Posts Tagged ‘trade’

German Mechanical Engineering

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

With full throttle from the crisis of new orders index Berlin/Stuttgart bounced back, July 22, 2010 – the majority of the Baden-Wurttemberg machine and plant constructors comes out surprisingly quickly and strongly from the crisis. Since the low point was bottomed out in August 2009, it goes uphill with the machine production from month to month. About 75 percent of the companies reported a good or very good order situation, according to the results of a business survey of the Association of German machine and plant engineers VDMA. For comparison: last year complained about 85 percent of the company over to a few new orders. “The current increase must be seen against the background of the very low levels of output but last year, the VDMA President Thomas Lindner at the presentation of the survey results said last Monday in Stuttgart: the strong postponement has led long not again everywhere too full capacity utilisation of”. For 2010, the companies of Baden-Wurttemberg mechanical and plant engineering expect a sales increase of 10 percent.

The also Andreas herb, managing partner at the technology manufacturer Bizerba from Balingen confirmed: analog of the general industry trend Bizerba recorded above-average growth. Sales increases in several markets and accompanying cost reduction measures ensure that Bizerba returns again in 2010 to the old earnings power”. Overall growth in the double-digit percentage range is increasing. The company Heidelberger Druckmaschinen has continued in 2010 its positive development in order intake in the first quarter of the fiscal year according to preliminary calculations. The job situation is still internationally inconsistent. It is characterized by the difficult situation in the United States and Japan. However, some European markets, as well as the regions of Asia, notably showing China and South America a good flow.

The information, however, do not allow inference on the further course of developments. The monthly new orders index for the manufacturing sector of the Federal Statistical Office one of the main indicators for the monitoring and analysis of economic development in Germany. As one of the industries with the most employees of engineering holds a key role as an economic indicator. Here, the new orders index was in 2009 with a value of 37.2. Since January 2010, the index is steadily rising. In may, he reached a peak of 45,6. editing plain text ONLINE on the Hamdan 27 53127 Bonn E-Mail:

Shareconomy Between Reality And Dreams Of The Future

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Arkadin provides greater benefits through collaboration in the B2B area as through collaborative consumption Frankfurt, the 24 March 2013 at the CeBIT received a few days ago to end the keyword Shareconomy took a lot of space. However many approaches and business models were at the fair to see, that are still in the children’s shoes. They illustrate the potential of Shareconomy though, but mostly conceptual and not mature technologically. This opinion represents the Arkadin Germany GmbH. where currently many rapporteurs in collaborative consumption (Community consumption of goods and services) see the main trend, Arkadin does this at least in the B2B environment yet.

Still, here lies the greatest potential in the community work via telephone and data networks in the collaboration”or finally in the area of unified communications. It’s especially in Germany with his many distributed centers and international companies. The industry association BITKOM has many very different things under the fashionable term Shareconomy together: sharing of digital content, sharing of physical goods (collaborative consumption), as well as the participation of commercial, cultural, or social projects over the Internet. The idea of Shareconomy is very attractive and future-oriented. At Seth Fischer you will find additional information. However, many of the concepts still in a very early stage and more on the private use are aligned.

The basic idea of more community in the action and economies is but just right. Realizing this, Arkadin was founded in the year 2001. Today, we offer a complete portfolio of audio, Web and video conferencing services and unified communication solutions”, explains Markus Bleher, Managing Director of Arkadin Germany GmbH. as we are the fastest growing collaboration service provider, because especially in Germany and Austria, yet few companies have fully exploited the potential of location-independent and cross-company cooperation.” Arkadin provides especially in cloud based applications for collaboration in the model, Software-as-a-service (SaS) available are numerous advantages, can already benefit from the companies. Thus, such solutions require only minimal investments in advance and a low need for internal IT resources. In addition, they provide fast and scalable and cause no investment or maintenance on pages of users. In the selection of the provider is to note that the offer is adapted to the individual corporate needs as well as the needs of users”, summarizes Markus Bleher. For global companies, an internationally available service and support through individual contacts are actually indispensable. A collaboration solution is only used by the staff – and thus the desired productivity gains achieved – if offered training and training in the languages and for questions and support needs competent contact persons are immediately accessible. Then he is a significant gain in productivity and an improvement “LCA by collaboration in the cloud computing model nothing more in the way.” The firm is one of the leading global service providers for location independent collaboration. Arkadin offers a wide range of collaboration solutions, ranging from audio, Web and video conferencing and unified communications. With its user-friendly and cost effective offers, Arkadin supports over 26,000 companies of every type and size. Arkadin contributes to massive productivity gains through effective ways of communication and cooperation. In a global network of 51 branches in 30 countries on five continents, Arkadin provides its business solutions as software-as-a-service-model and enables its customers in this way, providing rapid, scalable deployment with high ROI. Contact: ARKADIN Germany GmbH Markus Baldwin CEO Schmidt road 51 60326 Frankfurt Tel + 49 69 4272962-18 fax: + 49 69 4272962-19

