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Unicorns wanted: Startup incubator supports entrepreneurs with venture capital and work-live space

Unicorns wanted: Startup incubator supports entrepreneurs with venture capital and work-live space

It’s not easy being an innovator. In addition to raising capital for your business idea, you need to find an appropriate working environment and often also housing. For startups already in Berlin or moving there soon, a unique opportunity is now available. The startup incubator Fantastic Mr. Fox Ventures provides innovative creators and creative entrepreneurs with co-working and co-living spaces along with startup financing. Entrepreneurs should apply by December 15, 2017 www.FantasticMrFoxVentures.com.

„Berlin is the first choice for entrepreneurs in Germany and this will not change in the coming years. As office and residential space in the capital is scarce, I would like to support young startups not only with capital, but also with operating spaces,“ explains Alexander Skora, owner of Fantastic Mr. Fox Ventures.

Three teams, which must go through two application rounds, will be able to work and live in Charlottenburg, Neukölln and Prenzlauer Berg from January 2018 for six to twelve months. In order to be able to finance future growth, the venture capital company Fantastic Mr. Fox provides equity capital. The amount of money depends on the needs of the startup. In addition to financing, entrepreneurs also have the option to get support from the incubator for operational matters.

In the first application phase, both founders and startups who want to start with their idea and are already on the market can qualify. The six best business ideas are selected among all applications. These winners of the first round will then pitch their business ideas before a selected jury in Berlin in the finals at the end of December. The project is accompanied by a video crew that documents the development of the startups over this period of time.

Startups can apply at the microsite www.FantasticMrFoxVentures.com or by e-mail under einhornberlin@FantasticMrFoxVentures.com. The application should contain necessary personal data as well as a pitch deck (German or English) with a maximum of 10 pages. The written application period ends on December 15, 2017.

Alexander Skora is behind the idea „Unicorns sought“. The entrepreneur, visionary and investor would like to give young startup teams the opportunity to create the next unicorn in Berlin. For this, he launched the privately funded venture capital company Fantastic Mr. Fox Ventures. Through this he will in the future put funds from investors into promising startups.

Contact
MACHEETE
Mareen Eichinger
Paulstraße 34
10557 Berlin
Phone: 030 488 187 25
E-Mail: presse@macheete.com
Url: http://www.macheete.com

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HTS Global AG has a new look

HTS Global AG renewed its homepage

Advancement is important for every successful company, says Fabian de Soet, CEO of the swiss company HTS Global AG. Following this advice, HTS Global AG modernized its website.

HTS represents itself in a new and fresh design.

HTS Global AG is an international corporation with offices, representatives and agents around the world. Our global presence allows us to serve the needs of our customers all over the world in all our business sectors, says Fabian de Soet. Core business is the development, production and worldwide distribution of electric heat tracing systems. In this sector HTS Global AG is one of the world“s leading suppliers of heating tapes, cables and accessories.

According to Fabian de Soet, it is important to desplay the companys innovative character in its website.

The homepage guides customers from all over the world through HTS products and news. Also customers can download the latest certificates, which proves to be very benefitial.

The new website is of interest for existing and potential customers, it can be reached via www.hts-global.com

Über GMC AG

GMC AG mit Hauptsitz in Zug/Schweiz, ist mit zahlreichen Business Centern international in Amerika, Australien, Asien und Europa vertreten. In seinen Business Centern stehen Betriebswirte, Steuerberater, Marketing- und Unternehmensberater den Kunden zur Verfügung, die seit über 20 Jahren in den Bereichen Business Center, Firmengründung und Managementberatung tätig sind.

Contact
GMC Global Management Consultants AG
Rieta Vanessa
Gubelstrasse 12
6300 Zug
Phone: 0041 41 560 77 00
E-Mail: info@gmc-consultants.ch
Url: http://www.gmc-consultants.ch

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GMC AG Franchise

Franchising seems like a good possibility to start into self-deployment

Franchising has had a bad reputation in the past when it first started, but it has come a long way and is highly recognized now, considering that a lot of companies became successful because they were part of a big franchise system. When people think about franchising they usually think about restaurants or clothing brands, but there are more possibilities.

