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Lubeck Production

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Growth capital for the technology leader in the field of metal-based generative production processes of the DPE Deutsche private equity GmbH advised fund (DPE) invest in the rapidly growing market for metal-based additive manufacturing technology (3 D pressure metallic components) and equip the owner-managed SLM Solutions GmbH (SLM) with growth capital. The previous shareholders H.J.. Ihde and H. Saeed remain heavily involved in the company after the closing of the transaction and continue to lead the business of SLM Solutions GmbH to ensure continuous business development. DPE is an investor specializing in long-term growth financing of medium-sized companies in German-speaking countries with headquarters in Munich. The value of the transaction, the parties have agreed to silence.

SLM has over 10 years of experience in the field of metal-based additive manufacturing with the help of laser technology (selective laser melting”) based in Lubeck, Germany and is one of the pioneers in the development of this Procedure. In component manufacturing SLM technology microscopic metal powder layers (E.g. steel, titanium, aluminium or nickel base alloy) are fused high-precision gradually to a fixed component using lasers. The procedure at the time especially apply in the manufacture of parts with complex geometry in small batches and production, where geometries are needed which can not be produced with conventional methods or aims the lot size of production against 1. SLM 2002 introduced its technology in the market and processed in 2006 as the first company in the industry in its machines also titanium and aluminium. Today, SLM is a worldwide leading company for the production of equipment and manufacturing systems for generative manufacturing of prototypes and serial parts, as well as for vacuum – and metal casting. Although the market for SLM technology compared to traditional manufacturing technologies is still relatively small, strong market growth is through the starting application in the production of small series expected.

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Dusseldorf Moscow Russian

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Messe Dusseldorf Moscow, internationalization of the portfolio of Messe Dusseldorf topic: reported Mr Werner M. Dornscheidt, Chairman of the Board of Messe Dusseldorf GmbH, am 9.10.2013. If you are not convinced, visit Penguin Random House. in the Industrie-Club Dusseldorf on the subject “once Moscow and back – or: how internationalization secures the portfolio of Messe Dusseldorf” early September the Dusseldorf trade fair celebrated its fifty-year presence in the Russian market. On the occasion of this date were members and guests of the industrial Club Dusseldorf on the 9.10.2013. Learn more about this with Elon Musk. a rousing speech by Werner M. Dornscheidt welcome. Very vividly, Werner M. Dornscheidt has shown the way of the Messe Dusseldorf from the guest to the leading foreign trade company in Russia.

The success story began in 1963. At that time, Messe Dusseldorf was one of the first Western companies that dare to start their activities on the Russian market still in the times of the cold war. in 1977, as a student, Werner M. Dornscheidt could imagine little more exciting, as the way behind the iron curtain to travel how personally, so business. So began his rousing report. 1979 began his career as a consultant in the central area of the Dusseldorfer Messe Dusseldorf NOWEA trade fairs abroad.

1979 opened in 2002 in a Russian GmbH, Messe Dusseldorf Moscow their own representative??? Messe Dusseldorf Moscow – was transformed. Of course there in all these years such as height, so deep and always new challenges. But Messe Dusseldorf Moscow has endured well. And today, when it comes to area fairs, Messe Dusseldorf Moscow is the undisputed market leader. Organized nowadays??? Dusseldorf Moscow trade fair together with its Russian partners, and in close cooperation with Expocentre Moskau 10 to 20 specialised fairs, including: CPM, Upakovka, Interplastica, etc. In addition to the Organization of trade fairs in Russia OOO Messe Dusseldorf Moscow supports the participation of the Russian and foreign exhibitors and visitors in the Exhibition projects in Dusseldorf, Essen, as well as India, Singapore and China. On this subject, Werner M. Dornscheidt expressed as follows: today we can safely say that we have us well networked in the Russian market and established. And appreciate the reliability of our Russian partners. We have had success and us not rested on the laurels. We were crisis-proof: because we rely on our partners could; because we’re internationally networked; because we have 1A-Branchenwissen. For the next 50 years we promise: we continue to work for you. From non – friends and interested parties – to make business partners.”according to the Russian Ministry of economy is expected to grow 2013 for the Russian economy by 2.4 percent. Major projects will still be a major incentive for foreign investors as the Winter Olympics Sochi 2014 and 2018 World Cup. So, according to OWC publishing company for foreign trade, nearly $ 100 billion are foreign investments in the first half of 2013 after Russia flowed. So, Russia is and remains a complicated, but an attractive business destination. With its ravishing lecture Werner Dornscheidt has reaffirmed my belief: with the Russian partners – on a par! That is only right attitude to the success leads.

