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COMPOSITES EUROPE: Jetzt jährlich in Stuttgart

Dezember 5th, 2016 | By admin in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Allgemein, Architecture, Automotive Industry, AVK, Awards, Biocomposites, Biomaterials, Boatbuilders, Business, Composite production, COMPOSITES Forum, Construction Industry, consulting, Consumer, Cutting, Defense, Design, Electronics, Engineering, Exhibitors, Fiber, General, Household, Innovation, Manufacturing, Marine, Product Demonstration Area, Recruiting, Resources, SHANGHAI, Software, Sports industry, Technology, Tooling, Trucks, VDMA, Wind Energy Industry | No Comments »

COMPOSITES EUROPE: now annually in Stuttgart

Die COMPOSITES EUROPE, seit 2006 eine der erfolgreichsten Industriemessen in Europa, findet ab kommendem Jahr jährlich in Stuttgart statt. Bislang veranstaltet Reed Exhibitions die Europäische Fachmesse für Verbundwerkstoffe, Technologie und Anwendungen alternierend in Düsseldorf und Stuttgart. Mit dem Wechsel in einen jährlichen Turnus am Standort Stuttgart folgt die COMPOSITES EUROPE dem Wunsch der Aussteller und dem einstimmigen Votum des Fachbeirats.

Die COMPOSITES EUROPE, seit 2006 eine der erfolgreichsten Industriemessen in Europa, findet ab kommendem Jahr jährlich in Stuttgart statt. Bislang veranstaltet Reed Exhibitions die Europäische Fachmesse für Verbundwerkstoffe, Technologie und Anwendungen alternierend in Düsseldorf und Stuttgart. Mit dem Wechsel in einen jährlichen Turnus am Standort Stuttgart folgt die COMPOSITES EUROPE dem Wunsch der Aussteller und dem einstimmigen Votum des Fachbeirats.

Ausschlaggebend sei die Nähe zu den Industriezweigen, in denen faserverstärkte Werkstoffe zum Einsatz kommen. Das gilt speziell für die Automobilbranche, den Fahrzeugbau, die Luft- und Raumfahrt sowie die Elektrobranche, wie Olaf Freier, Event Director der COMOPOSITES EUROPE, betont: „Die Region Stuttgart und Baden-Württemberg insgesamt sind Innovations¬treiber in vielen Anwendungsbranchen. Sie ist die größte und dynamischste Industrieregion in Deutschland und einer der wichtigsten Produktions- und Technologie¬standorte in Europa.“

Das unterstreicht auch Peter Egger in seiner Funktion als Beiratsvorsitzender der COMPOSITES EUROPE: „In Zukunft wird es darum gehen, mit modernsten Produktions- und Automatisierungs¬lösungen die Serienfertigung voranzutreiben, um weitere Markt-potentiale zu erschließen. Hier erwartet die Branche zusätzliche Impulse von der Standortentscheidung.“ Denn 25 Prozent der Maschinen- und Anlagenbauer haben ihren Sitz in Baden-Württemberg.

Breite Zustimmung für die Standortentscheidung kommt auch aus der Industrie und von den Partnern der COMPOSITES EUROPE.

Seit der Erstveranstaltung der COMPOSITES EUROPE 2006, damals mit 143 Ausstellern und etwas über 3.000 Fachbesuchern, hat sich die Messe zur Nummer 1 im wichtigsten europäischen Markt entwickelt und mehr als verdreifacht. Besonders dynamisch verlief die Entwicklung der COMPOSITES EUROPE in Stuttgart, wo zuletzt 470 Aussteller vertreten waren. In diesem Jahr zeigen in Düsseldorf über 350 Aussteller aus 27 Nationen den gesamten Produktions- und Fertigungsprozess von Faserverbundwerkstoffen. Damit spiegelt die COMPOSITES EUROPE die große Dynamik im Markt für innovative Leichtbautechnik in Europa wider, so Olaf Freier: „Mit insgesamt 48 nationalen und internationalen Verbänden und Industrieclustern, in denen weltweit 13.000 Unternehmen organisiert sind, bringt die COMPOSITES EUROPE bereits heute eines der international größten Netzwerke zusammen.

