On 23 June 2016, TOMRA Sorting GmbH invited a group of 19 Russian managers to Mülheim-Kärlich. The visitors are participants in a four week economic cooperation programme run by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Following a company presentation which focused on making inroads into the Russian market, guests were taken on a tour through the TOMRA Sorting recycling Test Centre accompanied by representatives of Carl Duisberg Centres from Cologne to give them an insight into the capabilities of modern optical sorting machines.
The visit to Mülheim-Kärlich is part of a comprehensive economic cooperation programme. In addition to management training, from 15 June to 8 July the Russian entrepreneurs were given insights into various German companies and institutions. As international human resources developer of the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), Carl Duisberg Centres have been entrusted with the rollout of this programme which is financed by BMWi. The BMWi further training programme for managers is an element of German international economic policy. Under the motto "Fit for Partnership with Germany", it systematically prepares managers from Eastern Europe, Asia, North Africa and Latin America for initial business contact and economic cooperation with German companies - with success on both sides. More than 7000 managers from potential overseas trading partners have already completed the further training programme. A group of 20 participants has on average contact with a total of 60 German predominantly medium-sized companies.