Taoiseach launches Enterprise Ireland’s guide to exporting to Germany during German trade visit

6th April, 2017

Germany

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D will lead an Enterprise Ireland trade promotion programme in Frankfurt, Germany today (6th April 2017) as part of his official visit to further develop trade, political, economic & commercial links between Ireland and Germany.

During the half-day programme the Taoiseach launched the Enterprise Ireland Going Global – Exporting to Germany Guide and made three announcements for Enterprise Ireland clients. 

He officially opened the Frankfurt office of Dublin-based Collen Construction, marking the launch of the family-owned construction company in Europe where its focus will be on the construction of turn-key data centres. 

He announced details of a partnership between Solgari, a high-potential start up client of Enterprise Ireland and German company OnDemand4U which will bring cloud business communications to SMEs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 

The Taoiseach also announced that Irish software company Cubic Telecom Ltd. which offers global connectivity in cars, laptops and other mobile devices will open an office in Munich in the coming weeks to support its growing customer base in the German market. 

Making the announcements the Taoiseach said: 

 “Ireland has few more important trade partners than Germany and, following Brexit, the Government has been working to develop and deepen the relationships Ireland and Irish businesses have with our European partners.

The Government’s Brexit priorities emphasise the maintenance and development of our economy and trade, and we will continue to ensure Enterprise Ireland and our agencies can support companies, like Collen Construction, Cubic Telecom and Solgari, to continue to develop and grow as we face the challenges ahead. 

I am also delighted to launch Enterprise Ireland’s guide to exporting to Germany for their clients and encourage Irish companies to use this valuable resource to inform their plans to export innovative products and services to Germany”. 

Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland who is accompanying the Taoiseach on the trade visit said “This trade visit is part of Enterprise Ireland’s drive to increase the export market penetration and diversification of Irish companies post Brexit. The aim is to deliver increased export sales to Germany, which will support job creation in Ireland. 

Almost 500 Enterprise Ireland backed companies already sell into Germany and there is significant growth potential given the excellent trading relationship between our two countries and the impressive predicted growth rate of the German economy of 1.9% this year. 

Enterprise Ireland has produced a new guide ‘Going Global – Exporting to Germany’ to support Irish companies to optimise growth opportunities in Germany in sectors like medical devices, ICT and specialist construction services”. 

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Download Going Global – Exporting to Germany, a guide for clients [pdf format] 

 

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For more information contact: 

Conor O’Donovan

Head of Communications, Enterprise Ireland

Conor O'Donovan

+353 1 727 2912

+353 87 9671342