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.

BACC and “Hella” representatives discussed possibilities of cooperation

BACC representatives met “Hella Lithuania” director and purchasing manager to discuss opportunities for cooperation between companies.

HELLA, the world’s first giant in the automotive industry in Lithuania, attended the AHK Business Lunch. BACC representatives met HELLA’s head in Lithuania Mr. Michael Jarecki and vice president Dr. Martin Meggle.

During the meeting the following topics were discussed: Electronic business; new trends in the automotive industry; autonomous driving, electrification and personalization.

BACC director Darius Lasionis and HELLA director Michael Jarecki spoke about possibilities to effectively develop the supply chain in Lithuania and order the production of certain products, needed for HELLA factory, in Lithuanian enterprises. Michael Jarecki assured that they are already looking for and talking to Lithuanian producers.

Head of purchasing of Volkswagen from Regional office Eastern Europe has visited Lithuania.

The purpose of the visit was to scout and meet potential Lithuanian suppliers.

BACC (Baltic Automotive components cluster) was a partner of this visit which provide the information about potential Lithuanian as well as Latvian and Estonian companies and helped to arrange all meetings.

Several companies have been selected as very promising and we are very happy on that. Well done!

In the nearest future the representatives from quality division of Audi are going to start Quotation process.  Welcome to Lithuania AUDI!