Tuesday, July 17, 2012

UK Trade & Investment Team Visit Jena Tec in Germany

July saw an important visitor delegation to Jena Tec's German factory located in the town of Jena, Thuringia, in the shape of a team from the UK embassy located in Berlin and the department of UK Trade & Investment with sector responsiblity for the engineering sector. The visit was part of a co-ordinated tour of successful Anglo-Deutsch companies where examples of best practice could be demonstrated. The strength of the German manufacturing industry particularly in relation to export markets is still very relevant in the current economic climate and the Ambassador and UKTI team were keen to learn lessons from successful companies, such as Jena Tec, and the German model with respect to how manufacturers can be better supported in the future. Jena Tec gave an extensive presentation of the high precision ballscrew machining operations in Jena followed by a Q&A session and a practical demonstration of the important factors of ballscrew assembly for the Ambassador and his team.