation solutions; it is also already one of the main operating sectors for BIC Electric. Having seen the tour’s conclusions about the perspectives and growth possibilities of this field, we could confirm that our strategy to focus even more on the sector of industrial automation in coming years is the right one.