„Die Entscheidung „pro Stuttgart“ ist keine „Weg-von-Entscheidung“, macht unterdessen Hans-Joachim Erbel, CEO Reed Exhibitions Deutschland, deutlich: „Düsseldorf ist ein sehr guter Gastgeber und idealer Standort für die ALUMINIUM. Entscheidend dafür sei auch hier die Marktnähe. Denn Nordrhein-Westfalen ist sowohl bei der Produktion von Primär-aluminium wie auch bei der Fertigung von Halbzeugen das mit Abstand bedeutsamste Bundesland in Deutschland und Zentrum in Europa. Fast 60 Prozent des deutschen Branchenumsatzes werden zwischen Rhein und Weser erwirtschaftet.

Die kommende COMPOSITES EUROPE, 12. Europäische Fachmesse & Forum für Verbundstoffe, Technologien und Anwendungen, findet vom 19.09. bis 21.09.2017 in Stuttgart statt.

www.composites-europe.com

 

„Strategietag Leichtbau“ am 29. November in Düsseldorf

November 28th, 2016 | By admin in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Allgemein, Automotive Industry, Business, Composite production, COMPOSITES Forum, Construction Industry, Engineering, Exhibitors, Innovation, Technology | No Comments »
Auftaktveranstaltung zum neuen „Lightweight Technologies Forum“ Bundeswirtschaftsministerium ist Partner

Auftaktveranstaltung zum neuen „Lightweight Technologies Forum“ Bundeswirtschaftsministerium ist Partner

Mit dem Lightweight Technologies Forum bekommt die Leichtbau-Industrie in Deutschland einen neuen Treffpunkt. Die Erstveranstaltung findet vom 29. November bis 1. Dezember in Düsseldorf im Rahmen der beiden Fachmessen ALUMINIUM und COMPOSITES EUROPE 2016 statt. Den Auftakt zum Forum bildet der „Strategietag Leichtbau“ am 29. November: In Keynotes werden Vertreter des Bundeswirtschaftsministeriums, der Leichtbau-Verbände GDA und Composites Germany sowie Vertreter der Industrie ihre Strategien und Aussichten erörtern.

Die Parlamentarische Staatssekretärin beim Bundesminister für Wirtschaft und Energie, Iris Gleicke, wird die Bedeutung des Leichtbaus für Politik und Wirtschaft erläutern. Auf Seiten der Industrie werden u.a. Dr. Hinrich Mählmann, Präsident des Gesamtverbandes der Aluminiumindustrie, und Dr. Michael Effing, Vorstandvorsitzender von Composites Germany, über die Leichtbaustrategien der Industrie sprechen.

Dazu Iris Gleicke: „Leichtbau ist eine entscheidende Zukunftstechnologie und leistet einen zentralen Beitrag zur Modernisierung der Industrie. Wenn wir unsere Ziele beim Klimaschutz und der Energiewende erreichen wollen, sind wir auf diese Technologie angewiesen. Elektromobilität etwa ist ohne Leichtbau nicht denkbar. Ökonomie und Ökologie können damit noch engmaschiger miteinander verknüpft werden. Dazu leistet der Strategietag Leichtbau im Rahmen der ALUMINIUM und der COMPOSITES EUROPE einen wichtigen Beitrag.“

Der „Strategietag Leichtbau“ findet am 29. November ab 12:30 im Congress Center Süd der Messe Düsseldorf statt. Er ist Bestandteil des „Lightweight Technologies Forum“, das seine Premiere im Rahmen der ALUMINIUM und COMPOSITES EUROPE feiert. Im Mittelpunkt des Forums steht der multimateriale Leichtbau in Automobilbau, Luft- & Raumfahrt und Architektur. Insgesamt stehen 36 Vorträge, Präsentationen und Diskussionsrunden auf dem Programm.

Als Themenpartner konnte der Veranstalter Reed Exhibitions das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie sowie die führenden Leichtbau-Verbände, Institute und Cluster gewinnen, darunter die VDMA AG Hybride Leichtbau Technologien, das CFK Valley Stade, die Open Hybrid LabFactory aus Wolfsburg, die AVK, das AZL – Aachener Zentrum für Integrativen Leichtbau, AMAP, das Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV) der RWTH Aachen, das Netzwerk kunststoffland NRW, das Cluster NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik NRW, Vogel Business Media und Henrich Publikationen.

