International Suppliers Centre at Berlin Airshow celebrates its tenth anniversary

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Berlin: The International Suppliers Center ISC, which for ten years has been firmly established at the ILA Berlin Air Show, is the main marketing platform of the global supply industry. It provides a marketplace designed to meet the specific requirements of companies representing every product group in the aerospace sector, and gives systems manufacturers’ procurement and R&D representatives an opportunity to identify new international suppliers.

Three Buyers’ Days again at ISC 2016

Due to high demand, three International Buyers‘ Days will be taking place again at the ISC 2016. Since 2010 the Buyers’ Days, an efficiently organised event, have provided exhibitors at the ISC with an exclusive opportunity for holding scheduled B2B meetings with experts from leading OEMs and first-tier suppliers. In addition to buyers, R&D experts will also be taking part.

Dr. Klaus Richter, chief procurement officer, Airbus Group & Airbus summarised the importance of the Buyers’ Days thus: “A growing number of OEMs and first-tier suppliers are looking for cost-optimised procurement sources for subsystems and components on the global market. Thus, for buyers to be able to hold scheduled procurement talks with companies from Germany and abroad at a central location such as the International Suppliers Center ISC is ideal. We will therefore be urging our colleagues to make use of this opportunity for a mutual dialogue, in particular with potential suppliers.“

Markus Ziegler, managing director of Ziegler GmbH Fertigungstechnik, gave his assessment of the Buyers’ Days from the point of view of an SME: “For us, the ISC at the ILA Berlin Air Show is an excellent platform for presenting the know-how that we as a medium-sized company are able to offer to an international audience. We managed to establish ourselves as part of the large aviation industry family and welcomed high-ranking decision-makers on our stand with whom we normally would have no contact. Thus, the ISC provides us with an excellent platform for strengthening our image within the industry as a supplier of highly complex components.“

OEMs and first-tier suppliers show keen interest

Barely six months before the fair opens its doors more than 40 international OEMs and first-tier suppliers have booked their place at the International Buyers‘ Days. They include (in alphabetical order) 328 Support Services GmbH, Aernnova, AERO Vodochody, Airbus, Airbus Operations, Airbus Defence and Space, Airbus Helicopter, AOA Apparatebau Gauting, Autoflug, Diehl Aerospace, Diehl Air Cabin, Diehl Comfort Modules, Diehl Defence, Diehl Service Modules, E.I.S. Electronics, Elektro-Metall Export, FACC, Finaero, Grob Aircraft, Jet Aviation, Liebherr Aerospace, Lufthansa Technik, Mahle Behr Industry, MBDA Deutschland, MT Aerospace, MTU Aero Engines, Nord-Micro, OHB Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Premium Aerotec, Recaro Aircraft Seating, Rockwell Collins, Rolls Royce, RUAG Aviation, Schiebel Elektronische Geräte, Sitec Aerospace, Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, Telair International, Thales Avionics, Wittenstein aerospace & simulation, ZF Luftfahrttechnik, Zodiac Cabin Controls and Zodiac Premium Galley.

A regularly updated list of the companies who will be taking part in the Buyers’ Days can be found at:
A professionally organised, internet-based matchmaking system that focuses on and provides an information network for the needs and topics of business partners ahead of the fair ensures the long-term success of their meetings.

Supply industry faces global challenges

With this concept the ISC covers areas that are of vital importance to the supply industry. Increasingly, supply companies, most of them medium-sized, are having to position themselves in a highly competitive global market and to share their customers’ economic risks.

Over the next two decades commercial aviation worldwide will grow by around five per cent. The aviation industry expects demand for 32,000 large airliners during this period. Systems manufacturers will require highly capable suppliers who can adapt their production output accordingly to satisfy high demand and deliver on time in accordance with the highest quality standards.

The ISC is an important meeting place and platform for business and dialogue which actively assists the supply industry in its quest for growth. Companies exploring new markets and expanding their business in foreign countries receive direct support.

The next ILA will take place at Berlin ExpoCenter Airport from 1 to 4 June 2016. From 1 to 3 June the ISC will be open exclusively to trade visitors. In 2014, 330 companies from 23 countries exhibited at the ISC.

For more information on the ISC:
Dipl. Ing. Franz Denk, consultant - International Suppliers Center ISC
tel.: +49(0)89 81888909, mobile: +49(0)171 3595785