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A focus on securing skilled workers

[28.10.2019] 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.... Read More

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Industry 4.0 – Smart solutions from a sensor manufacturer

[23.11.2018] China is one of the world's leading nations in the field of digitisation, and that’s no accident. The Chinese government has been stepping up its investment in innovative companies and promoting digital key technologies. But Chinese entrepreneurs still have something to learn from German companies. How do German companies digitise production processes, and is... Read More

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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... Read More

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Negotiating with German business partners – How does it work?

How do I successfully negotiate with German business partners? What needs to be considered, and what should I avoid? These were the questions that Chinese MP participants looked into at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) during the seminar “Negotiating with German Business Partners”. The seminar is an important part of the four-week programme... Read More

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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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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. With 40 subsidiaries and branches spanning several continents, over... Read More

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Intelligent German-Chinese street lamps

Li Jun is the managing director of Jinxi New Energy Co., Ltd. The company specializes in renewable energies, and sells and rents electric cars and charging stations. It is also involved in the planning of new projects ranging from "Smart City" and parking systems to transportation solutions. A million-euro project is planned with the local... Read More

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Steam generators in use worldwide

In July and August 20 executives from China participated in the Manager Training Programme at the Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim for four weeks. The programme focused on visits to numerous companies, in addition to learning about cultural differences. After the executives had finished their first week in Germany, the second week started... Read More

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From the Workbench to the Smart Factory

The topic of "Industry 4.0 – Growth through Technology" was the underlying theme of the MP for 20 executives from China. As proprietors and managing directors of mostly small and medium-sized enterprises, it was extremely timely, because it touches on nearly every industry. In the summer of 2016 the Chinese participants had the opportunity to... Read More