Virtual Business Delegation to Australia

Shipbuilding, maritime and offshore technology industry | 23 – 27 November

Business Delegation

The German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce in collaboration with Verband für Schiffbau und Meerstechnik e.V. (VSM), the leading German association which represents the political and commercial interests of the German maritime industry, will host a virtual industry conference  on 24 November 2020 surrounding a German business delegation in shipbuilding, maritime as well as offshore technology industry. The virtual delegation will take place from 23 until 27 November 2020. The overarching goal of the delegation is to support German SMEs in finding business partners and collaborations in the Australian market.

During the industry conference on 24 November 2020, Australian professionals from the shipbuilding, maritime as well as offshore technology industry will give in-depth information about the trends and developments within the industry. Also, the delegates from the German companies will present their products and services in front of an Australian professional audience. The conference will further be an excellent networking platform for all participants and will allow a timeframe for one-on-one Meetings.

Subsequent to the conference, the German company representatives will meet with potential Australian business partners (one-on-one Business Partner matchings), suppliers, distributors, etc. The Business-partner matchings will be organised by the German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce and take place in a virtual surrounding.

Virtual Industry Conference - 24 November 2020

The German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce will host together with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA a virtual industry conference on the 24 November 2020 surrounding a virtual business delegation.

During this 3-hour conference Australian maritime experts and professionals will give in-depth information about the trends and developments within the industry. 

Among the Industry speakers from Germany and from Australia is:

  • Zarko Knezevic, Project Manager VSM, who will be speaking about Maritime Developments in Germany   

The eight delegation participants which showcase their innovations and technologies with case studies. Participants of the conference will also have the possibility to network with delegates and speakers. Those who are interested, will also have the option for direct 1:1 contact with German business delegates so they can start a conversation about future collaboration. Speak to us if you want to get in touch with the German delegates.

 Find the conference program here

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Delegation Participants

ARMATUREN-WOLFF Friedrich H. Wolff GmbH & Co. KG

Founded in 1945, ARMATUREN-WOLFF is a medium-sized manufacturer and dealer of valves and related control technology. We build our business on the project-oriented realization of reliable solutions, and on the basis of personal contact and quality. The company is in its third generation of managing owners, dedicated to serve the international maritime and processing industry. Traditionally the business is based in Hamburg, Northern Germany. In addition, we work together with international sales agents and representatives, and our subsidiary in India supports our activities with manufacture of components and CAD design.

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ELWA Elektro- Wärme GmbH & Co KG

ELWA manufactures electrical continuous flow heaters for maritime and industrial applications as well as for power plants. ELWA is a family-owned company with 80 employees and manufactures state of the art products on the Western outskirts of Munich, since 1931. In addition to manufacturers of large diesel engines, ELWA’s customers include power plant operators and electric utility companies. For power grids with a growing proportion of renewable energies, ELWA offers a flexible portfolio of power-to-heat systems to increase efficiency and stabilise the power supply.

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Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH

Getzner is a leading specialist in the field of vibration isolation and protection. Getzner was the first company in the world to effectively solve vibration engineering challenges using polyurethane materials. Getzner deploys its many years of experience to meet the needs of customers all over the world. Its Sylomer®, Sylodyn®, Sylodamp® and Isotop® products were all developed and manufactured at Getzner’s own facility. They are used in the rail, construction and industry sectors to effectively reduce vibrations and noise. These high performance elastomers can improve the service life and minimize the need for maintenance as well as repairs on tracks, vehicles, structures and machines.

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Jastram GmbH & Co. KG

Since 1889 Jastram is an internationally recognized company in the marine engineering and equipment market for commercial as also government vessels. Continuous Research and Development is an integral part in the history of Jastram. Actual research is focussed on noise reduction, cavitation and design improvements of transverse thrusters. Customized solutions and a full range of electronic control and monitoring devices are offered beside a lifetime service and logistic support for all Jastram equipment. Repair, service and sales of turbochargers and the representation of Hamilton Jet in Germany and Austria compliment the portfolio of Jastram GmbH & Co. KG in Hamburg.

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Profiseal GmbH

ProfiSeal is specialized in the design and manufacture of highly reliable propeller shaft (sterntube) seals and bulkhead seals for the ship building Industry. Our seals are type approved from international classification societies including DNV GL, LR, BV, KR and have the product design assessment (PDA) from ABS. Hence, our products are fulfilling the highest demands and standards. Additional, project related drawing approvals like from US Coast Guard allow the implementation of our seals in almost every newbuild or refit project. Our products are used in workboats, offshoresupply vessels, passenger vessels. ferries (including RoRo, RoPax), cruise ships, fast patrol boats, governmental boats and special crafts as well as for yachts and super-yachts in more than 50 countries worldwide. One of our specialties is the customized adoption of our products to the needs of the client.

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PROSTEP is the leading, vendor-neutral consulting and software company for any and every aspect of product lifecycle management (PLM). We provide customers with support for their digital transformation and help make them fit for Industry 4.0. Our strengths include PLM strategy consulting and process optimization, system selection and implementation, PLM integration and migration, as well as secure data exchange and conversion. We provide you with support from the initial concept through to the implementation and commissioning of your PLM solution. Target Group in Australia Shipyards and comparable larger manufacturing companies (such as EPC and plant operators) that do/need PLM and undergo a process of digital transformation Products.

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Saacke Marine Systems

SAACKE is a medium-sized, family-owned company located in Bremen, Germany. For more than 80 years SAACKE has been involved in firing technology and therefore today is one of the leaders in this field worldwide. They plan, develop and produce burners and system solutions for industrial thermal processes. Products and services of SAACKE are represented in industry just as on ships and offshore installations. The company has its own Marine Systems division, which_h provides reliable, environmentally friendly and energy-efficient firing plants for sea-going vessels, offshore plants and LNG tankers. Both, standard configurations as well as plants with individual and tailored systems are offered. Some examples are: gas combustion units (GCU), composite marine boilers (CMB), fired marine boilers (FMB) and exhaust gas Scrubbers. Customers can also rely on SAACKE when wishing for conversions of already existing plants. Within this work standard components or plants are integrated into existing systems or alternative possibilities are developed. SAACKE further has several international production plants as well as a worldwide service and sales network and therefore is represented on every continent.

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T Dock International GmbH

High quality floating solar power plants and floating modular docks. Starting from the earliest stages of development through to completion, we offer a full range of services to realise your project. The materials we use are environmentally friendly. Consulting services or turnkey solution - we are your port of call. We are also heavily involved in marinas and boat platforms for the commercial, private and government markets.

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