GMC AG, for example, offers their franchise system. Rieta de Soet, CEO of Global Management Consultants AG, says it is a popular system which is based on a great business concept. Furthermore Fabian de Soet comments, franchising opens up a lot of opportunities. It is an easy way to start into self-deployment, because you work with an already successful system, which minimizes the risk. There are a lot of benefits coming from franchising, says Rieta de Soet, who helped a lot of entrepreneurs with their Business Center.

Business Center offer completeley equipped offices and conference rooms, that can be rented for a few days, weeks or even months and years. Business Center are perfect for franchising, because there is a great demand in renting shortterm-offices, rather than committing to one permanent office. It can easily be started all over the world.

Über GMC AG

GMC AG mit Hauptsitz in Zug/Schweiz, ist mit zahlreichen Business Centern international in Amerika, Australien, Asien und Europa vertreten. In seinen Business Centern stehen Betriebswirte, Steuerberater, Marketing- und Unternehmensberater den Kunden zur Verfügung, die seit über 20 Jahren in den Bereichen Business Center, Firmengründung und Managementberatung tätig sind.

Contact
GMC Global Management Consultants AG
Rieta Vanessa
Gubelstrasse 12
6300 Zug
Phone: 0041 41 560 77 00
E-Mail: info@gmc-consultants.ch
Url: http://www.gmc-consultants.ch

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Organisatorische Resilienz

Organisatorische Resilienz

BSI Organisational Resilience Index Report 2017

Reputation hat für Unternehmen höchste Priorität
Laut weltweiter Studie ist die Lieferkette der Resilienz-Schwachpunkt

-Erstes weltweites Benchmarking zur organisatorischen Resilienz
-Reputation vor allen anderen wichtigster Faktor für langfristigen Erfolg
-Lieferkette der gefühlte Schwachpunkt

Frankfurt am Main, 26. Oktober 2017 – Der Schutz der Reputation eines Unternehmens steht ganz oben auf der Prioritätenliste der Geschäftsführer – noch vor finanziellen Erfolgen und geschäftlichen Führungsstrategien – dies ergibt das erste weltweite Benchmarking zur organisatorischen Resilienz, das von der BSI Group Deutschland GmbH, Tochter der British Standard Institution, kürzlich veröffentlicht wurde.

Organisatorische Resilienz ist dabei als die Fähigkeit einer Organisation zu verstehen, sowohl für den schrittweisen Wandel bereit zu sein, als auch auf plötzliche Störungen reagieren, antizipieren und diese entsprechend adaptieren zu können. Damit sichert sich die Organisation nicht nur das Überleben, sondern schafft es in der Folge auch daraus zu wachsen.

In der Untersuchung wurde die Reputation eines Unternehmens als der wichtigste Faktor für den langfristigen Erfolg genannt; wichtiger noch als finanzielle Aspekte, Führungsstil sowie Visionen und Zielsetzungen. Beachtenswert: 43 Prozent der Befragten gaben an, dass das Ansehen ihres Unternehmens in ihren Augen äußerst risikoanfällig ist.

Das Ausmaß des Reputationsrisikos variiert dabei von Region zu Region: Im weltweiten Durchschnitt schätzen 62 Prozent der Befragten die Reputation ihres Unternehmens derzeit als „ausgezeichnet“ oder „sehr gut“ ein. In den USA sind es sogar 75 Prozent, in Großbritannien/Irland und dem Asien-Pazifik-Raum hingegen nur 55 Prozent beziehungsweise 56 Prozent. An der Untersuchung nahmen 1.250 Führungskräfte aus aller Welt teil, die zehn Branchen in drei verschiedenen Regionen abdeckten: Großbritannien und Irland, den USA und dem Asien-Pazifik-Raum.

