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"Thank you to the German-Australian Chamber for the use of its facility at International Chamber House. We were looked after well by the staff and the facility was conducive to a productive outcome for the group. These facilities are in a great Melbourne location in the heart of the city."

- Christiane Ribeiro, Head of Communications and Government Affairs, Siemens Ltd

Our Premium Partners are committed to supporting the German-Australian Chamber at the highest level, to assist us in forging a new and wider bilateral relationship. We thank them for their exceptional involvement.

Our Premium Partners

Accru Felsers

Accru Felsers has helped hundreds of clients from Germany grow Australian businesses for over 70 years.

We are a founding member of the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Sydney and enjoy long-standing associations with Rödl & Partner public accountants in Germany.

If your business is expanding into Germany, entering the Australian market or growing rapidly here, our team can offer you:

  • German-speaking accountants supported by a multilingual team 
  • Knowledge of German and Australian reporting standards, business systems and cultures 
  • Experience with appropriate business vehicles, tax structures and financial reporting systems for German companies 

Our services are tailored to the specific needs of companies doing business in Germany and Australia and include:

  • Audit & assurance
  • Business and corporate advisory
  • Outsourced accounting
  • Taxation

Please contact Michael Kersch or Glenda Nixon for a confidential discussion about your needs.

Ph: +61 2 8226 1655Email / www.accru.com

Airbus Australia Pty Ltd

Airbus Group Australia Pacific is a part of Airbus Group, a global pioneer in aerospace and defence related services whose companies include Airbus, Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space. 

Wholly owned by Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Group Australia Pacific represents Airbus Group in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific and is the region’s largest helicopter manufacturer, employing more than 1300 people across 15 sites in Australia and New Zealand. With the largest market share in civilian and military helicopters, the company supports more than 500 Airbus Helicopters and is well recognised as a leading Through-Life-Support provider in military fixed wing and helicopter platforms.

Airbus Group Australia Pacific's offering includes products, services and support of military aircraft, space systems and communication, intelligence and security.

 

Audi Australia Pty Ltd

Audi Australia Pty Ltd is a wholly-owned national sales company of AUDI AG. 

The Audi Group delivered approximately 1,575,500 cars of the Audi brand to customers in 2013 and reported revenue of €49.9 billion, with an operating profit of €5.03 billion.

In Australia, the company delivered its ninth consecutive year of growth in 2013, with 16,009 vehicles, an increase of 10.1 percent over 2012. 

After the first 10 months of 2014, the company is up by 20 percent compared with the same period last year, having already outsold its full year of sales in 2013. This year (2014), Audi Australia will deliver its 10th consecutive year of sustainable sales growth.

Globally, the company operates in more than 100 markets with production facilities in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm (Germany), Gyor (Hungary), Brussels (Belgium), Bratislava (Slovakia), Martorell (Spain), Kaluga (Russia), Aurangabad (India), Changchun (China) and Jakarta (Indonesia) and Foshan (China). 

The company currently employs more than 73,500 people worldwide. Total investment of around €22 billion is planned from 2014 to 2018 – primarily in new products and sustainable technologies. Audi is committed to its corporate responsibility and has anchored the principle of sustainability for its products and processes in its strategy. The long-term goal is CO2-neutral mobility.

 

 

 

 

Bayer Australia Ltd

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. In Australia and New Zealand, where Bayer employs some 1200 people, the company has had a presence since 1925 and 1926 respectively.

Bayer uniquely combines expertise in human, animal and plant health within a single organization. Through its innovation and research-intensive focus, Bayer’s products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. Investing in sustainable development, Bayer is committed to its role as a socially and ethically responsible corporate citizen. In 2014 Bayer generated A$1.1 billion in revenue in Australia and New Zealand.

For more information, go to www.bayer.com.

BDO

At BDO Australia, we believe that people do business with people, not organisations. As one of Australia’s leading professional service practices, our business is about helping people, whether it’s heading up a major corporation, running a business, or requiring individual advice; our people are committed to providing exceptional client service. 

