Meet the Member The German Chamber of Commerce in China
Tim ineffective. Within Bureau Veritas, we use
Bureau Veritas (China), Industrial licensed Chinese partners to integrate this
& Facilities Division regulatory presence into a comprehensive
German Key Account Manager Quality Assurance/Quality Control plan. We
What is your background and how did it prepare this plan ourselves to meet individ-
bring you to China? ualized quality objectives, offering peace of
I was born in Germany in 1970 and lived mind for our clients.
in Vienna until the age of 14. Afterwards, I
moved around Germany and Europe for my However, our service portfolio is not
education and professional development. restricted to project management, QA/QC
audits and integrated services. We are avail-
As a Geotechnical / Tunneling engineer with a able at any time of our client’s investment
PhD in the area of high-speed rail track foun- lifecycle. For example, clients seeking to
dations, I came to China in 2005 as a consult- expand their business in China will ask us to
ing engineer to work on the Wuhan-Guang- carry out risk assessment of structures and
zhou high speed track. I joined Bureau Veritas processes (HAZID/HAZOP) prior to acquisi-
in 2007 as German Key Account manager for tion of exiting facilities, control the quality
the Industry and Facilities Division. risk during whole manufacturing process or
certify prototypes and help them in global
What is Bureau Veritas’ main business? sourcing matters.
We are an international group specializing in
inspection, analysis, audit and certification. Nowadays everybody is talking green.
Founded in 1828, Bureau Veritas ushered in Do you cover these concerns as well?
its 180-year jubilee as a leading group in con- In China, our American LEED Accredited
formity assessment and certification services Professional and technical team helps some
in the fields of Quality, Health, Safety, and of our clients obtain LEED certification. This
Environment (QHSE) and social responsibil- comes in addition to the energy audits and
ity. Our network has approximately 35,000 >In Brief: energy efficiency services we have provided
employees and 850 offices in 140 countries. for several years.
Year of Foundation: 1993 in China / 1828 in
That’s quite an international presence, What competition do you face in China?
HQ (location): Shanghai
what about your representation in China Bureau Veritas has a unique history, strategy
Main Business: QHSE Management / Confor-
specifically? and client-focused business model dealing
Bureau Veritas Industries & Facilities Divi- with conformity and independent assess-
Number of Employees: ca. 5000 in China
sion was established in China in 1993 and ment. As such, there are of course a lot of
Sales/Revenue: EUR 127m (China)
has developed dramatically together with the companies we compete with, who may not
country’s robust economic growth. We have be able to compete with our comprehensive,
helped a great number of customers, both local and international, in global approach. Our advantage is that we help the client through all
fulfilling various requirements regarding their products, as well as the phases of his investment, through all steps of design and construc-
construction and operation of their facilities, supply chain activities tion, test material, controling environmental impacts and identify-
and management systems certification. ing risks of an industrial plant, inspecting equipment and material at
the workshop before shipment. Localization does not prevent us from
With 550 employees in our division, we have 20 permanent offices integrating international experts from within our network.
in China. We have three global businesses: industry, certification and
construction, with a complete set of complementary services includ- What are your aims for the future in China?
ing: inspection, testing, audit, certification, risk management, out- First and foremost, our goal is to establish Bureau Veritas as the one-
sourcing, consulting and training. stop-shop of choice for conformity assessment in construction and
industry. It is very exciting to develop such a unique business in China,
Could you give us a concrete example of a service package for which itself has been one of the most fascinating places to be over the
one of your businesses? last few years - and surely will be for many years to come.
In construction, we offer project management from design through
construction to commissioning and handover. Furthermore, our techni- On a more personal note, what is your favorite past time in
cal center in Shanghai provides technical consulting services such as China?
design review, Technical and Environmental Due Diligence (TDD/EDD), Of course going out for spicy food - Sichuan-style hot pot is just to die for!
and inspection of construction sites. Finally, our “in service” verifica-
tion team provides audits for facilities such as Fire Life Safety, HVAC What are the most valuable things you have learned as an indi-
and electrical installations, as well as indoor air quality testing. vidual during your time living and working in China?
Flexibility and respect for other people’s ideas, including the need to
How do these services add value for Bureau Veritas’ clients? understand problem-solving approaches and methodologies which are
In China, there are regulatory services with accredited service pro- often diametrically different from one’s own. This is a prerequisite for
viders. For example, the regulatory construction quality supervision success in any multicultural environment. Also, try to learn a little bit
(Jianli) full-time presence on site is often misunderstood and found of Chinese and move forward with confidence!
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Meet the Member The German Chamber of Commerce in China
Bilgin increasing by 25% p.a. (since 2001).
Guengoermues Allianz China Life Insurance
However, despite this trend, China’s
insurance industry is yet to be devel-
oped. It is still only a small part of
Global Account Manager
the whole economy, with about 2.7%,
“Insurance is important, but can compared with 11% in Japan and
become absolutely essential in China” 9.2% in the United States (2005).
says Bilgin Guengoermues at Allianz To sum up, China’s insurance market
China Life in Shanghai, who has worked is small, has only a limited range of
insurance products, comparatively
and lived in both Germany and China high costs and lacks a sound frame-
for many years. Day by day, he sees work, mainly in terms of enforce-
ment. Additionally, Chinese consumer
ongoing changes in the Chinese insur-
education about the importance of
ance market, both the improvements as insurance is still a work in progress.
well as challenges which remain Of course, this is generally speak-
ing and there are huge regional dis-
parities as the relative wealth of
Inadequate insurance coverage is one the major cities contrasts with the
rural areas. Nevertheless we can see
of the significant problems. Due to a that China has made great efforts to
cultural background and an immature improve the situation in many ways
which is a major benefit.
governmental framework, insurance
density remains behind international 3. How does the government
react to the development of the
standards. He spoke to GC Ticker. About >In Brief: insurance market and the social
his opinions on insurance in China, Tel: 021 6860-4960-3012 security needs of Chinese citi-
Mob: 13918424000 zens?
