VDMA Executive Director T. Brodtmann visit Startup Factory

September 2019

VDMA delegation headed by VDMA’s CEO Thilo Brodtmann visited Startup Factory on September 26th. After a brief introduction of Startup Factory’s incubation concept as well as of its Industry 4.0 platform — Smart Factory Kunshan, Mr. Brodtmann, who came together with Ulrich Ackermann and Oliver Wack from VDMA headquarters in Frankfurt, visited the production units of VDMA member companies Centrotherm, Schwanog, Hahn and ARKU, all located under our roof.

Subsequent to the company tour, Mr. Brodtmann and his delegation joined a round table discussion involving representatives of the Chinese subsidiaries of additional VDMA member companies located at Suzhou and Kunshan, exchanging opinions on topics such as challenges for foreign companies in China or business projections for 2020 for various industry verticals. Both VDMA and Startup Factory will stay in a regular exchange in the future, in order to jointly support the development of foreign SMEs from machinery and automation sector in China.


About Startup Factory

Startup Factory is a currently the largest business incubator for small and mid-sized European enterprises that are looking for assembly or production facilities, a repair workshop or a job shop in China to extend their business activities.

At present, Startup Factory runs subsidiaries for 36 European companies on 39,000 sqm with a total of more than 300 employees at its factory location in Kunshan, near Shanghai. Our experienced German-Chinese management team in Kunshan is supported by a contact office in Munich. In addition to flexible rental units, Startup Factory offers a full management services package covering all functions that can be provided centrally. Our customers can concentrate fully on manufacturing and growing their business.

pictures: Startup Factory (Kunshan) Co. Ltd.