“German companies in Thailand have been well received, but competition is getting fierce. Foreign competitors are offering good products and promoting them with low prices,” said Karl Heinz Heckhausen at the chamber’s March 9 meeting at the Paulaner Beergarden at Royal Garden Plaza.
The new president of the Thai-German Chamber of Commerce, Karl Heinz Heckhausen (2nd right) amongst close friends.
Heckhausen told those enjoying the Bavarian buffet and pitchers of beer that the chamber feels a duty to support German companies in Thailand and offered, upon request, to dispatch experts to member companies to discuss product development, production and distribution. The chamber also can facilitate contact with government agencies, he said.
Another new face in town is the new boss of Lufthansa in Thailand and its neighboring countries, Dirk Grossmann.
The new president also took the opportunity to thank previous committee members, German Consul Paul Strunk and those who did or didn’t vote for him to head the chamber, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.