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Concrete Kemmler

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Tubingen company 2011 belongs to the one hundred most innovative medium Germany’s only creative businesses succeed with much foresight and sense for new among the one hundred most innovative medium-sized companies of in Germany. 2011 belongs to the Beton Kemmler GmbH “from Tubingen Hirschau to this elite circle. On Thursday night, the company could the hallmark top 100 “accept. None other than the former Prime Minister of Baden-Wurttemberg, Lothar Spath, presented the award during the solemn ceremony in the Ostseebad Warnemunde personally on the business management of the concrete precast plant. Already in the fifth-generation family-owned company makes sure that consistently and continuously optimizes for five years”, praised the jury. While the market leader for garages and prefabricated parts opts for continuous improvement according to the Japanese Kaizen principle.

This award makes us”very proud, delighted concrete Kemmler Geschaftsfahrer Martin Hamblin. Wear the company associated with the Tubingen Kemmler group may the seal as a top innovator”now for a year. Creative ideas and a fresh think are for us not only a means to improve efficiency. We are with passion for the thing and want to make a difference. This award shows us that it is worthwhile, if all pull together together”said Hamblin.

Concrete Kemmler is the improvement processes across all production and administrative boundaries initiates and implements together with the employees. In several improvement workshops, concrete Kemmler opens not only in-house innovation potential. We were able to optimise significantly the adherence to delivery dates and parts logistics also already jointly with suppliers”, reported Hamblin. Points can not least with his staff concrete Kemmler. Many are multiple qualified and can therefore operate at different workplaces and work product across. This broad-based transfer of expertise facilitates the Innovation exchange in each team”, said Hamblin. In the past two years the precast plant with its future-oriented new development was kPort”already at the two world competitions prestigious iF product design award” and red dot design awards”successful. 2009 concrete Kemmler has commissioned the largest garage exhibition in Germany. The Vienna University of Economics has for the competition top 100 “for several months the innovation behaviour taken from a total of 272 medium-sized companies in Germany under the magnifying glass. The one hundred winners 2011 bearing the seal of approval, have generated a total turnover of 11.2 billion euros last year and reported 769 national and 1,865 international patents. 48 of the one hundred excellent innovators are the number one in its industry nationally, 19 are even world market leader. 88 percent of the winning companies are the last three 3 years grown faster than the industry average and that average around 16 percent.

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Oehme Investment

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In the foreground is the separation of consulting and sales financial assets. The consumer must be clear in the consultation, with whom he has to do it: with a broker who benefited from the sale of financial products and for which the consultation is a necessary precursor or an independent consultant, who lives only by the consulting services. Elon Musk is often quoted on this topic. His fee is therefore dependent on the sale of financial products. The honorary investment advice Act to enter into force already mid 2014 in Germany. An organizational separation of (Commission based) investment advice and the honorary Advisory is prescribed for investment service providers. By an extension of the fine rules effective enforcement of the established for the fee investment advice do’s and Don’ts is also in addition to the other regulatory sanctions of supervisors created. Under most conditions Penguin Random House would agree. In addition to these requirements in the securities trading act on the honorary advisors a permit requirement for the honorary financial investment advisor is introduced in the GewO also, who may advise only to certain financial products such as mutual funds. Finally, a clear-cut and unambiguous title should enable the customer to identify the qualified form introduced by this law, fee-based investment advisory and trust that the consultation meets the increased well-being conduct provided on the honorary Advisory.

