Cultural events enrich life in even the smallest community. For a larger city to be without a suitable venue for big events to take place means there is a big hole in that city’s attractiveness to its residents – and an opportunity to be taken for an entrepreneurially-minded organization. That was the thinking of the Feneberg family when they decided to fund and build a modern event venue in their home town of Kempten in the picturesque Allgäu region of Bavaria. Built for a total cost of 20 million EUR and offering 4,500 m² of space, bigBOX Allgäu opened in 2003. It is operated by FH Promotions GmbH & Co. KG.
The world’s great metropoles continue to grow at dizzying speed. New and refurbished buildings are spilling out into the suburbs and stretching up high into the clouds, and the urban infrastructure of our cities is in constant need of modernization and reconstruction. Whether hospitals or traffic systems, the air we breathe or the water we drink, innovation is crucial to developing the cities of the future. Sdiptech AB identifies and acquires the best entrepreneur-led companies in profitable niche markets and supports them in delivering the urban infrastructures that will lead us into the next century.
Who could understand the needs of a ship owner better than another ship owner? It is this understanding that forms the basis of the business of CNN MCO SAS. Offering individually tailored technical ship management solutions, ranging from emergency repairs to complete retrofits, the French company applies a ship owner mentality to every project – always with the objective of ensuring maximum availability and optimum performance of its customers’ floating assets.
Like many Western businesses, the Dutch logistics specialist Raben Group went east after the fall of the Iron Curtain. 26 years ago, Ewald Raben, the grandson of the company founder, set up the first international subsidiary in Poland – as a student and with modest Polish language skills. Today, Raben Group is a major European player in the dynamically evolving logistics sector and has branches in twelve European countries, 10,000 employees, over one billion EUR in annual revenues and a strong commitment to a solidly united European Union.
In this issue: Active Tools Europe GmbH - A global company on the move / Bergmann Spritzguß und Formenbau - GmbH & Co. KG - Early adopter / GRÁNIT Bank Zrt - The future of banking is digital / Polfood GmbH - Ethical Polish poultry
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