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Press release: STOP THE BOMB, February 4th, 2010

After the announcement of German engineering and electronics giant Siemens to pull out of Iran by mid-2010, the focus has now turned to numerous other German companies who continue to trade with the mullahs - despite the increasing terror, the draconian oppression in Iran and the debate about the necessity of sanctions.

A one hundred page roster published in July 2009 by the Tehran based German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce, lists the Who is Who of German export companies who trade with Iran. So far, this roster has not been taken note of in Germany.

Political scientist Dr. Matthias Küntzel, Hamburg, has analyzed this highly explosive document with an eagle's eye. He has done so with particular emphasis on the business practices and the different sectors with which these companies conduct their exports to Iran. Küntzel's dossier is attached to this press release.

For instance: in the advertising brochure, the Babcock Borsig Service GmbH from Oberhausen in West Germany promotes its expertise in "magnetic and nuclear technology and service".

The market leader in tunneling machines Herrenknecht and the company Wirth export drilling technology and equipment for use to hide enrichment facilities from the international community.

Even the delivery of truck-mounted cranes is openly advertised even though it is well known that these cranes are used in public hangings.

Monitoring and so-called security technology is not only sold by the Nokia Siemens Networks. Other Companies like Rohde & Schwarz  and others export this technology to Iran.

In his analysis, Küntzel proves that German companies are a linchpin of Ahmadinejad and the regime's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).

Further on, Kuentzel warns that "an increasing portion of German export to Iran is being shipped via Dubai“, and are therefore not included in the official export data. "Sanctions are easily circumvented in this way."

STOP THE BOMB urges the German Federal Government to stop its special relationship with Tehran, to pass legislation in favor of economic sanctions, to prevent German companies from doing business with Iran via third countries and to deny entry visa to representatives of the Iranian regime.

It is not only the economic sector which conducts business as usual - this week German politicians are inviting high ranking representatives of the Iranian regime of terror to attend the Munich Security Conference.

Dr. Matthias Küntzel is a well-known expert of German-Iranian relations. He has published on this issue in DIE ZEIT, in DER TAGESSPIEGEL, in INTERNATIONALE POLITIK, in the WALL STREET JOURNAL and in the ISRAEL JOURNAL OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS. His book  „Die Deutschen und der Iran. Geschichte und Gegenwart einer verhängnisvollen Freundschaft“ (The Germans and Iran. History and presence of a fateful friendship) was published in late 2009 in the wjs-publishing house, Berlin. Find more information on www.matthiaskuentzel.de.

 

Who is Who in German trade with Iran?

A dossier about the branch offices and agencies of German companies in Iran

by Matthias Kuentzel

Translation: STOP THE BOMB and Ursula Duba

As the saying goes, a single swallow does not make for spring. The retreat of the Siemens AG conglomerate from Iran will not necessarily effect a change in Tehran's political direction. What about all the other companies? They have resorted to silence: The louder the voice of the Mullah regime, the more hushed are the business transactions being conducted by German companies in Iran.

However, the official list of the ‘German-Iranian Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Teheran” is available. Its title: “Branch offices, Agencies, and Missions of German Companies in Iran”. This brochure was published in July 2009 and lists names and specific fields of activity of 200 companies which are engaged in Iran.

Germany has been paying no attention to this list so far, despite its explosive content. To trade with a regime which denies the Holocaust and promotes antisemitism is generally frowned upon. In addition, German companies which maintain contact with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, the very forces which are most responsible for the bloody suppression of the movement for democracy should fear that they may be pilloried for profiting from doing business with a terrorist dictatorship.

It is known that 75% of the nationalized economy in Iran is under the control of the Revolutionary Guards. This applies especially to the export business as well as to airports and seaports. In 2009, a general of the Revolutionary Guards was named manager of the largest Iranian container seaport in Bandar Abbas.[1] Anybody who wants to do business with Iran, cannot circumvent dealing with this elite corps, which the Dutch parliament plans to add to the list of terrorist organizations.

Even if the list published by the German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce which has just recently become known, is not complete, it is the only document, which exposes the extent and the moral perfidy of the German-Iranian business connections with such exactitude.

For example: What business does the company Babcock Borsig Service GmbH conduct in Iran considering that it advertises its activities as “magnet – and nuclear technology and service”? There is abundant suspicion that German companies are involved in the development of nuclear sites. The uranium enrichment site which was discovered in September 2009 was hidden in an extremely deep tunnel near Qum. For such purposes, the company Wirth Maschinen- und Bohrgeraete-Fabrik in Erkelenz offers „drilling machines for tunneling from 3-16 m“, while the market leader Herrenknecht which is represented by two subsidiaries in Iran, describes its activities as “Design, manufacturing and technical support of all types and sizes of tunneling”.

Several German companies compete for the sale of truck mounted cranes: Ruthmann GmbH & Co. from Gescher (“truck mounted and mobile cranes”), Atlas Terex GmbH from Delmenhorst (“truck mounted cranes”) and the company ZF Friedrichshafen AG, which delivers “truck cranes” to Iran. Did these companies overlook the fact that the Iranian regime uses such cranes for public executions?

