On the 17 May 2017, the agency for the economic development Saarland (representing the Saar mbH/ WFUS) invited the economic development agency for Saarlouis to an exchange of information. On this occasion the meeting was held at the ISL Group location in the Ford supplier Park, Saarlouis. The representives were welcomed to ISL by the […]
On the 17 May 2017, the agency for the economic development Saarland (representing the Saar mbH/ WFUS) invited the economic development agency for Saarlouis to an exchange of information. On this occasion the meeting was held at the ISL Group location in the Ford supplier Park, Saarlouis. The representives were welcomed to ISL by the ISL managing partner Mr Juergen Dincher and the managing director Mr Gerhard Wegner and Dr Marco Kessler.
This was followed by a presentation from Mr Gerhard Wegner of the ISL Group. The representation included an overview of the history of ISL and the various ISL locations, both in Germany but also in Spain and Netherlands. In addition information was also provided on the diverse business activities from ISL which demonstrated how the ISL Group have moved from a predominantly automotive supplier to a number of diverse business activities reducing the dependency on the automotive industry.
The diversification of the ISL Group was as a result of a strategic decision to ensure the longer term future and expansion of the companies business in Europe.
The presentation was followed by a plant tour by the visitors of the ISL Automotive glass assembly production location, the plant tour demonstrated the ability to manage the high modular complexity and variations within the manufacturing and sequencing complex modules for the automotive industry.
Following the ISL plant tour the actual meeting of the Saarland economic development was held. The meeting was chaired by Mr Juergen Pohl Managing Director (WFUS). Mr Pohl greeted all attendees especially the representative from France Mr Marc Nadler and provided an overview of the responsibilities of the regional economic agency in the context of the acutal communal frame work. This was followed by individual reports from the various economic development representative, specifically focusing on the availability of development land, new developments, government projects and problems facing the group.
In future it was agreed to meet twice per year and all attendees agreed that the exchange of information between the various members was very positive and can provide an excellent base in the future for working together between the various regions.
At the end of the meeting Mr Pohl provided detailed information over the schedule and projects planned within 2017.
v.l.n.r. Gerhard Wegner, Dr. Marco Keßler, Jürgen Dincher, Celina Stickel, Jürgen Pohl
Arbeitssitzung der kommunalen Wirtschaftsförderer unter der Leitung von WFUS-Geschäftsführer Jürgen Pohl (Bildmitte)
WFUS-Geschäftsführer Jürgen Pohl bedankt sich bei Jürgen Dincher und Gerhard Wegner für die Firmenbesichtigung und die Möglichkeit die Arbeitssitzung der Wirtschaftsförderer in den Räumen von ISL durchführen zu können.
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