Central & Eastern European Automotive Forum

16 - 17 October 2017

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CTP

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ALTINAY

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Panattoni Europe

Partners

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Gestamp

Associate Sponsors

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item Industrietechnik GmbH
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AV R&D
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Gebrüder Weiss
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SPIRIT Slovenia
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Lighthouse Systems
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Invest Lithuania
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Carlisle Fluid Technologies
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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
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TRIGO Group
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FORI Group
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Rohde & Schwarz
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DEKRA
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Noerr

Supporting Organisations

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CzechInvest
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SARIO
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Taysad Turkey
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MAJOSZ
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AutomotiveSuppliers.pl
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Automotive Cluster Bulgaria
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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 4.1 million m² of A-Class properties in over 80 strategic locations in seven countries

 

Corporate website: www.ctp.eu

CTPark Network website: www.ctpark.eu

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ALTINAY has pioneered industrial robotics in Turkey since its foundation in 1991. From designing and manufacturing its own multi-axis robots in 1993, ALTINAY has become today a leading solution provider for robot-based flexible factory automation systems. Our design and manufacturing capabilities range from standard single-cell applications to multi-robot production lines, from special machine production to complex system integration. ALTINAY closely cooperates with leading global robot manufacturers and technological companies to bring our clients cost-effective, efficient solutions.

Our engineering capabilities span the whole range of welding, joining, handling, assembling, painting, cutting & finishing, surface treatment, vision based robot guidance & inspection, packaging, palletizing and warehouse automation. We take pride that our clients in the automotive, glass & ceramic, FMCG, durable goods, airline and pharmaceutical industries see us not only as a trusted supplier, but also as part of their own team.

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Panattoni Europe is a developer of industrial spaces. Since starting its activities in Central and Eastern Europe in 2005, the company has completed dozens of projects covering over 5.7 million square meters. It offers industrial, warehouse and office spaces. It specializes in built-to-suit (BTS) projects, which perfectly correspond to clients' needs. As administrator, Panattoni Europe also offers the following administrative and operations services: 24-hour security, maintenance, technical performance as well as the professional appearance of the parks. Panattoni Europe clients include large international companies such as: Tchibo, Kion Group, Amazon, Avon, Bertelsmann, CAT Logistics, CEVA, Coca - Cola, Coty Cosmetics, Dachser, DHL, DSV, Flextronics, Gefco, HM, Intermarche, Leroy Merlin, Raben, ND Logistics, Orsay, Sauer Danfoss, Schenker nebo Wincanton.

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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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Gestamp is a Spanish multinational company specialized in the design, development and manufacture of metal components and units for leading car manufacturers. Gestamp develops innovatively designed products in order to create increasingly safer and lighter vehicles, thereby constantly improving energy consumption and environmental impact. Its products are used in all areas of body in white, chassis and mechanisms.  

The company has a presence in 21 countries, with 101 industrial plants and 8 under construction, 12 R&D centers and a staff of more than 36,000 employees around the world. In 2016, its turnover was €7.549 billion. Gestamp is listed in the Spanish stock market with the ticker GEST.

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item - Your ideas are worth it.

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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Gebrüder Weiss (GW) is a family-run company of world stature. GW company looks back on a history of more than half a millennium. The employees understand this heritage as an obligation to operate farsighted, observantly and to continue to develop with the changing world. Starting from its home markets in the region from the Alps to the Danube as well as Eastern Europe GW nowadays transports all types of freight by land, sea or air, from to and on every continent. 

GW experts develop branch and customer specific transport and logistics solutions, which enable the seamless connection of the production, business and transport processes. GW solutions increase efficiency, lower customers’ costs and provide them with real advantages on the market – made possible by GW strategy, years of experience and a strong team.

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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,O
  • rganization of fact-finding missions,
  • Links with industry and local authorities,
  • Organization of business delegations,
  • Collective presentations of Slovenian companies on international trade fairs abroad, and
  • 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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The Moldovan Investment and Export Promotion Organization (MIEPO) is the prime source of information and assistance for potential investors. MIEPO provides tailored services for potential investors throughout the investment decision process. We also support existing investors in extending their operations.