where it is going and why it is impor-
Email: Bilgin@Allianz.com.cn The government is gaining awareness
tant for foreign invested companies to HQ: Chinese – Shanghai, Worldwide – Munich of the changing situation and the
Employees: 170,000 worldwide increasing demand for all-embracing
be aware of risks and provide accurate
Main Business: Life, health, property and casu- coverage. There have been several
coverage to its employees. alty insurance; asset management and banking social security reforms, particularly
of the pension fund and the medical
1. Please tell us a little about Allianz: insurance. According to the 11th 5-year plan, the government plans
Allianz was founded in 1890 in Berlin, Germany with its headquar- further improvement of the social security system and will to allo-
ters now located in Munich. With a presence in more than 70 markets cate more money to the pension fund and medical insurance. The gov-
worldwide, Allianz Group is one of the world’s leading providers of ernment will need an additional RMB 740bn to cover future pension
insurance and financial services. Allianz’s 170,000 employees serve expenses. As a result, the government has decided to encourage com-
80m clients worldwide, offering a core set of services including life, mercial insurers to participate in the market, and issuing more and
health, property and casualty insurance, as well as asset management more licenses.
and banking. Allianz provides a variety of insurance services to about
half of the world’s top leading Fortune 500 companies. Allianz is the 4. What has been covered by the public insurance scheme
first European life insurance company that opened business in China China, or rather Shanghai?
and ranks among the top 5 foreign life insurers in China, as written The social security system consists of a pension plan, medical insur-
gross premiums reached more then RMB 3bn and increased by more ance, workplace injury, unemployment insurance, maternity leave and
than 150% compared to the previous year. an optional housing fund. China requires companies and employees to
contribute to this compulsory national social security fund. The con-
2. Could you provide us with more details on the current insur- tributions are payroll deductibles, and differ for employers/employees
ance market situation in China? and for each fund/insurance. Currently, only some urban areas have
There have been changes over the past few years: a weak social secu- the full system of protection. Even then, only 44% of the eligible
rity system, the population’s rapid aging and a lack of alternative urban population participates in the statutory pension plan.
savings possibilities are increasing the demand for these types of
products. Furthermore, social and economic reforms encourage demand 5. The government seems to put more effort into covering
for insurance. The potential for future growth is enormous -- of China’s Chinese citizens, but is this coverage sufficient?
1.3 billion people, only less than 4% have insurance coverage. China’s The system is still dominated by a pay-as-you-go theory in terms of
insurance sector has experienced strong growth, with premiums pension and a fee-for-service approach for the medical insurance. Just
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Meet the Member The German Chamber of Commerce in China
3% of government spending in China is in support of social welfare. Over 30% of the companies claim making staff development and reten-
According to statistics from labor and social security authorities, the tion top priority. Benefits will become a defining factor of companies
social medical insurance systems for employed urban residents bene- trying to improve their employee attraction and/or retention. Many
fits only about 157m of the country’s more than 1.3bn population. To companies are beginning to implement incentive programs as a way to
make it clear, that means that 66% of urban residents have no medical retain their people or to make a more attractive offer. As competition
care insurance, with the rate in rural areas being even higher, at 80%. becomes more intense, more and more employers will use benefits as
The Ministry of Health estimated that medical insurance covers only an innovative way to address this situation.
6% of the Chinese population. Even those who have insurance often
cannot afford the co-payments, as out-of-pocket spending still covers 8. How can companies effectively address such problems?
half of medical costs due to inadequate insurance coverage. What kind of measures would you recommend ensuring provid-
ing adequate insurance coverage for employees while benefit-
The pension is lower than the cost of living after retirement and the ing the company?
penetration rate is limited. The country-wide coverage ratio is only Enterprises can offer additional pensions, cooperate annuities or
about 23%. There are structural changes in today’s systems that need supplemental insurances to improve workers’ benefits/risk coverage.
to be addressed as well. For example the legacy debt, like unfunded As is evident from our experience, companies are increasingly using
liabilities from the old pension system or decentralization, causing insurance schemes as an additional incentive tool to cover employ-
vagueness and fragmentation. Today a wage replacement of only ees’ risks, to keep key personal within the company and to recruit new
23-25% can be expected. staff. That is why I would recommend implementing an all-embracing
employee retention scheme. Embarking on this strategy, individual
It is obvious that this kind of social security system cannot suit risks and company problems resulting from inadequate insurance cov-
China’s current conditions, a social security system that covers all erage can be minimized.
laborers, not only those in the public sector but also those in the
private sector and those who are self-employed meaning that we need
9. Based on your experience, what are the major mistakes
to build. To make it clear, China has to deal with a challenge that
committed by companies when preparing for- and implement-
even the most developed countries often find difficult to handle.
ing a supplemental benefit/insurance retention scheme?
The major problem is creating a well-structured scheme. Many com-
6. What are the risks of inadequate insurance coverage? How
panies have purchased lots of products over the years, regardless of
does this affect for example the companies and their employees?
whether they complement one another or not. It is better to have a
There are several risks that should not be underestimated. Due to
set of well-matched products, which are tailored to each company’s
China’s historical background, employees and their families expect
specific needs. There are a lot of products on the market and it is dif-
that the company will take care of all their needs. In the case of a
ficult to gain a clear overview, every industry has different needs
death for example, the family would expect the company to pay a
concerning the right insurance and the right choice is hard to make.
death benefit. This can be an unexpected financial burden, especially
Therefore it is better to be assisted by an expert in the phase of
for smaller companies.
research, selection and implementation.
If we take the medical insurance for example; due to high co-pay-
ments many people do not seek care even if they are ill. This might 10. How much are supplemental benefits valued by
cause a more serious illness, which in turn leads to inability to work employees?
and finally in a decrease of productivity for the company (44% of While salary is important, it’s not the only factor. Companies should
poverty in China has medical reasons). consider offering other benefits, such as tuition reimbursement,
housing allowances, insurance or long-term incentive plans like pen-
A lack of adequate insurance can also be seen as a lack of incentives sions. Regarding the high turnover rate, which I mentioned before,
for employees to stay with the same company. Turnover is high in a recent survey showed dissatisfaction with benefits is of growing
China (12-30%), and causes damage to companies in terms of replace- concern for employees and was ranked No. 4 among the reasons to
ment, brain drain, loss of intellectual property, etc. change jobs.
