The benefits of outsourcing are becoming clear to a growing number of manufacturers in many branches of industry, first and foremost in the automotive sector. Along with recognized advantages such as reduced investments in infrastructure and resources, there are drawbacks, for example the need for more stringent quality controls. This is where AB Serve SAS in Woippy, France, comes in. The company has earned international recognition in the fields of containment, compliance, metrology and workflow logistics, and delivers corrective and preventive services to the industrial world.
The obligation to carry a spare tire as a replacement means extra weight and increases the fuel consumption of a vehicle. As car manufacturers are looking for innovative alternatives to serve the needs of a more fuel-efficient industry and society, Active Tools has become a tier 1 supplier to most of the major OEM brands. The global enterprise, headquartered in Hong Kong, ranks as the world’s leader in next-generation roadside tire repair solutions. Active Tools Europe GmbH in Bad Salzuflen, Germany, is the European head office and distribution center for the company’s full range of tire repair inflate and seal systems.
Independent garages make up 50% of the German automotive aftercare market. With no strings to a single brand, they can often offer motorists a better deal on repairs and servicing. They can also source spare parts from the most competitive supplier. For automotive electrical parts and spare parts for Japanese and Korean car models, that supplier is Herth+Buss GmbH & Co. KG. The family-owned company has been specializing in industrial parts manufacture since 1925. With its comprehensive portfolio of high quality parts and efficient distribution network, it is a key part of the automotive aftermarket supply chain.
In injection moulding, providers have to constantly adopt the latest technologies in order to sustain their competitive edge. Bergmann Spritzguß und Formenbau GmbH & Co. KG has pursued this strategy since it was established 28 years ago. Using advanced processes, such as laser sintering, the medium-sized enterprise delivers precision parts with the most complex geometries.
When choosing the right paint for a residential or commercial location, there is much more to consider than just the colour. Industrial paint applications need to be able to hold up to and withstand various extreme situations, while floor coatings need to be extra resistant due to heavy amounts of machine and foot traffic. Libert Paints, headquartered in Ghent, has the right paint solution for every need. Whether you are seeking the correct industrial, protective, floor coating, exterior and interior building or even hygiene-related paint, the company, which has more than 140 years in the business, has you covered.
TMX Mobile Solution Szerviz Kft. provides repair services for mobile equipment, including smartphones, tablets and notebooks. It is one of the leading after-sales service businesses in Central and Eastern Europe and an authorized Samsung European Repair Center. The company is also the official service partner for many other manufacturers of mobile devices such as Alcatel, Apple, Asus, Huawei, Lenovo, LG and Samsung. European Business spoke with the Directors of the company Balázs Kotányi and Gábor Vass, who both love what they do, which is developing a promising business in a fast-evolving market.
For the banking industry, the golden days of huge growth and sufficient business for all are well and truly over. Today the sector is highly competitive, and to prosper, a bank must offer its customers something very special. GRÁNIT Bank Zrt in Hungary, a relative newcomer to the market, has already achieved remarkable success as a digital bank, which has found its niche through its innovative and up-to-the-minute online product range. European Business spoke with GRÁNIT Bank’s CEO and Chairperson, Éva Hegedüs.
Today, more than ever, food made from animals is under the microscope. In particular in the meat industry, the public increasingly demands high quality, fresh produce that not only has minimal impact on the environment but which is also made from animals that are treated humanely and with respect. For Polfood GmbH, a Berlin-based importer of meat from Poland, these criteria are high on its own agenda, and it selects its suppliers of poultry, beef and pork extremely carefully.
Amid increasing competition from online channels, advertising at the point of sale has become even more important. Large-format advertising can attract the attention of customers and have a positive influence on their purchasing decisions. Cidi Groupe based in Courcouronnes, France, offers large-format textile advertising spaces.