A Strong Network.

German Centre Tenants


Find out more about German Centre tenants, their people, businesses and success stories in China.


The Voice of German Industry.

BDI – Federation of German Industries

  • Full Name: BDI – Federation of German Industries, Beijing Repre­sen­tative Office
  • Founded: 1919
  • Industry: Federation
  • Chief Repre­sen­tative: Stefan Gätzner
  • Website: www.bdi.eu
  • Contact: Ms SHEN Tong
  • Email: t.shen@bdi.eu 
  • Phone: +86 10 8532 5997
  • German Centre tenant since: 2016


The BDI is the umbrella organization of German industry and industry-related services. It speaks for 40 trade associations and more than 100,000 enterprises with around 8 million employees. The BDI conveys the interests of German industry to the political decision-makers in Germany, Europe and worldwide. In the process the organization provides support for German business enterprises engaged in global competition. The BDI has at its disposal a widely branching network in Germany and Europe, in all important markets and in international organizations. The BDI takes care of the political flanking of international market opening. And it offers information and economic policy consultations for all topics related to industry.

The BDI repre­sen­tative office in Beijing acts as an interface between the German industry and its partners in China. We maintain contact with Chinese government and administrative insti­tutions, as well as partners from associations, universities, and think tanks. Our network also covers the German Embassy and other representations of German insti­tutions in China, including the offices of our member organizations, political foundations, companies and the media. In Beijing, we gain first-hand information about the current state of affairs in the Chinese economy and political arena – and we get a direct grasp of the challenges and issues faced by German companies in the country. With three employees, we are a small but nonetheless effective team.


Stefan Gätzner, BDI Chief Repre­sen­tative Greater China

Football as it's meant to be.

Bundesliga International


The Bundesliga is the premier professional associ­ation football league in Germany, established in 1963, comprising 36 teams in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2. The Bundesliga is broadcast on television in over 200 countries and is operated by the DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga.


Office space of Bundesliga International at German Centre Beijing

Bundesliga International is a full subsidiary of DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL). Its main focus is to drive internationalisation by increasing passion for the Bundesliga with contagious ‘Football as it’s meant to be’ content using the highest technical innovation standards. Bundesliga International is marketing the audiovisual, sponsorship (partnership) rights, brand and digital licenses through a global network of 80 partners.


Bundesliga events in China

The Bundesliga has announced a comprehensive, long-term strategy aimed at increasing engagement with China to be delivered by its repre­sen­tative office in Beijing. Bundesliga International will play a key role in building on the positive relationship between German and Chinese football. The overarching objective is to develop a wide-ranging marketing strategy designed to build on the league’s large following in the country, which has been steadily growing since the 1990’s thanks to regular coverage of the league by long-term supporter CCTV. The China office will work closely with Bundesliga media partner PP Sports, making use of their video and content expertise as well as leveraging the market influence of their parent company – Suning Commerce Group.


Patrick Stüber, Chief Repre­sen­tative / Head of China


Special offer for German Centre tenants:

Receive the latest information about Bundesliga in China via our regular newsletter (in English & Chinese). Please contact: edward.meng@bundesliga-international.com

Technology Transfer.


  • Full Name: Fraunhofer Institute for Production and Information Tech­no­lo­gies Repre­sen­tative Beijing Office
  • Founded: 1996
  • Industry: Technology Transfer
  • Chief Repre­sen­tative: Mu Hong
  • Website:www.iosb.fraunhofer.de 
  • Contact: muh@fraunhofer.com.cn
  • German Centre tenant since: 2003


The history of our institute began in 1956. Under its current name "Fraunhofer IOSB", established on January 1, 2010, the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Tech­no­lo­gies, and Image Exploitation IOSB grew to become Europe´s largest research institute in the field of image acquisition, processing and analysis. Fraunhofer IOSB´s other areas of activity are control and automation technology, and information and knowledge management.

