Besuch hochrangiger mexikanischer Wirtschaftsdelegation im ICO

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Inviation - Visit us at the Hannover Fair  |  8. April, 2016

InSITE BAVARIA at the Hannover Fair 2016

The Hannover Fair is the most important industry fair worldwide, taking place in 2016
from Mon, April 25th to Fri, April 29th.
It is also known as the perhaps biggest event for foreign trade in Europe; thousands of decision makers come together to discuss questions of economic development.

For the first time, InSITE BAVARIA as business division of TUM International GmbH presents itself as exhibitor at the Hannover Fair. We are partner at the Asia-Pacific Area for Commerce (APAC), a joint booth featuring renowned institutions, which represent the collaboration with the Far East Region.

Three partners from current projects of our international Site Development Program will be introduced at the Fair;

  • the County of Jiashan, model area for economic development in China,
  • the Sino-Belasussian cooperation for the Great Stone Industrial Park in Minsk and
  • the New Materials High-Tech Park in Jinan.


As absolute highlights we present to you two events:

  • On Monday InSITE BAVARIA will moderate a High-Level Discussion on the topic “Jiashan as a Case Study for Sustainable Sino-German Industrial Site Development”.
  • The week will be rounded off by the „Asia-Pacific Business Forum“, an event which shall provide with a detailed overview of the chanced an challenges of this economic region.


It is our pleasure to warmly invite you to pay us a visit at our booth at the Hannover Fair 2016. We are looking forward to inspiring discussion and great events with you!
For visitor badges, please contact our team.

For more information on the programme please visit:

Programme of Asia-Pacific-Area for Commerce
Event Calendar of Hannover Fair
Hannover Fair

news  |  9. March, 2016

Teilnahme am Saudi Downstream Forum 2016

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Erlenbach  |  17. December, 2015

Special greeting at Christmas time

The team of InSITE BAVARIA expresses its sincere appreciation for your confidence and loyalty. We are deeply thankful and extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.

Erlenbach, Nov 6th 2015  |  6. November, 2015

Great Stone Delegation visits Lower Rhine-Main Region

A four headed delegation from the China-Belarus Great Stone Industrial Park near Minsk visited selected industrial sites in the lower Rhine-Main cities of Aschaffenburg and Miltenberg during their three-day strategical workshop with the competence centre for industrial site development, InSITE BAVARIA by Chemical Cluster Bavaria.

Upon their arrival on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, the guests from Minsk, consisting of two representatives of the park development company and two representatives of the future park administration, were welcomed in the Industrie Center Obernburg (ICO) by the team of InSITE BAVARIA and a representative of Mainsite GmbH & Co.KG, ICO’s park operator. Their leader of communication, Mr. Thilo Berdami, presented the over 90-years-old industrial site to the guests laying special focus on its visionary master planning gaining ICO economic and ecological success until present. ICO’s ability to adapt to changing framework conditions renders the site an important model for developing sites like Great Stone Industrial Park. The introduction to ICO’s owner-tenant model as well as their close cooperation with regional partners were then used by the delegation group to retreat for an internal meeting with the team of InSITE BAVARIA to discuss the Great Stone project status.

Wednesday, Nov. 4th, started with a visit at the port of Aschaffenburg, bayernHafen Aschaffenburg. The port manager, Mr. Wolfgang Filippi, welcomed the guests to a visit of the port – not only literally but foremost providing detailed background information on the historical development of the site, its economic ups and downs and its unique strategy of overcoming its downs by redefining their concept. The fact that bayernHafen Aschaffenburg does not have any incentives except their competiveness seemed most insightful for the visiting group. Their motivation to constantly improve the best even into a “better best” illustrated their economic ambition quite impressively. After the tour through the grounds of the port, the delegation met another expert for the development of industrial zones in Mr. Thorsten Ducke (Stadt Aschersleben). Mr. Ducke introduced the historical situation of Aschersleben to explain their achievements in developing their industrial zone after the fall of the Wall: Close personal contact and a strong inclusion of the region in all matters (housing, education, stakeholders etc.) was crucial for the success of their industrial site. The day was ended by a visit of the beer brewery Faust in Miltenberg where the guests were reconfirmed about the importance of partnerships within the region when aiming at a state-of-the-art product of highest quality in competition with global players.

The last day of the strategical workshop with InSITE BAVARIA was spent in Munich. The delegation was invited by Mr. Hans-Joachim Heusler, CEO of Bayern International, who reconfirmed his preceding guest speakers when highlighting the needs of German companies looking for a new settlement. Assisting the visitors’ search for interested companies, he introduced the database of Bavarian companies which as a source for value chains already supports cooperation internationally. Mr. Heusler also offered his experience and help for the development of Great Stone Industrial Park. In this he was joined by guest speaker Mr. Robert Gerl, CEO of the Bavarian Health Association.