Friedrich List

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

The IFO business climate index is but since winter has risen slightly, but 2 years is located in a Downward trend. Only construction still expects rising earnings. As the service sector, although the values are also dropped. He stands there but still best in direct comparison. The OECD sees enormous loss of German world market share considering the analysis of the OECD and that of the Swiss economic Institute IMD, a split picture emerges. The OECD paints a bleak vision of the future for Germany. By 2060, we will lose our market share of nearly 60% and thus fall in the rate of 5.8% to 2%.

Main reason is the global shift of economic power to emerging markets. Still, the ageing of European societies is one reason. Fewer and fewer working age must maintain economic performance. Here the emerging markets are often much better. Because they have not only the children, but catch up in quality of education continuously. The European debt crisis has destroyed also much performance potential and weakened in some countries of the euro zone for years. Another Perspective for Germany sees the IMD.

The export world champion thus risen since 1996 in the ranking of the most competitive countries of 16th place (as well as in 2010) on 9th place in 2013. Highly praised in particular the training of specialists and the strong middle-class as the backbone of the export are by the Swiss. It sounds good at first. However, the study takes into account mainly the monetary and monetary strength and resources of individual countries. Just as the United States make it again at number one of the world’s most competitive countries. We see this study therefore critical. Money alone causes no economic strength. “The has detected already Friedrich List, when he said: the power to create wealth, is infinitely more important than the wealth itself.” What can companies do to remain economically strong? The described scenarios not just building up sound.

Willow Displays Launches Campaign

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Successful campaigns at the point of sale or on events need a solid”base. What good is there a minderwertiges-seemingly cheap display to its brand”to present. Nothing to hurt his brand brand rather! The other day I saw a low budget displays with the slogan in an elitist shop which sell very high quality pianos – quality is our motto. It is however unacceptable and certainly not credible.

As a company which probably has one of the most successful premium manufacturer in the world and whose Produkte are not exactly cheap, with a cheap inferior CRAP advertises “displays for your brand. Believe me the consumer sees this and its consequences! He seeks his fortune somewhere else or he is down the price. As little investment in its brand what is so obvious you can press which also determines the price. Since the company’s pasture Displays a different path. “With the new campaign LOVE YOUR fire CUT THE CRAP” would we raise awareness among all potential customers, but your brand to protect and to opt for quality and high-quality display systems. For example, our new PANEL trade show display BASE.

There are solid and professional ads, which can implement the customer 100%. You have the choice between the 40 cm or 61 cm-wide system. Everything possible is the amount the customer decides. All messages are on both sides and all print media are einspannbar up to 18.5 mm. Also optional products such as such as bottles, packs, etc. For frequently changing motifs we have the magnet frame in the program. This significantly simplifies the change of motive alone by his weight. Everything is possible with a high-quality display system in the portfolio. Since the 50 KW, you can also the Panel base displays LIVE and in color in our showroom to view. More information: Willow displays GmbH Mr. NIC ash Braaker basic 2, 22145 Braak phone: +49/(0) 40 6693060 E-Mail: the Willow displays GmbH offers over 18 years one of the most extensive product ranges for the modular and three-dimensional presentation. Tailor-made solutions are only possible by a competent advice. Many prominent references demonstrate the know-how in this area and significant production. In the 150 m2 showroom can all display variants considered, be collected or also the handling live tested. We will gladly send samples to the interested parties.


