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  1. 1. BUSINESS BAVARIA The Business Promotion Agency of the State of BavariaISSUE 05 | 2012 WHATS INSIDE 5 minutes witH ... Giovanni Marcon, Managing Director of Caravan Specialist Knaus Tabbert GmbH Page 2 in focus: AVIATION IN BAVARIA Taking-off and Landing in the Free State Page 3 BAVARIA IN YOUR BRIEFCASE Albrecht Dürer – Nuremberg Honours its Artistic Genius Page 4Munich Airport Celebrates Anniversary Flying HighOn 17 May 2012, Munich Airport invites “No other airport in Germany has achieved growth Skytrax Institute awarded Munich the title of bestpeople to celebrate twenty years of suc- along the same proportions”, was the proud de- Central European airport. But the internationalcess. Over four days, visitors, travellers claration of Airport Manager Michael Kerkloh to hub is not resting on its laurels and has ambitiousand guests will be able to enjoy the an- press representatives at the recent presentation expansion plans: by 2015 a third terminal, opera-niversary programme including live con- of the record figures. Along with Frankfurt, Mu- ting as a satellite for Terminal 2, is due to opencerts, exhibitions and special attractions nich is among the most important international with capacity to handle an additional 11 millionfor all ages. hubs for air traffic in Europe. In the summer of passengers. A third runway is also in the pipelineMuch has changed and developed over 20 years. 2011, the Bavarian metropolis was the weekly for 2016. When it comes to passenger numbers,The number of passengers alone has increased embarkation point for 278 long distance flights Munich now takes position six within Europe -enormously. Back in 1992, 12 million passengers to Chicago, Shanghai or Doha. In 1997, the total only London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle,used the Franz-Josef-Strauß airport as their gate- number of intercontinental flights was a mere 79. Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Madrid can boast moreway into the big wide world – by 2011, the annu- passenger count had reached 38 million with Munich Airport is well liked by both airlines andfurther growth anticipated! passengers. In April this year, the London-based www.munich-airport.desiemens: Europe’s Leading Inventors Biotech Enterprise BuildsSiemens has distinguished itself – the European Patent Office (EPO) named Central Laboratory in Bavariathe Bavarian company as Europe’s most innovative enterprise in 2011. ForPeter Löscher, Chairman of Siemens AG, the news is a validation of their Bavaria has once again proven its strong appeal to international enterprises.strategy: “I am very proud of this result – it is a testament to the innovative The US company Myriad Genetics, the world-wide leader in the molecular dia-strength of our employees”. World-wide, Siemens employs 27,800 people in gnostic of cancer, decided to set up its European central laboratory in Martins-research and development in locations including the Bavarian cities of Mu- ried. The company plans to carry out validation studies with cancer centresnich, Würzburg, Bayreuth, Erlangen, Nuremberg, Forchheim and Augsburg. all over Europe and will undertake research projects for cancer diagnosticsWith its strength in innovation, Siemens is in good company in Bavaria, which with clinical partners from Bavaria. “Myriad will profit from the research en-is at the top when comparing the EPO’s German inventor ranking. The Free vironment and the highly qualified specialists in Martinsried”, states BavarianState takes the lead with 7,292 registered patents, followed by Baden-Wuert- Minister of Economics, Martin Zeil.temberg with 5,393. Last year, the EPO, who have their head office in Munich,announced a new record of 244,000 applications, of which 14 per cent came The company, from Salt Lake City, follows Exosome Diagnostics from Newfrom Germany. York and Lab-PMM from San Diego as the third US enterprise to have joined Munich’s Biotech Cluster in Martinsried within the last 15 months. With over 100 biotech enterprises, Martinsried is Germany’s leading biotechnology region.w w w. i n v est- i n - b a v a r i a . c o m PA G E 1