Aus den 16 Elementen, die die organisatorische Resilienz ausmachen, filterte die Studie die relevantesten und weniger relevanten heraus, die sich wie folgt darstellen:

Am wichtigsten
1. Reputation
2. Finanzielle Aspekte
3. Führung
4. Visionen und Zielsetzung
5. Informations- und Wissensmanagement

Am wenigsten wichtig
1. Trendanalyse und Früherkennung
2. Ausrichtung
3. Gesellschaftliches Engagement
4. Kultur
5. Fähigkeit zur Adaptation

Im Rahmen der Studie wurde auch untersucht, wie erfolgreich diese Elemente wahrgenommen werden. Es ergab sich folgendes Bild:

Am leistungsstärksten
1. Finanzielle Aspekte
2. Ausrichtung
3. Führung
4. Visionen und Zielsetzung
5. Unternehmensführung und Verantwortlichkeit

Am wenigsten leistungsstark
1. Lieferkette
2. Innovationen
3. Bestandsaufnahmen
4. Informations- und Wissensmanagement
5. Sensibilisierung, Schulung und Erprobung

Howard Kerr, Vorstandsvorsitzender bei BSI, erklärt anlässlich der Veröffentlichung des Benchmarks: „In unserer unbeständigen Welt lässt sich nur schwer bestimmen, was für den Erfolg eines Unternehmens ausschlaggebend ist. Es ist allerdings ermutigend, dass Führungskräfte den Erfolg ihres Unternehmens nicht nur am Marktanteil messen, sondern auch die Bedeutung von Vertrauen und Reputation erkennen. Allerdings bedeutet unsere Kultur der Sofortkommunikation, dass die Reputation eines Unternehmens in Minuten zerstört werden kann. Daher ist es durchaus besorgniserregend, dass sich nur 62 Prozent der Befragten beim proaktiven Aufbau ihrer Reputation als „sehr gut“ oder „ausgezeichnet“ einschätzten.“

Die Lieferkette wurde als das wenigste widerstandsfähigste Element benannt. Den Umfrageergebnissen zufolge liegt das primär daran, dass Führungskräfte nach eigenem Empfinden wenig Einfluss auf die Lieferkette haben, da sie sich außerhalb des Unternehmens befindet. Führungskräfte müssen daher Verfahren forcieren, mit denen sich ihre Lieferkette transparent gestalten lässt und gleichzeitig Governance-Rahmen nutzen, mit denen höchste ethische Standards in ihrer Lieferkette sichergestellt sind.

Die Trendanalyse und Früherkennung schätzten die Befragten als am wenigsten wichtig ein. Ein Drittel der Unternehmen sind in diesem Bereich nach eigenen Angaben „durchschnittlich“ bis „schlecht“ aufgestellt. Dabei ist es unerheblich, wie lange das Unternehmen bereits besteht: Durch mangelnde Prozesse und Systeme können Unternehmen nicht aus bisherigen Ereignissen lernen, mögliche Risiken erkennen und die nötigen Änderungen umsetzen.

Kerr schlussfolgert: „Die in unserem Bericht aufgedeckten Schwierigkeiten lassen sich nicht ohne Weiteres beheben, sondern sollten in einer fortlaufenden Verbesserung angegangen werden. Organisatorische Resilienz ist ein beständiger Prozess. Dass man bisher Erfolg hatte, ist kein Garant dafür, dass es so weitergeht. Nur durch eine entsprechende Unternehmenskultur können Unternehmen Resilienz erreichen und beibehalten. Wir hoffen, der BSI Organizational Resilience Index inspiriert mehr Unternehmen, diesen Prozess einzuleiten und dabei neu zu bewerten, ob ihre Abläufe den besten Praktiken ihrer Branche entsprechen oder ob sie handeln müssen.“

Berichtsmethodik:
Für den BSI Organizational Resilience Index wurden 1.263 Führungskräfte von Unternehmen aus zehn Branchen befragt (Luft- und Raumfahrt, Automobil, Bauwesen, Energie, Finanzen, Nahrungsmittel, Gesundheitswesen, Fertigung, Fachdienstleistungen, Telekommunikation/ IT). Die Studie deckte drei Regionen ab (Großbritannien und Irland, die USA sowie den Asien-Pazifik-Raum: Australien, Japan, China und Indien).

