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15 December 2014

Connecting colleagues across borders - Visit from ebm-papst Ural

Colleagues from ebm-papst Ural (Russia) recently visited the ebm-papst A&NZ offices in Australia and New Zealand. The two-week trip was aimed at learning from peers by understanding each subsidiary’s processes, markets and applications.

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Russian colleagues at the ebm-papst office in Melbourne

The two-week trip was aimed at learning from peers by understanding each subsidiary’s processes, markets and applications. The time was also used to exchange ideas and improve professional skills.

Three staff members from Russia came to visit, among them Managing Director Konstantin Molokov, who shared that ‘we have enjoyed a very useful and interesting program that allowed us to get acquainted with different areas of work.’ On the agenda were customer visits, R&D training, operations and sales meetings and participation in the ebm-papst A&NZ sales conference. The visitors were also given the chance to find out more about local product developments, assembly and testing facilities.

Information exchange across borders is becoming increasingly important for multinational businesses, and ebm-papst is supporting this through international visits. Both Australian and New Zealand staff as well as their Russian visitors agree on the great success of the visit, which Molokov found ‘very useful and important for improving the work in our subsidiary in Russia in all directions, and to improve professional skills and exchange experiences.’

Both Australian and Russian colleagues found that there are similar opportunities and challenges in the two countries, and agree that the exchange helped them find new approaches to serving customers. Molokov summarised his trip by sharing his positive impression of Australia’s high level of development: ‘it is really a free country with very friendly, open-minded and multi-national people.’

ebm-papst A&NZ wishes to thank all colleagues who helped in the facilitation of this visit and is looking forward to further knowledge exchange across borders.

Caroline Bommes
Marketing Consultant
Phone: (03) 9360 6400
Fax: (03) 9360 6464
E-Mail: sales@ebmpapst.com.au
Internet: www.ebmpapst.com.au