Our associations partners
The best partners help us to make lean transformation transparent.
We are very happy to be able to present to you institutions and associations who have achieved world class in subsectors or in the comprehensive interaction of lean mechanisms.
It gives us great pleasure to welcome you in our Lean Community.
AHK Poland - Polish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (Poland)
Polish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK Poland) is not only the largest bilateral Chamber in Poland, but also one of the most influential German-Foreign Chamber of Industry and Commerce in the world.
AHK Poland represents the interests of approximately 1,000 member companies and more than ten years’ experience in development of Polish-German economic relations. Membership in the Chamber includes: invitations to a number of business meetings, access to valuable information, opportunities to promote companies among the other members, and many additional services.
50-member team of the Chamber works for companies belonging to the AHK Poland and is responsible for the professional services consulting firms in Germany and the Polish and the development of relations with the institutions on both sides of the border.
AHK SH - Delegation of German Industry and Commerce Shanghai (China)
As a member of German Chamber Network AHK SH offers their experience, connections and services to German and foreign companies through following three organizations:
- Delegation of German Industry and Commerce represents German business interests in China and informs about Germany as business location.
- German Chamber of Commerce in China – Shanghai is a member organization for companies actively involved in the bilateral business relations.
- German Industry & Commerce Greater China provides services under the brand “DEinternational” to companies both from Germany and their host countries in order to support them in their efforts to explore their potential and business opportunities in the region. The services of the DEinternational team in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei − with over 250 employees focus on business consultation, business partners search, mediation of trade disputes as well as vocational & management training.
AHK SH has the experience and network to help German companies in acquisition of qualified local staff. Moreover, they specialize in event organization such as seminars, symposiums, round tables and press conferences on a regular basis, to facilitate communication and exchange of useful information among our business communities for the benefit of the economic relations of Germany and our host country. The SH office can also help the business partner and Chinese Citizens in SH, Jiangsu, Zhejiang area with all application procedures in applying for a business visa to China and Germany. AHK SH represents an important component in the establishment of German companies in Greater China. The GIC Publishing House has published in cooperation with DEinternational various publications on the economic environment in China based on the expertise of AHK SH and other experts.
More about AHK on www.china.ahk.de
German Association Materials Management Purchasing and Logistics e.V. (China)
German Association Materials Management Purchasing and Logistics e.V.
The Association Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME) was founded in 1954 and today has over 7,500 members. The headquarter is located in Frankfurt/Main.
BME's has over 1,650 corporate members, including Fortune 500 companies and SMEs. In our member companies over 105,000 people work inside purchasing departments. The yearly turnover of BME members is about 298 trillion Euro, the combined purchasing volume of our corporate members reaches 1.25 trillion Euro per year.
BME provides know-how transfer and services for procurement and supply chain management and supports academic research. The BME Academy is Germany`s largest procurement training provider. BME`s Shanghai office opened in 2008. China is also a main focus for BME's supplier database.
More about BME on www.bme.de
The VDI-Brazil (Engineers Association Brazil-Germany), founded in 1956, in São Paulo, has a competence center for clarification of technological questions and encouraging technological cooperation between Brazil and Germany.
Since March 2008, the VDI has worked in partnership with the Brazil-Germany Chambers of São Paulo, and ever since has an office located on the premises of this. Focusing on engineers and future professionals in the field, the organization offers events about technical themes and managerial training. Among these, there are also courses, lectures and seminars that deal with questions related to newer technologies, especially for Germans and Brazilians. Besides contributing to the professional development of the engineer, it also brings opportunities for networking, an important ingredient in today‘s corporate world.
By building a network of contacts for engineers in Brazil, VDI aims acting as a competent partner with companies focusing on technological cooperation, allowing better results in the competitive industrial market.
More about VDI-Brazil on www.vdibrasil.com.br
Wirtschaftsverband Industrieller Unternehmen Baden e.V. - wvib (Germany)
The wvib offers their 1,000 member companies a variety of services. The services are separated in six business areas: information, consultation, exchange of experiences, network, wvib Academy and meetings. Each business area is divided into individual themes, which are managed by a product manager. The wvib helps its members quick, unbureaucratic and personal. From the brief information on the phone about the individual counseling services on site to the network event.
Wissensfabrik (Knowledge Factory) - Companies for Germany e.V. (Germany)
The "Wissensfabrik (Knowledge Factory) - Companies for Germany" is an initiative of enterprises and foundations that promote education and entrepreneurship in Germany. The "Wissensfabrik (Knowledge Factory) - Companies for Germany" sees itself as a nationwide network and has around 120 members from all industries and sizes. It offers a platform for knowledge in science, technology, economic education and entrepreneurship. The projects also promote technical, personal, methodological and social skills among all participants. In addition, the "Wissensfabrik (Knowledge Factory)" supports young entrepreneurs to implement their business ideas as part of a mentoring program within the start-up initiative WECONOMY.
Staufen AG is member of the Wissensfabrik (Knowledge Factory) since 2015.