Befragtenprofil nach Unternehmensumsatz:
31 %: 250 Mio. US-Dollar oder weniger
40 %: Zwischen 251 Mio. und 750 Mio. US-Dollar
15 %: Zwischen 751 Mio. und 1 Mrd. US-Dollar
15 %: Mehr als 1 Mrd. US-Dollar

Die Umfrage wurde in der ersten Hälfte des Jahres 2017 durchgeführt.

Über BSI
BSI Group Deutschland GmbH (British Standard Institution) ist ein global agierendes Dienstleistungsunternehmen für Standardentwicklung, Training, Auditierung und Zertifizierung. BSI prüft und bewertet weltweit Produkte und Managementsysteme nach international gültigen Normen in Unternehmen verschiedenster Branchen, zum Beispiel in der Luft- und Raumfahrt, der Automotive- und Lebensmittelindustrie sowie in den Bereichen Bau, Energie, Gesundheitswesen, IT und Handel. Darüber hinaus gehören innovative Softwarelösungen, Cyber Security, Datenschutz, die Entwicklung von Standards und Normen sowie Weiterbildung zum Leistungsportfolio. Mit dem ganzheitlichen Modell zum Thema Organisatorische Widerstandsfähigkeit hilft BSI Unternehmen dabei, die eigene Organisation nachhaltig zukunftsfähig auszurichten. Als weltweit erste nationale Normungsorganisation und mit mehr als 100 Jahren Erfahrung ist BSI ein globaler Partner für 81.000 Unternehmen und Organisationen in über 181 Ländern.
Weitere Informationen unter www.bsigroup.de

Contact
BSI Group Deutschland GmbH
Christoph Bracker
Hanauer Landstrasse 115
60314 Frankfurt
Phone: +49-69-222289200
E-Mail: pr.de@bsigroup.com
Url: http://www.bsigroup.de

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Networking

Vitamin B is often the key to success

The term „networking“ has become very important nowadays. It can also be described as „connecting with other businesses“.

Building a network is all about meeting people, who are useful or have useful contacts, says Rieta de Soet, CEO of De Soet Consulting in Switzerland.

Especially when you own or work at a Business Center, networking has an important meaning and as a big issue, because it can help you to build creating a portfolio and a good reputation, says Fabian de Soet. Networking doesn’t stop in your specific branch, any company or contact could be useful, maybe not any time soon, but you also need to think ahead.

The good thing about networking, it is very simple and doesn’t take much effort, you can even do it online with various websites which are designed just for that purpose. The worldwideweb makes it possible to connect with people all over the world. Furthermore there are networking events for specific branches, designed to bring the right people together. Everybody benefits from it and nobody should miss out on that opportunity, says Rieta de Soet.

At De Soet Consulting networking also plays an important role. There are many different people and companies at the Business Center, but working in the same environment brings them together. Also De Soet Consulting has a lot of useful contacts from previous clients and is always eager to help their customers, says Fabian de Soet.

De Soet Consulting ist eine Beratungsgesellschaft mit einem Team von Betriebswirten, Steuerberatern, Marketing- und Unternehmensberatern, die über eine 20-jährige Beratungserfahrung verfügen. De Soet Consulting betreut weltweit in Amerika, Asien und Europa Kunden, die ihren bisherigen Standort verlagern oder eine neue Firma gründen wollen. De Soet Consulting bietet Komplettlösungen für Unternehmen an, die ihren Standort verlegen oder einen neuen Standort gründen wollen.

Contact
De Soet Consulting
Rieta Vanessa
Gubelstrasse 12
6300 Zug
Phone: 0041 41 560 36 00
E-Mail: pr@news-channel.ch
Url: http://www.desoet.ch

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ARTS demonstrates its technical expertise at SpaceTech Expo Europe 2017

ARTS demonstrates its technical expertise at SpaceTech Expo Europe 2017

ARTS at the SpaceTech Expo 2017 (Booth F63)

Europe“s largest specialist trade show for space technology, SpaceTech Expo Europe, will be held from 24 to 26 October at the Bremen Exhibition Centre for the second time. The exhibition brings together Europe“s expertise in civil, military and commercial space travel. The specialist technology fair is a firm event in the exhibition calendar of ARTS, and the international group of companies will be exhibiting on Stand F63 in Hall 5.