A short visit and closing meeting at the office of Chemie-Cluster Bayern GmbH rounded up the workshop with a satisfying result: It was a great pleasure to have the guests from Great Stone. Thanks to their eagerness to learn the three days were successful and on the long pushes forward the collaboration in the Great Stone project. The Great Stone team and InSITE BAVARIA are looking forward to take the next steps together.

news  |  8. October, 2015

German-Russian Competence Center for Minerals and Mining: New Market Opportunities in mineral-based Value Chains between Germany and Russia

During the 8th German-Russian Mineral-Conference in St. Petersburg on October 7th 2015 the foundation of a German-Russian Competence Center for Minerals and Mining was agreed: The Competence Center is a joint undertaking of the Technical University Munich, InSITE BAVARIA and the National University for Mineral Resources „Gorny“ St. Petersburg and is supported by the German-Russian Mineral-Forum.

A German-Russian Competence Center for Minerals and Mining shall lay the basis for new, sustainable value chains between Germany and Russia beginning in 2016. For that matter, the Technical University Munich, InSITE BAVARIA and the Russian National University for Mineral Resources St. Petersburg develop a joint platform for the development of projects. A team of experts will work out concrete possibilities of optimizing the efficiency of Russian mineral mining while at the same time focusing on improved ecological friendliness, security and sustainability. The aim of the Competence Center is the development of new, German-Russian production clusters for the mineral sector, especially considering “Industry 4.0”, qualification initiatives and academic-technical exchange.

The Competence Center shall develop concrete, German-Russian partnership for minerals to open up a better market entrance for German technology providers and to optimize common mineral-based value chains. Hence, partnerships with sites and operating companies in Russia are agreed in order to develop new German-Russian models of cooperation. The work of the Competence Center is accompanied and supported by the German-Russian Mineral Forum, a central platform for intensifying the relationships between both countries in minerals.

On German side, InSITE BAVARIA and TUM International GmbH are responsible for the realisation of the Competence Center. As subsidiary of TU Munich TUM International organises research and development projects uniting academics and economy worldwide; it also supervises research opportunities of TU Munich in international markets. InSITE BAVARIA as division of Chemie-Cluster Bayern GmbH organises the Bavarian Site Development Program, which supports the development of sustainable industrial infrastructure particularly in emerging countries.

Joint in the German-Russian Competence Center for Minerals and Mining both institutions combine their long experience in the collaboration between industrial and research sites in Eastern Europe and Asia: The Competence Center will serve all German companies and research institutions as a platform for a new kind of collaboration with Russian mineral sites and coordinate such collaborations. The Center helps all German participants to evaluate the market in Russia, it develops model sites regarding “Mining 4.0”, it organises transfer programs and on the whole contributes greatly to securing the German mineral supply in the long run.

projects  |  28. September, 2015

InSITE BAVARIA and Jinan New Materials Industry Zone sign Cooperation Agreement

FREISING, 26.09.2015 – In a ceremony under the presence of Wang Wentao, Jinan City’s secretary of the Communist Party, and consul Tao Bailian, director of the department of economy and trade at Munich’s Chinese general Consulate, InSITE BAVARIA and the Administration Committee of Jinan New Materials Industry Zone signed an agreement of cooperation in the development of a Sino-German New Materials Industrial Park in Jinan’s High-Tech Industry Zone.

Jinan City is the capital of China’s Shandong province, counting about 7 mn. inhabitants. Situated at the Yellow River, the city has a geographically favorable location in the so called “Bohai Economic Circle”, giving a relative proximity to many of the Chinese political and economical centers. The distance to Beijing is about 400 km, to Shanghai about 730 km. Heavy industries like steel production are still playing a very important role in Jinan, but in recent years the focus on technology intensive industries has transformed Jinan to a city with more diverse industrial structure. Companies like LG, Panasonic, Volvo, and Sanyo are situated in the Jinan High-tech Industrial Development Zone east of the city. Jinan is also one of China’s most important locations for the IT and software industries, housing companies like IBM, ORACLE, NEC and others at Qilu Software Park.