Die Teilnahme am Lightweight Technologis Forum und am „Strategietag Leichtbau“ ist für Besucher der ALUMINIUM und der COMPOSITES EUROPE kostenlos.

Weitere Informationen und vollständiges Programm unter
www.lite-forum.com

Lightweight Technologies Forum
29.11. bis 1.12.2016
Messegelände Düsseldorf
Halle 8a, Stand H40

Strategietag Leichtbau
29.11.2016, 12:30 Uhr – 13:45 Uhr
CCD Congress Center Düsseldorf Süd

New BLOG Interview – Fife-Tidland – Maxcess – Mr Frank Windel – Q&A – exhibitor at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 – Düsseldorf – October

Mai 27th, 2014 | By Angela in Aerospace Industry, Allgemein, Automotive Industry, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, Exhibitors, Innovation, Technology | No Comments »

Meet Fife-Tidland at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2014 exhibition – booth number F54 in hall 8a – in Germany Düsseldorf – 7th – 9th of October.

www.composites-europe.com

http://www.maxcess.eu/

1. Please introduce yourself. What are your responsibilities within your company?
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Chromaflo Technologies launches new pigment paste product lines

September 11th, 2013 | By Angela in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Allgemein, Architecture, Automotive Industry, Biomaterials, Boatbuilders, Business, Composite production, Construction Industry, Design, Innovation, Marine, Sports industry, Technology, Wind Energy Industry | No Comments »

Meet Chromaflo in Stuttgart next week – booth A40 in hall 6!

The largest independent global supplier of advanced colorants and chemical dispersions for the paint, coatings and thermoset plastics industry, will launch a number of pigment paste lines and a chemical thickener line in Europe during Composites Europe in Stuttgart.

Image-20981The new product lines in Europe include specialized pigment pastes for unsaturated polyester (CF line), polyurethane pultrusion (UPL line), other polyurethane processes (DL line), epoxy (EDC-ND line) and plasticizer applications (DH line). Along with these standard product lines, Chromaflo Technologies also provides custom-formulated dispersions, color matching and toll processing. Read Full Post

Q&A with Kamal Al-Rawi, Carbon fibre professional based in Bavaria. I met him in Dusseldorf at main entrance of COMPOSITES EUROPE show and won him for a short interview about his business.

Oktober 10th, 2012 | By Thorsten Holtz in Allgemein, Automotive Industry, Exhibitors, Technology | No Comments »

Low cost – High quality fabrics which is meeting clients demand.

Q) What´s your role at TK-Industries?
A) I am CEO of TK-Industries. We are doing noncrimp carbon fiber fabric from industrial type carbon fiber tows. It is used for non-aerospace applications – Automotive, Wind Energy, Marine and many other applications which requesting high quality fabric with economy prices.
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Interview with Gerhard Stähler – recruiting specialist.

Oktober 9th, 2012 | By Thorsten Holtz in Allgemein, Automotive Industry, Business, Recruiting | No Comments »

Q) Whats your role with Kaiser Stähler Executive Search Company?
A) I am CEO of Kaiser Stähler, an international network of consultants, specialized in recruiting management and specialist functions engineers in manufacturing and chemical industry oriented also in aluminum und composites industry. We are exhibitor at COMPOSITES EUROPE and ALUMINIUM since 2009.

Q) What do you think is the challenge for composites and aluminum industry?
A) Position the companies as branded employers in a highly competitive environment.
The war for talents has started. Especially in the field of high qualified engineers. In marketing you´re looking how to approach your international clients, same should be for your employees – even if you are an European company you should recruit on a worldwide base, social networks and worldwide acting database will help in this respect.
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Interview with Rainer Rucks, Managing Director of RUCKS Maschinenbau GmbH and exhibitor at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012

Oktober 1st, 2012 | By Angela in aerospace, Allgemein, Architecture, Automotive Industry, AVK, Composite production, COMPOSITES Forum, Construction Industry, Engineering, Exhibitors, General, Technology | No Comments »

Rainer Rucks is the Managing Director of Rucks Maschinenbau GmbH.

