AFBW’s members – strong together

Powerful and across sectors: 171 members

  • 132 companies in the fields of automotive engineering, aerospace, environmental engineering, medical technology, chemistry, production engineering, architecture and building, technical textiles
  • 25 institutions from academia and researc
  • 14 initiatives and networks

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“For us, the AFBW network is not only a forum to make contacts: it is a valuable network of competencies that allows us, as companies, to identify potential applications and co-operation agreements which would certainly not exist in this form without the network. This year Essedea has also gained significantly from its membership. For one thing, without AFBW support it would not have been possible to apply for and implement many projects which have ultimately allowed us to create new capacities and jobs.”

Dirk Schulze, Prokurist (authorised signatory), Essedea GmbH & Co. KG, Wassenberg

“AFBW’s meeting on biopolymers was a huge success. It is always interesting to watch new developments as they come to market. Thanks to its network, AFBW is always a helpful partner when it comes to making new business contacts.”


Ann-Kathrin Czarnetzke, production manager, chemicals business unit,
J. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH & Co KG, Rosenberg

“Over the last two weeks I have had some very good discussions and received intensive feedback on the points discussed. I am really impressed how well the AFBW network operates and I would like to thank you again for your commitment and support.”


Anja Jäschke, Technology development materials/processes, AUDI AG, Ingolstadt

“AFBW’s events on such very different topics are an optimum platform for establishing new co-operation partnerships on a targeted basis and also strengthening existing contacts. For the first time this year we have had the opportunity, as AFBW members, to exhibit on the joint stand at the 2015 Tech Textil show in Frankfurt and at Composites Europe 2015 in Stuttgart.”


Dr. Katica Krajinovic, Amann & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG, Bönnigheim

“Thanks to our membership of AFBW we have been able to find other member companies for research projects: we are now collaborating on shared and very promising research work. We are hoping that we will be able to benefit from the AFBW network in the future too.”


Dr. Joachim Schätzle, fischerwerke GmbH & Co. KG, Waldachtal

“The opportunities for fibre-based lightweight construction are evolving through competency-based co-operation in specialised teams, focussing on the final application. This thought prompted us to become members and we are very satisfied with the discussions held to date and the projects that have resulted from this. We see the future development of fibre-based materials as a field with high potential and welcome the structured support from AFBW.”


Arnd Riekenbrauck, Senior Product Manager Business Development Adhesives and Composite Applications, IST METZ GmbH, Nürtingen