BDO Australia was established as an association of firms in 1975. Today, we are one of the country’s largest associations of independently owned accounting practices with approximately 162 partners and more than 1,191 staff providing Audit, Taxation and, Advisory services throughout every major city in Australia.

Globally, out network spans 152 countries. Clients can draw upon the skills, knowledge and experience of BDO advisers no matter where they are based in the world. We offer a unique combination of local expertise, access to global resources, and a practical, partnership-led client management approach. 

We pride ourselves on our European heritage at BDO and have extensive experience dealing with European companies in Australia. Our team’s ability to bridge both language and cultural barriers is invaluable when managing the interest of companies and corporations with head offices in Germany and the broader European Union. 

Our European Desk’s expertise includes but is not limited to:

  • Setting up subsidiaries of multinational corporations
  • Outsourced management and financial reporting
  • Outsourced property fund reporting
  • Income tax
  • Audit preparation assistance
  • Complex financial modelling and business reporting 

Buse Heberer Fromm

Buse Heberer Fromm is the only larger German law firm present in Australia. Its Sydney office has been serving clients since 2002, when it has formed a partnership with the Australian law firm DibbsBarker. The prime focus of the Sydney office is to assist German clients active in Australia and Australian clients active in Germany across all commercial and legal issues including commercial disputes. 

Buse Heberer Fromm is one of Germany's larger independent law firms. More than 100 solicitors and tax experts advise national and international clients in all areas of commercial and tax law from six locations throughout Germany (Berlin, Dusseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg and Munich), and at international offices (Brussels, London, Milan, New York, Palma de Mallorca, Paris, Sydney and Zurich). 

Review videos on Business in Australia or obtain the Investment Guide Australia under www.australischesrecht.de

DB Schenker

DB Schenker is the logistics division of Deutsche Bahn AG, the world’s second largest transportation and logistics service provider that offers land transport, global air and ocean freight, comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management from a single source.

Globally, DB Schenker employs more than 94,000 people in 130 countries across 2,000 locations generating revenue of 19.8 billion Euros, more than 50 percent of the DB Group’s sales. 

At a local level DB Schenker in Australia commenced its operations in 1962 and currently employs 1,095 people with 5 Offices and 21 Warehouse facilities nationally across Australia. DB Schenker further expanded its operations into New Zealand in 1976, with an office and warehouse facility in Auckland, staffed by 103 people.

Dept. of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources

International Chamber House, situated on Level 5, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne is a hub for Australia’s extensive network of bilateral international chambers and business associations, their members and visiting local and offshore business delegates. 

International Chamber House is managed through the Victorian Government Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources.

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources works to create the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment.

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Hall & Wilcox Lawyers

Hall & Wilcox has one of the largest German desks in Australia with several of our lawyers being fully qualified lawyers in Germany and Australia. Our German desk is comprised of native German speakers that have long standing expertise in advising German companies on all their legal needs in Australia and who have a comprehensive understanding of the challenges that German-speaking clients face in their business dealings in Australia. 

We are a leading independent business law firm with over 60 partners, national coverage and offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra and Newcastle. Some of our key areas of expertise are commercial law (including M&A), banking and finance law, managing disputes (including litigation), employment law, IP law, IT law, migration law and tax law. 

Please click here to access more information about us (in German and English).

HARTMANN Australia

As a trusted global leader in healthcare solutions, HARTMANN Australia recognises the importance of good health. 

For almost half a century in Australia and nearly 200 years overseas, HARTMANN has placed innovation at the core of its operations to pioneer high quality healthcare products that deliver demonstrable benefit to patients and healthcare providers alike.

From continence management and wound care to operating theatre procedures, HARTMANN accepts nothing less than excellence in the design of products and services that help address important unmet medical needs.