By far, the biggest expense is lost productivity; most of the damage to 11. What kind of products does Allianz China Life offer to
productivity is caused by the inexperience of new employees. Let me support local and foreign companies concerning this issue?
give you a figure, e.g. replacing a high-performing manager in China We are able to offer a wide array of insurance products tailored to
can cost 300 percent to 2,000 percent of that individual’s salary. client needs. Allianz China life has designed and already successfully
Unfortunately, it is difficult to directly capture or isolate this enor- implemented welfare plans and employee retention plans for many
mous expense. As a result, this cost almost always goes unnoticed. international and national companies. Especially the implementa-
tion of Employee Retention Programs in connection with group insur-
7. What are recent trends in the insurance market? ance products is very successful in the market and experiences high
The insurance market is not fully developed. Yet there seems to be demand.
growing awareness of the importance of risk prevention. For example,
today’s retirees started saving for retirement at an age of 47, a recent Recently Allianz launched comprehensive supplemental medical insur-
report shows that one-third of the Chinese today start with an average ance product covering outpatient and inpatient treatments, which for
age of 37. many employees represent the most essential insurance product.
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The German Chamber of Commerce in China Meet the Member
Dirk Fell is General Manager and
Director of Hörmann Beijing and
Hörmann Tianjin Door Production
Co. After studying mechanical engi-
neering in Bochum and Gothen-
burg, his first assignment in 1994
led him to China. After 5 years in
Sichuan he went back to Europe
only to return to Beijing in 2006,
taking over responsibility for Hör-
mann’s activities in China.
Could you briefly describe Hör-
Dirk Fell mann’s fields of activity?
Hörmann Beijing and The Hörmann Group provides high
Hörmann Tianjin Door quality doors for home and indus-
Production Co. trial use and is one of Europe’s
leading door manufacturers.
In August 1998, Hörmann established its business unit in Beijing and
has been producing a wide range of door products for the Chinese
market since then. Hörmann’s product range covers apartment doors,
fire doors, security doors and internal doors, as well as sectional doors,
high-speed doors and dock loading equipment.
Why did you become an annual sponsor of the GCC • Beijing?
Hörmann, as a family-owned company, firmly believes in the services
and network the German Chamber can provide its members in Beijing.
We are glad to be able to support the work of the Chamber to help small
and midsized enterprises to establish in this booming yet certainly
The Chamber media offer a platform for reaching existing and potential
customers. 2008 is not only Beijing’s Olympic year, but also Hörmann’s
10th anniversary in China. Furthermore, Hörmann has started construc-
tion of a second factory in Tianjin in order to be prepared for future
growth and to even better fulfill customer needs.
What is your favorite place in Beijing?
Apart from our BDA based factory it is hard to say, as Beijing is devel-
oping new sights almost every day. Certainly the art village 798 is one
of my favorites.
When did you come to China for the first time, and what sur-
prised you? What has changed the most since then?
In October 1995 I came to Kunming and I was stunned by the sheer
number of people and by the diversity of the various markets.
Not only the appearance of almost every city and its infrastructure has
changed, but also the approach of most business people towards foreign-
ers has changed dramatically.
Could you comment on cultural differences?
In many fields, the business approach is quite different from our direct
way of communicating and conducting business.
If you plan on doing business in China you should definitely …
Grab the chances but also be aware of the obstacles in the market. A
short term strategy is not recommended.
Things you would take to a lonely island are …
My wife, my daughter, and an internet connection.
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Member News - Beijing The German Chamber of Commerce in China
Water Organizations Collaborate on Sartorius Inaugurates Plant in China
Water Expo China The laboratory and industrial equipment provider Sartorius officially
started up operations at the new plant at its Beijing location. The plant
The Sino-German Training
has allowed Sartorius to double its production capacity in China from
Center for Water & Envi-
roughly a former 4,000m2 to more than 8,000m2; an additional building
ronment (SGTC) and the
phase will make it possible to quadruple floor space in the future. The
Chinese Hydraulic Engineer- investment volume for the new plant site is about EUR 10m.
ing Society (CHES) signed
an agreement for long term
cooperation on visitor,
exhibitor and sponsor acqui-
sition, setting topics for
workshops and forums, recruiting speakers, organizing study tours,
producing advertising and publicity materials, and providing services
to exhibitors – all of this for Water Expo China.
SGTC is a partnership between the DWA Deutsche Vereinigung für
Wasser, Abwasser & Abfall e.V, Hennef, Emscher Wassertechnik GmbH,
Essen, the Intertraining Institut für Training & Consulting Interna-
tional GmbH, Brühl, and Kocks
Consult GmbH, Koblenz. German CEO and Executive Board Chairman Dr. Joachim Kreuzburg pointed
Minister of the Environment Sigmar out that thanks to its long-standing presence in China, Sartorius had
Gabriel is the patron. CHES is part gained high brand awareness and enjoyed a strong market position
of the Chinese Ministry of Water with customers from the pharmaceutical, chemical and food indus-
Resources. Together with Messe tries. “We are profiting from the high investment of global groups in
Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. it China by covering their needs for weighing equipment in their on-site
organizes Water Expo China. production processes.”
German Embassy School’s Adventure in
A Mongolian saying goes: “When
the heavens created time they made
plenty of it.” This, says the German
Embassy School Beijing’s (DSP’s)
teacher, R. Busch, is the key experi-
ence one brings back from Mongolia:
it is a country of plentiful time and
13 students from the DSP got an
early vacation this year in order to
explore the country of the DSP’s
partner school, the Goethe School
in Ulan Bator. They hope that the
increased cultural understanding the
visit produced will lead to even more fruitful cooperation in language
exchange and joint projects in the future.
From their arrival in the Yurt village in Terel National Park, 75km from
the capital, to the grand finale of the annual national competition
called Nadam, the students had an experience filled with wonder. The
hardest thing to overcome according to the students: literally crawling
into camp on all fours after dismounting from a cumulative 12 hours
of riding. The best: long breakfasts with no school bell, and making
many new friends. These students are firm believers in international
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The German Chamber of Commerce in China Beijing - Member News
Gerlach Supplies Products in Beijing
An increasing need for medical foot care, brought on by the prolifera-
tion of diabetes, for example, is providing an opportunity for products,
techniques, and equipment from Germany. Since 2005, German market
leader Eduard Gerlach GmbH has supplied foot care products to China.
