Central & Eastern European Automotive Forum

20 - 21 November 2019

New York Palace Hotel, Budapest, Hungary

Associate Sponsors

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APTIV Connected Services
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item Industrietechnik GmbH
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Bilfinger Tebodin
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Kinstellar
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KRAIBURG TPE
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HBM Prenscia
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Spinto Hungária Ltd.
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Vector Austria GmbH
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Bird & Bird
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AXON
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DS Smith
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Design Terminal

Supporting Organisations

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CLEPA
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MAGE
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TAYSAD
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Automotive Cluster Bulgaria
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Automotive Cluster of Slovenia
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Car Importers Association (SDA)

Media Partners

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Amazing Media Group

Aptiv Connected Services helps its customers unlock the power of data by uniting rich, high-fidelity vehicle data acquisition with configurable, intelligent analytics to deliver value throughout the vehicle lifecycle. Whether you’re a manufacturer, a fleet operator, or a supplier, our family of Aptiv Connect solutions uncover actionable insights that can help lower costs, fix problems more quickly, and build new revenue streams. You don’t need the haystack uploaded to the cloud, just the needles.

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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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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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Bilfinger Tebodin is a European company, providing consultancy, engineering and management services for investors worldwide. Over 800 experts in the region of Central & Eastern Europe have a precise focus to various markets – from industrial and chemical to food, pharma or oil & gas. During 75 years the company established long-term relationships with automotive market leaders, delivering high-quality projects in time and within the budget, following the client’s business needs.

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Kinstellar is Emerging Europe and Central Asia’s leading independent law firm. With offices in ten countries and over 250 local and international lawyers, we deliver consistent, joined-up legal advice and assistance across diverse regional markets. We have sound track record assisting both automobile manufacturers, as well as major automotive suppliers establish their operations across Central & Eastern Europe and expand internationally, guiding them through multi-jurisdictional transactions, state aid and regulatory issues. This combination of our deep understanding of the current automotive industry developments as well as our specific local market knowledge, allows us to help our clients anticipate and effectively deal with any regulatory, operational, project or transactional issue.

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KRAIBURG TPE is a global manufacturer of thermoplastic elastomers. From its beginning, KRAIBURG TPE has pioneered in TPE compounds, today being the competence leader in this industry. With production sites in Germany, the US and Malaysia the company offers a broad range of compounds for applications in the automotive, industrial, consumer and for the medical sectors. The established product lines are processed by injection molding or extrusion and provide numerous processing and product design advantages to manufacturers. KRAIBURG TPE features innovative capabilities as well as true global customer orientation, customized product solutions and reliable service. The company is certified to ISO 50001 at its headquarters in Germany and holds ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications at all global sites.

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HBM Prenscia offers a range of solutions for engineers to efficiently transform data into decisions. HBM Prenscia is a global leader in providing technology and engineering software products and services for reliability, durability, and performance. We offer a broad range of engineering solutions that deliver compelling value to our customers for the design and development of reliable, robust products, and reducing life cycle costs. By offering a range of industry leading software (nCode and ReliaSoft) and services (HBM nCode Federal LLC), we enable companies to enhance returns on investment and operational success through design and certification, optimized processes, data management and processing, and CAE simulation.

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The automotive industry is one of the main economic sectors in Central Europe.  The process of localization is strengthening. Hungary has a unique opportunity to build up its high added value machine industry export for the long term from this process.

The plant was established in Miskolc in September 2018, with support from the Hungarian state and as part of its new industrial investment strategy, by Hungarian founders and financial investors, with the involvement of 100% Hungarian intellectual and financial capital. The Company implemented more than 70 projects in the space of a year, and its employee headcount currently exceeds 80.

Spinto Hungária manufactures large-size high-pressure aluminium, plastic injection moulding and cold sheet metal forming tools (up to 70 tons in weight) for OEM and Tier 1 clients in the international market.

The unique nature of the project is that the Company is able to manufacture complex, large-size tools in three tool segments. The investment has been long awaited in the region, and provides a new opportunity for the Western European companies expanding in the region to provide their tool supply, which is key in terms of professional know-how, from within Europe.

With the creation of a manufacturing capacity able to fulfil both domestic and regional demand, the Company is able to act as an integrator amongst tool manufacturers in the country.

It also contributes to retaining technical experts and preventing their emigration, producing a significant multiplier effect for attracting additional potential investors to Hungary.

 

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Bird & Bird is a truly international firm, organised around our clients.

With more than 1,200 lawyers and legal practitioners across a worldwide network of 30 offices, Bird & Bird specialises in delivering expertise across a full range of legal services. Our specialisms include advising on commercial, corporate, EU and competition, IP, dispute resolution, employment, finance and real estate matters.

