News from Egypt
A festive event dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Manager Training Programme with Egypt was held in Cairo on June 14, 2023. Over the past ten years, a total of 350 businesswomen and businessmen have completed the Programme successfully, many of them working in mechanical engineering, chemistry, food production, metal and plastics processing and services.
Two steering committee meetings on the further development of the Manager Training Programme were held in Berlin in October, one between Germany and India and the other between Germany and Egypt. The meetings centred around a stronger concentration on current topics in the already successful bilateral cooperation.
Germany and Egypt have extended their cooperation within the framework of the Manager Training Programme (MP) up to 2025. German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), Robert Habeck, and Nevine Gamea, Minister of Trade and Industry of the Republic of Egypt, signed a Joint Declaration to that effect on 21 June 2022 in Berlin.
Ramy Soudan is the managing director of Riyada. In an interview, he talks about modernising his company after completing the Manager Training Programme. He has recently started in-house training for dairy technologists and is driving the development of the profession which is still new in Egypt. His training programme is modelled on Germany’s vocational training system.
German RepRap GmbH manufactures 3D printers. Through the Manager Training Programme, the company has established a sales partnership with Egyptian company Promech. The Munich-based firm now has an impressive track record in the region. In an interview, International Sales Manager Ismail Serrhini explains what makes the partnership with Promech so successful and why 3D technology is in such high demand today. Continue reading
Ahmed Fathelbab is Managing Director of the steel firm El Fateh. Together with a mechanical engineer whom he got to know in Germany, he is implementing several projects in Africa and Germany at the same time. In addition, the dynamic businessman founded a new firm during the MP that produces biofuel. Continue reading
In Egypt, the name Faltas is synonymous with steel. The Faltas family has been making a name for itself in the steel business for over 25 years. The steel bars produced by Sambo Metals are primarily sold to the automotive industry, where they are used in car parts of Maseratis and Mercedes-Benz buses. Continue reading
Cairo-based Promech Engineering was founded in 2003. The firm specialises in Industry 4.0, advising businesses on how to employ 3D solutions and selling the accompanying hardware and software.
Karim Mohsen is the Sales Manager for Egypt and the Middle East and is working with a German company, German RepRap GmbH, to realise profitable new projects worth millions of euros. At the heart are German RepRap printers that can transform fluids into three-dimensional products. Continue reading
Around 50 co-operations are planned or have already been agreed – this is what the 19 Egyptian managers, who completed further training in March 2016, have achieved so far. The economic value of these contacts is estimated at a total of 20 million euros, whereby most of this sum consists of goods exports from Germany to Egypt.