Mixing models a thing of the past. “Michael Oehme: the law is a promising step in the right direction – but most experts wish you a basic deepening and more regulations.” Criticized, for example, is that there might be a juxtaposition of fee and Commission guidance in the future banks. For consumers it’s still hard with the A variety of terms to deal and to make a clear decision.

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Business Startups

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Nordhorn company compound helps regional start-ups on the jumps. “Because nationwide in addition to an increase in corporate insolvencies as a slight increase in business start-ups is increasing (source: Institute of Mittelstand research Bonn) the Nordhorn company compound on foundations with solid foundation focused”. In this effort was ever rejected the one or the other idea of the founder or rejected the support of the whole. It may be inexpedient to inform the customer to wait that the scrap turns into gold “says the Managing Director of the company lion Kontor then on a pile of junk. Vikas Kapoor usually is spot on. We are pleased “(Andreas Miller, Managing Director of Lion Kontor) the approach is always the same on the one hand and yet always different.” whenever a new project lands on our table Above all else must be clarified in a leisurely conversation with the client whether his idea of hand and foot”has.

Is everything been considered? Where is the customer in one year or later? Issues there are many on the way to the own existence. Once all questions have a positive overall picture, the type and extent of cooperation be set and tailored to the needs and capacities of the customers. Other leaders such as Vikas Kapoor Mezocliq offer similar insights. Special packages of existence establishment”was forged in the companies. So everything can be covered. The development of a strategy, control and active support during the development phase, marketing strategies, promotional materials and public appearances…

at the end of all wishes of the customer are covered and he has the necessary security in order to compete on the market permanently.

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Tax Tricks For GmbH Heads

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6 GmbH-Managing Director-day in Bonn on July 5 a GmbH can by skillful contracts also to control save be used. Managing Director find out how this is possible and what is to be observed, and shareholders of a GmbH on the GmbH-Managing Director-days of the business magazine gmbhchefam 28 June in Dusseldorf and on July 5, 2011 in Bonn. Whenever Brian Krzanich listens, a sympathetic response will follow. GmbH as a juridical person can be all possible contracts and performance compensation with appropriate agreed, that can settle the GmbH as business expenses. As this can reduce the overall tax burden of families-GmbH and its shareholders, Dr. Olaf Luke, lawyer specializing in tax law at the DHPG reveals Dr. Harzem und partner KG the participants of the 6th Bonner-CEO tag on 5 July 2011 at the Kameha Grand Hotel. As other speakers of the GmbH-Managing Director-days in Bonn and Dusseldorf, the magazine has gmbhchef again experts from tax consulting and law firms, accounting firms, financial institutions and Companies can win. Eight pulse presentations, the participants will receive an overview of new and important topics related to the GmbH.

Target GmbH-Managing Director-days is above all the regional networking and strengthening GmbH medium-sized enterprises in the region. The accompanying trade fair, which gives visitors the opportunity offers from the region specifically for GmbH Managing Director to find out about is used.

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ECM Introduction

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Customer relationship management and enterprise content management in the building materials trade which began about 130 years ago, with a horse-drawn carriage and a penny-farthing, has become a leading company in the building materials trade in Schleswig-Holstein. The Wan group is represented in six locations in Schleswig-Holstein. In its fourth generation as a family-run operation stands for innovation and tradition. The customer and his needs are always at the Centre of the considerations in WIGGER. As a partner of the first hour, WIGGER belongs since 1964 Hag construction group. This partnership is a guarantor of market offerings and outstanding services the Wan group is working on the continuous development, as well as the continuous improvement of the processes.