CE: COMPOSITES EUROPE
RR: Rainer Rucks

CE: Could you give us a quick overview of Rucks Maschinenbau GmbH?

RR: RUCKS is specialised in the individual production of customised presses for many varying applications. Its production range extends from small laboratory presses to complex production lines. RUCKS covers the entire value added chain, from the design  to the production and commissioning and services. RUCKS employees about 30 highly qualified people.

CE: What kind of project are you working on right now?

RR: Right now we are erecting a new production hall.  It will be 15m in height with a 50t crane. Reason for that enlargement was the increasing demand of huge composite press systems, especially for HP RTM applications.

CE: What kind of experience does your company have working with composites?

RR: RUCKS has more than 50 years of experience in the production of customized press systems for composite applications. The first composite presses were sold to VEB Sachsenring (producer of the car “Trabant”). Nowadays, RUCKS supplies its machines to customers which need individual HP RTM-, Thermoform- or Compression press solutions.

CE: How important is COMPOSITES EUROPE for your company?

RR: Composite Europe is important for us because more and more of our customers of are from that segment.

 

Interview with Dr. Elmar Witten, Managing Director AVK – Federation of Reinforced Plastics – Partner and exhibitor at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012

September 18th, 2012 | By Angela in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Allgemein, Automotive Industry, AVK, Awards, Biocomposites, Business, Composite production, COMPOSITES Forum, Construction Industry, Design, Engineering, Exhibitors, General, Marine, Product Demonstration Area, Sports industry, Technology, Wind Energy Industry | No Comments »

Dr. Elmar Witten is the managing director of the AVK. The AVK is the Partner of COMPOSITES EUROPE. The AVK holds its annual international AVK Conference at COMPOSITES EUROPE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. EW: Dr. Elmar Witten
CE:  COMPOSITES EUROPE

CE: Could you please give us a quick overview of the AVK? What is the mission of AVK?

Dr. EW: The AVK (Federation of Reinforced Plastics) represents the interests of manufacturers and processors of reinforced plastics  as well as their raw materials suppliers on a national and European scale.
The AVK currently has more than 220 member companies along the whole value chain of reinforced plastics.
The AVK is the leading organization for all companies at the German composites market.
The mission of the AVK is to provide its´ members with all services one stop and to represent their interests towards all institutions. Thereto we primarily follow up the following objectives: increase the image of composites, promote innovations, offer further trainings, expose sustainability and enlarge the composites network.

CE: What kind of projects have you undertaken for your members? How do your members profit from AVK?

Dr. EW: The companies profit from the AVK membership by attending our unique and exclusive expert task forces. The AVK offers nearly 20 up-to-the-minute as well as permanent topics which are focus of these regularly meetings. The participants of these task forces develop actions for marketing their issues. One example is the AVK task force “Euro-RTM-Group” which is – as in recent years – present at COMPOSITES EUROPE´s Product Demonstration Area. Overall the companies profit from all the AVK activities to promote composites.

CE: Looking to the future, where do you think the composites industry is headed to? What are the biggest challenges and opportunities?

Dr. EW: There are many opportunities for composites, e. g. the industries´ demand for lightweight or sustainable material. The potential for innovations and substitution is  very high. The biggest challenge is still to convince the decision makers in the application industry of the often unknown advantages of the composites material and to find material mix solutions.

CE: How important is COMPOSITES EUROPE for your association?

Dr. EW: The AVK is partner of the COMPOSITES EUROPE from day one. The show is very important for us and our member companies as most of them are exhibitors and/or visitors.
The COMPOSITES EUROPE and the AVK Conference as the opening event cover all the relevant topics in the composites market.

CE: Finally, are you looking forward to the COMPOSITES EUROPE show this year?

Dr. EW: I am of course looking forward to this year´s show as we expect to see some product and process innovations, to meet interesting people and to get some inspiration how we together can help the composites market to grow.

