Central & Eastern European Automotive Forum

9 - 10 October 2018

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CTP

Associate Sponsors

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item Industrietechnik GmbH
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AV R&D
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Goodman
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EDAG Engineering
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HSBC Bank plc
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Signify
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Spirit Slovenija
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UkraineInvest
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Invest Lithuania
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Pryor Marking Technology
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SupplierPlus
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Control Risks
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Aflex Hose Ltd
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FORI Group
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Bila Tserkva Industrial Park

Supporting Organizations

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Serbian Automotive Cluster
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Taysad Turkey
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CzechInvest
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Automotive Cluster Bulgaria
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SARIO
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MAJOSZ
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Automotive Cluster of Slovenia

CTP is a full-service commercial real estate developer and manager, specializing in the delivery and management of custom-built, high-tech business parks for leading international and domestic companies making strategic investments in new or expanded operations in Central Europe. CTP is the owner of the CTPark Network, the largest integrated system of premium business parks in Central Europe, with over 4.7 million m² of A-Class properties in over 90 strategic locations in eight CEE countries.

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item Industrietechnik GmbH is a leading specialist in lean production applications and work benches. As supplier of aluminum profiles to the Automotive Industry item has nearly 40 years of experience in developing and distributing single components as well as complex solutions – a single system offers endless solutions. This way customers can flexibly and cost-effectively build up their equipment for any production requirement and provide their employees with ergonomic work stations to increase productivity and decrease the rate of sick leave. Item is headquartered in Solingen, Germany, but operates worldwide and provides local support to its customers.

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AV R&D is the leading Czech company in the development of mechanical engineering products. We provide services for the development, construction, technical calculations, testing, and measurement of new engineering products.  We developed and delivered special testing machines.

All of our development services reflect our years of experience with bringing projects to life. Right from a project’s drafting stage, we try to integrate a product’s required attributes and factor in customer needs. Working from our own methodologies and from certified approaches, we implement each construction design in a way that ensures we’ll provide our customer a maximally effective and highly innovative product.

Our value proposition lies in our long-term, multidisciplinary experience, numerous references, and certified skills.

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Goodman is an integrated property group that owns, develops and manages logistics and business space across Continental Europe, the United Kingdom, the Asia-Pacific region, North America and Brazil. The Group invests in industrial estates and warehouse and distribution centres.

Goodman also offers a range of listed and unlisted investment vehicles, including its flagship European managed partnership, Goodman European Partnership (GEP) (following the rebrand of the Goodman European Logistics Fund). Through prudent investment management, quality assets and active property management, the Partnership provides its investment partners with stable income returns derived from investments in logistics assets.

With total assets under management of €23.3 billion and 406 properties under management, Goodman is the largest industrial property group listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, and one of the largest listed specialist investment managers globally. Its market insight and dedicated local teams create sound investment opportunities and develop properties and environments that meet each client’s individual requirements. 

With more than 1,100 staff in 16 countries and 32 offices, Goodman has the global reach to meet customers’ needs as their businesses expand and evolve. In Europe, Goodman is present in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Sweden and the UK.

 For more information about our Czech operations please visit: www.goodman.com/CZ

 

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EDAG is an independent engineering services provider to the global automotive industry. The company serves leading vehicle OEMs and automotive suppliers through a global network of about 60 sites.
 

EDAG offers complementary engineering services across its Vehicle Engineering, Electrics/Electronics and Production Solutions businesses. Based on these capabilities, EDAG can support clients across the entire value chain from the original design idea via product development and prototype construction all the way to the delivery of turnkey production systems. As a technology and innovation leader, EDAG also operates centres of excellence for future automotive applications: Lightweight construction, electric mobility, car IT, integral safety and new production technologies.
 

In financial year 2017, the company generated revenues of EUR 717 million and an adjusted EBIT of EUR 32.6 million. As of 31 December 2017, 8,404 employees (including apprentices) worked for EDAG in 19 countries.