  2. 2. 5 MINUTES WITH ...Giovanni Marcon,Managing Director of Caravan Specialist Knaus Tabbert GmbHThe company’s history dates back to 1934, when the vehicle body professional, Klaus Tabbert, founded his company in the Lower Franconian town ofSchweinfurt. After having endured turbulent years, Knaus Tabbert GmbH is now among the leading European manufacturers of caravans and mobilehomes . Today, the company is based in the Lower Bavarian Jandelsbrunn, not far from the Austrian and Czech border. Is it true that the mobile home market also be light enough to allow the towing vehicle is generally facing a decline in demand? to use minimum fuel and cut down on emissions. While the caravan market might be subject to a Ultimately, hybrid technology will be introduced downward trend in the long-term, the sale of mo- into the market: energy can be obtained via recu- bile homes is increasing steadily across Europe. peration technology, which can then be used to Of course, there was some consumer reticence power the electric drive of the caravan and provide following the financial crisis, but there has been support for the towing vehicle. a turnaround - at least in Germany. Mobile home holidays are trendy again, a fact that is underlined by record registrations in 2011. What technical features do your ca- ravans offer? Our vehicles are built with the user very much in mind. Nevertheless, we are constantly striving for innovations in areas such as roof ventilation and user-friendly space solutions. Knaus Tabbert is ge- nerally considered to be one of the most innovative groups in the European market.Which factors were fundamental toyour successful re-launch? If you could wave a magic wand,Sound finances, clear brand positioning, partnering what would be the caravan of your Where was the most beautiful locati-with retailers and acquiring expertise by hiring dreams?  on you ever stayed at overnight?specialists from within the industry. The expandable caravan – one that drives like a The Dolomites – waking up surrounded by fresh compact delivery van, but can then open out to be mountain air and watching the morning sun climbWhat do you personally find so like a spacious apartment. above the majestic peaks – simply overwhelming!fascinating about mobile homes?The possibility to be at one with nature and the Do the current discussions on cli-freedom to experience a new place every day, mate change influence your productwhile – at the same time – being able to always portfolio?wake up in your own bed. That is freedom at its Yes, of course. On the one hand, caravans shouldvery best. offer space and strength; on the other, they should € 160 billionNumberof theMonthQuality pays: products ‘Made in Bavaria’ are bestsellers on the world second most important trade partner after the USA. Most in demand aremarket. In 2011, the export total rose to a record high of almost € 160 leading technical standards, advanced system solutions and products tobillion, which is an increase of 11 per cent on the previous year. China increase the quality of life.has increased its purchases in Bavaria by 21.5 per cent and is now thew w w. i n v est- i n - b a v a r i a . c o m PA G E 2
  3. 3. IN FOCUS: AVIATION IN BAVARIATaking-off and Landing in the Free StateFaster, higher, further – three words, which shape and characterise carrier such as an Airbus A340, flying into and out of Munich, would lead tomodern society. The same three words can also be used to describe the creation of more than 200 new jobs and a further 200 in the region.Bavaria as an international hub. The development and growth of avia-tion in the region over the last 20 years has surpassed all expectations. The airports in Nuremberg and Memmingen have also positioned themselvesBavaria has become a springboard to the world. And even though Mu- on the market. Nuremberg guarantees the national and international connec-nich airport is the main source of this gain, Nuremberg airport and the tion to and from Northern Bavaria and continues to be Air Berlin’s holiday‘Allgäu Airport’ in Memmingen contribute their fair share. hub, particularly in winter. The airport also offers many flights from Northern Bavaria to South Eastern European destinations with emphasis on Greece“Munich Airport is Bavaria’s gateway to the world“, says Hans Peter Böhner and Turkey.of the Bavarian State Department for Economics, Infrastructure, Transport andTechnology. The airport on the outskirts of the Bavarian metropolis focuses In Memmingen, private and local investors have turned the former military air-on long haul flights. “Planes have base into a commercial airport.gained enormous significance as a Allgäu Airport focuses on cheapmeans of transport. Modern socie- no-frills carriers: Ryanair is thusty places great value on flexibility the crucial driver for growth inand mobility – for both individuals Memmingen. By car, Allgäu Air-and businesses”, explains Böh- port is just over an hour awayner. With globalization and rising from Munich and Stuttgart andfuel prices there is a clear trend offers fast, direct and convenienttowards long haul flights and flights into the wide world. Kiev,therefore to large planes and long Stockholm, Hurghada on the Reddistances. Sea, Las Palmas on the Canary Islands, Trapani on Sicily, Mala-However, Munich does not just ga, Porto, London and Edinburghfocus on long haul flights. Europe are just some of the destinationscontinues to play an