2017 marks the second time that SpaceTech Expo Europe will be held in the space hotspot of Bremen, reaching an audience of decision makers, engineers, procurement specialist and manufacturers in the space sector. According to the organisers, who transplanted the event concept to Europe in 2015 following many years of success in America: „With around 270 exhibitors, SpaceTech Expo Europe 2017 is Europe“s largest technical trade fair covering the manufacture, design and testing of spacecraft, subsystems and approved individual components for the space sector.“ In addition to the exhibition itself, two sought-after lecture series will be taking place at the Industry Forum and Technology Forum.

ARTS will be using the event to network with new and existing customers such as the German Space Agency (Deutsche Luft- und Raumfahrtzentrum – DLR), OHB, and Airbus Defence and Space, and will be demonstrating its expertise in the fields of Industrial Engineering, Engineering Consulting and HR Services at Stand F63 in Hall 5 as well as the many B2B meetings that will also be taking place. As a partner of many years‘ standing to manufacturers, suppliers and MRO businesses in the aerospace sector, ARTS offers its customers a comprehensive range of solutions for both projects and ongoing service operations.

ARTS (Aircraft Related Technical Service) supports the aerospace industry world-wide with expertise: With people and their knowledge or turnkey solutions. With six branches and over 25 project sites, more than 500 technical and commercial experts are active in ARTS. With its expertise in the aerospace industry, ARTS provides customers with new ideas and additional capacity, enabling them to overcome bottlenecks and concentrate on their core business. Three fields of service are united under the umbrella brand ARTS: Experts, Processes and Solutions. Each service field is the responsibility of an independent ARTS company within the ARTS group.

Contact
ARTS Holding SE
Melanie Wolf
Hermann-Reichelt-Str 3
01109 Dresden
Phone: +49351795808-42
Fax: +49351795808-17
E-Mail: melanie.wolf@arts.aero
Url: http://www.arts.aero

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Asahi Kasei launches R&D Center in Germany

05. October 2017 – On October 1st, Asahi Kasei launched its new R&D Center in Dormagen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The main focus of the Asahi Kasei Europe R&D Center will be on strengthening the technical service network for the customers and to develop products in order to expand into new businesses on the European market.

The Asahi Kasei Group is enhancing its presence on the European market. Since the establishment of Asahi Kasei Europe as the Asahi Group“s European operational headquarter in April 2016, Asahi Kasei has continuously been intensifying its cross-divisional marketing and technical service activities to strengthen the relationship with the European automotive industry.

The newly established Asahi Kasei Europe R&D Center will be an internal unit of Asahi Kasei Europe. It will focus on enhancing the technical service support for the European customers and serve as the main driver for developing new businesses, product grades and applications for the European market, in close cooperation with Asahi Kasei“s R&D headquarter in Japan. To achieve that, the Asahi Kasei Europe R&D Center will also conduct joint research and development with companies and universities.

The Engineering Plastics Technical Center also opened in Dormagen in February 2017 will be integrated as an internal unit within the Asahi Kasei Europe R&D Center.

„Asahi Kasei is continuously proceeding with the development of highly innovative automotive, environment- and energy-related technologies. At our new European R&D Center we are dedicated to develop sustainable products fit for the European market not only by ourselves, but also together with German universities and research institutes as strong partners“, Hideki Tsutsumi, Managing Director of Asahi Kasei Europe said.

About Asahi Kasei
The Asahi Kasei Corporation is a globally active technology company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business. The Material division encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes division provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care division includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With approximately 34,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.

Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world with sustainable products and technologies.