Across Australia and New Zealand, HARTMANN seeks to partner with the medical profession and aged care sector to understand their needs and deliver solutions that exceed their expectations. 

At HARTMANN, we have a simple mission – to go further for health and in so doing make a meaningful difference to the lives of millions of people.

HDI Global SE Australia

Companies from the trading, production and service industries need an insurance partner they can rely on. As part of the Talanx Group, HDI Global SE has been one of the leading insurers offering a broad and needs-based range of insurance solutions and accompanying services for decades. 

HDI operates through foreign branches, subsidiaries and affiliates as well as network partners in more than 130 countries, offering international industrial insurance programmes.

One brand, many products - HDI Global SE offers a complete range of products to insure against business risks. Worldwide cover in the form of international insurance programmes, full insurance cover for personnel assignments abroad or innovative insurance against cyber risks “Cyber+” are additional examples of our superior level of performance.

The company, with its headquarters in Germany, generates more than half of its premium volumes abroad. Europe is its core market and here HDI is represented in 17 countries, employing around 2,700 people. In line with this international focus, the former HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG changed its name to HDI Global SE in 2016.

At the same time as the change of company name, the legal form was also updated. An SE, i.e. a European joint-stock company, is forward-looking and appropriately modern for insurance companies of this size.

Henning Harders (Australia) Pty Ltd

Your navigator in the world of trade

Henning Harders (Australia) Pty Ltd is a leading International Freight Forwarding Agent, Licensed Customs Broker and Logistics specialist.

We specialise in all areas of logistics, in every corner of the globe.

> IMPORT
> EXPORT
> SEA FREIGHT
> AIR FREIGHT
> CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
> WAREHOUSING/DISTRIBUTION 

With premises in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and offices in Wellington, New Zealand, our services are enhanced by an international network of experienced, specialist partners and agents to deliver services worldwide. 

Great outcomes start here

Australian family-owned and operated, our customers receive personalised care and attention. We deliver tailor-made, cost effective logistics solutions so you can confidently focus on growing your business. Our leading-edge information technology provides a high level of visibility from end-to-end to keep you informed.

Try Harders and give your business a competitive edge.

www.harders.com.au 

 

 

  

Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd

Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd is a company of the Daimler Group.

Our focus is on what we do best: producing inspiring premium cars, trucks, vans and buses with unparalleled innovation, safety, comfort and design.

With strong brands – Mercedes-Benz, smart, Freightliner and Fuso - and innovative products, we aim to deliver maximum benefit to our customers and provide tailored services to complement our product range.

Daimler distributes over 100 individual vehicle models across all categories, in around 200 countries worldwide. Automotive financial services are offered in over 40 countries to complement our product range.

Monash University

Monash University opened its first campus at Clayton in 1961. Over five decades, Monash has emerged as the largest university in Australia, and is among the top 1% ranked universities in the world.

Monash is a truly international university, with five Australian campuses, and overseas presences and alliances in Malaysia, China, India, South Africa, Italy, the United Kingdom and Indonesia.  

In 2016, Monash enrolled more than 70,000 students. The Monash community is richly diverse and inclusive serving Indigenous and recent Australians together with students from over 100 countries. International students make up approximately one third of enrolments, predominately coming from Malaysia, China, Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong.  

The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs through 10 faculties: Art, Design and Architecture, Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Information Technology, Law, Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Science. Many Monash programs are multi-disciplinary and provide industry integrated research and learning opportunities. 

The University has also developed an international reputation for excellence in research and enterprise, with an extensive record of government and industry collaboration. Monash is a critical part of the Australian economy, generating almost $4 billion in economic activity every year, driving growth in jobs and export income, and fostering innovation. 

Pilz

Pilz GmbH is a global leader in safe automation technology operating internationally through its network of worldwide subsidiaries.  Currently employing over 2,000 staff globally and headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, Pilz is synonymous with high quality & predictably reliable German engineered safety & automation products

Pilz prides itself on being a market leader in its field of safe automation and re invests significant amounts of profits in research & development to ensure it continues to lead the market in its field.  With local operations in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Auckland the team are focussed on leverage the company’s global safety experience locally with Australian & New Zealand businesses.