Fraunhofer IOSB has five locations in Germany: Karlsruhe, Ettlingen, Ilmenau, Lemgo and Görlitz as well as a repre­sen­tative office in Beijing. The three core competencies of Optronics, System Tech­no­lo­gies and Image Exploitation give the institute its distinctive profile.


Fraunhofer - Smart Factory OWL

Our Beijing Office is responsible for the research cooperation and exchange business in China, including:

  • To assist Chinese enterprises, scientific research institutes and universities to establish contacts with our and other relating Fraunhofer Institutes and promote the establishment of partnerships between the two sides.
  • To provide advisory services to scientific research insti­tutions and industrial enterprises interested in bilateral cooperation.
  • Establish and strengthen cooperation between China and Germany in the field of research and development, carry out project exchanges.
  • Accept customer service commission for research and development, including:
  1. Development of core tech­no­lo­gies.
  2. Technology expansion and improvement.
  3. Product design, testing and certification.
  • Organization of seminars and exchange activities.


Mu Hong, Chief Repre­sen­tative

Air Quality.


  • Full Name: IQAir (China) Sales and Service Co. Ltd.
  • Founded: 1963
  • Industry: Air Purification Industry
  • CEO: Frank Hammes
  • Website: www.iqair.cn
  • Contact: Kathy Zhang, Senior Consultant, kathy.zhang@iqair.com,
  • Phone: +86 10 8531 8570 / 138 1038 9379
  • German Centre tenant since: 2016


IQAir is a Swiss air quality technology company founded in 1963, with factories located in Wangen im Allgäu, Germany and Goldach, Switzerland.


Office space of IQAir at German Centre Beijing

As a global leader in air purification and air quality monitoring products, IQAir helps to protect families, businesses, schools, medical facilities and public spaces from air pollution and air toxins in over 70 countries and regions around the world.


IQAir - Air Purification Technology

We are specialists in new construction air pollution control, PM2.5 air pollution control and anti-microbial air purification.


Frank Hammes, CEO


Special offer for German Centre tenants:

IQAir offers German Centre Beijing tenants an opportunity for a free (value 1,980 RMB) air quality assessment of their office space.

Please call IQAir Senior Consultant Kathy Zhang to schedule your assessment today.

Urban Planning and Architecture.

KSP Architects

  • Full Name: KSP Jürgen Engel Architects (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. 
  • Founded: over 80 years ago
  • Industry: Urban Planning and Architecture
  • General Manager: Markus Lauber
  • Website: www.ksp-architekten.de
  • Contact: Ms. Lili Zeng,l.zeng@ksp-architekten.net
  • German Centre tenant since: 2004


KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten is a large German architectural design company with a history of more than 80 years. With more than 300 employees, it is one of the largest architectural design companies in Germany, and designed and built many public cultural building projects. Besides projects in Germany, KSP also has made great achievements all over the world.


National Library of China, Beijing

We have branches in four German cities of Berlin, Braunschweig, Frankfurt and Munich. In addition, in order to have a deep understanding of the local regional characteristics and to participate extensively in the planning, design and construction process, KSP entered Shanghai in 2004 and set up a wholly-owned subsidiary, KSP Jürgen Engel Architects (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., and meanwhile has branches in Beijing and Shenzhen.


Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin

The company's business scope not only includes the traditional business in the construction industry, but also provides comprehensive and thoughtful one-stop service related to construction and Engineering: from urban planning, architectural design, interior design to construction management to product design. Design types include: urban planning, high-rise office, cultural public buildings, education and scientific research, medical treatment, sports, reconstruction of existing houses, sustainable buildings, and consulting services. 


Shenzhen Art Museum and Library, Shenzhen

Only when all relevant links can be fully connected and fully cooperated, can a planning and design project produce the maximum added value that meets our requirements and is expected by client. The company has always obtained most projects through participating in international architectural design competitions, in order to keep the team innovative spirit.

Tailor-Made Heavy-Duty Machine Tools.