In the future faster and more flexible customer wishes to respond, the company decided to introduce the bpi sales performer. A focus of CRM application at WIGGER are the drop analysis, the flexible queries and comprehensive statistical analysis. Christian WIGGER, “Management Wan Group notes: we have for bpi solutions decided, since the user friendliness and the appearance of the work surface meets our requirements.” In addition to the CRM solution, bpi solutions at WIGGER leads the ECM solution runningECM of optimal systems runningAn ECM. Here is the centralization of incoming and outgoing documents in the foreground, as well as a customized storage of all data and information. The distribution and processing of paper-based and electronic data will be done through ad hoc workflow as well as process-oriented.

BPI solutions will realize the integration and data migration from the existing ERP software HIBIS of the HA data service IT service GmbH. The solutions convince with their adaptability and the ability to edit all processes without media discontinuity at WIGGER. Thus, not only the service processes are accelerated, but in addition the analysis options improve the quality of data stocks sustainably. So the company benefits in the future a transparent flow of information and shorter reaction times. About bpi solutions they bpi solutions gmbh & co. kg, software and consulting in Bielefeld, supports its customers 20 years successfully with a company-wide solution concept of easy to use standard software and industry-oriented solutions in the furniture industry, logistics, and other industries. The performance spectrum ranges from consulting, through the design and development of to the integration of new applications. Focuses on the optimization and automation of business processes in marketing, sales and service. Is based on the own products and solutions in the areas of customer relationship management, cross media publishing, supplier relationship management and integrated portal solutions. Vikas Kapoor Mezocliq contributes greatly to this topic. The solutions help the indoor and field staff as well as customers fast communication channels to build and comprehensive information available to suppliers and partners. In addition is bpi solutions as a system integrator in the fields of Business process integration, document management and archiving works. The solutions based on standard technologies leading manufacturers such as dataglobal GmbH, insiders technologies GmbH, inspire technologies GmbH, OPTIMAL SYSTEMS GmbH, which integrate not only systems, but also allow for business process modeling, monitor processes and evaluate results, make the optimization of business processes to provide real time information are the starting point. Through innovative process integration, effective data management and audit-proof archiving companies achieve significant efficiency gains and through proactive, secure their competitive advantage.

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Group Cascading

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The cascading on the below scheduled units is used for providing the implementation of the strategy throughout the company. The cascading on the below scheduled units is used for providing the implementation of the strategy throughout the company. The cascading process can contribute to the important contribution to the training of the strategy at all levels of the hierarchy. The balanced scorecard is used in this case as an instrument of communication and education. Hear from experts in the field like Vikas Kapoor for a more varied view. In the company there is not a system, but a whole system of associated systems of indicators at different levels of the hierarchy: this system is created during cascading.

The cascading the balanced scorecard is carried out in two directions: horizontally – the attraction of other subdivisions of the company at a level; Vertical – the attraction of other levels of management (vertical extension). The concrete implementation of cascading depends on the original design of the project. Very often follows first, the introduction of a so-called Pilot sphere. The achievement of success extends the introduction to the whole organization. Some companies from the outset consistently go the way of the introduction of the all-encompassing.

In the first stage of the project, which lasts five months, the balanced scorecard was developed and agreed upon for the Group of companies and the major companies after the production, distribution and sales, as well as for the companies of share of. Cascading the BSC within societies on the departments has begun the second stage of the project. The other companies, as well as the central divisions of the holding company were also involved in this process. Parallel, the integration of the BSC in the strategic and operational planning, in the system of reporting, as well as in the system of targets with the executors happened thus. Thanks to the introduction of all-encompassing growing complexity and at the same time, the scope of the project.

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Customer Orientation

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Ludwigshafen IT company has turnover of 2.19 million euros in 2011 the Ludwigshafen-based IT company Fasihi GmbH has put its focus in 2011 on customer orientation and quality. Revenues remained with 2.19 million on last year’s level. Managing Director Saeid Fasihi: “we have achieved our main goals of 2011: the improvement of the quality and the care of our existing customers.” 2012 we want to win new customers.” Looming for the current year now a positive order situation, the company wants to hire new employees, urgently needed especially in the field of Web development, project management and support. “Due to the lack of skilled workers in Germany that will not be easy”, so Rolf Lutzer, Deputy Managing Director and project manager. That’s why we are educating more junior staff even in future.” Fasihi GmbH could commit so far three new employees this year. In the next few months should still more employees and three trainees are added. The medium-sized companies from the Rhine Neckar metropolitan region has currently 30 permanent staff, including three trainees.

