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German Industrial Strategy: exporting industry to Germany

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has published a document entitled “National Industrial Strategy 2030 – Strategic Guidelines for a German and European Industrial Policy”, which contains the draft of a national and European industrial strategy and explains in more detail domestic and global key industrial sectors.

Objective:

The superior objective of this strategy is to work with economic stakeholders to help securing and regaining economic and technological excellence, competitiveness and industrial leadership at national, European and global levels in all relevant areas. This is the prerequisite for the economic performance of Germany collectively and thus its jobs and the prosperity of its citizens can be secured and expanded in the long term.

Central goals:

  • Gradual expansion of industry’s share in gross value added from 23% to 25% in Germany and 20% in the European Union by 2030
  • This goal should be achieved market economical, private economical, self-responsible and if possible, without state action. In exceptional cases, action by the state may be justified or even necessary if serious disadvantages for one’s national economy and welfare can be avoided.
  • There should be achieve a contributing to the emergence of a Global Social Market Economy that can lead to more market and prosperity for all in the long term.

Central fields of action:

A central field of action of the “National Industrial Strategy 2030” is the strengthening of key technologies, such as digitization, artificial intelligence and battery cell production. Only those who have the new technologies and control them, can compete their position with the competition on the global markets permanently.

Other fields of action:

  • Strengthening the industrial middle class
  • The mobilization of more venture capital for hazardous investments
  • Advocacy for open markets, strengthening of multilateralism (including modernization of the WTO) and for internationally comparable general conditions (“level playing field”)
  • The promotion and preservation of technological sovereignty
  • Improving the basic conditions (e.g. energy prices, taxes and social contributions)
  • The review of state aid and competition law

Key industrial areas where Germany is leading till today and still leading:

  • Steel, copper and aluminum industries
  • Chemical industry
  • Mechanical and plant engineering
  • Automotive industry
  • Optical industry
  • Medical device industry
  • GreenTech sector
  • Defence industry
  • Aerospace industry
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing)

At International Team Consulting we have developed an important know-how in the industrial sector, supporting since 1995 hundreds of Spanish, French, German, English, American, Moroccan, Italian and Portuguese industrial companies in their export processes to international markets. Contact our international trade consultancy for more information regarding our outsourcing and sales outsourcing services for industrial companies in international markets.

Exporting to France: Key Industry Sectors

The General Directorate for Competitiveness, Industry and Services (DGCIS), under the General Directorate for Companies in France, has recently published a document illustrating the 34 sector-based initiatives in priority industries in France for the coming years.

According to top consultancy McKinsey, these initiatives offer very high potential in terms of their value and employment. The consultancy estimates that in 10 years, some 480,000 jobs will be created, generating €45.5 billion in added value, with exports accounting for 40% of the total.

The Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment, through the DGCIS, states that in order to reform French industry, it is essential that these initiatives become the hub of the country’s productive force, embracing researchers, engineers, designers, operators, and entrepreneurs.

Below we have listed the priority sectors in which the French government intends to allocate their resources, in a commitment to the reform and continuous innovation of French industry:

  • Renewable energy
  • Universal cars consuming less than 2 litres per 100km
  • Electric charging stations
  • Battery life and power
  • Driverless vehicles
  • Electric planes and next-generation aircraft
  • Heavy lift airships
  • Embedded software and systems
  • Electric propulsion satellites
  • High speed train of the future
  • Environmentally friendly ships
  • Technical and smart textiles
  • Wood industry
  • Recycling and green materials
  • Thermal renovation of buildings
  • Smart grids
  • Water scarcity and quality management
  • Green chemicals and biofuels
  • Medical biotechnology
  • E-Health, digital healthcare
  • New medical devices and healthcare technology
  • Innovative products for safe, healthy and sustainable food
  • Big data
  • Cloud computing
  • E-learning
  • Telecommunications autonomy
  • Nano-electronics
  • Connected devices
  • Augmented reality
  • Contactless services
  • Supercomputers
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Robotics
  • Cybersecurity
  • Industrial plant of the future

At International Team Consulting, we have developed extensive know-how in the industrial sector, and have been supporting hundreds of Spanish, French, German, English, American, Moroccan, Italian and Portuguese industrial companies in their export to international markets since 1995. Contact our international trade consultancy for more information regarding our sales outsourcing services for industrial companies in international markets.

Source: Industrial Reform Plan in France DGCIS https://www.entreprises.gouv.fr/files/directions_services/secteurs-professionnels/industrie/la-nouvelle-france-industrielle.pdf

The Aeronautical Sector in Morocco

The aeronautical sector in Morocco is booming, and to prove it, look no further than figures from the last five years. It has enjoyed an average annual growth of 20% and is globally valued at €1.2 billion.

The country has positioned itself as a key market in the area of aeronautical subcontracting, standing out particularly in sectors such as wiring, mechanics, boilers, composites and mechanical assembly.

The importance of the market was reinforced with the arrival of BOMBARDIER, involving an investment of €200M, generating 850 direct and 4,400 indirect jobs, resulting in a knock-on effect of attracting other big names such as EATON, AEROLIA, HEXCEL, ALCOA and STELIA.

In addition to these, out of some 130 companies that have opened in Morocco over the last 15 years, we would highlight the following aeronautical industry leaders: EADS, BOEING, SAFRAN, LISI AEROSPACE, LE PISTON FRANÇAIS, DAHER, SOURIAU, RATIER FIGEAC, EATON and LES ATELIERS DE LA HAUTE GARONNE.

Our company has its own local consultant in the country with vast knowledge in the aeronautical sector, and extremely well connected with government and industry. If you are looking for support with marketing your brand or launching in this country, do not hesitate to contact our international markets consultancy who will be happy to help you.

International Trade Fairs : El País and International Team Consulting

Newspaper El País’s financial publication Cinco Días interviews international trade consultant Júlia Farré about international trade fairs. Click here to read this interesting article written by a prestigious Ibero-American news channel.

Without good organisation, a trade fair can be a bad marketing tool. This article sets out the keys to guaranteeing success as a trade fair exhibitor. Our international trade consultancy provides support for SMEs in preparing their trade fairs in international markets.