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HSBC is one of the leading international banks in the Czech Republic in supporting top tier local corporate customers and international subsidiaries of foreign investors. HSBC aims to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, helping businesses to thrive and economies to prosper. With our global experience, local knowledge, connection to CEE countries and our specialized teams, HSBC in the Czech Republic can help you achieve your ambitions.

  • HSBC commenced its operations in the Czech Republic in 1997. Registered as a foreign bank regulated by the regulators of the United Kingdom, under oversight of the Czech National Bank.
  • HSBC Czech Republic operates as a branch of HSBC Bank plc, benefiting from its financial strength - for example HSBC is the only AA rated bank in the Czech market.
  • HSBC has office in Prague and employs over 130 people.

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Signify is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2017 sales of EUR 7.0 billion, we have approximately 30,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world.

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The Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA) operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Through its extensive network of contacts in the public and private sectors, HIPA provides foreign investors with high-quality support for critical investment decisions, and a wealth of supplementary services. HIPA is here to help you through the whole investment process, from start to finish, through a free of charge, one-stop shop service approach.

Upon request HIPA helps to identify and find suppliers and offers to put together a list of experts. It handles its own project portfolio, the (Hungarian Investment Projects – HIP), that contains projects certified by experts that are awaiting foreign capital input. It promotes the re-investment by companies already present in Hungary.

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SPIRIT Slovenia, public agency of the Republic Slovenia, provides free of charge regulatory, expert and development tasks to increase competitiveness of Slovenia's economy as innovative, technologically developed, export-oriented destination that attracts foreign investors.

 Support for foreign business partners:

  • Tailor made information about Slovenian suppliers
  • Database of Slovenian exporters SloExport
  • Distribution of your inquiry among Slovenian exporters
  • Organization of fact-finding missions
  • Links with industry and local authorities
  • Organization of business delegations
  • Collective presentations of Slovenian companies on international trade fairs abroad
  • Network of Slovenian business clubs.

 

Support for investors:

  • Information on industries, legislation, taxes and incentive
  • Information on industrial sites and local suppliers
  • Links with industry and local authorities
  • Organisation of fact-finding missions, business and investment conferences and trade shows.

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UkraineInvest is Ukraine Government Investment Promotion Agency aimed to attract and support foreign direct investment into Ukraine.

Ukraine is already home to thousands of foreign companies operating across the country, in particular in automotive sector. The industry unites Ukrainian vehicle producers and leading international players: Leoni, Nexans, Bader, Yazaki, Sumitomo, Tyco and many others. Total investment in the sector exceeds €500 million with 60 thousand employees. Ukraine has success stories not only in labor-intensive automotive parts manufacturing, but also in providing unique platform to unite its IT specialists talent with automotive sector innovative needs  - about 100 companies headquartered in USA, EU, Israel have located their R&D centers in Ukraine.

Our team work with potential investors is 360-guide through the process of getting started or expanding in Ukraine.

Your investment matters – to you, to us and to Ukraine.

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Invest Lithuania consults businesses wishing to set up or expand their operations into Lithuania. They offer free advice and support on all stages of the process, from initial business case to set up and aftercare support. They are the agency to turn to when it comes to information and support on all facets of the local business environment.

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Pryor is a global leader in the supply of marking, identification and data capture solutions in the automotive manufacturing process. Pryor’s ability to design, manufacture and install custom engineered and fully automated solutions, which can be integrated with existing production lines has made them a key partner to a number of major automotive brands, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers. Pryor solutions encompass the three essential tools for implementing traceability within digital manufacturing operations - precision marking equipment, vision devices and data management software. Specialists in high-speed engine VIN marking and component tracking software, Pryor can assist you to implement automated, in-process product identification and scalable software for reducing quality escapes and recall times.
  