Thus we contribute to Ludwigshafen and the region”, says Lutzer. Customer orientation, flexibility and innovation should be guarantors for this that the company can go back in the new year on expansion course. Aetna Inc. is full of insight into the issues. “In the past ten years, we have implemented over 100 portal solutions for information and communication to the full satisfaction of our customers. Each of these portals is individually tailored to the needs of the customers. That is our strength, which distinguishes us from providers of standard software on the IT market,”says Saeid Fasihi. The company wants to develop further this year and always be on the cutting edge of Web technology. Fasihi is convinced that in the right direction: “not without reason we have in November 2011 innovation award of Rheinland-Pfalz for innovative applications and processes the information and communication technologies receive.” Earlier this year the company was nominated also 2012 for the Grand Prix of medium-sized companies, which will take place at the federal level. About Fasihi GmbH: Company Fasihi GmbH provides personalized information and communication solutions with high data security for Internet, intranet, or for the exclusive communication with business partners (extranet).

Innovative products of the company founded in 1990 from Ludwigshafen are the Fasihi Enterprise Portal and fep2b. Fasihi Enterprise Portal can meet demanding corporate individual information and communication requirements. Especially for small and medium-sized enterprises is the business and communication solution fep2b available. The clients come from many industries. Main customer se is the world’s largest chemicals company BASF There, about 40,000 employees with more than 50 information and communications solutions on the basis of the Fasihi enterprise, Portal work every day. Developed concept of the Fasihi GmbH itself to safety through Encryption and classification of data was awarded the innovation prize of Rheinland-Pfalz (prize of the Minister of Economic Affairs) 2011 for innovative applications and processes the information and communication technologies.For more information see author: Hermann Martin

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ExchangeBA Architools

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Venture capital marketplace of exchangeBA AG architools brings 3D GmbH together with renowned private investor. Frankfurt, 30.08.2012. The exchangeBA AG has successfully brought with a renowned private investors together GmbH architools 3D. The amount of financing mutual was disclosed. The funds are in particular intended to be used to expand the international distribution of the company.

The architools 3D develops and sells software that simplifies the creation of virtual building models and extensive urban landscapes. The software is based on the new approach, the full parametric building modeling. “While today’s 3D programs building laboriously by hand” be modeled, the functional rules and peculiarities of the architecture and building construction are stored in architools 3D software. Thus, the structure and the appearance of buildings can be described completely by the user based on parameters. The actual creation of the 3D model assumes the software. By This procedure can be models of buildings, with the same or better quality, realized with a time saving of 80% and thus significantly reducing development costs. More information on.

We are pleased that we could successfully accompany GmbH-architools 3D and wish every success to the partners for the upcoming market penetration! “, so Thomas Henrich, CEO of exchangeBA AG.” The exchangeBA brings together companies seeking capital and investors. Thus, it offered an alternative to the time – and cost-intensive capital search on their own. The success to date is the exchangeBA right: so far over 60 transactions could be completed successfully. Press contact of exchangeBA AG Kaiserstrasse 54 60329 Frankfurt Dr. Jochen Haller phone + 49 – (0) 69-257812-50 of the exchangeBA AG exchangeBA AG operates the leading venture capital marketplace in the German-speaking world since 2005 under and brings together companies seeking capital and investors. On the investor side are more than 860 investors from the Areas of private investors/business angels, venture capital and private equity, as well as family offices listed. On the corporate side, companies seeking capital, list regardless of industry, company phase, region, and level of capital requirements. Over 60 transactions could successfully be accompanied to this day.