The German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses (BVMW) invited the members of its senate for a 2012 year-end closing ceremony in Berlin. During this event two member companies have been visited including site visits with around 30 participants on November 30th 2012. Besides overviews on First Sensor AG, a specialist for all kinds of sensor measurement devices, detailed insights could also be gained at the BAE Batterien GmbH production facilities.
In addition to brief presentations on BAE’s long company history and today’s strategy by its CEO Jan IJspeert the participating senators of the BVMW had the opportunity to join expert guided tours and explore battery manufacturing step by step. Following plenty of time was also used on FAQ sessions and of course the enjoyment of seasonal Christmas bakeries as well. There were not only questions on technology and innovation of this industry segment raised frequently but also on the multiple economical and political challenges for BAE as a midsized industry enterprise itself. This gave numerous opportunities to exchange thoughts on common experiences.