Kvaerner has signed up as sponsor for the German Village at Civils 98 and Pipelines 98 exhibition. Chief executive Keith Clarke said this week: The establishment of a German-British Chamber of Commerce joint venture village at Civils 98 as a business centre is an excellent initiative for the development of international trade and partnerships. Such partnerships are fundamental to our business philosophy and reflect the global nature and diversity of the companies within the Kvrner Group.
Kvaerner is therefore proud to be a sponsor of the village.
Carl Hamm GmbH is the first company to sign up for the German Village following a presentation on the exhibition in Bonn at the German Chambers of Commerce headquarters.
Hamm manufactures and supplies drilling, laboratory and field testing equipment for the geoenvironmental industries having expanded 10 years ago from its specialism in high quality steel pipes for the mining and engineering industries. More recently the company established a subsidiary, Carl Hamm UK, in Middlesbrough.
Director of the geoenvironmental division Axel Wieczorek said: Now we have a foothold in our first English-speaking company we are in a position to expand to other markets. That is why it is very important for Carl Hamm GmbH and its brother Carl Hamm UK to be represented at the Birmingham NEC in May.
Next week Louise Conolly-Smith of the London German-British Chamber of Commerce hopes to make a second visit to Germany to meet companies keen to be at Civils 98. Weve had a lot of interest from English companies seeking to represent their German partners. Its a way into a trade fair thats sold out.