The international business event Western Balkans Purchasing Initiative was held on the fifth and sixth of June, in Dortmund, Germany, organized by our German partners the Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics BME. Western Balkans Purchasing Initiative is a business-to-business event, on which German companies meet with pre-selected list of suppliers from countries in the Western Balkan region, and in total eight companies from Macedonia took part on this year’s, fifth annual, conference, the largest number to date.

It’s a great honor for our Association that six of the companies selected were our members – Orion engineering, Ariljemetal, M-Steel, Bratstvo Inox, Zavar company and Metalcut technology, with some of them attending this event for a second or third time. The Western Balkans Purchasing Initiative was also attended by two other Macedonian companies – Fakom and Detal Veld.

The increased number of Macedonian companies participating in the Western Balkans Purchasing Initiative is a clear indicator of the increased interest of German companies to cooperate with Macedonian suppliers from the light manufacturing industries.

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