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SupplierPlus www.supplierplus.com is a disruptive buyer-led Supply Chain Financing solution that increases free working capital of a Company (Buyer) just by extending the payment terms to all of its suppliers up to the desired term, be that 90 or 180 days. The solution is free of any costs and collaterals to the Company, allows to decrease its debt burden and can be applied cross-border to suppliers all over the world. On the other hand SupplierPlus accelerates receiving payments of Suppliers from their Buyers. 

SupplierPlus uses a high level of automation of information exchange through API channels and KSI blockchain technology to provide a safer, quicker and cheaper alternative to current banking solutions for buyers, suppliers and financiers. 

SupplierPlus is neither factoring, nor invoice discounting.

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Control Risks is a specialist risk consultancy. We are committed to helping our clients build organisations that are secure, compliant and resilient in an age of ever-changing risk and connectivity. We believe that responsible risk taking is at the core of our clients’ success. We have unparalleled experience in helping clients solve the challenges and crises that arise in any ambitious organisation seeking to convert risk into opportunity globally. The insight and depth of experience we have gained over more than forty years proves invaluable in giving our clients the intelligence they need to grasp opportunities with greater certainty.

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AFLEX HOSE – UNRIVALLED PERFORMANCE FOR AUTOMOTIVE FLUID TRANSFER

Aflex Hose Ltd is a manufacturer of the highest quality PTFE lined hose for the Automotive Industry. 

For over 40 years we have been inventing and developing the most technologically advanced range of PTFE lined hoses to ensure we can offer a solution for almost every fluid transfer application.

INTRODUCING THE HYPERLINE RANGE – BESPOKE PTFE LINED HOSE SOLUTIONS FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE AND MOTORSPORT INDUSTRIES

Our Hyperline range has been designed specifically for the Automotive industry, maximising flow rates and flexibility whilst minimising weight.  Liners can be extruded using Natural or Antistatic PTFE and different materials can be braided and extruded over the liner to offer the optimal engineering solution for your application

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FORI GROUP companies are world famous producers of products for car interior, which offers surprising comfort and relaxed driving pleasure.Our portfolio includes production of ultra light Technical textile, plastic and metal parts for the car interior. Our motto is "COMFORTABLE RIDE and LUXURY CAR INTERIOR”.

FORI GROUP is the Headquarter of companies, integrating several business systems and activities: production, trade and engineering. Our trademarks are new business opportunities, are international operations of Fori Group known over the world in different industries: automotive, aviation, cable, health care,  building construction.FORI Group are always the people who make the news. They make us recognizable by their reliability, flexibility, innovation and constant concern of environment. Our slogan:«It is not so much what we do, but how we think«.

With integration of  ASSOCIATED ENTERPRISES we try to surprise the expectations of our customers and reach the goal together.

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BILA TSERKVA INDUSTRIAL PARK is the private industrial real estate developer that owns 70 hectares of industrial land available for sale or lease. It is included into the Governmental list of industrial parks. The industrial park offers infrastructure and all utilities build-up, built-to-suit or brownfield solutions, LEAN standards and practices, co-investments, comprehensive investor’s support and favorable location on the international high way E-95.

BILA TSERKVA INDUSTRIAL PARK was launched by leading real estate developer named UDP that is member of UFUTURE INVESTMENT GROUP and has commissioned about 3 mln of commercial and residential real estate worth more than USD 600 mln.

Bila Tserkva is located 74 km from Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. The city and suburbs have 150 ths skillful labor force with average wage about EUR 200 per month, 9 ths unemployed,  12 ths students & 5 high engineering colleges.  

Allocating production facilities in the industrial park provides significant competitive advantage over going standalone. The industrial park boosts your business in Ukraine.

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Serbian Automotive Cluster - AC Serbia network includes Serbian companies and institutions that are producing automotive parts and components, respectively providing services in the automotive sector.

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Established in 1978, TAYSAD is the sole and most component representative of the Turkish automotive supplier industry. TAYSAD represents the interests of Turkish automotive parts and components manufacturers in the political system and in public. Among other activities the association supports relations between its members.

