Co-create the latest engineering solutions with Lithuanian companies!
Lithuania’s population of just over 2,7 million has EU-leading higher education numbers, and the country has a very diverse talent pool: 41 500 engineering specialists, over 31 500 IT specialists, and more than 40 000 students in both these specialties combined. The government in the country is committed to growing STEM education, which is why Lithuania is the 1st country in CEE by university-business collaboration in R&D, and it is ranked 2nd globally by Bloomberg for ‘tertiary efficiency’.
Integration into international value chains
Specialization in the industrial equipment, automotive components, construction and food industry equipment sectors
High competence in outsourced manufacturing projects
High adaptation to customer needs, creating added value
High export diversification
Ability to create individual solutions from design to production
Lithuania has been a strong partner of Germany for quite a while. The Baltic country has a lot of experience with German companies such as Continental, Hella, Rehau, Schmitz Cargobull and others. In total, there are more than 90 German companies operating in Lithuania with around 70 thousand staff.
The new industrial revolution often called Industry 4.0 sets a new standard for countries, and it seems like Lithuania is prepared quite well. Let’s have a look at things that Germany could learn from Lithuania while making Industry 4.0 a standard of today instead of a standard of the future.
Lithuania has been an important partner of Germany for decades. The Baltic country has a lot of experience with German companies such as Hella, Continental, Schmitz Cargobull and others. One of the most important cases of cooperation between the countries is REHAU’s factory in Lithuania.
German automotive tail-lift manufacturer Bär Cargolift has opened a factory in Lithuania’s Šiauliai Free Economic Zone. Together with large German manufacturers, such as Continental, REHAU or Hella, Bär Cargolift is one of the latest additions to the 30-year long Lithuanian-German partnership.
Lithuania has attracted numerous German companies, such as Hella, Rehau and Schmitz Cargobull. Probably the most famous case of cooperation between countries, however, is Continental’s plant in Lithuania. After all, the German automotive parts manufacturer brought the largest ever greenfield investment to Lithuania, while creating an innovative Industry 4.0 plant.
Over the last years, German companies, notably Continental, Hella, Rehau and Schmitz Cargobull, have established a significant presence in Lithuania. One of the most recent stories of German-Lithuania cooperation is demonstrated by Elinta Charge. This Lithuanian company is on a mission to unleash e-mobility by designing award-winning smart AC chargers for electric vehicles (EVs).
Collaboration between Lithuania and Germany is at unparalleled levels. During last three decades, German companies – such as Continenal, Hella, Rehau or Schmitz Cargobull (amongst many others) – have opened manufacturing facilities in Lithuania.
Lithuania has been a valued partner of Germany for quite some time. The Baltic country has much experience working with German companies, such as Continental, Rehau, Schmitz Cargobull, Bär Cargolift, among many others. But what have those companies achieved in Lithuania, and why did they choose to invest in the country?