CEE Automotive Forum 2019 in Budapest

Happy to participate at the CEE Automotive Forum 2019 in Budapest. Latest data, forecast, trends and challenges, which face the automotive industry in Europe and globally. Baltic Automotive Components Cluster (BACC) has fruitful and interesting meetings with OEM and TIER1 representatives.



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!


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.


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.

MAGNA Supplier’s Day

MAGNA Supplier´s Day in Lithuania, Vilnius, will take 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.

Each participating company will have max 30 minutes on disposal for presentation and questions to the representatives of MAGNA. Companies will introduce their samples and marketing materials. The form of the event is speed-dating, following a strict agenda with specific meeting times.

Language of the event – English.

Central & Eastern European Automotive Forum 2017

BACC together with government agency Invest Lithuania and with over 250 delegates attended one of the largest automotive event in the 12-country CEE region.

OEMs, T1 and T2 suppliers, as well as solutions providers al gather in Prague each year for 2 days of news and networking.

This year Invest Lithuania at a forum session “EUROPEAN TRENDS & CEE REGION – forecasts, policies and investments” presented opportunities doing business in Lithuania and encouraged expand operations in our country.

Trend is expected that both suppliers and manufacturers already operating in CEE are more likely to consider a new location either nearby their current CEE location, or to one of the other countries in the region.

Lithuania’s got talent!

Last week Baltic automotive components cluster (BACC) and startup “Rubedo sistemos” participated in AUDI innovation scouting event which was held in Riga.

Startup Rubedo sistemos presented 2 products/services they are currently working on: Carefree Mirrors and Rubedo CVM. There were very interesting and exciting.

More information about products:

  • Carefree Mirrors – depth sense technology application in human driver operated cars which automatically adjusts side mirrors based on the estimated 3D position of driver’s eyes.
  • Rubedo CVM – stand-alone depth sense and 3D perception system based on passive stereoscopic vision. The system addresses mobile robot navigation needs in outdoor environment and is capable of natural object identification and their spatial properties estimation in real-time.

We hope Rubedo sistemos will be selected for further discussion rounds with Audi and VW group.

Participation in “Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo”, Stuttgart, Germany

Baltic Automotive Components Cluster (BACC) and two members of BACC CIE LT Forge and Hi-steel participated in the international trade fair “Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo”, Stuttgart, on 20, 21, 22 of June.  During the fair companies met existing and new potential clients, signed new NDA’s and started a new collaboration.

Hannover Messe 2017, forum “Automation and Industrie 4.0 in the Baltics – meet the experts”

The forum was organized by German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania (AHK). Mr. Mindaugas Sinkevicius, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania, opened the forum. During forum was presented Engineering Industries Association of Lithuania LINPRA and BACC and promoted awareness of the Lithuania engineering and automotive industry.

Participation in the “Economic Forum Baltic States” (Munich, Germany)

BACC with representatives of politics and business from the Baltic States and Bavaria participated at the “Economic Forum Baltic States” organised by German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania (AHK). Chairman of the Board of BACC promoted awareness of the Lithuania engineering and automotive industry and spread information about its potential at the seminar. During B2B matchmaking event all the participants had the opportunity to meet and create new partnerships.