Our associations partners

The best partners help us to make lean transformation transparent.

We are very happy to be able to present to you institutions and associations who have achieved world class in subsectors or in the comprehensive interaction of lean mechanisms.

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you in our Lean Community.


As a member of German Chamber Network AHK SH offers their experience, connections and services to German and foreign companies through following three organizations:

    Delegation of German Industry and Commerce represents German business interests in China and informs about Germany as business location.
    German Chamber of Commerce in China – Shanghai is a member organization for companies actively involved in the bilateral business relations.
    German Industry & Commerce Greater China provides services under the brand “DEinternational” to companies both from Germany and their host countries in order to support them in their efforts to explore their potential and business opportunities in the region. The services of the DEinternational team in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei − with over 250 employees focus on business consultation, business partners search, mediation of trade disputes as well as vocational & management training.

AHK SH has the experience and network to help German companies in acquisition of qualified local staff. Moreover, they specialize in event organization such as seminars, symposiums, round tables and press conferences on a regular basis, to facilitate communication and exchange of useful information among our business communities for the benefit of the economic relations of Germany and our host country. The SH office can also help the business partner and Chinese Citizens in SH, Jiangsu, Zhejiang area with all application procedures in applying for a business visa to China and Germany. AHK SH represents an important component in the establishment of German companies in Greater China. The GIC Publishing House has published in cooperation with DEinternational various publications on the economic environment in China based on the expertise of AHK SH and other experts.

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China-Italy Chamber of Commerce

The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) is a private, voluntary, not-for-profit organization registered in 1991 and composed of Italian juridical and physical persons.

Its Members include the major Italian industrial groups, banks, legal offices and transport companies, as well as many small and medium enterprises.

The CICC regularly informs its Members on the Chinese economy and on the business environment in China and provides advice and support whenever required by its Associates. It also organizes meetings of its Members with prominent guests from Italy and leading Chinese Government officials and economists.

The CICC liaises with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Trade Commission Offices in China to co-ordinate and implement programs of common interest.

The CICC, as a Member of the European Chamber of Commerce in China (EUCCC), is actively supporting the EUCCC in its role as a representative of European business interests with the Chinese Government authorities and other institutions.

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Swiss Chamber of Commerce

SwissCham China is an important  actor of the Swiss foreign trade promotion, gathering a majority of the Swiss business Community in China. It is the only Swiss Chamber of Commerce officially registered in Mainland China.

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The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China

The Chamber is recognised by the European Commission and the Chinese Authorities as the official voice of European business in China. It is recognised as a Foreign Chamber of Commerce with the Ministry of Commerce and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.

The European Chamber is part of the growing network of European Business Organisations (EBO). This network connects European business associations and chambers of commerce from 20 non-EU countries around the world.

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Dusa - European Association Suzhou

'DUSA - European Association Suzhou' is a private, non-profit organization based in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.

It was founded in November 2002 by several German companies with the goal to give these small companies a stronger position and security against the odds of doing business in China.

DUSA is providing information & competence, enabling cross company collaboration, pooling of interests and fostering of networking.

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TRT - Taicang Roundtable

Taicang Roundtable (TRT) is a professional association of European (largely German) invested small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) located in Taicang, Jiangsu Province, China. Independently operating with an official business license, TRT primarily aims to facilitate exchange of information and experience between member companies, concerning operational and strategic issues. TRT also undertakes projects across a wide range of areas, which support the sustainable development of member companies, with regard to both commercial and social aspects.

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LSSI - Lean Six Sigma Institute

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BME China

BME Shanghai Co. Ltd. (BME China) is the China subsidiary of the German Association Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME). Our mission in China is to serve and to support BME's members and the overall development of the Chinese and international sourcing community. The services, events and trainings of BME China are open to interested companies, buyers and supply chain managers from all sectors and countries.

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The EU SME Centre is a European Union initiative that provides a comprehensive range of hands-on support services to European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), getting them ready to do business in China.

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