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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

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Investment Boom for Renewable Energy in China

China is the world’s largest consumer and producer of coal, and the country is also setting up the world’s largest power-generating system drawing on renewable energy sources. China’s current statistics on power consumption shows that ten percent of the power consumed is provided by renewable sources (solar, wind and hydroelectric power). The China National Renewable... Read More

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Water-soluble paints and porous concrete plants for China

In late summer 2015, the third group of Chinese executives came to Germany for a manager training to be held in their native language. The group was comprised of 19 SME leaders active in the areas of construction technology, mechanical and electrical engineering, metal and plastic processing, trade and IT. Jinling Deng is managing director... Read More

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Quality Management Comparison between Germany and China

As part of a management training programme, the TÜV Rheinland Academy received fifteen Chinese managers in May 2015 to take part in a diverse programme featuring a wide range of industries and management-related topics. For this group it was the area of quality management that proved especially interesting. A visit to the family-run business Voss... Read More

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Successful Cooperation

In May 2015, 19 middle and upper management executives from small and medium-sized Chinese family-run companies came to Cologne to attend the Manager Training Programme at the TÜV Rheinland Akademie. Project management was one of the central topics on the agenda. The course highlighted some country-specific differences between China and Germany. Cologne. Project objective, timeframe... Read More

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Unexpected Opportunities for Cooperation

German beer has not only established a top reputation in China, it is also considered part of German culture. Two MTP participants from the food industry had already been planning on introducing beer to the Chinese countryside even before the programme was underway. There are not many breweries that offer beer brewed from 100% natural... Read More

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The Manager Training Programme: An Asset to Germany and its Partner Countries

By Dr. Eckhard Franz: A Mittelstand policy that improves the framework conditions for medium-sized companies and foreign trade promotion that supports medium-sized companies in their overseas endeavours – these are important focuses for the new federal government, which have also been firmly anchored in the coalition agreement. Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, Sigmar... Read More

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Exchange on the Medium Business Sector and on the Programme’s Development

Berlin. Besides the exchange of views on the Programme itself, the focus of the 9th International Partner Conference of the Manager Training Programme (MP) was on the role of medium-sized businesses in Germany and the partner countries. Representatives of political and implementation partners from 19 countries followed the invitation by the German Federal Ministry of... Read More

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Chinese Executives in Bavaria

Munich. Chinese participants in the Manager Training Programme (MP) learnt a lot about the successes and problems of German family enterprises, the latest branding methods and intercultural differences. At the same time, they established valuable contacts to German companies. The beer gardens were packed as usual in July; the Alps panorama was inviting – but... Read More