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!

Meeting with Robert Bosch GmbH

BACC had the unique opportunity to represent cluster, Lithuanian engineering industry and their potential to the Robert Bosch company. “During the meeting with the BOSCH Vice president of Purchasing Strategies, Methods and Governance, we presented opportunities doing business in Lithuania, activities of BACC, discussed about strengthening relationships, how to enter into Bosch supply chain etc, and we are are looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship in the future” – says Darius Lasionis, Chief Operating Officer of BACC.