Whether it’s about opening a new office or an entire manufacturing facility, our expert advice and support services are offered free of charge to all international companies considering Moldova for development and growth.

Our team consists of permanent investment attraction staff, export promotion staff, sectorial consultants, as well as regional officers. Combining our experience, we are able to provide you with information relevant for your decision making, as well as links to businesses and government.

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Lighthouse Systems is a world-leading vendor of MES/MOM systems.

Lighthouse Systems’ Shopfloor-Online is a smart manufacturing enabler. It creates the connectivity previously missing throughout manufacturing operations providing real time visibility of the entire manufacturing operations environment, at the right time, anywhere. With Shopfloor-Online people can work smarter and assets can work harder, whilst delivering superior quality to customers and controlling costs. 

The software is modular, with functionalities across all four areas of plant operations, production, quality, inventory and maintenance. It can be hosted on premise, in the corporate data centre and in the Cloud.

Lighthouse Systems MES/MOM solutions are implemented in over 50 countries.

Industries: Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, Food and Beverage, Packaging – FMCG.

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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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Carlisle Fluid Technologies (CFT) manufactures equipment for the supply, application and curing of almost all liquid and powder materials.

Our world leading brands of Binks, DeVilbiss, Ransburg, MS Powder and BGK are highly respected in their market sectors for quality in design and manufacture and the cutting edge technology inherent in their product range.

CFT supplies market leading equipment and accessories for all major manufacturing industry sectors. This includes aerospace, automotive manufacture and tier 1 and 2 suppliers, automotive repair and refinishing, consumer goods and many others.

As a combined group we have over 375 years’ of collective Finishing Industry experience.

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has 114 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 20 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng, one of the largest automotive suppliers in China and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating.

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Founded in 1997, TRIGO is a multinational company providing operational quality management solutions for the manufacturing sector, especially in the automotive and aerospace industries. With a team of several thousands of professionals present in 20+ countries across 4 continents, TRIGO offers a comprehensive portfolio of quality assurance services ranging from inspection to expert audit, consulting and training.​ TREQ (TRIGO Experts for Quality) Business Unit is delivering Quality Expert Consulting (Consulting, Auditing, and Training), Resident Engineering and Metrology services in Europe, Asia, America and North Africa, as an integrated third party quality service provider.

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FORI GROUP companies are world famous producers of products for car interior, which offers surprising comfort and relaxed driving pleasure. Technical Textile Division offers the CAR LA laminates of technical textiles, high air-permeable foams, clima spacer materials, low emission multi laminates, nonwovens and fillers of various materials, selfadhesive bi-laminates, thermoadhesive tri-laminates, webs, foils, membranes, humidity off laminates, smart textiles and eco-friendly recycled materials. Our products offering a high comfort seat covers, headrests, armrests which mean the driving with minimum effort. The portfolio of products also includes the services of dry and wet laminating, cutting and sewing. Plastic and Metal Division offer the plastic and metal parts for the car interior and also body car, roof, sunshades, etc.Our motto is "COMFORTABLE RIDE". You stepped out of the car with a smile . 

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For more than 80 years, Rohde & Schwarz has stood for quality, precision and innovation in all fields of wireless communications.

Rohde & Schwarz also provides test and measurement solutions for the Automotive industry.  Automotive manufacturers and their suppliers are confronted with increasingly complex electronic systems and wireless applications that require specialized T&M solutions. Rohde & Schwarz, a leading global manufacturer of wireless and RF T&M equipment and the market leader in EMC T&M solutions can help specifically with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems,  car infotainment and communication, in-vehicle networks, EMI / EMC (Electronic interference) and test systems.

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With more than 20 years of experience on the Polish market DEKRA Group is the leading company specializing in auditing, assessments, business assurance, certification, expertise, material testing & inspection and training services.