important which about 800,000 passengersrole – there are about 3560 flights fly to from the Allgäu every European and German desti-nations every week. In Germany, “We are in a very comfortableMunich betters Frankfurt when position with our three airports“,it comes to flights within Europe. emphasizes Hans Peter Böhner.Passengers can fly direct to approximately 30 European cities from Munich, “If the third runway at Munich airport materialises, Bavaria’s aviation infra-which are not on the Frankfurt flight path. Examples include Cork, Ireland, structure will be prepared for the future in the best possible way”. With itsCagliari on Sardinia and Irkutsk, Siberia. airports, Bavaria is not only a gateway to the world, but a highly popular des- tination as well. As both a dynamic business and tourist destination, the FreeThe impact of air traffic on the Bavarian economy is well illustrated by an State continues to attract more and more people each year.arithmetic study in the ‘wirtschaft’ magazine of the Chamber of Commercefor Munich and Upper Bavaria (IHK). Statistically, every new flight connectioncorresponds to the establishment of an SME . A single additional long haul Memmingen Airport Nuremberg Airport Munich Airport Opening 1936 / 2004 Opening 1955 Opening 17 May 1992 Operator Allgäu Airport GmbH & Co. KG Area 519 ha Area 1618 ha Area 144.1 ha Passengers 2011 3.96 million  Passengers 2011 37.85 million Terminals 1 Air Freight 2011 107,123 tons  Air Freight 2011 303,255 tons  Passengers 2011 765,000  Aircraft movements 2011 67,717  Aircraft movements 2011 409,072 Aircraft movements 2011 8,389 www.munich-airport.comw w w. i n v est- i n - b a v a r i a . c o m PA G E 3
  4. 4. BAVARIA IN YOUR BRIEFCASEAlbrecht Dürer – Nuremberg Honours its Artistic Genius With Germany’s largest Dürer exhibition for four decades, from 24 May to 2 September, the Germanic National Museum will allow visitors a deep in- sight into the career of this important Renaissance artist. For the first time, the roots of the master’s work will be the focus of attention in an exhibition aptly titled “The Young Dürer”. What exactly made him the acknowledged grand master he became during his lifetime and still is today? On about 1,300 square metres of exhibition space, the museum will present answers by showcasing in detail, his biography, environment, the core phenomena of his early works and his role as the archetype of a modern artist. But that is not all: in the ‘Year of Art’, Dürer will also be remembered at other places in Nuremberg. From the beginning of July, the Department of Culture will literally shed light on the influence of the neighbourly relations on his career with an open-air light presentation in the Castle Quarter. From 3 to 5 August, modern projection technology will allow the surviving mural pain- tings of the master to be admired on the walls of the City Hall. In addition, the newly renovated Dürer hall in the Albrecht Dürer house will open its gates on 26 July and show copies of his 20 most important paintings as a permanent exhibition. Germanic National Museum: www.jahrderkunst.deNuremberg and Albrecht Dürer belong together just like Mona Lisa www.duerer.nuernberg.deand her smile. In 2012, the Franconian city has dedicated itself entirelyto the arts. It presents the life and the work of the painter and artist,known across borders, in all its glory.FAIRS & EVENTS… IN MUNICH … IN NUREMBERG … BY AND WITH INVEST IN BAVARIAAUTOMATICA 2012 SENSOR +TEST 2012 Networking Dinner with Seminar ‘Business22 – 25 May 2012 22 – 24 May 2012 Austrian and Bavarian Opportunities for KoreanInternational Trade Fair for International Trade Fair for Sensor Entrepreneurs Companies’Automation and Mechatronics Systems, Measuring, Testing, and 24 May 2012 in Salzburg, Austria 21 May 2012 in Seoul, Korea Monitoring Tasks in all Industries Your contact: Invest in Bavaria onIntersolar Europe 2012 Mrs. Christina Schultz the Bio13 – 15 June 2012 Phone: +49 89 2162-2693 18 – 21 June 2012 in Boston, USAInternational Trade Fair for Solar German Pavilion, Stand 0723Technology Your contact for both meetings: Dr. Anton Preis Phone: +49 89 2162-2209 anton.preis@invest-in-bavaria.comYour key to our state Publisher Business BavariaInvest in Bavaria – The Business Promotion Agency of the Bavarian Ministry of Dr. Johann Niggl Coordination: Alexandra SchmidhuberEconomic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology and Bayern International. PrinzregentenstR. 28 Editorial department: 80538 München Translation: www.Translate-ME.infoIMAGE SOURCES: P. 1: © Vladimir Melnikov - Tel.: +49 89 24210-7500 art direction | internet: Alex PodolayP. 3: © Flughafen München | P. 4: © Albertina, Wien Fax: +49 89 24210-7557 DESIGN: info@invest-in-bavaria.COMw w w. i n v est- i n - b a v a r i a . c o m PA G E 4