Waldrich Siegen


WaldrichSiegen is a specialist in the development and production of heavy-duty machine tools in the product lines of milling, turning, boring, grinding and texturing. These technology sectors demand a high degree of precision, efficiency and reliability – technical characteristics that are ensured by WaldrichSiegen through an assembly that is defined down to the smallest detail, a high production depth and an unlimited desire to innovate.


ProfiMill Portal milling machines for highest quality and efficiency

Apart from the performance data WaldrichSiegen offers an absolute surplus value with its machines by considering the life cycle costs during the construction. The machines are therefore energy-efficient and maintenance friendly and provide high quality down to the smallest detail – ideal conditions for the maximum use over many decades.


ProfiTurn V – Powerful vertical lathe for special requirements

Integrated into an owner-managed globally active group of companies with worldwide activities WaldrichSiegen ensures the flexibility which is necessary for customers in order to invest in production machines of this magnitude and which ensures a solid foundation for a long-term business partnership. Our responsible personnel contribute to this via our worldwide sales and service network. They continuously develop individual solutions in close cooperation with the customer, and in this way ensure an endless market-oriented, development and expansion.


ProfiTurn H for turn-milling at a glance

Legal Consulting.



Business casual

We are neither a large law firm nor a single lawyer. WZR combines the best of both worlds: Excellence in Chinese business law with a relaxed, personal touch.  


Dr. Florian Kessler, LL.M. oec, CEO and Managing Partner

Keep it simple

Legal work is brain work. That is precisely why you will not hear any legal jargon full of paragraphs from us, but simply plain language. This makes communication with us uncomplicated, just like the slim structure of our office with short distances, quick decisions and a fair price structure.


Silke Neugebohrn, Senior Associate

From Business to business

We know what is important to you when providing legal advice in China. Because we are entrepreneurs ourselves. This perspective brings great advantages in the overall view, since we always keep your legal, but also the economic and strategic goals in mind.

Focus Areas

  • Corporate law
  • Contract law
  • Labor law


  • 2015: JUVE Award for the category “Law Firm of the Year for the mid-sized sector (SME’s)”.
  • 2016: AI Award for the category “Most Innovative Law Firm”.
  • 2017: Global Award for the category “Corporate and Commercial Law Firm of the Year”.
  • 2018: AI Award for the catgeory „Leading Adviser“.


Special offer for German Centre tenants:

For new clients:

  • First hour of legal advice for free
  • 10% discount on legal fees for initial project

Change Management.

CPC Consulting


CPC Consulting is the leading German-based Change Management consultancy with branch offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Istanbul. Since 1993, CPC has been consulting global corporations as well as medium-sized companies in driving impactful transformation.


CPC Beijing Team 

At CPC, we follow a holistic, customer-oriented approach built around our core competencies in Change Management, Organizational Development, and Project Management. In 2018/19 and 2020/21, we were awarded the Hidden Champion for Change Management and Implementation by Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Management und Beratung twice in a row. This reflects the great trust and recognition from the industry.

Follow CPC on WeChat to find out more

After almost 5 years of project-based presence in China, CPC founded an independent legal entity in Beijing in 2015. In 2019, we established our office in Shanghai. Our edge? - We combine German effectiveness with Chinese agility into innovative concepts.


Michael Babilon-Teubenbacher, CEO


Special offer for German Centre tenants:

Introduction session to Agile or Change Management for free (60 min). Find latest information about trends in management related topics in our Wechat Account.

Asset Management.


  • Full Name: Finanzinformation & VermoegensVerwaltung AG Beijing Repre­sen­tative Office
  • Founded: in 1999 by Andreas Gruenewald
  • Industry: Asset Management
  • Chairman: Andreas Gruenewald
  • Website: www.fivv.de
  • Email: info@fivv.de
  • German Centre tenant since: 2005


The FIVV AG acts as an independent, owner-led asset management for private customers, entrepreneur families, foundations and Family Offices.

The company was founded by Andreas Gruenewald in 1999 who became Germany's first independent asset manager to open a repre­sen­tative office in Beijing in 2005. In addition to managing individual client portfolios, FIVV AG is the direct advisor to its own range of mutual funds. Independence, continuity and trust are FIVV's key values.