Our areas of specialization for Automotive industry include:

  • Quality Assurance of internal processes,
  • Supplier Sourcing & Readiness,
  • Engineers, residents, auditors,
  • Training & Coaching,
  • Assessment of legal compliance (i.e. REACH and SVHC),
  • Audits & certification (i.e. IATF 16949:2016).

DEKRA Group in Poland with offices in Wrocław, Warsaw and 4 other cities, employs nearly 250 well-trained and experienced specialists.

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Noerr

Noerr stands for excellence and entrepreneurial thinking. With well-versed teams of strong characters, Noerr devises and implements solutions for the most complex and sophisticated legal matters. United by a set of shared values, the firm’s over 500 professionals are driven by one goal: client’s success. Listed groups and multinational companies, large and medium-sized family businesses as well as financial institutions and international investors all rely on the firm.

Global reach

As one of the top European law firms, Noerr is also well established internationally. With offices in eleven countries and a global network of top-ranked “best friends” law firms, Noerr is able to offer its clients truly cross-border advice.

Capacity in Central and Eastern Europe

Noerr has long had its own offices in all major Central and Eastern European capitals. The firm regularly advises on M&A transactions, greenfield investments, joint ventures, and in all legal areas of strategic relevance in Central and Eastern Europe. Our clients include businesses from all over the world. With more than 100 professionals deployed in Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Prague and Warsaw as well as in Moscow,  Noerr is one of the leading law firms in the region.

Automotive and New Mobility

We offer companies in the automotive sector industry-specific solutions – for every situation and project along the production and supply chains. Besides advising on the national and international establishment and expansion of markets and production facilities, our advice focuses on distribution law, distribution antitrust law and contract law challenges in the automotive industry. This applies both to industry-specific issues relating to day-to-day business and special situations such as refinancing, restructuring, product liability and product recall.

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Agency for Investments and Competitiveness of the Republic of Croatia is the Government Agency in charge of assisting investors to successfully implement their investment projects.

Agency serves as the central place of contact for investors by offering professional and tailor-made service completely free of charge, throughout all stages of the investment projects, from the initial inquiry through to investment completion and afterwards.

Our strength lies in an experienced team of professionals, who will use their knowledge and expertise to provide the best possible support in all stages of implementation of investment projects in Croatia.

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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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The Automotive Industry Association (AIA) is a professional association of 150 manufacturers of road vehicles, their parts, modules and accessories as well as other institutions involved in the automotive industry of the Czech Republic. The AIA represents their interests within the Czech Republic and abroad in ACEA, ACEM and ODETTE.

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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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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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The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export and grow into global markets.

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AutomotiveSuppliers.pl s.c. Małgorzata Zborowska-Stęplewska, Rafał Orłowski, was established in May 2008 as an analytical and consulting company whose main field of competence is the automotive industry in Poland.

 

The company founders have been associated with this sector for 11 years within cooperation with suppliers as well as preparation and execution of training projects.

 

Our company was founded as a reply to growing demand for an entity that would monitor and deliver current information, reports and analyses related to this sector in Poland and also in other Central and Eastern European states.

 

Our services are mainly designed for managers of the automotive industry in Poland and foreign companies interested in this sector.

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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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ACS, Automotive cluster of Slovenia is a business association of automotive suppliers. It is the central communication point for partners, providing the support and information, creating strong partners network for developing common strategies and delivering innovation and creative solutions to the global market.

 

ACS is also a lead institution of a Strategic Research and Inovation Partnership in Mobility within Slovenian Smart Specialization and covers fields of automotive industry, logistics and transport in Slovenia.

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The Association for Foreign Investment is a non-governmental non-profit organization focused on support for foreign direct investment, development of the Czech business environment, export of investments and investment services, and cooperation between companies and the research sphere. Since its establishment in 1996, the AFI has comprised a group of renowned Czech and multinational firms providing services for investors on the Czech market as well as services focused on the export of investments abroad.

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