ZENIT e. V. is an exclusive forum and meanwhile represents about 200 enterprises with more than 50.000 employees. It offers the opportunity to exert a direct influence on the economic and technology policy of North Rhine Westphalia, provides information on the German and European business landscape and mediates contacts to fellow entrepreneurs and the financial community. In 1984 the constantly growing network ZENIT e. V. has been founded and it holds the same rights as the other two shareholders of ZENIT GmbH, i. e. the state of North Rhine Westphalia and a consortium of banks. GIWEP is a partner in the Netzwerk ZENIT e. V. and Dr.-Ing. Meister represents the company's interests as a member of the board.
For further information please see www.netzwerk.zenit.de
In 1967 the Research Association of Industrial Furnace Manufacturers - FOGI - was founded by the member companies of the Thermo Process Technology Association (TPT) within VDMA.
The 20 member companies are working in the fields of heating, melting and casting of metals, heat and surface treatment of metals, ceramics, and glass and combustion technology.
Research agencies are twelve well-known university research institutes, universities of applied sciences as well as private institutes in the fields of energy, heat, process, and combustions technology.
FOGI's research focuses are the development and optimization of plants and techniques in thermal process technology by cooperative industrial research.
For further Information please refer to http://tpt.vdma.org/forschung