Germany Country Report

Japanese and Chinese companies strengthen status of Munich

Munich hosts a vibrant mix of businesses and industries.

The city of Munich has a lot to offer aside from the world-famous Oktoberfest and the Bayern Munich soccer club.

Friday, 5 July, 2013, 10:41pm

Germany's most desired fashion brand s.Oliver expands to Asia

Neofit Vasilev, head of international sales

A truly successful fashion brand reflects a cosmopolitan style, transcends culture and appeals to the different tastes of consumers worldwide. Creating real fashion for real people, family-owned fashion and lifestyle firm s.Oliver Bernd Freier is going more international.

5 Jul 2013 - 10:39pm

Grabs leader captures Asia's growing heavy-lifting industry

Sebastian Brandes, CEO

Quick and efficient loading and unloading of cargos have never been as important as in today's globalised world - particularly in Asia where ports work nearly round-the-clock. At the centre of it all are the industry's heavy lifters: cranes and various lifting accessories called grabs.

5 Jul 2013 - 10:38pm

Megatrends fuel series of innovations at SEW-Eurodrive

Hans Sondermann, managing director

The era of China being the low-cost factory of the world is coming to a close, as the country makes way for an environment for more sustainable growth following its 12th five-year plan.

Keys to realising such a vision are strategic industries such as automotive and electronics, combined with foreign investment in modern technologies and environment protection.

5 Jul 2013 - 10:33pm

Braun flexes muscles for Asia's design-savvy consumers

Austin Lally, president of Global Braun & Appliances at P&G

Braun, more than a trusted household name, is an icon that has influenced and inspired the evolution of consumer products since its inception in 1921. Approaching its centennial, the company is bringing its legacy of innovation to a broader global stage while keeping true to its brand line: "Compellingly bold. Demanding on details."

5 Jul 2013 - 10:31pm

Conergy offers excellent access to global solar markets

Philip Comberg, CEO

The solar industry is undergoing fundamental changes globally with the enormous decline of system prices and decreasing feed-in tariffs over the past years. However, this necessary maturing process paves the way for grid parity and competitiveness of solar electricity.

5 Jul 2013 - 10:29pm

Deloitte's foresight gives it an edge in China

Dirk Haellmayr, partner, Deloitte's Chinese Services Group

Understanding investment trends of the past is crucial to gaining a competitive advantage nowadays. Around a decade ago when the drive among investors to venture into the mainland had not yet reached fever pitch, Deloitte & Touche anticipated China's rise in the global economy and began early to explore possibilities.

5 Jul 2013 - 10:28pm

Asian megastructures stand strong with DYWIDAG-Systems International

Hans Wlodkowski, managing director and regional CEO for construction in Asia and Europe, Middle East and Africa

DYWIDAG-Systems International (DSI) is a global leader in developing, manufacturing and supplying post-tensioning and geotechnical systems for construction, mining and tunnelling. DSI's products are used in civil engineering and infrastructure such as bridges, tanks and wind turbines, and to stabilise slopes, secure excavations and strengthen foundations.

5 Jul 2013 - 10:25pm

arvato provides global know-how to expanding Asian firms

Ralf Bierfischer, member of the executive board

Books and businesses start with a story. The success story that is arvato, the business process outsourcing (BPO) arm of Bertelsmann, started in 1959 when the company decided to offer its book distribution services to internal clients and external publishers. Nowadays, arvato is an integrated solution provider with a wide range of services.

5 Jul 2013 - 10:20pm

Berlin Heart helps failing hearts

Dirk Lauscher, general manager

Heart failure (HF) is among the leading causes of death globally and, with the rarity of readily available heart donors, HF will continue to claim lives.

Amid this, Berlin Heart is changing the medical landscape with innovative paracorporeal and implantable ventricular assist devices (VADs), providing a lifeline to patients awaiting heart transplants.

5 Jul 2013 - 10:17pm

Award-winning film equipment shines in Asia

Franz Kraus, executive board member

Inspired by the burgeoning film industry, two young German filmmakers set out to form their own company nearly a century ago. Since then, ARRI has grown to set industry standards for film and television equipment worldwide. A winner of multiple Academy and Emmy awards, ARRI is committed to bringing more of its award-winning cameras, lighting and accessories to Asia.

5 Jul 2013 - 10:15pm

GvW Graf von Westphalen provides bridge between Asian and European firms

Robert Theissen, managing partner

With investments from Germany and Europe pouring into Asia, and Chinese investments flowing into the United States and the euro zone, markets are increasingly moving away from one-way investment relationships into more solid two-way partnerships.

5 Jul 2013 - 10:13pm

Loewe smart entertainment systems woo Asia with class

Detlef Teichner, chief technology officer and executive board member

Known for minimalist design and meaningful innovation, Loewe is not just a leading name among television brands. Television, as we know it, was invented by Loewe. Since introducing the first electronic film transmission more than 80 years ago, the award-winning German company has dominated the luxury consumer electronics market with state-of-the-art products that stir the senses.

5 Jul 2013 - 10:11pm

Fashion and function define medi's trendy medical aids

Markus Hollstein, head of Segments Medical in Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Eastern Europe

The world's leading manufacturer of medical compression stockings is setting a trend in the Asian medical scene. Focused on making sure that its products are not just effective but match the discriminating taste of fashion-conscious patients, medi blends fashion and function as captured in its slogan: medi. I feel better.

5 Jul 2013 - 10:09pm

Targeted, relevant trade fairs generate valuable results for industries

Targeted, relevant trade fairs generate valuable results for industries

More "Made in Stuttgart" business-to-business and business-to-consumer trade fairs are coming to the mainland as Messe Stuttgart and Nanjing International Exhibition Company unite their expertise to form Messe Nanjing.

5 Jul 2013 - 10:03pm