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The Commercial Vehicle Cluster

Joining forces to take the lead

The aim of the Commercial Vehicle Cluster is to be at the very front in the commercial vehicle sector by networking with others.

The requirements for reaching the aspired top position in the international competition are favourable: The South West of Germany offers huge potential through technologies and the production of lorries, buses, agricultural and construction machinery as well as their components:

  • Around a quarter of the national turnover in this sector is achieved in the south of Rhineland-Palatinate and the west of Baden-Wurttemberg. The proportion of employees here is equal in size in comparison with employment figures for this industry nationwide.
  • Hundreds of businesses – manufacturers and suppliers of various sizes – and service providers, several universities, polytechnics and institutes for applied researches are successful in this region, many of them internationally.
  • There are good prospects for competent, internationally competitive recruits in the Commercial Vehicle Sector. With great success the interdisciplinary international Master's program "Commercial Vehicle Technology" has been established in 2008 at the University of Kaiserslautern.
    By now 30 students have acquired their Master’s degree in this field.
    About 80% of the graduate master students are from Asia, especially India. A great opportunity for European companies to recruit graduates with highly specialized engineering knowledge combined with in-depth knowledge of the Asian market.
    Even before starting their degrees the master students usually have many years of work experience, often in European automotive companies located in Asia.
    There is also an agreement between the Oregon State University and the TU Kaiserslautern which gives German students the opportunity to take a semester abroad in the Graduate Program CVT.

The Cluster specifically offers its partners:

  • Participation in the CVC’s key projects, workshops and events dealing with current issues in the industry
  • Integration into knowledge transfer and knowledge management of industry specialists
  • Advance information on particularly innovative solutions
  • Visibility at important trade shows and events
  • Networking with decision-makers in the realms of business and research
  • Solutions offered for current challenges in the industry
  • Access to qualified young talent
  • Opportunities for greater business success
  • A newsletter that offers the possibility to publicize your own achievements and innovations
  • Public relations activities
  • International contacts



CVC-Jahrestagung 2019

„Digitalisierung, Vernetzung, neue Geschäftsmodelle – Zukunftsperspektiven für die Nutzfahrzeugindustrie“
22. November 2019
John Deere Forum Mannheim

Technology Site Visit mit MEDIASYS GmbH

"Smart Reality - komplexe technische Sachverhalte schnell verständlich dargestellt"
25. September 2019
IT-Campus Kaiserslautern


Technology Site Visit bei BRAUN Maschinenbau GmbH

10. September 2019
Landau i. d. Pfalz

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Staatssekretärin Daniela Schmitt lädt Vertreter aus Industrie und Wissenschaft zu weiteren Branchen-Gesprächen ins Wirtschaftsministerium nach Mainz ein.

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„Autonomes Fahren - Lösungen und Kompetenzen der Fahrzeugindustrie in Rheinland-Pfalz"

17. Juni 2019
Opel Arena, Mainz

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Leichtbau im Urbanen System - Im Dreieck von Architektur, Mobilität und Logistik

Symposium der Leichtbau BW GmbH
4. Juli 2019
WTZ Tagungszentrum, Heilbronn


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XR Expo 2019

Am 3. und 4. Juli 2019 findet in den Wagenhallen die XR Expo statt. Das Tech-Event geht in die dritte Runde und zeigt B2B Anwendungen in den Bereichen Virtual, Mixed und Augmented Reality. Auch in diesem Jahr sind namhafte Aussteller, Speaker und Fachpublikum zu erwarten.

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