Peter Fenkl

Peter Fenkl

“It is vital to be present in diverse markets” Peter Fenkl, CEO of ZIEHL-ABEGG SE, on the balancing of international markets How important is it for you to have a presence in diverse markets during increasingly turbulent times in terms of trading policy: which regions...
Dr. Volker Treier

Dr. Volker Treier

“Where you find people, you find markets too” Dr. Volker Treier, Head of Foreign Trade at the DIHK on the subjects of Brexit, Africa and internationalisation Interview: Hans Gäng/ Luca Marie Wodtke In 2018 German exports hit a record high for the fifth year in a row....
Dr. Gunther Kegel

Dr. Gunther Kegel

Global manufacturing networks require free markets Dr. Gunther Kegel, CEO of Pepperl+Fuchs, on the subject of current challenges and the role that Asia plays Does a global manufacturing network eliminate any exposure to regional market developments? Our turnover split...
Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister Kraut

Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister Kraut

"Europe has to become faster and more effective" Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, on industrial partnership and competition with China Baden-Württemberg’s minister of economics has led the federal state’s largest business delegation to China – just a...
Elżbieta Bieńkowska

Elżbieta Bieńkowska

“Strength in diversity” EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska on the development of the industry clusters in Europe What is your approach to the new challenges of SME, when it comes to competitiveness and skills? Only about a quarter of European companies are highly...
Dr. Robert Bauer

Dr. Robert Bauer

"Double- digit growth in Asia" Dr. robert Bauer, CEO of SICK AG, on the perspectives of Industry 4.0 in the ASEAN region Everyone is talking about the worldwide problems caused by trade policies. Have you been affected by them yet? The trade conflicts are definitely...