Interview with Andreas Schulz, Marketing Director of CENIT AG – exhibitor at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012

August 23rd, 2012 | By Angela in Allgemein, Automotive Industry, Awards, Business, consulting, Design, Engineering, Exhibitors, Innovation, Software, Technology | No Comments »

Andreas Schulz is the Marketing Director of CENIT AG. Meet CENIT AG at COMPOSITES EUROPE show.

CE: COMPOSITES EUROPE Team
AS: Anderas Schulz

CE: Could you give us a quick overview of CENIT AG?
AS: CENIT AG has been a consulting and software specialist for optimizing business processes in product lifecycle management (PLM) and enterprise information management (EIM) since 1988. 700 employees world-wide achieved a turnover of 108 m EUR. Our main target market for PLM is the manufacturing industry, while EIM mostly addresses the financial services sector. CENIT’s strategic PLM partners are Dassault Systemes and SAP, for EIM we work with Alfresco, Adobe and IBM. CENIT is headquartered in Germany (Stuttgart) and we are present in all major cities across Germany. CENIT also has branch offices in the US, Switzerland, France, Romania and Japan.

CE: What kind of projects have you undertaken for clients?
AS: In the context of our partnership and our sponsoring activities for the racing team, which participate at FORMULA STUDENTS 2012 ,  we decided to focus on a very specific topic – developing the new monocoque frame for the race car, based on composite technology. At the end of the day we were successful and managed to reduce the total weight of the car from 260 to 240 kg.

CE: How did you come to be involved in the FORMULA STUDENT?
AS: We became involved in the Formula Student project about 12 months ago. Before that, we already had a long-term relationship with the West Saxony University of Zwickau (WHZ) in place, so we decided to become a main sponsor for the racing team alongside BMW.

CE: What challenges did you encounter in this project?
AS: For us as CENIT it wasn’t a challenge – the only challenge the team had was the time pressure to complete the car within a very short deadline.

CE: Looking to the future, where do you think the composites industry is headed?
AS: From our point of view, composite technology is becoming ever more important. The project with the WHZ Racing Team is a good example: composites allowed us to reduce the car’s weight and make it much more efficient from an economical point of view as well.

CE: What will you showcase at the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012?
AS: As an output of our partnership with the WHZ Racing Team, we will focus on the monocoque project, and the FP612e racer will be presented at our booth. Visitors to the fair can also witness a demonstration of CENIT’s proprietary software toolbox FASTSUITE for offline programming of industrial robots. As value added reseller for the entire PLM portfolio of Dassault Systèmes, CENIT will also take advantage of the COMPOSITES EUROPE 2012 to showcase topics such as design with CATIA and analysis and simulation with SIMULIA.

CE: Finally, are you looking forward to the COMPOSITES EUROPE show?
AS: We are really looking forward to the event as a way to get in touch with existing customers and potential new clients. The fair is a fantastic platform for doing this.

ABOUT…..Markus Jessberger

Juni 29th, 2012 | By Angela in aerospace, Aerospace Industry, Allgemein, Automotive Industry, Biocomposites, Biomaterials, Boatbuilders, Composite production, COMPOSITES Forum, Exhibitors, Marine, Product Demonstration Area, Technology, Wind Energy Industry | No Comments »

Markus Jessberger, Event Director, RX Germany, reflects on the challenges and opportunities of event rebranding and relocation, and offers some tips on cross-border cloning.

Q. Describe your role and responsibilities

A. As Event Director at Reed Exhibitions Germany I am responsible for the two industrial fairs; ALUMINIUM and COMPOSITES EUROPE. My portfolio also includes SHOWTECH, an international trade fair for stage and event technology, as well as MODERNER STAAT, a trade fair and congress dedicated to the modernisation of public administrative bodies.
Q. What achievement are you most proud of in the past 12 months, and why?

A. That is impossible to say in a single sentence. Certainly the close cooperation with the German association of mechanical engineers, VDMA, for COMPOSITES EUROPE is one of them. Also, focussing even more strongly on targeting specific visitor groups for my trade fairs is an important milestone. And finally, I am proud that in spite of the strong international competition, we again held the pole position on the global technology stage in 2011.
Q. What is the strategy behind the new look for ALUMINIUM 2012?

