A focus on securing skilled workers

The visit of an MP group from China to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Rhein-Neckar in Mannheim revolved around the topic of securing skilled workers.  The participants learned not only what motivates enterprises to offer training but also how to retain skilled workers, and how the system of vocational training works in Germany. Continue reading

roTeg AG: Robot systems for Asia

Specialising on a concrete product is often the key to success for many German SMEs. The company roTeg AG in Dortmund is a good example of this. Founded in 1993, the business first existed primarily as a small engineering office that was still based in the technology centre of Dortmund in 2012. The company consistently improved upon its innovative expertise in the field of palletising and developed sophisticated robot systems for all industries. Continue reading

Industrial revolution in Germany and China

China’s domestic industry is currently undergoing a transformation. As part of its “China Manufacturing 2025” campaign, the government is facilitating Chinese businesses in setting up smart factories. Consequently, 20 SME executives from China who completed a four-week programme in Hamburg during the summer of 2017 showed enormous interest in discovering how German companies have embraced today’s shift towards Industry 4.0. Continue reading

Trade Fair Lessons

In Mai 2017, a group of 20 executives from China arrived in Germany to take part in the Manager Training Programme. On May 10, they visited the world’s largest packaging sector trade fair, the Interpack in Dusseldorf, a key event for a range of different industries. Participants prepared for the fair, completing a “How to Do Business” seminar the day before to learn how to take advantage of the exhibition, and establish contact with new business partners. Continue reading

Setting Up a Subsidiary in Germany

Yu Yajun had one clear goal when she applied to participate in the Manager Training Programme of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (MP). She planned to establish a subsidiary of her firm Amate Technology in Germany. Therefore, she wanted to gather detailed information on the ground regarding the economic climate and investment conditions before taking such a step. Continue reading

A Solid Ride on German Chassis

Mingguang. As a business owner’s daughter, Ni Hongyan did not initially plan to work in the family firm. She became a teacher instead. In mid-2012 though, she decided to switch careers and join the board of the company owned by her family where, as a manager from the new generation, she was desperately needed to help move the company forward. Continue reading

Chinese executives visit Pilz

In November and December last year 17 Chinese executives came to Mannheim under the Manager Training programme. During the third week of their stay, they were given a very special programme highlight: a company visit to Pilz GmbH & Co. KG in the town of Ostfildern. Continue reading