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The business delegates from Zwolle on a visit in Herford

In the sign of the Hanse: Business relations intensified

Herford, 21st of March, 2016. At invitation of the Business Hanse stayed the representatives of Trade Office Zwolle Area and MKB Regio Zwolle - both economic associations for the support growth and internationalisation - from the Dutch Hanseatic City of Zwolle last week in Herford. In the region of Zwolle live about 600,000 people, there are five of a total of 15 Dutch Hanseatic cities. The intention of this visit was the question whether there are prerequisites for new cooperations between enterprises from both cities. „In only six hours we have got to find immediately three ideas for the business cooperation. Subsequent appointments are already agreed“, sees Marion Köhn, manager of the Business HANSE e.V., in a positive balance. „The region of Zwolle is an dynamic and lies in only two hour's drive  from Herford. Moreover, the Netherlands count to the most important trading partners of our country. Good reasons to look together for market opportunities, and what is more the network of the Business HANSE connects us in a special way and is a door opener.“

First on the programme were the visits to the companies HTT energy GmbH and Drutec Druckguss & Montagetechnik GmbH & Co. KG. Here hold the colleagues the discussions regarding energy efficiency questions on one side, regarding the distributor and distribution channels in the Netherlands on other side. Afterwards on the programme was a visit to the Archimedes Facility Management GmbH to discuss there the multi-sided aspects all around building management, management or also canteen company. Moreover, the Dutch guests received informative insights into the design world of the company Moysig Retail Design GmbH and in the fullness of information, that the Creditreform Herford about enterprise as potential business partners has to offer.

„We Netherlander are spontaneous and grasping and always have an idea in the head. So, I find wonderful that we met here the enterpriser who are similarly uncomplicated and think hanseatically“, according to Ben Reuvekamp, chairperson of MKB. „We have developed together concrete commercial backgrounds, from the CO2-use, about the contact with a possible distributor up to industrial placements for the students from the Netherlands. By now I am glad about the return visit to look together with the bisness people from Herford in Zwolle for business segments.“

Background information:

The members of Business Hanse, the Europe-wide network for entrepreneurs and companies, are reviving the traditional values of reputable merchants: Quality, trust and fairness in business relations. The goal is the same that it has been for centuries: To promote and to strengthen international trade through trust and clear rules. In addition, members can jointly use their strengths: A strong organisation is growing through the combination of municipalities and business development, universities, enterprises and financial institutions, which intends to connect businesses in the 185 Hanseatic cities in 16 European countries.


Delegation make a visit to HTT energy GmbH. From left to right: Wibo van Wier (Nextport) , Ben Reuvekamp und Richard Timmink (MKB), Nils Kütemeier (HTT).
Business talk by Archimedes Facility Management GmbH.

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