For more information, please contact:

http://www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/

https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

Company contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu

Press contact
financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Telefon: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
Phone: +49 (0) 175 903 42 29
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. Asahi Kasei distributes its innovative technologies and unique materials on markets worldwide.
With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

Company-Contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

Press
financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Phone: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de
Url: http://www.financial-relations.de

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Asahi Kasei to expand capacity for Lamous™ microfiber suede

Düsseldorf, October 4, 2017 – Asahi Kasei“s Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Fibers and Textiles will expand capacity for Lamous™ microfiber suede in Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan.

High-quality microfiber suede Lamous™, Dinamica® brand by MIKO, is characterized by its unique three-layered microstructure which allows free combinations of the raw materials. The three-layer structured Lamous™ is made of the front, back, and core layers.

They are three-dimensionally entangled with microfibers, and the core layer is composed of a fine, specially-woven fabric called „scrim,“ which improves strength and dimensional stability. Impregnation with water-based polyurethane imparts a soft and highly flexible texture.

Koushirou Kudou, Lead Executive, President of Officer Fibers and Textiles SBU, comments:

„Featuring luxurious smooth texture and flexibility in design as well as superior environmental characteristics, Lamous™ high-quality microfiber suede (artificial suede) has been actively expanded worldwide in a wide variety of applications including automotive interiors, furniture upholstery, IT accessories, apparel, and industrial materials.

Sold in markets around the world, Lamous™ is enjoying particularly strong demand growth in automotive interiors. As such demand growth is forecasted to continue, the decision was made to expand capacity. Asahi Kasei will continue to strengthen the Lamous™ supply configuration in line with additional growth in the global market.“

Outline of the capacity increase

Location:Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan
Product:Lamous™ microfiber suede
Additional capacity:Approximately 3 million m2/year
(current capacity approximately 6 million m2/year)
Groundbreaking:First half of fiscal 2017
Start-up:First half of fiscal 2019

About Asahi Kasei

The Asahi Kasei Corporation was founded in Japan in 1922 and is now one of the leading diversified company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. From its roots in chemistry, the Material sector encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes sector provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care sector includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.
Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH began operations on April 1st, 2016 to expand business in Europe by functioning as a controlling base in the region, mainly focusing on the automotive industry. We“re here to be your innovation partner with our various technologies.

For more information, please contact:

http://www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/

https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

Company contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu

Press contact
financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Telefon: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
Phone: +49 (0) 175 903 42 29
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. Asahi Kasei distributes its innovative technologies and unique materials on markets worldwide.
With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

Company-Contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sebastian Schmidt
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 280 68 139
E-Mail: Sebastian.Schmidt@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

Press
financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Phone: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de
Url: http://www.financial-relations.de

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Working at a Business Center

The concept of a Business Center is quite simple, yet effective

Whether as a short term or a long term solution, the offices at GMC AG Business Center are completely equipped with a perfect office infrastructure and high qualified employees.

This is a perfect solution if you want to expand your business to a different region. It is simple, uncomplicated and cheap, says Fabian de Soet. You don’t have any launching costs, no investments and a flexible term of lease. Rieta de Soet says, the availability of offices in a business center is a great benefit for companies coming from abroad, because they get a helping hand from the employees who speak the local language and know the culture and costums.

It is also a good solution for a young entrepreneur, who wants to start self-employment. He gets all the help and information he needs from an experienced and high qualified staff. On top of that GMC AG offers an individual telephone service, backoffice, marketing service, translating services, conference rooms and helps building up your marketing organization. No matter what your needs are, GMC AG is there to help its customers needs.

Über GMC AG

GMC AG mit Hauptsitz in Zug/Schweiz, ist mit zahlreichen Business Centern international in Amerika, Australien, Asien und Europa vertreten. In seinen Business Centern stehen Betriebswirte, Steuerberater, Marketing- und Unternehmensberater den Kunden zur Verfügung, die seit über 20 Jahren in den Bereichen Business Center, Firmengründung und Managementberatung tätig sind.