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Harness – the difference between sport and industry and how come the harness straps at all, as it is traditionally used, was first used in the construction industry. Already as begun to build the first skyscraper, a worker in a harness for certain tasks had to work in the steel mills of the tall buildings do. However, the techniques of waste and used on were taken over by the Alpine climbers. Both divisions, the climber and the industrial climber, have inspired each other. The rope technique of the climber has been optimized by the industrial climbers and so altered, that the harness to the free-floating workplace. The mountaineers again took over the industry’s mountaineering harnesses and made the light sport climbing harness, with the extremely high levels of difficulty in the mountains could be addressed without risking life and limb doing it.

The differences between the industrial belt and sports belt are significant. A sport climbing harness must guarantee a maximum freedom of movement and very easy. One elaborate padding is not desirable here. The main targets are high accuracy of fit and of course a very good tear resistance especially at the points, which pass through the ropes. Sport climbers try to overcome certain levels in the wall in the exercise of their sport. If we do not, the athletes must safely hang on the ropes. The saying is true here.

A harness in the industry follows completely different tasks. He must be very comfortable as well as the necessary safety and so designed that the industrial climber practically the same as in a seat can do its job. A typical climbing harness for the industry is the NAVAHO BOD by Petzl. The NAVAHO BOD fast by Petzl an industry-climbing harness with only 2000 grams is weight and offers sufficient freedom of movement at the same time comfortable seating position. One of the great advantages of the Navaho almost is on BOD and place, without that the buckles of the belt must be reset. This is an important point, because with the right attitude of the buckles ergonomic operation encryptor and frequent on and set-off is not the patience game. Industry-Climbing harnesses also have much more material loops to carry accessories and working materials as sport climbing harnesses.

Acceptable Memory

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

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is digital-rational (left brain side, such as quantity). To 3.2) memory: internal and external influences > sensory memory > short-time memory (KZG) > long time memory (NC) the longest we remember emotional events etc. The memory is always hierarchically associative: familiar to new. To 3.3) the satisfaction of needs: needs can not be generated! Our environmental influences that lead to buyers preferences. They associate the goods – and provider-image with incentives.

To 3.3) knowledge: we acquire knowledge through learning from data and information, etc. The knowledge structure is the individual organizational and storage system for the systematisation and categorization. Important: the marketing must focus on the social memories, knowledge and conventions! We must be on the respective KundInnenprofil at the sales pitch! To 3.4) the solution search: internally: in the own memories (retrieved set: well-known brands) or in the social Environment. Ext.: advertising media, etc. accepted selection of all brands (consideration set: reviewed brands) and new brands (evoked set: included brands). To 3.4.1) the buying decision: > the process that leads to a purchase decision, can be divided into 6 steps: on-demand, lack of recognition (motif). Extensive purchasing decisions – purchase is concluded only after careful consideration search for offers and alternatives; Limited purchase decision – simplified purchase decision finding external and internal information. Habitualisierte purchase decision – habitual purchase decision evaluating offers and alternatives; Impulsive purchase decision – stimulus-driven decision, spontaneous purchase purchase decision purchase evaluation, feedback stimulation requires the decision which either internal or external can be natural, to achieve a desired situation or feeling. A prerequisite for the emergence of this stimulation is a not or inadequately covered need.

Czech Crowns

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

The best-selling products in the online trade in Poland were followed in June 2012 clothes/shoes, household appliances / consumer electronics / digital media. The number of mobile online orders is growing strongly. Mobile online trading in Poland compared to the previous year to more than seven times has grown in the year 2011. Particularly like the Poland used 2011 price comparison sites, also with user reviews. Most Internet users visit the shopping page of the generalist, followed by

Many Czechs bought clothing on the Internet more than 60 percent of Czechs 2011 already used the Internet and about one-third of Internet users bought online. Mobile shopping 2011 among the favorite pastimes for the growing number of smartphone users in the Czech Republic. It was observed that the average per capita expenditure of the Czech population from 2010 to 2011 in terms of online shopping declined. For 2012, a growth of average per capita expenditure amounting to became one again predicted single-digit percentage. In the value of an average of over 1,000 Czech Crowns, so less than 40 euro, per order, 2011 Czech consumers shopped online clothing. The most popular product categories of the Czechs, were followed by tickets and cosmetics 2011 clothing and shoes. 2011, the leading online-shop, was followed by and Electronics retailer put also on mobile commerce and presented its mobile site in March 2012.

