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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 1 January, 1999
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
11-20
Regions: 
Dresden
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Andreas
Wächtler
Cluster Manager
waechtler@amz-sachsen.de
Male
Alexander
Helbych
Project Manager
helbych@amz-sachsen.de
Male
Thomas
Keltsch
Project Manager
keltsch@amz-sachsen.de
Male
Wilko
Taudor
Project Manager
+493518322329
taudor@amz-sachsen.de
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Automotive
Technology fields: 
Engineering
System and transportation
S3 EU priority areas: 
Automated driverless vehicles
Advanced materials
Emerging industries: 
Mobility Technologies
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
152
Number of SME members: 
143
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
25
Number of larger company members: 
7
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
0
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The network of automotive suppliers (AMZ) Saxony brings together automotive suppliers, developers, industry service providers and suppliers to the automotive industry with the aim of Both Strengthening innovative capacity of member companies and the making automotive location Saxony attractive and nationally to promote internationally. AMZ offers on ideal platform to socialize, exchange experiences and ideas to explore potentials for cooperation to establish synergies and to initiate Ultimately concrete projects.

Our goals

INFORMATION AMZ informs the member companies on automotive-specific topics.

NETWORKING AMZ brings the network actors are in contact.

INNOVATION AMZ supports the innovation process of member companies.

INTERNATIONALIZATION AMZ supports the internationalization of member companies and minimizing risks.

PERSONAL AMZ supports the development of skills in the automotive industry.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Support of knowledge transfer
Support of technology transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

AMZ Saxony is an expert for innovation and internationalization, supporting Saxony's automotive suppliers industry especially in those areas. With over 300 successfully completed projects aiming for novel technologies and solutions, improving competitiveness in the national, European and international market significantly.

For this, AMZ Saxony is in constant discussion with universities, R&D providers and decision makers in both, politics and industry. Identifying trends as they are still emerging, AMZ initiates innovation processes and develops specific projects with and for it's members. Based on the outstanding, longterm experience of AMZ's team, we are well-proven in developing and successfully managing complex projects, many of them with international partners.

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
Mexico
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Czech Republic
Germany
Poland
Russian Federation
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Name & Description (Regional/National)

Project EJIT:  Led by AMZ Saxony an consortium from Saxony developed two fully electric heavy duty trucks for Just-in-time-logistics between satellite storage and production facilities in automotive. After build-up and commission were successful, both trucks are currently used in everyday industrial logistics at two OEM plants in Leipzig and Zwickau. The consortium received funding by the German Federal Government for Research and Education.

Project AUTO-ID: Facing major changes in both, mobility concepts and the industry itself, manifold SMEs are struggeling with training their established staff for the upcoming challenges. AUTO-ID develops digital methods and concepts for a high efficiency digital training of their current staff in the areas of "new drives" (e-mobility), "new materials" (lightweight engineering) and "Digitalization in product (connected and autonomous mobility) and processes (Industry 4.0)". These online based courses enables small and medium sized enterprises to close the gap to major players regarding the build of expertises in new technologies. The consortium is led by AMZ Sachsen and receives funding by the German Federal Government for Research and Education.

Project TADA: Striving for new business models and technical solutions in the area of highly automated and autonomous driving, the Transatlantic Automated Driving Alliance combines experise and excellence from Saxony / Germany and the Ann Arbor region in Michigan / USA. Bringing together companies, research entities and municipalities TADA aims for outstanding results and progress, which can only be reached by combining the expertise of both regions. Led by AMZ, two pilotprojects aiming for superior traffic management based on sophisticated intelligent traffic infrastructure and a highly automated heavy-duty utility vehicle are currently coming to live. The consortium is led by AMZ Sachsen and receives funding by the German Federal Government for Research and Education as well as of PlanetM, Michigan's mobility initiative.

 

Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

AMZ acts as an gateway to Saxonian automotive excellence. Players in search for an experienced innovation and internationalization partner with an outstanding track record should absolutely reach out to us. Bringing together over 150 various SMEs and having access to an extended network of 700+ partners from R&D and industry, we are the ideal partner to bring in the right partner for your project and consortium.  Always striving for improvement and innovation, we are eager to get in touch with companies, searching business solution for currently unsolved challenges as well as for R&D-providers / universities looking for partner to get their new technologies into broad application.