Special offer for German Centre tenants:

Lecture about world economy by Andreas Gruenewald (in German).

Worldwide Consultants.


  • Full Name: GOPA Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
  • Founded: 2019
  • Industry: Consulting and Project Management
  • Managing Director: Patrick Krause
  • Contact: Michael Mechthold-Jin 
  • Email: michael.mechthold-jin@gopa.de
  • German Centre tenant since: 2019


Currently, GOPA Beijing implements the EU-China Partnership Facility (ECPF).

ECPF is a 36 months’ project commissioned by the European Commission through the Delegation of the European Union to China. The aim of the ECPF is to reinforce EU-China cooperation on a wide range of issues of global relevance and encourage greater convergence between the EU and China on priority matters, while increasing awareness of EU policies in China.

The overall contract value of the ECPF is EUR 7,667,840. ECPF is a demand-driven project, guided by a Steering Group. Its Activities respond to demands from the EU Delegation. The project started in December 2018 and is currently planned until November 2021 with a possible extension.


Services we can offer to other German Centre tenants: 

Management of consulting and training projects

Industry Automation.

IFM Electronics

  • Full Name: ifm electronic (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
  • Founded: 1969
  • Industry: Electronic manu­fac­tur­ing industry
  • Website: www.ifm.cn
  • Phone: 021-3813 4800
  • Service Hotline: 400 880 6651
  • E-mail: info.cn@ifm.com
  • German Centre tenant since: 2008


ifm, founded in 1969, headquarters in Essen, Germany, is a market leading manufacturer for sensors. ifm products are widely applied in almost all automation industries, such as automotive industry, food & beverage industry, machine tools, new energy, conveyor technology, mobile machines etc. As one of the pioneers of Industry 4.0 and the specialist for automation technology with 50 years of experience, ifm does not only provide components, but also focuses on data. It unlocks the potential of sensors through IO-Link functionality and makes full use of the sensor data with the Y-path of ifm in order to be well prepared for Industry 4.0. ifm offers digital sensors, distributes modules and system solutions for predictive maintenance, continuous diagnosis and energy management of customers’ equipment. Quality for us means far exceeding the actual product which is a promise we take seriously. So we offer a 5-year warranty on each catalog product. 

ifm is represented by more than 7,300 employees in over 95 countries worldwide. It hit the 1-billion-euro mark in sales for the first time in its history in 2019 – the year of its 50th anniversary.



Company history: Some years before the foundation, the two founders, "salesman" Gerd Marhofer and "electrical engineer" Robert Buck, set up rolling mills and steel plants for a plant manufacturer in Alsace. But they were not satisfied with this work. Therefore, Robert Buck started to build his own sensors and circuitry in the bedroom of his flat in Tettnang as of 1967. Based on Gerd Marhofer's idea, he designed an inductive sensor for 220 V supply voltage. So far no other company had mastered this kind of detection without contact, but Robert Buck was a fantastic developer.       



ifm China was established in 2005 with headquarters in Shanghai Zhangjiang High-tech area. In order to offer better service to our customers in China, ifm China set totally 9 offices such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Changsha, Qingdao, Dalian, Chengdu, Nanjing and Wuhan, as well as 16 sales sites including Changchun, Xi’an, Shenzhen and other cities.



More than 150 employees aim to provide customers with high-quality services from product selection, on-site maintenance and so on, helping them realize smart manu­fac­tur­ing and digital transformation.

Machine Tools.

Index Traub

  • Full Name: INDEX Trading (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd.
  • Founded: 2008
  • Industry: Machine Tool Industry
  • General Manager: Mr. Li Hongwen
  • Website: www.index-traub.cn
  • Phone: +86 21 5417 6612
  • E-mail: sales@indextraub-china.com
  • German Centre tenant since: 2011


With its INDEX and TRAUB brands, the INDEX Group is today one of the world’s leading manufacturers of CNC turning machines. The Company Group in Esslingen has 80 sites worldwide with six production sites and six international sales and service companies as well as an extensive retailer network.