Jinan New Materials Industry Zone was founded as a development zone by the Shandong provincial government and in 2012 it was approved by the Torch Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology as a top national torch new material industrial base. Within its territory of approx. 21.8 square kilometres, a zone of approx. 65.6 ha is intended to be developed as a Sino-German industrial park in two steps. InSITE BAVARIA in cooperation with Bachschuster Architecture, a renowned office for architecture and urban planning situated at Ingolstadt, Bavaria, will be responsible for a development strategy, a structural layout and master planning of the site. The project partners intend to develop an innovative, international industrial park, which will be consequently oriented to the needs of German and European companies in terms of urban and structural design, technical standards, supporting facilities, and management structure. The project partners are also aiming at an intensive collaboration with local service companies, educational and research institutions. “Jinan’s high scientific reputation in the New Materials sector and the highly competent management of the Industrial Zone are excellent preconditions for the development of an internationally renowned business location” says Daniel A. Gottschald, CEO of InSITE BAVARIA. Strategical and urban planning will start immediately, construction works are intended to start in mid 2016.

PHNOM PENH  |  25. August, 2015

InSITE BAVARIA participates at the Cambodia International Machinery Industry Fair

In collaboration with Bayern International InSITE BAVARIA participated with its partners ENIGA GmbH and Bachschuster Architecture GmbH at Cambodia’s most important industrial fair, the Cambodia International Machinery Industrial Fair (CIMIF) in August in Phnom Penh.

The two highlights besides the participation at the CIMIF were the dinner gala at the German Embassy in Phnom Penh on the first evening. Mr Baron von Marschall, German Embassador, invited representatives of the economic ministry and most important industrial promoters. Managing Director of InSITE BAVARIA, Mr Gottschald, used the opportunity to introduce his Site Development Program to the guests. The dinner gala was followed the next day by a special “Bavarian Workshop” at the fair grounds. Representatives of the Bavarian companies introduced their products and services while the main focus applied once again to the portfolio if InSITE BAVARIA and its program for the development of sustainable industrial sites. Mr Gottschald in accordance with Mr Hans-Joachim Heusler, CEO of Bayern International, stressed the manifold opportunities for Cambodia in his Site Development Program. This opinion was very much reflected by the audience who by their positive reaction proved that a Bavarian consultancy for industrial development is of great need in Cambodia. After such a positive welcome in Phnom Penh, InSITE BAVARIA now hopes for good cooperation!

news  |  20. May, 2015

InSITE BAVARIA welcomes its first delegations at ICO

Throughout May InSITE BAVARIA and the Industrie Center Obernburg (ICO) repeatedly had the honour of welcoming international delegations at the industry park in the lower Rhine-Main area. As model example for its sustainability the ICO impressed its visitors showing among other things in its close neighbourhood to communities and living areas. InSITE BAVARIA could thus create a lasting impression on its guests and looks forward to consulting the visitors in further collaborations.

Five visitors from Kedah in Malaysia counted among the first visitors at May 8th. Accompanied by Ms Zarina Saad from MIDA, Munich, the group consisted of decision makers of Kulim Hi-Tech Park like President Dato’ Mohd Annuar Saffar.

A bigger delegation group from the Chinese city Jilin, guided by Mr Wolfram Rother, CEO Production/New Materials at Beijing Aojitong Investment, was welcomed the same day. Members of the Group were the Mayor of Jilin City, Herr Li Xiangdong, and several other public decision makers.

On May 19th, guests from San Luis Potosí in Mexico arrived a ICO to introduce their region to InSITE BAVARIA. Various regional businessmen were accompanied by representatives of the ministry of economics.

projects  |  15. April, 2015

Conference at the Hannover Fair

Within the HannoverMesse 2015 a charter on the foundation of the “New Silk Road Initiative” was signed by three industrial parks located in Lithuania, Belarus and China on April 15th. Kaunas Free Economic Zone, the Great Stone Industry Park near Minsk and the County of Jiashan in China committed to joint quality standards for site development and a joint service portfolio for their parks by signing the charter. The “New Silk Road Initiative” is coordinated by InSITE BAVARIA, the Competence Center for Industrial Site Development by Chemie-Cluster Bayern.

“Our ‘New Silk Road Initiative’ stands for a unique land bridge of transport routes connecting Europe and China within only 11 to 15 days,” says Freddy Opsomer, Director of the Board at Kaunas Free Economic Zone. In addition to collaborations on infrastructure and logistics a joint platform for cluster management and close collaborations on the appointment of business incubators is planned in the near future. “The ‘New Silk Road Initiative’ establishes a new quality of connecting international industrial sites; a connection which creates business opportunities in global value chains especially for small businesses and service providers,” Daniel A. Gottschald, Managing Director of Chemie-Cluster Bayern emphasises.

For more details on the “New Silk Road Initiative” please visit

Industrial Site Development Bavaria