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Innovations put to the test

[24.11.2019] 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... Read More

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Logistic solutions for Mexican enterprises

[25.09.2019] Logistics determine the course when business transactions involving goods are to be concluded between two distant continents. An onsite visit to Transmaritim International GmbH at the Air Cargo Center in Stuttgart provided 23 executives from Mexico with numerous new insights into this field. Founded as a two-person enterprise in Stuttgart in 1987, Transmaritim International... Read More

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A Visit to the World Capital of Medical Technology

The majority of Germans have probably never heard of the small town of Tuttlingen with its not quite 35,000 inhabitants near the Black Forest. Nevertheless, almost 600 enterprises in the field of medical technology are located there, many of them world market leaders in their industries. When 18 MP participants visited Germany at the end... Read More

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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. The overall goal of the group company visit was to get insights into the strategies of product and quality... Read More

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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... Read More

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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.... Read More

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German energy expertise on three continents

In future, countries in Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin American will benefit from the new knowledge and experience on energy efficiency in industry that the seventeen managers bring home with them from their four weeks at GICON®-InTraBiD GmbH as part of the Manager Training Programme. One of the company visits arranged for the participants from... Read More

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“Lessons learned” for greater efficiency in Mexican projects

“All the knowledge we have now gained can be put to good effect and help us in our objectives: specifically, those of buying or selling products and doing business with Germany.” With these words Mexican logistician Josef Modlmayer put his finger on exactly how the skills of the programme’s participants have developed or improved over... Read More

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“Fit for Business with Mexico” to start soon

The Manager Training Programme (MP) with Mexico is developing at a rapid pace. The Latin American country has only been a partner in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy’s (BMWi) programme for three years; it has not even been two years since the bilateral cooperation was sealed with a Memorandum of Understanding in... Read More

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Quality management for sea buckthorn

Of all fruits, it turned out to be the sea buckthorn – a type of berry largely unknown in Mexico – that was the centre of attention for Mexican executives who visited the company Christine Berger GmbH & Co. KG in Petzow at Potsdam, in late September of 2015 as part of their management Training... Read More

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Mining Technology in the Niche

A visit to Hermann Paus Maschinenfabrik GmbH in Emsbüren At the entrance, the Indian, Mongolian, Russian and Mexican flags are flying; there was no flag pole for the Kyrgyz flag. With this welcome, Hermann Paus Maschinenfabrik GmbH received MP participants from these countries for a company visit in Emsbüren, northern Germany, in September 2015. The... Read More

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Health “Made in Germany”

In summer 2015, an international group of managers from the health care sector completed the manager training programme at Baden-Württemberg International (bw-i). The twenty-two participants from Azerbaijan, Belarus, India, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine and Vietnam work as doctors or managers in the health care or medical technology sector. A visit to Medical Valley Hechingen... Read More

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10,000 companies have ties to Germany

Since 1998, 13.070 executives have completed the Manager Training Programme and established business contacts with German companies. On September 17, 2015, Mr. Agustín Vázquez Scala from Mexico was honoured as the 10,000th participant of the BMWi’s Manager Training Programme by Uwe Beckmeyer, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).... Read More

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“We face the same challenges”

Mexican specialties – in Germany that usually means just popular dishes such as enchiladas or tacos. Some of the participants from the Mexican MP group decided that they wanted to change that. In June of 2015 they held negotiations with German distributors to discuss products such as Tamales Mexicanos (stuffed corn husks), mezcal (Mexican distilled... Read More

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The colours of success

24 Mexican managers visit J.W. Ostendorf More than 500 million litres of paint leave the J.W. Ostendorf factory every year, and the standards for this are high. The family-run business based in Coesfeld has not only won approval within Europe for its research focus on “eco-efficiency”, but also with its Mexican guests. They gained an... 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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Mexican Executives in Bavaria and Berlin

While the Mexican and German ministries of economic affairs are preparing the signing of a government statement as the basis for the bilateral cooperation within the framework of the MP, the pilot group has already successfully completed its training at the Academy of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Munich and Upper Bavaria. Westerham... 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