Progress has a long tradition

INDEX-Werke were set up in 1914 by Hermann Hahn who began that year with the production of automatic turret turning machines. He was a Swabian entrepreneur through and through who laid the foundation for an impressive development with creative ideas and an aspiration for quality. Within four decades, more than 20,000 turning machines had been sold and these formed the basis for the excellent reputation of INDEX around the world. In 1975, INDEX began with the production of multi-spindle turning machines. A few years later, the company entered the market for CNC technology. And INDEX soon assumed a pioneering role here. After the death of Eugen Hahn, the son of the company’s founder, 85% of the company shares were put into a foundation. In 1992, INDEX presented a new generation of turn-mill centers based on a modular component system. In 1997, TRAUB Drehmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG from neighboring Reichenbach/Fils was taken over and integrated into the INDEX Group. The company pursues a two-brand strategy to this very day. 

Optimal production solutions for the customers

Since 2002, INDEX has offered multi-functional production centers in which different process tech­no­lo­gies can be integrated in one machine. The complete machining means that not only the quality and precision are higher but also that primarily the production costs are reduced as a result of the shorter throughput times. This benefit is appreciated by INDEX customers worldwide as it strengthens their competitiveness. The main customers of INDEX turning machines include, above all, companies from the automotive and automotive supplier industries, from the mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and electronics sectors as well as manufacturers of fluid technology and of controls and instruments. Growth markets are to be found in medical technology and in the aerospace industry. Even when it involves the processing of materials that are difficult to machine, the experts at INDEX and TRAUB find a convincing solution.

Everything from one source

The particular strength of the INDEX Group lies in the development of the best production solution for each customer. With its INDEX and TRAUB brands, the Group offers the largest program for complete machining of turned parts, both for series and single-item production. The application engineers can draw on this basis when they develop ideal production strategies for their customers. Particularly with geometrically demanding and highly precise workpieces, the engineering services for the customers are of inestimable benefit. This applies for both individual machines of standard design as well as for complete production systems that can consist of several machines linked to one another. Engineering, along with research and development, has a key role at INDEX. More than 10 percent of all staff are employed here, and they contribute with their know-how and their ideas to ensuring that INDEX and TRAUB customers have a competitive advantage. 

Quality, made in Germany

INDEX and TRAUB consciously count on Germany as a production location and produce important components on their own turning machines and turn/mill centers. Motivated and superbly qualified employees ensure the high quality of the machines, each one reflecting their diligence and attention to detail. The staff are encouraged by the company and receive intensive further education. INDEX invests a great deal in the training of young employees, achieving a training rate of about six percent which is remarkable for a medium-sized company. In order to remain competitive, INDEX TRAUB focuses on flexible production strategies. Technologically leading, high quality products are the best foundation for growth.


  • Production turning machines: INDEX ABC、INDEX C100、INDEXC200、C200 tandem
  • Universal turning machines:INDEX B400、INDEXB500、TRAUB TNA300、TRAUB TNA400、TRAUB TNA500、TRAUB TNA600
  • Multi-spindle automatics:INDEX MS16-6/MS16-6 Plus、INDEX MS22-6、INDEX MS22-6L、INDEX MS22-8、INDEX MS32-6、INDEX MS40-6、INDEX MS40-8、INDEX MS52-6
  • Turn-mill centers:INDEX G200、INDEX G220、G420、INDEX R200、INDEX R300、TRAUB TNX65
  • Sliding headstock automatic lathes:TRAUB TNL20、TNL32、MultiLine MS22-6L
  • Vertical turning centers: INDEX V160
  • Turn-grind centers:R200/R300 Turn-grind、V160 Turn-grind

Technology & solutions:

  • Automotive Solutions
  • Aerospace Solutions
  • Medical Solutions
  • Gearing technology
  • Grinding technology
  • Multi-spindle technology
  • Cutting software
  • Energy efficiency


Follow Index on WeChat to find out more

Associ­ation and Conference Management.