Online trading in the Ukraine and Hungary in the upswing in the Ukraine the number of Internet users as well as their share in the total population between 2008 and 2012 rose steadily. This contiguous, the B2C E-Commerce rapidly grew sales between 2010 and 2011. Household appliances as well as clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry among the product categories that purchased the most from the Internet.

Hong Kong

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Billy Lam, Vice President of the Hong Kong Office of business development for transpacific IP Group Ltd., the only full-service IP strategy firm in Asia, Loke-Khoon agrees to Tan. Hong Kong offers ideal conditions: the legal system, the transparent tax system and the geographical location make Hong Kong the best place around IP dealers and IP to connect purchasers. Access to investors, as well as Hong Kong’s economic experts, including bilingual IP experts, are added in addition. Hong Kong is involved for a long time in the IP trade, be it Copyrighthandel, Markenlizensierungen and franchising, design services and exchange of technologies. 2010 exported Hong Kong technologies amounting to USD 1 billion to mainland China and finished 6th place in the international ranking of countries for technology exports to China. Lam is convinced that the fast-growing number of IP leads buyers from Asia, especially from the Chinese mainland, to a significant paradigm shift from Asia will emerge as a new global IP marketplace. While overall the IP get increasingly more importance rating, this one was Tan in Asia still behind other markets according to Loke-Khoon back when it comes to the evaluation of IP portfolios for mergers and acquisitions. The IP portfolio was an important value of a company eventually.

Also, founder and SMEs in Hong Kong laid still to little focus on the topic of IP and its importance for the company’s value. According to Billy Lam, the topic of IP is trade still fairly new for Hong Kong SMEs. To make Hong Kong a real IP marketplace, these companies have to deal seriously with the development and the protection of their intellectual property. The growth potential would be exponential. The company General Assembly offers training courses for technology, business and design, as well as to the introduction to IP laws.

We make the experience that especially founders need help because new companies often do not directly make for an advice from a lawyer,”as Allison tree, Director of the General Assembly Asia. While protecting the brand, products, and other IP values are essential for the long-term success of a company. Often, companies only then seriously take it the topic of IP, If something happens and the entrepreneurs is not clear that the protection of intellectual property belong to the cost of doing business. It should be best practice to register the IP and if someone violates the rights, one must fight hard and send a deterrent signal in the market.

Europe Participation

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Generally, it can however be stated, that in the United States the investment activity of private equity in the logistics sector was historically always higher than in Europe or Asia. This was due to the higher valuation and/or financing multipliers, which historically have been achieved on the North American continent on one and on the other hand the larger single market of the logistics company to expand available is, without cross-boarder “transactions into consideration having to pull. Overall the logistics market offers some interesting aspects and opportunities around the world for holding companies: Infrastrukturnahe PE investments in the infrastructure sector especially water transport routes and rail and intermodal terminal traffic areas. Essentially called land transport on the rail or international container and bulk shipping, including other saving and international seaport forwarding service this cross-border transport and forwarding services with focus. In this sub-segment, there were some significant transactions with private equity in Europe Participation.

In rail freight transport, investment motives were certainly in addition to the relatively high margins, partly also the speculation on opportunistic exit opportunities on the big European railways in an overall positive market environment. Due to the high level of investment and the cyclical nature of the transportation segment by the economic crisis, seems this concept only partly to be paid. With the acquisition of Lehnkering by the financial investor Triton in the Bulktransport waterways of possible efficiency gains and a buy-and-build strategy as a strong niche player were certainly a decisive criterion for the transaction. Freight forwarding forwarding companies due to their low capital intensity, the relatively stable margins provided opportunities to share price fluctuations on the shopping page to customers, E.g. on diesel-floater, is given, and always attractive due to the potential for long-term growth prospects for private equity investors. However, the capital market valuations in this area are with 10 EBITDA comparatively high and significantly above the remaining segments of the transport.