IHK Foreign Trade Committee visits VAHLE 13.09.2023
VAHLE hosts the Dortmund IHK foreign trade meeting
Yesterday (Tuesday, September 12), Paul Vahle GmbH & Co. KG hosted the meeting of the Foreign Trade Committee of the Dortmund Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK). The Foreign Trade Committee, which takes place twice a year, is an important platform for the formation of opinions and guarantees direct practical relevance and enables the exchange of experience at a professional level. In this context, VAHLE CEO Achim Dries was able to welcome around 30 committee members to the VAHLE Demo Center.
The event was opened by Heinz-Herbert Dustmann, President of the Dortmund Chamber of Industry and Commerce and Chairman of the Foreign Trade Committee. Dustmann, who is also Managing Director of Dula-Werke Dustmann & Co. GmbH, welcomed around 30 participants this time, including Wulf-Christian Ehrich, Deputy General Manager of the Dortmund Chamber of Industry and Commerce and as such responsible for international affairs.
Under item two of the agenda, Achim Dries, who as Managing Director of Paul Vahle GmbH & Co. KG also acted as host, first introduced his company to the guests. He focused in particular on VAHLE's international activities and projects, which extend from Westicker Strasse in Kamen to Sao Paulo in Brazil and Houston in Texas.
In this context, Dries emphasized the high relevance of cross-border cooperation: "We may be a medium-sized company, but we still generate 70 percent of our sales directly or indirectly on the international market." In addition, the VAHLE CEO expressed pride in the fact that his company was counted among the so-called hidden champions and was driving the development of the German economy with its innovative and efficient solutions and contributing to its global competitiveness.
The third item on the agenda dealt with current developments in the companies and the work of the IHK. Following the meeting, Dries invited the participants to a guided tour of the company. During the tour, the participants were given an insight into the various fully automated and individual VAHLES production and logistics processes and learned interesting facts about energy transmission and automation solutions.
Finally, the event was concluded with a relaxed get-together, where the participants had the opportunity to exchange ideas and make contacts in a relaxed atmosphere.
Further information about VAHLE at: https://vahle.de