 

The key to our success is our constantly evolving sector-focused approach. To better meet their needs we have developed deep industry understanding of key sectors, including automotive, aviation & defence, energy & utilities, financial services, life sciences & healthcare, retail & consumer, media, entertainment & sport and tech & comms.

 

The Hungarian office of Bird & Bird is operated by Siegler Bird & Bird Law Office, which is a law firm registered at the Budapest Bar Association, and Bird & Bird International LLP, a limited liability partnership, registered in England and Wales, having a Permanent Establishment registered with the Hungarian tax authorities.

 

Headcount: 45 persons, of which there are 21 qualified lawyers and 7 trainee lawyers

Founded in: 2008

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Connectivity, active safety, electromobility, reduction of air pollution – these are some of the major trends in the automotive industry. Therefore more and more high tech electronic devices have to be connected inside cars.  This is then a real challenge to connect all the devices in reduced space environments. Reliability, weight and space saving are requirements that the Axon’ Group takes into account to design interconnect solutions including:

  • Flat flexible cables for infotainment systems,  for steering wheel heating systems or for airbag switch rotary connector
  • Heating wires for Selective Catalytic Reduction
  • Composite cables resistant to oils and fluids
  • Overmoulded connectors for power invertors or wiper systems
  • Connectors with pressfit terminals , mechatronics parts, leadframes,
  • Custom designed interconnect solutions

Axon’s integrated manufacturing sites in Europe, Asia and America can handle all orders from small and medium size volumes right up to mass production. Ranging from the manufacture of wires and cables to overmoulded connectors, the Axon’ group offers the connection you need for your automotive applications.

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DS Smith is a leading provider of corrugated packaging in Europe and a specialist in plastic packaging worldwide. Company operates across 36 countries and employs more than 26,000 people. DS Smith’s Packaging Strategists focus on helping our customers to transform the complexities of the Automotive industry into competitive advantages with the right packaging solution that is optimised for every step in the supply chain. 

Thanks to extensive network on a global scale, company remains responsive, manages complexity and provides innovative 100% cardboard, plastic or multi-material products for either single or multiple use designed to meet the specific needs of the automotive industry.

DS Smith wide range of materials and expertise in industrial packaging design and component creation stems from globally connected and diversified footprint and enables to provide solutions that meet the needs of the automotive sector.

DS Smith offers a wide range of automotive services that can help adjust rapidly to volatility and increase supply chain flexibility and complexity, streamline your warehousing, improve product protection and maximize component performance – all within the tolerances of the world’s fastest and most competitive industry. 

 

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Design Terminal is Central Europe’s leading innovation agency, which builds ‘Innovation Champions’ through corporate partnerships and talent acceleration. We believe entrepreneurial culture is based on optimism, which drives meaningful innovation.  We give corporate leaders and startup founders the knowledge and access they need to catalyze innovation across any organization. Incubation programs are up and running in seven countries, and since 2014 the organization has worked with more than 1000 startups and several leading corporations.

 

 

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CLEPA is the voice of European automotive suppliers, representing over 3.000 companies which employ 5.000.000 employees, invest over €20 billion yearly in R&I and provide solutions for safe, smart and sustainable mobility.

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The Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) is a governmental investment and trade promotion agency of the Slovak Republic. The agency was established in 2001 and it operates under the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic. SARIO aims to attract investment to the Slovak Republic and support export activities of Slovak companies on the global market. Our success stories include companies — Jaguar Land Rover, KIA, PSA, Amazon, Volkswagen, Johnson Controls, Embraco, Samsung, Honeywell, and others. All our services are free of charge!

 

SARIO – your bridge to business in Slovakia!

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Established in 1978, TAYSAD is the sole and most competent 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 9001 Certificates. Its misson 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 supporting its members with the power of the Turkish automotive suppliers unity.

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Automotive Cluster Bulgaria (ACB), founded in July 2012, is a non-profit organization which represents the interests of automotive manufacturers, suppliers and organizations providing services for the automotive industry. It fosters synergies between the cluster members and supports their business growth and competitiveness through participation in international projects, case studies and professional automotive qualification programs.

ACB works in close co-operation with the Bulgarian authorities, educational institutions and universities, professional organizations, financial consultants, funds, European programs and other specialists and organizations.

The mission of the organization is to work to support the development of automotive industry in the country as well as to create new business opportunities through cross-border, cross-industry and international cooperation with OEMs.

With the support and activities of ACB, the interest toward Bulgaria as a destination for investments in the automotive industry is increasing.

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The British Chamber of Commerce in the Slovak Republic (BCCSR) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to creating and developing business relationships between the United Kingdom and the Slovak Republic. The BCCSR works diligently to forge new opportunities both foreign and domestic for its members while delivering events, building connections, and offering marketing solutions.

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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. The AFI closely cooperates with the national investment and business development agency CzechInvest, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and various other public and private institutions.

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