Now they have been put to use in Beijing’s first foot care studio in
the Chaoyang District, licensed by the Beijing Bureau for Industry and
Commerce and completely equipped by Gerlach. Chinese foot care spe-
cialists trained by podologists from Germany provide treatment accord-
ing to German standards for calluses, morbid nails, ingrown nails, etc.
With a similar studio in Dalian and more slated to open elsewhere in
China, hospital endocrinology departments are taking notice. A Ger-
man-style podiatrist training program is under discussion.
Eduard Gerlach GmbH is represented by Beijing-based Eurohealth Trade
Co. Ltd. in China. Gerlach’s products are registered as cosmetics and
marketed in premium consumer shops in major cities.
Mr. Michael Andrut Ms. Chen Chen
Marketing Manager Far East Regional Manager
Interturbine Logistik GmbH China Lappkabel (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Representative Office Beijing Branch
Unit 1020, Hua-Ou Aviation Unit 2510, Beijing Sunflower Tower
Support Center 37 Maizidian Street
5 Tianzhu Road (E) Chaoyang District, Beijing 100125
Tianzhu Airport Industrial Zone Tel: 010 8527-5156
Shunyi District, Beijing 101312 Fax: 010 8527-5064
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CEO Fax: 010 6590-0266 Fax: 010 6590-7521
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Board Chairman Changchun Co. Ltd. Web: www.storymaker.de Web: www.schnellecke.de
BP Group Holding Co. Ltd. 1981 Wuhan Avenue
28D, Block 1, Royal Garden Changchun, Jilin130033 Dr. Andreas Tank Mr. Wen Zhao
Shoutu Road (E) Tel: 0431 8468-4715 Viessmann Heating Technology General Manager
Chaoyang District , Beijing 100021 Fax: 0431 8465-9763 Beijing Co. Ltd. Beijing Chang Cheng Bilfinger Berger
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Mr. Martin Buchholz Shunyi District, Beijing 101308 Chaoyang District, Beijing 100028
Unit 1204, Inspiring Space Mr. Michael Heerde Tel: 010 8049-0888 ext. 8101 Tel: 010 6440-2721
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Chaoyang District, Beijing 100020 Managing Partner General Manager
Mr. Daniel Chao Tel: 010 5921-8305 E. R. P. Eastern Relationship Tianjin SMG Presses Co. Ltd.
General Manager Fax: 010 5921-8434 Projectconsult & Real Estate GmbH Unit 1004, Building A
Novotel Beijing Sanyuan Email: michael.heerde@ 25A, Gate B, Building 3 Yingfen Huayuan
Tower C, Phoenix Place bayerhealthcare.com Central Palace Youyibei Road
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Tel: 010 5829-6666 Ms. Kelly Liu-Chaumet Tel: 010 5903-5723 Fax: 022 8328-0540
Fax: 010 5866-7000 Representative China Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
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Web: www.novotel.com Public Relations
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New Members - Guangzhou The German Chamber of Commerce in China
Guangzhou Tan Tec Leather Awarded Grade A Taxpayer
German leather manufacturer taxes according to taxation requirements. Only 146 out of more than
Guangzhou Tan Tec Leather 60,000 enterprises had been nominated.
Ltd. has been awarded Grade
A taxpayer in Baiyun district. CEO Mr. Thomas Schneider proudly presented the award on occasion
The assessment is being con- of the ceremony. Tan Tec is a key supplier for brands like Timber-
ducted every two years by land and New Balance and an approved supplier for OEM car compa-
the bureaus of National and nies like VW, Ford and PSA. Tan Tec did its part for Corporate Social
Local Taxation. It honors com- Responsibility by successfully initiating the LITE (low impact to
panies that contribute high environment) system.
Mr. Han Bing Mr. Clemens Pfeffer
Lufthansa Wins European Award
Attorney China, LL.M (Germany) Managing Director
Kai Tong Consultant Service Ltd. Jiangmen Jiechu (Hardware) Lufthansa has been voted the top airline in Europe in the 2008 World
Room 2504, Citic Plaza Fittings Co. Ltd. Airline Awards, out-competing 59 other carriers. More than 15m pas-
223 Tianhe Road (N) 2nd Industry Park, Yamen Town
sengers took part in the survey, conducted by the UK-based aviation
Guangzhou 510620 Xinhui District, Jiangmen
Tel: 020 8752-1833 Guangdong 529152 research agency Skytrax over an eleven-month period from August
Fax: 020 8752-1700 Tel: 0750 6451-010 2007 to June 2008.
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In the Best in Region category, passengers were asked to rate their
Ms. Lanny Chu level of satisfaction with a total of 59 European airlines. Respon-
Marketing Manager Mr. Frankie Yeung dents evaluated more than 35 different aspects in the categories
Central Chain – Guangzhou General Manager Ground Service, Onboard Product and Onboard Staff Service. Lufthansa
Hichain Electricity Co. Ltd. Guangzhou Bow Yue Vehicle
No. 16, Pubei Road Trading Co. Ltd. (BMW Dealer) impressed passengers with its fast and innovative check-in options,
Yunpu Industrial Estate No. 57 Daguan Road (S) the speed and convenience of its baggage handling and the friendly
Huangpu District Tianhe District service provided by staff. The airline also scored top marks for its
Guangzhou 510520 Guangzhou 510660
Tel: 020 6295-8589 Tel: 020 8216-8668
excellent in-flight service, notably its comfortable seats, in-flight
Fax: 020 8205-8684 Fax: 020 8216-8206 entertainment program and the choice and quality of the menus and
Email: email@example.com Email: frankie.yeung.kinfai@ drinks served on board. Overall, Skytrax evaluated 168 carriers for this
Web: www.he-chang.com simedarby.com.hk year’s World Airline Awards.