It coordinates international cooperation, offers trainings, supports CSR projects and more. TAYSAD’s members account for 80% of the automotive supplier industry production and exports. TAYSAD holds ESCA Silver Label and ISO Certificates. TAYSAD is a member of CLEPA, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers.

Its mission is; to create the environment and conditions for developing the Turkish automotive industry as a whole. Developing industry as a leading supply hub for the world automotive market by its members with the strenght of the Turkish automotive suppliers unity.

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https://www.taysad.org.tr/en/uye-ara

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CzechInvest – Investment and Busines Development Agency of the Czech Republic

CzechInvest is the Czech Republic’s governmental investment and business development agency. Provides sector-specific market intelligence, identification of business properties and sites, investment incentives, identification of potential business partners, suppliers and acqusition targets as well as aftercare services. All services are free of charge.

With passenger car production at 123 vehicles per 1,000 persons, the Czech Republic has maintained its supreme position among world automotive leaders in terms of per-capita output. With 1.3 mil. passenger cars produced in 2015, the Czech Republic is also the biggest passenger car producer in the Central and Eastern Europe region.

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Automotive Cluster Bulgaria (ACB) is a nonprofit organization that represents the interests of one of the fastest growing economic fields in Bulgaria – the automotive industry, car manufacturers, suppliers and providers of services for it. The cluster unites many of the over hundred automotive manufacturers in Bulgaria, producing components for almost every known car brand. The main goals of the Automotive Cluster Bulgaria is supporting the automotive companies, attracting automobile manufacturers and leading international automotive component suppliers in Bulgaria. ACB represents its members and supports their projects. The cluster works in synergy with the government, universities, private education institutions and its members to improve the education and training.

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SARIO is your one-stop shop for investment and trade in Slovakia!

We will take your investment plans in Slovakia from A through Z to success.

SARIO provides in-depth information about Slovak business environment, industry opportunities, and complex information on setting up a business, site selection assistance as well as real estate consultancy and complex aftercare services for established investors.

SARIO ensures identification of potential suppliers and subcontractors by matching your sourcing and procurement needs with the potential of Slovak producers. Business networking and matchmaking events bring Slovak partners closer to your company.

SARIO I Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency

Trnavská cesta 100 I 821 01 Bratislava I Slovakia +421 2 58 260 100 I invest@sario.sk I trade@sario.sk

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Agency for Investments and Competitiveness is an agency of the Croatian Government whose main task is to promote Croatia as a desirable investment destination, proactive attracting and implementation of investment projects of large companies as well as enhancement of the competitiveness of the Croatian economy on the global level.

Providing all necessary help and assistance to foreign and domestic investors, facilitating the implementation of investments and enabling these projects to achieve their maximum business potential in the Republic of Croatia are primary objectives of the Agency for Investments and Competitiveness.

Mission
„The AIK´s mission is to enable the investors to quickly and successfully achieve their business projects in the Republic of Croatia with its services and professional attitude and to promote sector specialization, cluster competitiveness and identify measures to streamline their business and raise the level of competitiveness in the Republic of Croatia.”

Vision
„ AIK’s vision is to act through attracting and encouraging investments and raising competitiveness of the Croatian economy to ensure that Croatia becomes a highly competitive country in the region with significant growth and development that will be based on knowledge, products and services of high added value, which will contribute to new employment. “

Objectives of the Agency
Increase the number of investment projects
Creation of new jobs
Improvement of investment environment

http://www.aik-invest.hr/en/

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The Association of the Hungarian Automotive Industry (MAGE, in Hungarian: Magyar Gépjárműipari Egyesület, MAGE) is the most significant Hungarian professional automotive industry association, representing the large and medium sized automotive companies operating in Hungary which was established in 1998.

Number of AHAI members currently is 50 and is expected to grow continuously. The members include all 4 OEM's: Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Opel and Suzuki, as well as 39 large Tier1 and Tier2 automotive companies.

www.gepjarmuipar.hu

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