Partnership with Russia extended to 2022

Germany and Russia will continue their cooperation in the framework of the Manager Training Programme (MP). The German Ambassador in Russia, Dr Géza Andreas von Geyr, and Vladislav Fedulov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, signed a joint declaration on the continuation of the Programme until 2022 in Moscow on 9 July 2020. Continue reading

From Silicon Valley to Business in Russia

The engineer and business information technology specialist Siegfried Köhler has always worked internationally. The programme “Fit for Business with Russia” helped bring about a major business shift: He moved his software sales business from the US to Russia and founded a start-up that converts golf course pumps for use in shipyards and factories in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Continue reading

Wie finde ich den richtigen Lieferanten?

Russische Delegation zu Besuch bei MULTIPOND in Waldkraiburg

Die „Suche nach den richtigen Lieferanten“ führte 20 russische Führungskräfte im Herbst 2018 zur Multipond Wägetechnik GmbH, ein inhabergeführtes mittelständisches Unternehmen in Waldkraiburg in Oberbayern, das Teil der Unternehmensgruppe ATOMA MULTIPOND ist. Continue reading

Good opportunities for TAKRAF in Russia

About 70 percent of the costs of extracting hard coal from the Russian Kuznetsk Basin are incurred from transporting the “black gold” and the overburden from the open-cast mine with enormous tipper trucks. Therefore, mining engineers and technologists are now looking for alternatives. Managers from mining companies and suppliers made up nearly half of the group from the Kemerovo region that spent four weeks training in autumn of 2017 at GICON®-InTraBiD GmbH in Dresden. Continue reading

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

Empowering employees for strong SMEs

During their four-week stay in Hamburg in September 2017, Russian MP participants learned first-hand what makes German SMEs so strong. The managing director of owner-operated Timm Elektonik described how a company just outside Hamburg with just 25 employees carved out a leading global position in a niche market. Continue reading

A Visit to the Reformation’s Country of Origin: Wind Power and Extraction Technology

In June of 2017, 21 Russian entrepreneurs qualified at DMAN in Celle as part of the Manager Training Programme. The group also travelled to Magdeburg for some company visits. First, the market leader in the wind power industry, ENERCON Magdeburg, hosted the managers. In production they were able to see for themselves that there is a very high level of vertical integration for this industry (over 80 percent in-house). Continue reading