Mr. Cui Hailong
Key Account Manager Mr. David Zhang
Guangzhou Brand Experience Center
742 Huangpu Road (E)
Guangzhou Representative Office
Guangzhou Hichain Electricity Celebrate
Tel: 020 2821-8138
Room 1504, Yi’an Plaza
33 Jianshe 6 Road
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Web: www.gz-gec.com Fax: 020 8363-3349
a new 50,000m2 garden factory in Guangzhou soon. As a result, the
Mr. Hjalmar Konzet thyssenkrupp.com.cn industry chain will be extending to cable material production, copper
Beiya Village, Daojiao Town Web: www.thyssenkrupp.com.cn processing, wire and cable, wiring harness and electronic monitor
Dongguan 523170 equipment.
Tel: 0769 8838-0211 Mr. Remus Zhang
Fax: 0769 8838-0210 Regional Sales Manager
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Lapp Kabel Shanghai Co. Ltd. been devoted to supply quality ROHS wiring harness, wires and cables
Mr. Lam Ramsteiner Room 3301, Metro Plaza
to different types of businesses. After great success in IFA, Hichain
Representative 183 Tianhe Road (N)
Noble Energy Saving Technology Guangzhou 510620 will take part in Hong Kong Electronics Autumn Fair from 13th to 16th
(Zhuhai) Co. Ltd. Tel: 020 8755-3839 October.
6F, Xiechang Building, No. 21 Fax: 020 8755-3360
Zhoushan Road, Xiangzhou Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zhuhai 519000 Web: www.lappkabel.com.cn
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The Executive Centre Opens First Center in Shenzhen
The Executive Centre, an Asian ser- “Shenzhen is a market with a unique position in China’s rapidly
viced office provider, continues to expanding economy. Companies operating in Shenzhen have access to
expand with the opening of its oper- significant production power present in the city itself, the markets of
ation center in the special economic the region, and still have the benefits of Hong Kong’s globally inte-
zone of Shenzhen, within minutes of grated market presence” said Stephen Chatham, Operations Director of
the Hong Kong border crossing. The The Executive Centre.
new center is strategically located in
the heart of Shenzhen’s new central Along with the Shenzhen operation, The Executive Centre is expanding
business district, and is very close facilities to Guangzhou, Macau, and Mumbai, and will be adding two
to the Hong Kong border crossing in centers in Hong Kong and Sydney, bringing the total number of oper-
Kerry Plaza. ating centers to 30 across the globe.
Vopelius Chemie AG Reports Record Result
The first half of 2008 has been the most successful business period for Vopelius Chemie AG ever. The increase in revenues hit the 14% mark
compared to the previous year to reach EUR 1.4m. Therewith the company with its branch in Guangzhou is above the average growth of German
chemistry industry and well-positioned on the global market.
C.R.S. Offers Enhanced Hotel Booking Service
By means of the easyres.com Service Card the booking process is simplified, i.e. your data is saved for each new reservation, and every booking
is rewarded with Cash Points! C.R.S. International GmbH & Co. KG is the provider of the online hotel booking engine.
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The German Chamber of Commerce in China Shanghai - Member News
VMT Provides Technical Service to China Zhenjiang Siemens Busbar Extends
Projects Joint Venture Contract
This summer Airbus launched its Airbus Airplane A320 Tianjin Chief Zhenjiang Siemens Busbar
Assembly line, a project in cooperation with the Civil Aviation Admin- Trunking Systems Company
istration of China. Precise measurement is the pre-condition for the Ltd. (ZSB), a 50/50 joint
complete success of Airplane Assembly line, VMT is providing the tech- venture between Siemens
nical service for the Airplane Chief Assembling by applying the preci- Ltd. China and Daqo Group
sion measurement instruments and experienced staff. Co, recently extended its
joint venture contract for
another 12 years with a Mr. Klaus Nebl | GM - ZSB; Mr. Thomas Schaffer | Board
valid business license from Director; Mr. Xu Xiang | Vice-Chairman; Mr. Rudolf
Kingdee Standardizes Cost Management now until 30th July 2022.
Martin Siegers | Chairman; Mr. Ge Fei | Board Director;
Mr. Cai Jinhong | GM - ZSB
Kingdee Software International Company Ltd. successfully brought a
standard costing management system to GSI Westwind (Suzhou). Stan-
Bosch Rebuilds Schools, Donates Supplies
dard costing is mature management technique to achieve desirable
Bosch donated recently RMB 11m to rebuild two schools in the area
production performance in western countries of advanced manufactur-
devastated by the Sichuan earthquake. This is the second donation
ing practice. However, to implement it in China operations, there are
announcement by Bosch; the previous donation of RMB 2.5m con-
some obstacles to overcome.
sisted of equipment and cash donations from Bosch legal entities and
Bosch Joint Ventures in China. Bosch associates have also made cash
donations of amounting to RMB 1.75m.
Schuler Group Hosts 4th Metal Forming
Dr. Rudolf Colm, Member of the Board of Management of the Bosch
Symposium Group responsible for the coordination of company activities in the
Asia-Pacific region, met with the Vice Governor of Sichuan Provincial
The Schuler Group’s 4th Metal forming Government Mr. Huang Xiaoxiang in Chengdu on 23rd June to present
Symposium in Shanghai and Changchun the donation. “Bosch associates around the world are in deep sympa-
took place from 23rd – 27th June. With thy for the families and for the children affected by the earthquake.
the motto “Press Shop Solutions from a We would like to extend our sincere condolences to the families of the
Strong Partnership,” the Schuler Group victims,” said Dr. Colm. “Our efforts to rebuild the schools aim to help
introduced its new products and service the families affected by the earthquake to return to normal life as
concepts to more than 300 participants quickly as possible.”
from the automobile OEM and supplier sectors. Over a period of two
days, each of the technical papers was presented and face-to-face ses- Straight after the earthquake, Bosch donated power tools worth RMB
sions were held on topics such as press lines for car body panels, servo 100,000 to the Chengdu Public Security Fire Department earthquake
technology, warm forming and hydro-forming. rescue headquarters in Du Jiang Yan.
operational responsibility in projects
and line management: experience, speed,
flexibility, change your success
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New General Manager at ETAS Continental Plant Creates 1000
Dr. Hans Goller joined ETAS’ parent company
Robert Bosch GmbH in Germany almost 20
The international automotive supplier Continental AG has opened a
years ago in the Gasoline Systems Business
production plant for the HBS (Hydraulic Brake Systems) activities of
Unit. From 1992 onwards, he was responsible
its Chassis & Safety Division in Changshu Southeast Economic Devel-
for project management and system develop-
opment Zone, China. The new plant, Continental Automotive Systems
ment at the Technical Center of Bosch K.K.