Based on our industry experience, Pilz is a trusted provider of safety products & services to leading national and international industrial companies. We provide viable solutions to the most complex safety issues in a wide range of industry domains. With our local team of passionate people, coupled with the backup and support of a Global footprint, we help companies apply best manufacturing practise to safely optimise the availability and productivity of their plants worldwide.

www.pilz.com.au

PwC

PwC Australia helps organisations and individuals create the value they're looking for. We're a member firm of the PwC network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory, tax & legal, and private clients services.

PwC is one of Australia's leading professional services firms, bringing the power of our global network of firms to help Australian businesses, not-for-profit organisations and governments assess their performance and improve the way they work. 

Our people are energetic and inspirational and come from a diverse range of academic backgrounds, including arts, business, accounting, tax, economics, engineering, finance, health and law. From improving the structure of the Australian health system, to performing due diligence on some of Australia's largest deals, and working side-by-side with entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals, our teams bring a unique combination of knowledge and passion to address the challenges and opportunities that face our community.

Qatar Airways

Experience the skies like never before with Qatar Airways. 

Flying daily from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, and Auckland (commencing 7th February 2017) to more than 150 destinations worldwide, including over 40 European cities via one quick stop at Hamad International Airport in Doha. As a oneworld airline partner, Qatar Airways lets you enjoy benefits such as earning and redeeming points on other oneworld carriers, along with access to over 1000 oneworld lounges around the world.

Qatar Airways state-of-the-art fleet, premium on-board lounges and award-winning crew will ensure you arrive relaxed and ready at your end destination. Experience why they were voted ‘World’s Best Airline’ by Skytrax 2015 and ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by Skytrax 2016.

SAP

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organisations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 253,500 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com/australia/.

Siemens

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse, with an aim of setting the benchmark in the way we electrify, automate and digitalise the world around us. We provide technology and support services to industries as diverse as medical imaging equipment, building technology, wind turbines, mining, clean water and trains. Driven by a passion for engineering excellence, we are committed to a sustainable future. Indeed, Siemens is one of the world’s largest suppliers of eco-friendly technologies. In the last financial year, Siemens’ products and solutions helped reduce global CO2 emissions by 377 megatons. In 2014, Siemens was recognized as the global leader in the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the seventh consecutive year.

Volkswagen Group Australia Pty Ltd

Volkswagen Group Australia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the parent company, Volkswagen AG, and is made up of three brands – Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and ŠKODA. Each of the brands is an independent entity in the Australian market.

A dedicated team of over 200 people handle all aspects of the Group’s operations – supporting sales growth, the expanding network of dealerships and service facilities.

The purpose-built head office, warehouse and training facility in Chullora, NSW, was opened in 2012 and houses the three Volkswagen Group Australia brands as well as Volkswagen Financial Services. A custom designed training facility with seven state-of-the-art training modules caters for the training needs of the expanding dealership network. For comparison, the total size of the training facility is equivalent to 2.6 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

The parts warehouse takes up a vast 16,000m2 and was purpose-built to suit the broad range of parts and Volkswagen Group Australia’s workflow processes.

 

 

  

Winder Controls Australia Pty Ltd

WINDER CONTROLS, a member of the SIEMAG TECBERG GROUP, is a global leader in the world market as system provider in hoisting systems and associated plant engineering in the shaft hoisting industry as well as tunnel cooling. 

The core competence of WINDER CONTROLS lies in the expertise for services in the areas of engineering, project management, product implementation and technical services.

A technology-oriented company culture with qualified and highly motivated employees is the driver for a substantial world market position with innovative products and services. With these conditions WINDER CONTROLS, as a specialist, is in a commanding position in a niche market.

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