Innovations put to the test

TÜV Rheinland AG is well-known throughout the world as an organisation providing inspection and testing services. It opened its doors to a group of Mexican executives, giving them insights into its way of working and the latest developments in inspection and test mechanisms.

The topic of product certification was the first item on the agenda for the onsite visit. Continue reading

Taking off for Europe

With an annual growth rate of 17 per cent, the Mexican aerospace industry is among the fastest growing markets in Latin America. According to estimates by the Mexican Office for Economic Affairs, it will be in tenth place worldwide by 2020. The aviation industry is located primarily in selected federal states, including Baja California, on the border to the USA. This is also where Sergio Segura established his firm InnoCentro Aerospacial.

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More light for our life


In autumn 2017, the MP participants from Egypt, India, Mexico, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine und Uzbekistan with a focus on Energy Efficiency in Industrial Enterprises visited the company Herbert Waldmann GmbH & Co. KG in Villingen-Schwenningen. Continue reading

B2B Forum for Executives from Mexico

Cooperation exchanges within the framework of the MP always prove to be a particularly effective way of stimulating the transfer of knowledge and the establishment of business relations with German enterprises. They provide an opportunity for participants to meet a range of German firms and discuss potential business transactions face to face, as they would at a trade fair. TÜV Rheinland Akademie held a cooperation exchange at the end of June 2017 for the MP participants from Mexico. Continue reading

Vacuum Technology: A Visit to the Market Leader

Founded by Johannes Schmalz in 1910, the company of the same name has been family-run ever since – now in the third generation. When the electric shaver revolutionised the market after World War II, Schmalz GmbH gave up its razor blade business and focused on transport equipment for use in the agricultural and industrial sectors. Gradually, the firm developed into the leading manufacturer of vacuum technology for the most diverse industrial uses. In the meantime, many MP participants have got to know Schmalz as a particularly good example of a medium-sized enterprise in a rural region. Continue reading

Building trust

Washing up brushes from Mexico gaining ground in Germany

Carcal is a Mexican family-run business with an over sixty-year history that specialises in the production of cleaning brushes. The colourful washing up brushes, scrubbers, nail and toilet brushes have ensured cleanliness from Mexico to Australia for many years now. Since recently, they can also be found in Germany. Continue reading