(Changshu) Co. Ltd. is wholly owned by Continental AG and produces
in Yokohama, Japan. With the foundation of
hydraulic brake systems, in particular front and rear calipers, drum
ETAS’ Japanese branch in 1998 he transferred
brakes and brake actuation products.
to ETAS as General Manager of the Japanese operations and later also
resumed the responsibility for the Asia-Pacific market including Korea
With the total investment
and China. In July 1998, he relocated to Shanghai as the head of
of about RMB 600m, Conti-
ETAS’ Chinese operations.
nental Automotive Systems
Changshu is situated on a
land space of 73,000m2 with
Psyma Hires New Marketing and around 25,000m2 of factory
Business Development Manager area. As planned, its produc-
tion capacity will ramp up to
Psyma Business Research is expanding and Mr. Marcus Gladers has 5m calipers and 2.4m actua-
joined Psyma in their new state-of-the-art office at 777 West Yan’an tion units by 2011, with a growing local workforce of up to 1,000
Road. Mr. Gladers will serve as the marketing and business develop- employees within the next two years.
ment manager. Previously, Mr. Gladers has worked in Germany and the
US. He recently received a Masters degree in business administration
from Fudan University in Shanghai. In his new position, Mr. Gladers Festool Midyear Dealer Meeting
will assist international clients from Germany and other countries in
utilizing market research to position their products in the Chinese
Festool midyear dealer meeting 2008 was held on 17th July in Yalong
Bay, Sanya, Hainan Province. All important Festool dealers attended this
meeting. During the meeting, managers of the sales and the marketing
department presented the sales figures for the first half year, and con-
gratulated the growing sales team for its excellent performance.
New President of WACKER Chemicals
As of October 2008, Jean-Lionel Gros, former President of WACKER
Chemicals Greater China, became Senior Vice President of WACKER
Group, focusing on Global Sales and Distribution Management. Dr.
Peter von Zumbusch, former Vice President Operations Greater China,
has taken over as President of WACKER Chemicals Greater China.
GGP Renamed Gaudlitz Precision
The name of Gaudlitz Green Point Precision Technology (Wuxi) Co.
Ltd, abbreviated as GGP, was officially changed into Gaudlitz Precision
Technology (Wuxi) Co. Ltd at the end of July 2008.
On the occasion of company’s 4th anniversary of establishment, the
name of GGP was announced as Gaudlitz Wuxi. Gerd Thiele, CEO of
Gaudlitz Wuxi, said “We made very remarkable progress these past few
years with the professional team and strong support from Gaudlitz
Germany. Our sales volume has kept a fast growth rate. We expect to
expand the Chinese market in the following years. ”
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The German Chamber of Commerce in China Shanghai - Member News
Mr. Sheng Cha @disagroup.com Email: email@example.com Mr. David Schulte
General Manager Web: www.disagroup.com Web: www.mcon.com.cn General Manager
Vorwerk Household Kunshan Byrel Fastening Systems
Appliance Co. Ltd. Mr. Christoph Gerigk Ms. Dorothee Kuenzler 158 Yuanfeng Road, Yushan Town
8777 Songze Road, Qingpu Managing Director Suite 1009, 10F, Huawen Plaza Kunshan, Jiangsu 215300
Shanghai 201700 SaarGummi China Ltd. 999 West Zhongshan Road Tel: 0512 8163-9558
Tel: 021 6921-2575 1 Yunzao Road, New Northern Zone Shanghai 200051 Fax: 0512 8163-9279
Fax: 021 6921-2836 Economical & Technological Tel: 021 3251-5080 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email: email@example.com Developing Zone Fax: 021 3251-5010 Web: www.getzner.com
Web: www.vorwerk.de Chongqing 401122 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 023 6737-8675 Mr. Peter Ungaenz
Mr. Lee Chang Fax: 023 6737-8674 Ms. Vanessa Moriel General Manager
8G, No. 4, 2 Weifang Road (W) Email: assistant Managing Director Asia Pacific VON ARDENNE Vacuum
Shanghai 200122 @saargummi-china.com Human Capital Partners Ltd. Equipment (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Tel: 021 5882-4207 Web: www.saargummi.com Unit 1006, Shanghai Times Square Part D, Building 31, 390 Aidu Road
Fax: 021 5882-4197 Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone
Email: email@example.com Ms. Vanessa Guo Shanghai 200131
93 Huaihai Road (C), Shanghai
V. P. – Key Account Manager Tel: 021 5046-2782
Tel: 021 6437-2034
Mr. Fanwei Cheng RUNBOW LOGISTICS Fax: 021 5046-1678
Fax: 021 6390-0821
General Manager Office 207, Building 39 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ifm electronic (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. 2688 Yindu Road Web: www.vonardenne-china.biz
Building 15, 912 Bibo Road, Pudong Shanghai 201108
Shanghai 201210 Tel: 021 5443-1003 Mr. Bruce Xu
Mr. Jianfeng Mu Managing Director
Tel: 021 5027-8559 Fax: 021 5443-3844
Director European Purchasing Westfalia Surge (Shanghai)
Fax: 021 5027-8669 Email: email@example.com
IAC (Shanghai) Management Ltd. Dairy Equipment Co. Ltd.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Unit 504, King Tower 11D, 353 Riying Road (N)
Web: www.ifm.cn Web: www.runbow-logistics.com
28 Xinjinqiao Road, Jin Qiao Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone
Pudong, Shanghai 201206 Shanghai 200131
Ms. Daniela Drees Mr. Ximing Guo
Director Marketing / PR / Retail CEO Tel: 021 5030-2766 Tel: 021 2281-7771
Rosenthal Lifestyle Trading EagleBurgmann (Shanghai) Fax: 021 5030-2655 Fax: 021 5046-3163
(Shanghai) Co. Ltd. Investment Management Co.Ltd. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Unit 322, Tower 1, German Center (EagleBurgmann China) Web: www.iacgroup.com Web: www.westfalia.com