K.I.T. Group

  • Full Name: K.I.T. Group Greater China Associ­ation & Conference Management (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
  • Founded: 1986
  • Industry: Conference Management, Event Management, Associ­ation Management
  • Managing Director: Jocelyne Mülli
  • Deputy General Manager, Greater China: Chunjing Yang
  • Website: www.kit-group.org
  • Contact: Ms. Chunjing Yang, cyang@kit-group.org
  • German Centre tenant since: 2018


K.I.T. Group was founded in 1986 and specializes in the organization of conferences and associ­ation management.


K.I.T. Team

We help associations and learned societies to plan a congress from A to Z: from drawing up specifications, to rolling out the programme, commercial management of exhibitors, partners, registration of participants, management of services and planning  of spaces, and budget management right up to the financial balance sheet. Should they wish, we also advise learned societies on their structure, development, legal and economic model and provide member management services, treasury services and secretarial services.


K.I.T. Team

Organizing a conference requires expertise that is both diverse and rigorous. We are required to manage large budgets, numerous invoices, to comply with rules and regulations that change over time, in particular with regard to compliance and GDPR, to respond to participants from all over the world, to convince and manage industrial partners, to demonstrate both technological innovation and creativity for evening events or media communication, to be capable of responding to a precise need, to plan and keep to on schedule, to manage a variety of services and providers, to anticipate potential human or technical problems, to provide advice over a long period and to respond to last-minute requests.


Jocelyne Mülli, Managing Director

Chunjing Yang, Deputy General Manager


Special offer for German Centre tenants:

  • 10% discount on the first management fee


Offices, Advice, Networks.

German Centre Beijing

  • Full Name: German Centre for Industry and Trade Beijing Co. Ltd.
  • Founded: 1999, a member of LBBW Group
  • Industry: Commercial Real Estate
  • Managing Director: Jochen Tenhagen
  • Website: www.germancentre.cn
  • Contact: welcome@germancentre.cn
  • Phone: +86 10 6590 69-19/-20/-21
  • German Centre tenant since: 1999


The German Centre Beijing is the ideal place to work, do business and get connected in China. Since opening our doors in 1999 we have been a "home away from home" for companies from German-speaking countries who come to the German Centre to start and grow their business in China.

The German Centre Beijing provides modern and flexible office spaces from 20 to 2,000 sqm in a prime location. Our two buildings - the Landmark Tower and DRC Diplomatic Office Building - are centrally located in Beijing's business and diplomatic district Chaoyang with excellent connection to the public transportation network, Beijing Capital Airport and the 3rd ring highway.


Office space at the German Centre Beijing

130 companies currently enjoy the advantages of the excellent infrastructure and location and the access to a strong network of companies from a wide range of sectors. We are a platform for sharing experiences and best practice. Our professional multilingual team supports companies with practical advice and services to successfully navigate the fast-paced Chinese market.

In addition to providing tailor-made offices, we also offer conference and meeting facilities with state-of-the-art equipment.


Jochen Tenhagen, Managing Director

The German Centre Beijing is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) and part of a network of German Centres worldwide.


Special offer for German Centre tenants:

Benefit from special rates for our meeting and conference rooms. Our modern and flexible spaces can be booked easily online: Book Meeting and Conference Rooms now

Your Industry.

Your company

Are you interested to become part of our updated tenant directory and present your company to other tenants and the broader German Centre network?

Describe your company's history and vision / introduce products, services and business scope / share your company's success story in China /  or offer special deals to other German Centre tenants, etc.

Please submit the following: 

  • Short profile info (Full Name, Founding date, Industry, Managing Director or optional another key person, Website of your China business, Contact info, GC tenant since when)
  • Company introduction (max. 1500 characters, incl. space)
  • Company logo + max. 3 additional pictures


Example for your reference:

Tenant directory entry for the German Centre Beijing