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Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and BACC. The first step to creating collaboration was done.

Over 960 Automotive members has Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in the UK! Opportunities, Supply Chain, Networking and Investments were the topics of a very interesting discussion regarding co-operation between SMMT and Baltic Automotive Components Cluster (BACC).

Big thanks Ruta Aisthorpe, the Deputy Head of SMMT for professional input and hospitality!

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Meetings and exciting discussions with automotive companies at IAA 2019

Baltic Automotive Components Cluster (BACC) Executive Director Darius Lasionis with the Vice-minister of Economy and Innovation Dr. Marius Skuodis, Lithuanian commercial attache in Germany Sarune Sableviciene and Head of Business Development in Germany of Invest Lithuania Arnoldas Dapkus had more than 10 high-level meetings with the world global automotive players in 2 days at IAA2019.

Big thanks for meeting us: MAHLE, SCHAEFFLER, BROSE GROUP, ZF GROUP, LEOPOLD KOSTAL, WEBASTO, MAGNA INTERNATIONAL EUROPE, DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES.

The automotive is undergoing a profound transformation and digital transformation is fundamentally reshaping the automotive industry.

Lithuanian automotive industry is rising and takes a more and more important role in the automotive supply chain, especially in cooperation with German OEM, TIER1 companies.

BACC in Berlin

BACC representatives visited Berlin, the residence of Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA) e. V., which unites most important and powerful industries and plays a significant role to global automotive sector and economy.

The German-Lithuanian automotive collaboration is on the rise. Supply chain is ramping up as well as German investments in Lithuania!

Great discussions with MD Dr. Martin Koers about further collaboration, threats, possibilities and global situation of the automotive industry.

Special thanks for Lithuanian embassy and Invest Lithuania.

BACC representatives in Italy

BACC representatives spent an efficient day in Italy, Turin, together with ambassador of Lithuania Mr. Ričardas ŠLEPAVIČIUS. Great discussions with Italian experts about potential co-operation of Lithuanian-Italian engineering industries and automotive supply chain.

 

BACC representatives visited McLaren Automotive

BACC representatives visited McLaren Automotive to discuss possible cooperation and supply chain opportunities for Baltic Automotive Components Cluster.

Special thanks for an outstanding tour at McLaren Technology Center. 

 

Purchasing managers of VOLVO Trucks has visited Lithuania

The purpose of the visit was to scout and meet potential Lithuanian suppliers. Baltic Automotive components cluster BACC was a partner of this visit which provided the information about potential Lithuanian as well as Latvian and Estonian companies and helped to arrange all meetings. Several companies producing stamped parts have been selected as very promising.

Lithuanian companies in Stuttgart

Lithuanian companies took part in the largest OE-only supply chain show in Stuttgart, exhibition “Global automotive components and suppliers expo” on 5-7 June 2018 for the fifth time. The expo featured over 350 exhibiting component suppliers: international representations, pavilions and specialist components manufacturers gathered from as far afield as Korea, China, Thailand, India, Greece, Hungary, Portugal, UK and USA, making the event a truly global supplier-sourcing opportunity in one compact location. Together with other participants, Lithuanian companies also presented their latest technologies, designs and services of the automotive component industry to an audience of approximately 12000 international and local visitors.

MAGNA visited Vilnius

MAGNA Supplier´s Day in Lithuania, Vilnius, took place on 30th of May, 2018, 8:00–17:00 pm, Novotel Vilnius Centre Hotel, Gedimino av. 16.

MAGNA is a global automotive supplier with 335 manufacturing operations and 96 product development, engineering and sales centres in 28 countries. They have over 168,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to the customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing.

A total of 32 companies from 3 Baltic states participated in B2B meetings. Each participating company had 30 minutes on disposal for presentation and questions to the representatives of MAGNA. Companies introduced their samples and marketing materials. The form of the event was speed-dating, following a strict agenda with specific meeting times.

According to MAGNA representatives, they consider no less then half of all companies to be potential partners.

B2B meeting in Poland – Automotive CEE Day

More than 200 representatives of automotive industries (SMEs as well as international giant companies) gathered in a B2B event in Poland, Opole, on March 22, for matchmaking. Good news – Lithuania is recognized among the leaders of automotive sector as a country with big potential. Recommendation for the perspectives from experts is to continue and actively invest in technologies, increase productivity and strengthen the value chain among Lithuanian companies.

Baltic Automotive Components Cluster – annual member meeting

Annual Meeting of BACC members occurred on March 29. A report of 2017 activities was introduced and approved. Members also discussed and agreed about the plans and international activities for 2018 (participation in international exhibitions, B2B matchmaking events). Germany and Sweden remain the priority markets. But plans for 2018 are to expand contact list and strengthen relations with UK, French automotive companies, clusters and business organizations and start new cooperation. Michael Jarecki, Director of HELLA Lithuania, also attended the general meeting. The possibilities of cooperation, development in Lithuania, the nearest plans were discussed.