A. “Visions become reality” is the name of our new campaign which we launched for ALUMINIUM and COMPOSITES EUROPE in parallel and it is based on an emotional world of imagery. We see a child enthusiastic about technology, depicting a vision of tomorrow. With this motif, we intend not only to generate attention in an industry relying purely on technology, but also to “awaken man’s inner child”, as the German phrase goes. We feel that many of our mostly male trade fair visitors will recognise themselves in that child, and that our female trade visitors will also find this emotional visual language attractive. With this campaign, we further hope to be able to encourage researchers and developers to discover and advance the opportunities inherent in aluminium and composites today.
Q. What is the biggest challenge you face this year?

A. Quite clearly, it is the change of location of ALUMINIUM and COMPOSITES EUROPE. Düsseldorf is one of the world’s biggest trade show locations and a far cry from the crowded premises in Essen which capacity limits we had reached in 2010. Even selling the same exhibition space and attracting an equally high number of visitors, our exhibitors could possibly feel that the Düsseldorf trade fair is less frequented. This is why we are making every possible effort to significantly increase the number of visitors to ALUMINIUM and COMPOSITES EUROPE in Düsseldorf and to further enhance the share of international visitors. With our combined number of approximately 1,400 exhibitors we are the largest and most innovative trade fair platform for lightweight construction worldwide!
Q. What are your top tips for successful cross-border cloning?

A. Trade fair rollout offers us two big opportunities. First, the presence of a trade fair in other geographical markets is an extremely important building block in international marketing. And second, we open up access to further markets for our exhibitors with global operations. In my view, ALUMINIUM is a prime example of successfully exporting a trade fair. Presently, the international “mother trade fair” in Düsseldorf is complemented by four events in all of the world’s major aluminium markets – China, India, the Middle East and Brazil. This has been accomplished without any cannibalising of the regional offshoots or the mother trade fair.

We exploit the full potential of the respective geographical regions by bringing to bear our in-depth experience gained over many years with ALUMINIUM in Germany, and by applying our high standards while still responding to the specific requirements of the respective regional markets. In concrete terms, this means that in the case of ALUMINIUM we contribute the know-how, and our RX colleagues in the specific regions are responsible for its implementation in line with the market.

From our base in Germany, my team and I also work intensively with our local colleagues to develop all the subsidiary trade fairs, and we also encourage our global partners to be present there. We do this in spite of the fact that we do not generate any turnover of our own in Germany with trade fairs abroad. The ALUMINIUM fairs are a successful example of the Reed Elsevier group’s “boundarylessness” practices!

 

Q. How important is social media to the on-going development of your events? How are you using it?

A. In the same way that trade fairs were not replaced by Internet offers, communication via social media will not be a substitute for the other channels of successful trade fair communication!

However, social media is an additional, extremely fast and constantly updated channel, bringing a noticeable improvement in the way we communicate our events. Therefore, as organisers we will profit greatly from them. For this reason, we are present in all relevant social communities with ALUMINIUM and COMPOSITES EUROPE. In addition to Facebook, LinkedIn, Xing and Twitter we primarily use our own blogs to communicate with exhibitors and visitors. We post our own information about the trade fair, along with exclusive contributions from specialist authors and contributions from our exhibitors in all networks. The “interview” (Q&A) is an instrument we use with increasing frequency in order to include exhibitors in our communication. The positive response demonstrates that this is the right track.
Q. What excites you most about the year ahead?

A. With the first edition of ALUMINIUM and COMPOSITES EUROPE in Düsseldorf, we will gain a multitude of experience and data which will be analysed and qualified and will serve as the basis for innovations in 2014 to further optimise the two fairs. This requires not only a high degree of precision from my team, but also a good feel for the constantly changing requirements on the customer side.

Apart from that, the ‘oldest trade fair’ in my portfolio, SHOWTECH, is again on the ‘playing schedule’ in Berlin. Presently we are making trail-blazing changes with a new project team in order to make this trade fair even more attractive for our exhibitors and visitors. And who knows, perhaps we will see an offshoot of SHOWTECH on another continent soon?

Finally, we are also working on complementary or new trade fair themes and different formats which means that things will remain very exciting at Reed Exhibitions Germany and in my portfolio for the foreseeable future.

For more information contact Markus Jessberger