Contact
GMC Global Management Consultants AG
Rieta Vanessa
Gubelstrasse 12
6300 Zug
Phone: 0041 41 560 77 00
E-Mail: info@gmc-consultants.ch
Url: http://www.gmc-consultants.ch

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Asahi Kasei and Bluestar establish joint ventures for mPPE business in China

Düsseldorf, September 25, 2017 – As announced on February 15, 2017, Asahi Kasei concluded a joint venture agreement with China National Bluestar (Group) Co., Ltd. (Bluestar), a subsidiary of China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina), for the integrated production and sale of Xyron™ modified polyphenylene ether (mPPE) in China, including its intermediate materials 2,6-xylenol and polyphenylene ether (PPE). As antitrust clearance has been received, respective joint ventures for manufacturing and sale were established in Nantong, Jiangsu, China.
The two joint ventures will leverage Bluestar“s technology for 2,6-xylenol and PPE together with Asahi Kasei“s mPPE compounding technology and applications development capability to facilitate further expansion in the growing Chinese market.
Asahi Kasei and Bluestar will now begin studying the construction of manufacturing facilities for 2,6-xylenol, PPE, and mPPE, and proceed with detailed evaluation of the economics of the joint business targeting a final investment decision by March 2018.
Profile of manufacturing joint venture
Company name: Asahi Kasei Bluestar (Nantong) Engineering Plastics Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Location:Nantong, Jiangsu, China
Chairman:Tomoyuki Saito
Shareholding:Bluestar 50.01%, Asahi Kasei 49.99%
Operation:Manufacture of 2,6-xylenol and PPE (30,000 tons/year: polymer) and mPPE (20,000 tons/year)
Establishment.August 28, 2017
Profile of sales joint venture
Company name: Asahi Kasei Bluestar (Nantong) Engineering Plastics Sales & Marketing Co., Ltd.
Location:Nantong, Jiangsu, China
Chairman:PANG Xiao Lin
Shareholding:Asahi Kasei 50.07%, Bluestar 49.93%
Operation:Sale of 2,6-xylenol, PPE, and mPPE, (subsidiaries to be established in Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong)
Establishment:August 21, 2017
The manufacture of Xyron™ mPPE begins with phenol and methanol as raw materials. Phenol and methanol are used to synthesize 2,6-xylenol, which is then polymerized into PPE. The PPE is compounded with other polymers and various combinations of glass fiber, flame retardant, and other additives to form mPPE. Featuring superior heat resistance, flame retardance, dimensional stability, and mechanical properties, mPPE is used in fields ranging from office equipment, automotive components (relay blocks, electric vehicle battery modules, etc.), junction boxes for solar panels, industrial components, and electrical and electronic parts (connectors, etc.).

About Asahi Kasei

The Asahi Kasei Corporation was founded in Japan in 1922 and is now one of the leading diversified company with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. From its roots in chemistry, the Material sector encompasses fibers & textiles, petrochemicals, performance polymers, performance materials, consumables, battery separators, and electronic devices. The Homes sector provides housing and construction materials to the Japanese market. The Health Care sector includes pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and acute critical care devices and systems. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries.
Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH began operations on April 1st, 2016 to expand business in Europe by functioning as a controlling base in the region, mainly focusing on the automotive industry. We“re here to be your innovation partner with our various technologies.

For more information, please contact:

Company contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sarah Collisi
Am Seestern 4
40547Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)2118822 030
E-Mail: info@asahi-kasei.eu

Press contact
financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Telefon: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
Phone: +49 (0) 175 903 42 29
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de

https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/
http://www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the Material, Homes, and Health Care business sectors. Asahi Kasei distributes its innovative technologies and unique materials on markets worldwide.
With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. Asahi Kasei is „Creating for Tomorrow“ with all operations sharing a common mission of contributing to life and living for people around the world.

Company-Contact
Asahi Kasei Europe GmbH
Sarah Collisi
Am Seestern 4
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 (0)211 8822 030
E-Mail: info@asahi-kasei.eu
Url: https://www.asahi-kasei.eu/

Press
financial relations GmbH
Henning Küll
Louisenstraße 97
61348 Bad Homburg
Phone: +49 (0) 6172 27159 12
E-Mail: h.kuell@financial-relations.de
Url: http://www.financial-relations.de