88 Keyuan Road Room 211-212, Cimic Tower www.geagroup.com
Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong 800 Shangcheng Road, Pudong Mr. Claus-Jürgen Müller-Yang
Shanghai 201203 Shanghai 200120 General Manager Mr. Zhao Yang
Tel: 021 2898-6419 Tel: 021 5835-3711 V. Fraas (Zhangjiagang) General Manager
Fax: 021 2898-6439 Fax: 021 5835-4838 Textile Co. Ltd. Teka Machinery (Taicang) Co. Ltd.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: simon.guo Dongqu Avenue, Tangshi Town 8 Loujiang Road (N)
Web: www.rosenthal.de @cn.eagleburgmann.com Zhangjiagang City Taicang, Jiangsu 215400
Web: www.eagleburgmann.cn Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu 215618 Tel: 0512 5357-6251
Mr. Mark Ehrich Tel: 0512 5816-1050 Fax: 0512 5357-6252
Managing Director Mr. Eddie Hsia Fax: 0512 5816-1057
dataschalt Entwicklungs- & General Manager Email: email@example.com Web: www.teka-maschinenbau.cn
Automatisierungsgesellschaft mbH Hotel ONE Suzhou Web: www.fraas.com
An der Hülshorst 7-9 379 Changjiang Road Mr. Alex Zhang
Lübeck 23568, Germany Suzhou 215011 Mr. Andreas Oswald Managing Director
Tel: +49 451 29-05-921 Tel: 0512 6878-1111 Vice General Manager Roder Tent Services
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 0512 6878-1234 BSH Electrical Appliances (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Web: www.dataschalt.com Email: email@example.com (Jiangsu) Co. Ltd. Building 6-10, No. 18
Web: www.hotelone.com.cn 208 Yaoxin Road 399 Zhuguang Road
Ms. Wu Fang Qingpu, Shanghai 201702
Nanjing, Jiangsu 210046
Assistant to General Manager Mr. Franz Jaeger Tel: 021 5988-6605
Tel: 025 8543-9988
Behr-Hella Thermocontrol Chief Representative Fax: 021 5988-6607
Fax: 025 8566-3777
(Shanghai) Co. Ltd. Guentner Shanghai Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
868 Guangzhong Road Unit 735-736, German Centre Web: www.roder-china.com
Xinzhuang Industry Park 88 Keyuan Road www.r-zs.com
Minhang, Shanghai 201108 Zhangjiang High-tech Park Mr. Harald Schmidt
Tel: 021 3350-8188 Pudong, Shanghai 201203 Mr. Liping Zhou
Plant Manager General Manager
Fax: 021 3350-8288 Tel: 021 2898-6320 Burkert Contromatic
Email: email@example.com Fax: 021 2898-6357 TWE Nonwoven (Hangzhou) Co. Ltd.
(Suzhou) Co. Ltd. 552 Street No. 20
Web: www.bhtc.coom Email: firstname.lastname@example.org A5, Suhong Industrial Square
Web: www.guentner.de Economic & Technological
81 Suhu Road (W), SIP Development Zone
Mr. Matthias Gantner www.guentner-asia.com Suzhou, Jiangsu 215021
Vice President / CFO Operations Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310018
Tel: 0512 6265-9230 Tel: 0571 8687-8136
DISA Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. Mr. Markus Kaehler
Fax: 0512 6265-9773 Fax: 0571 8687-8029
Room A 901-903 General Manager
Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Far East International Plaza MCon China Ltd. (Shanghai) Branch
Web: www.burkert.com Web: www.nonwoven.com
319 Xianxia Road 31F, Jin Mao Tower
Shanghai 200051 88 Century Avenue
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Allianz Sponsored Schools Open in New Measurement Technology for
China’s Earthquake Zone Energy Saving
Two primary schools and two kindergar- Press conference of new products release of Testo Shanghai took place
tens, sponsored by Allianz Group, have on the evening of Aug. 8th, and 40 journalists from different maga-
opened in China’s earthquake-hit Sichuan zines in the field of HVAC/R, Building, Electronics and Instrumenta-
province. This marks Allianz’s first step tion were present.
towards providing long-term support for
reconstruction efforts comprising a total The newly released electronic manifold will be widely used in energy-
investment estimated at RMB 10m. consumption inspection and maintenance of refrigeration systems
in industrial facilities as well as in cooling systems. A considerable
This is also the first school charity program financed by an interna- amount of the work involved in refrigeration systems is done by tradi-
tional insurer in China after the earthquake. As temporary schools, the tional mechanical measuring tools. Emissions monitoring instruments
four Allianz institutions can accommodate nearly 3000 students for have provided for improved environmental protection and energy
at least three years, until permanent schools are built. These institu- saving. Now, Testo expects improved performance in the refrigeration
tions are now named after Allianz and are located in the Mianzhu area and energy-thirsty industries as a result of this development.
of Deyang, which was severely destroyed by the earthquake. With the
cooperation of local authorities and the Ren’ai Charity Fund, Allianz
built altogether 57 classrooms in Qifu and Xiaode. New Partner Joins Ernst & Young
“As a member of the local community German Business Center
in Deyang, we are particularly devoted
to being a good corporate citizen in Philipp Canzler joined Ernst & Young Shanghai
supporting local residents and their as the new Audit Partner of the German Business
families. We will keep in close contact Center this July. Philipp was previously based in
with these schools and kindergartens, Berlin and has more than 14 years of experience
and carry this engagement forward in in public accounting. He has served many multina-
light of social necessity in future,” said Heinz Dollberg, who heads tional companies in Germany and during his second-
Allianz Group’s Asia Pacific Division, at the opening ceremony. ment to the Ernst & Young Boston/USA office from
2002 to 2004.
