December 20, 2019
ITC is proud to anounce the further development of FORTSCHRITTS loading wagon HW-60. Carried by a strong powdercoated steel-frame and sidewards tiltable through an hydraulic pump, this wagon is specially attractive for small farmers in China. The higher mesh cage ensures to carry a lot of raw material like grain, straw, gras, and other products, and the new bigger wheels ensure stabilty. We hope to be able to manufacture this wagon as a serial product as soon as possible.
October 30 - November 01, 2019
Huangdao, QD, CH // The CIAME is Asia’s largest agricultural machinery exhibition with 1,900 exhibitors from 14 countries and 130,000 visitors from 60 countries. This year the CIAME was held at the brand new "Qingdao World Expo City International Exhibition Center". The exhibition is the annual meeting point for dealers, manufacturers and importers of agricultural machinery. 90% of all business deals for agricultural machinery in China are annually concluded at the CIAME. For the first time, FORTSCHRITT AGRITECH presented its new HW-60 loading-wagon, and made the third place for the best booth.
October 25, 2019
FORTSCHRITT AGRITECH is proud to announce that 30 of 35 provinces were approved to get so called "center government"-subsidies.
It is just a matter of time until the so called "local government"-sudbsidies are approved, which makes the companys machines much more attractive to be sold.
The following table shows the approved subsidies and the detailed amounts, every dealer or farmer gets by the government.
October 20, 2019
It was the 19th of April in 2017, when FORTSCHRITT Agritechs so called "Parallel Chute" (part of the baler machines to transfer picked-up straw) was getting an official patent in China.
The so called "Utility Model Patent Certificate" was issued by the "Qingdao Xixun Machinery Proscessing", a state intellectual property office of the People`s Republic of China.
Patents like these make it possible to get more subsidies in China.
October 15, 2019
Searching for qualified workers in China, who think and act reliable as well as loyal, is a challenge. Train them to transfer their skills into abilities through experience, is the even bigger challenge. Many other companies failed because of that, even global players.
After 15 years of training and experience in China, the CSSC build a team, which is skilled in different fields: welding, CNC laser cutting, CNC wire EDM, CNC milling, bending, pressing, sawing, turning or stamping.
Among different customers these production groups build the base for the assembly-line of the FORTSCHRITT Agricultural machinery.
October 09, 2019
To reorganize our team at CSSC we chose a special historical place to meet on Monday this week: The Mao Gong Mountains.
In China it is important to bring the team together also outside the working area to ensure team spirit.
September 30, 2019
Together with students of the Columbia University in New York, our Director Joel Gallo was talking on Big 4 Consulting with the so called "Graduate Consulting Club".
September 28, 2019
Lerner Auditorium, New York // Initiated in 2017, The Columbia China and the World Forum (previous U.S. – China Relations Conference) aims to establish a platform for apolitical, comprehensive and constructive conversations between China, the U.S., and the world among official and non-official actors.
Together with John Rebuth, Catherine Li, Leon Wu and Xiaochen Zhang, our Director Joel Gallo moderated the panel on AI, Blockchain, Global Trade, Finance and U.S. – China Economic Relations, Climate Change and the Energy Transition, but also Women Leadership and Entrepreneurship.
August 25, 2019
Together with Alumni friends of our Director Joel Gallo, we visited the WeChat Office in Guangzhou, China.
WeChat is a Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app. It was first released in 2011, and became one of the world's largest standalone mobile apps in 2018, with over 1 billion monthly active users. WeChat has been described as China's "app for everything" and a "super app" because of its wide range of functions.
Joel was talking and discussing the "networking strategies" and how to make the most of them.
August 20, 2019
Chengdu // Together with a delegation our Director Joel Gallo visited the Tiangfu Agriculture Expo Innovation Center and evaluated agriculture/industrial parks and innovation zones to harness Sichuan`s leading role in agriculture.
July 17-18, 2019
Our dear partners Joel Gallo from Guangzhou City (CN) and Tom Cappellini from New York (USA) visited us. Together with our team we were talking about details of the developments of ITHC and our brands.
July 09, 2019
The "Agricultural Audit Master Station" (part of the "Ministry of Agricultural & Rural Affairs") officially certificated our FORTSCHRITT baler machines. This is a state registration, which makes a TÜV registration but also state subsidies possible.
FORTSCHRITT passed the tests to get state subsidies, which is a requirement to sell agricultural machines in China.
June 07, 2019
Our Director Joel Gallo was invited to the Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou.
In front of the younger generation of students he spoke about the world of finance and capital markets.
May 26, 2019
Our Director Joel Gallo was invited to Shenzhen.
He spoke at an Investment Conference about finance, global trade and investment banking.
May 22-29, 2019
Together with our team of FORTSCHRITT we visited Mr. Ma Chong and his Agriculture Machinery sales company in Yingshang.
We tested our baler machines to the bones. Ma Chong and his company are interested to buy our machines. We are talking about a three-digit amount.
Yingshang is an agricultural county; Wheat and rice are the main crops, with a million tons of food produced each year.
Yingshang is part of the Anhui province, which is a landlocked province in Eastern China. With a population of 62 million, Anhui is the 8th most populous province in China. It is the 22nd largest Chinese province based on area, and the 12th most densely-populated region of all 34 Chinese provincial regions.
May 21, 2019
Our Director Joel Gallo was invited for a launch event of the International Language Institute in Guangzhou.
April 14, 2019
Together with his partners our Director Joel Gallo has been invited to present along on "Asset / Wealth Management Disruptive Trends" at SAIF (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) EMBA class.
April 11-12, 2019
Our board of directors is visiting the BBS 2019 in Shanghai, China.
Read more about the summit here:
April 08, 2019
Today arrived 36 trainees from Pingdu at CSSC. They will spend their time at CSSC in JIMO, QINGDAO from 08th to 30th of April. The government of Shandong subsidizes the schooling and education of young people. CSSC is doing that since 10 years now. It is already tradition.
March 08, 2019
At this special day we surprised all of our female worker staff at CSSC & FORTSCHRITT with flowers. It`s a management issue to pass it on personally. Pictures speak more than 1000 words.
March 08-09, 2019
Together with our team colleague Jürgen Adamik, we visited the state-owned company of CMEC in Beijing to communicate different BIOGAS strategies straight to the point.
Read more about CMEC here:
February 15-16, 2019
We waited long to meet him in China. Now he visited us: Prof. Thies Krüger. We talked about different developments, introduced CSSC & FORTSCHRITT, and came straight to the point for new invitations of students from Germany to help our companies growing faster. We are always opened for new ideas but also distribute new ideas to them.
Prof. Thies Krüger is an instructor for semantic, ergonomie, form finding and interdisziplinary projects at the institut of Industrial Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Magdeburg. // www.thieskrueger.com
Shortly before the CHINESE NEW YEAR the ITC GROUP celebrated its Annual Meeting together with all the workers of CSSC and FORTSCHRITT.
Here are some short impressions of the meeting.
January 24-25, 2019
January 21, 2019
From 21. to 22. of february our Chairman of the board Andreas Spiegler visited CMEC (China Machinery Engineering Corporation).
CMEC was founded in 1978. Meanwhile it is a state owned company. In 2012, CMEC was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.