The ZIEGLER Group is establishing a joint venture with Bavaria Fire-Fighting Solutions (Bavaria Holdings) in Egypt, a manufacturer for fire extinguishers of all types and sizes. The two companies have been working together successfully since 2015. Bavaria and ZIEGLER have decided to establish a joint venture in order to intensify the cooperation and establish a closer relationship with the customers in Egypt. Bavaria and ZIEGLER joint venture The target of the joint venture is to facilitate the access to ZIEGLER vehicles for the market in the Middle East The target of the joint venture is to facilitate the access to ZIEGLER vehicles for the market in the Middle East. Among other things, ZIEGLER will, therefore, supply Bavaria with components manufactured within the ZIEGLER Group. The components will then be assembled in a newly built production hall in Egypt, allowing customers to purchase locally produced vehicles that meet ZIEGLER's high quality standards. Customer segments served ZIEGLER serves four strategic customer segments, Municipal, Industry, Airport and Government. Each segment has its own special requirements, to which ZIEGLER's products and services are designed. The vehicles provided for municipal fire departments guarantee security in metropolitan areas, cities and communities and other than vehicles for large industrial plants, correspond exactly to the respective standard. Industrial and airport firefighting vehicles Vehicles used in industrial plants usually have very specific application profiles and are not subject to any particular standard. For airport firefighting vehicles, ZIEGLER vehicles guarantee safety on the ground. Vehicle configurations have been specifically designed for the requirements of official authorities and ministries require a great deal of technical know-how. For this purpose, ZIEGLER builds vehicles for civil or disaster protection, for military or law enforcement purposes or for domestic or foreign operations. "With Bavaria, we have a strong and competent partner on our side, who has always supported us well in the distribution and sale of our products in the Middle East. The establishment of the joint venture now offers further interesting opportunities. We are already looking forward to our future cooperation," said René Pol, CSO, ZIEGLER Group. 22nd Arab - German Business Forum Despite challenges, the Arab world remains a market with great potential for business development The cooperation between the two companies was announced on June 26th, 2019 at the 22nd Arab - German Business Forum in Berlin. Germany and the Arab world have had very good business and economic relations for a long time. German companies offer many opportunities for cooperation and are able to offer not only high-quality goods, but also state of the art know-how. Despite challenges, the Arab world remains a market with great potential for business development. Economic development in the region is gaining more and more momentum. Ideal opportunities for sustainable business and cooperation are expected for both German and Arab companies. German-Arab economic event With over 600 participants, the forum is the most important German-Arab economic event and offers high-ranking decision-makers the opportunity to talk about economic cooperation, to find trading partners or to present innovative solutions. This year's partner country is the Arab Republic of Egypt. The guest of honor is the Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, who will be accompanied by a high-ranking Egyptian delegation from politics and business. The 22nd Arab – German Forum will take place from June 25th to June 27th, 2019 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, in Berlin, Germany. The forum will host panel discussions, speeches and networking opportunities that will give decision-makers the opportunity to discuss the latest developments in the global business industry.
ZIEGLER, also known as Albert ZIEGLER GmbH, announced that it has acquired shares in the globally renowned manufacturer of aerial rescue platforms, CELA srl, company based in Italy. The cooperation will be on the development, production and sales of aerial rescue platforms. At the beginning of the year, ZIEGLER had sealed the cooperation with CELA srl by purchasing 25 percent of CELA srl shares. Through the cooperation, ZIEGLER is, therefore, able to expand its vehicle portfolio in the area of aerials and water towers, and creates a new market for high quality rescue stages mainly for the international market. Telescopic aerial platforms and water towers CELA designs and manufactures telescopic aerial platforms and water towers In the product range for fire rescue stages, CELA designs and manufactures telescopic aerial platforms and water towers. With their innovative and technologically advanced solutions, CELA srl is able to produce telescopic aerial platforms with a working height of 22 - 72 meters and water towers with a working height of 18 - 72 meters. In addition, special vehicles can be developed on customer request. At the manufacturing site in Corte Franca (Brescia), in Northern Italy, CELA produces about 300 vehicles per year with 70 employees so far mainly for the industrial use. ZIEGLER – CELA srl partnership "The cooperation with CELA allows us, not only to expand our range of vehicles, but also to complete it. We are very glad that we have found a partner, who has already been established by long experience on the firefighting vehicle market in the area of the telescopic and articulated aerial platforms worldwide", said René Pol, Member of the Board of Management and CSO of the ZIEGLER Group. "I am sure that the complementarity of the activities of ZIEGLER and Cela will generate synergies extremely useful for the growth of both companies; the common objectives in terms of high quality products and technological innovation are the solid foundation on which, this welcome partnership, is based," said Paolo Troni, President of the Board of Management and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CELA srl.