Founded in March 2005, Montfort Shanghai Co. Ltd. EPCOS Ranking Improves
specializes in Industry Marketing, B2B-communication
and Financial communications. This includes Full-Service Among the ranking of the top 100 electronic components manufacturers
Marketing in all aspects of CI/CD developments, sales in China, EPCOS has moved from the tenth to fifth place. If only manu-
tools and direct marketing activities in all Asian facturers with comparable portfolios are counted, EPCOS remains the
languages, events, inserts in trade magazines etc. As second largest manufacturer in China after the Hengdian Group DMEGC.
such, we serve our clients throughout Asia.
Currently, we handle printed materials including direct
marketing activities in 6 languages and organize over
SurTec (Hangzhou) Launches Second
40 events in the whole of Asia. In addition, we create Enterprise in China
many ads for selected trade publications throughout
the region. Operating for ten years in China, SurTec
(Hangzhou) is well known for its inno-
In March 2008, Montfort Shanghai became one of the vative high end surface treatment chem-
yearly sponsors of the German Chamber. Members of icals. We are now proud to announce
the GCC are welcome to visit our office in the heart of the opening of our second enterprise in
Shanghai to learn more about our services.
Xiaoshan. SurTec Metal Surface Treat-
ment Technology (Hangzhou) Co. Ltd.
commenced production in the beginning of July. Our new facility will
support the well established SurTec Chemical and Engineering (Hang-
zhou) Co.Ltd. to satisfy the constantly increasing demand in Asia.
SurTec Metal Surface Treatment Technology (Hangzhou) Co. Ltd.
No.70 Hongtai Wu Road | Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou 311232
Tel: 0571 8269-6636 | Fax: 0571 8269-6395
Web: www.surtechchina.com | E-Mail: email@example.com
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Young Freudenberg Managers Support Voith Paper Sponsors Nanjing Forestry
Migrant School University
A school for migrant children in Shanghai/Jiading was chosen to Voith Paper, a process provider for the paper industry, has come to
receive voluntary support from young Freudenberg Group managers in an agreement with Nanjing Forestry University to sponsor its Pulp &
China. They have organized donations for a school library begun to Paper Foundation on an annual basis. The agreement marks an impor-
renovate school facilities and support instruction for more than 500 tant milestone in the cooperation between both, but also attests to
primary school students. Voith’s long commitment to Chinese paper industry by supporting
This social commitment is an
outcome of Freudenberg’s 1 st The grant will be used to attract outstanding high school graduates to
China Talent Summit. During the apply for the College of Pulp & Paper Engineering, to reward students
two-year development program and teachers for their excellent achievements, to improve teaching
for young managers, the par- and research facilities, and to support projects that can develop the
ticipants developed the idea for discipline.
a sustainable social project as
part of their understanding of In addition to the donation, Voith Paper will also send its own indus-
the Freudenberg social respon- try experts to give regular lectures on the latest in paper-making
sibility. Other key elements in the program include a close exchange technology. At the same time, the company will also offer internships
with Senior Management on group values, business principles, perfor- during summer vacation at its Kunshan facility.
mance management, presentation techniques and conflict manage-
As part of their initiative, the team also spent a day at the school to QIAGEN Named New Champion
repair and refurbish classroom desks before the new school year starts.
Headmaster Li, himself a committed volunteer for nearly 10 years, was QIAGEN, Germany’s largest biotechnology company, has been nomi-
much encouraged by the support for this school. He will make every nated as one of the new champions in the Word Economic Forum’s
effort to receive full recognition by the local education administration Annual Meeting of New Champions. This meeting, also referred to as
in the near future. the “Summer Davos,” will be held in Tianjin, China from 27th - 28th
September. The Summer Davos was inaugurated in 2007 by the World
Economic Forum in response to the changing business landscape and
the growing prominence of emerging economies.
Seidenschwarz & Co. Conducts Quality
The international management consulting company Seidenschwarz
& Co. is currently conducting a survey on Quality Made in China. In
recent years, products made in China have reached competitive price-
performance levels and gained a good reputation in the world market.
In terms of quality however, products made in China are still not widely
seen to be world class by industrial customers as well as consumers.
Weidmüller Attends Windpower Asia
Weidmüller China attended “Windpower
Asia 2008” which was held from 25th
- 27th June at the Beijing Exhibition
Center. Wind power, as a new force, has
started late but developed rapidly in
China. Weidmüller took the opportunity
to display its products, such as terminals
and electronics, etc. During the show,
a lot of trends for new technology and
solutions needed were received by Weidmüller as well as the feedback
from numerous potential customers.
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Koerber Schleifring Machinery Crowne Plaza Celebrates Opening
Relocates to Anting Ceremonies
Koerber Schleifring Machinery (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. would like to take Crowne Plaza Century Park Shang-
this opportunity to express its gratitude to all its clients and partners. hai offered a series of activities to
Due to needs of future development, the company moved from Taicang celebrate the 2008 Olympic Games,
to Anting on 14th August. including a sizzling BBQ at the Pool
Terrace and a sumptuous seafood
Koerber Schleifring Machinery (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. buffet in the Park Café. During
No.1128,Taishun Road | Anting, Jiading District, Shanghai 201814 the Olympic Games period, guests
Tel: 0 21 3958-7333 | Fax: 021-3958-7334 viewed the competition on large
screens in the hotel.
Halfen Celebrates Olympics in Beijing
& Shanghai Hella Training Holds Events in Beijing,
Shanghai and Guangzhou
The Halfen Olympic Opening Bar was held successfully on 25th July
in Beijing at Die Kochmuetzen and on 1st August in Shanghai at the After Hella’s successful technical
Hofbräuhaus. Halfen invited German and Chinese partners to celebrate training and product testing event in
the company and the opening of the Beijing Games. Beijing this past April, Hella Trading
(Shanghai) Co. Ltd. held two more
Both events were attended by more than training events in Shanghai and
80 guests, including representatives from Guangzhou on 5th June and 19th July.
the GCC • China, such as Mr. Manfred These one-day on-site training courses
Rothgänger, Delegate & Chief Represen- focused on a new Hella product for
tative of German Industry and Commerce the automotive aftermarket: the Hella
Shanghai. Guest enjoyed a hospitable and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The TPMS TC-400 training was
relaxed atmosphere at this informal event. aimed at Hella’s authorized dealers and their garage customers.
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