The companies which equip the Iranian regime with monitoring technology are first of all Nokia Siemens  followed by the company Rohde & Schwarz, which is renowned for its broadcasting technology and which was represented as late as in 2009 among the exhibitors at the Iranian Police Trade fair IPAS.[2] On its Internet website in Farsi, the company Megaforce GmbH from Krefeld offers GPS-navigation systems as well as tracking- and telematic systems.

The publication of the list of German companies is occurring at a period in which the promoters of partnership with Teheran are confronted with more opposition than ever. The declaration of Siemens AG of stopping doing business with Iran in the foreseeable future is based on a partial change of attitude of the German business sector. A few years ago, the scary picture of losing “more than 10.000 jobs in Germany” if sanctions were imposed was widely brandished. As late as in the summer of 2009, the “Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau” (VDMA) [the association of German machinery and plant construction] conjured up Iran’s “strategic importance for German's machinery manufacturers”.  Since January 2010 there is a different attitude.[3]       

Ulrich Ackermann, the manager of the VDMA-department for Foreign Commerce now says that German companies need to consider “that sanctions will be more strongly enforced, and that business will be reduced. Most companies”, Ackerman continued, “would be able to absorb this loss of business, since Iran does not represent Germany’s core market. The percentage of the export of German machinery to Iran is below one percent.”[4] F. Boerner, the president of Federal Association of Wholesale Trade, Foreign Trade and Service, expressed himself in a similar fashion. “There have to be robust sanctions against Iran”, declared Boerner. Only then would the Dollar not loose its value.[5]

The reasons for this change of tune are easy to explain:

The movement for democracy in Iran has not only caused a crisis for the Islamic Republic but has done the same for the special relationship of Germany with Iran. Politics and business have to decide on which side they want to be: On the side of those who oppress democracy and freedom or on the side of those who are fighting for these goals. According to reports from inside Iran, the announcement that Siemens AG will withdraw from Iran, distributed on websites of the opposition, was appreciated and celebrated as a backing of its very goals.  

The moral pressure was increased by the visit of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in mid-January 2010 in Berlin as well as by President Shimon Peres' significant speech delivered to the German parliament on January 27, 2010 on the occasion of 65th commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz. The following day, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) emphasized “that the nuclear conflict with Iran will be the litmus test for the German-Israeli relationship which is and will remain a special one”.[7]

At the same time, the pressure of the USA is having an increasingly painful impact. German companies who engage in dubious trade with the mullahs run an increasing risk of incurring excruciating financial repercussions. On January 28, 2010, the House of Representatives followed the Senate and passed a bill which mandates that international companies which provide Iran with gasoline or which invest in the energy sector will be doubly punished: In the future, they will be excluded from obtaining help from American financial institutions and they will be prohibited to do business with federal and state agencies.[8]

There is a fourth factor: Due to its business deals in Iran, the Siemens conglomerate was subjected to mounting criticism. According to the FAZ, “Siemens decision was also a result of criticism expressed at the annual meeting where shareholders repudiated the business deals with Iran.”[9]  The strategy of “STOP THE BOMB” to purchase shares and therefore gain access to the annual meeting and to express disapproval, here proved to be successful.

Despite the above, the extent and intensity of German economic relations with Iran are more scandalous than ever:

  • A 2007 report of the Federal Office for Exports quoted that Germany dominates the market in seven out of nine sectors of the machinery manufacture.[10]

  • In 2008 the magnitude of German exports to Iran increased by 8.9 percent compared to the previous year, amounting to almost 4 billion Euros. 

  • In 2009 the exports to Iran remained relatively stable with an 5,3 percent decrease while the German export business lost on average of 18,8 percent due to the financial crisis.[11] Consequently, German imports into Iran retained its number two spot - ahead of China. The United Arab Emirates held the first place. But in the meantime, an ever-escalating amount of German exports to Iran is conducted via Dubai, one of the seven Emirates. A press release by the German-Iranian Chamber of Industry and Commerce announced on November 30, 2009: “The bulk of shipments from the United Arab Emirates are re-exports from third parties, amongst others also exports from Germany and China”.[12]

  • While the exports to Iran increased by 8.9 percent in 2008, the exports of German exports to the United Arab Emirates increased by 48 percent in the very same year, procuring exports of 8,16 billion Euros – twice the value of all exports to Iran.[13] In the same year, the Ministry of Economics in Berlin decided to establish an “Emirate-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce”.  The official report of a meeting by this Chamber on November 17, 2009, in Dubai reveals the perhaps most important purpose for the establishment of this Chamber in May 2009. The report states as follows: “How to do business in Iran through Dubai. … Practical steps to do business in Iran.”[14]  These documents reveal that in all probability the present and actual imports of German products to Iran seem to be much larger than the official data indicate.

  • In 2008, Gholam-Hossein Nejabat, the spokesman of the state owned Iranian National Petrochemical Company NPC emphasized, “We have never had any difficulties in acquiring any and all technologies we want. … After all, American technology is being offered by other countries as well. …. We are getting it from companies such as Basell, Technip, Linde and Uhde.“[15] Three of these companies  - Basell, Linde and Uhde are German. The bilateral technology connections are boosted by innumerable visits of Iranian enterprises to Germany. The homepage of the German-Iranian Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Teheran proudly announced that “In 2008 alone, more than 7150 Iranian companies visited trade fairs in Germany in order to keep up-to-date about new technologies and products.[16] This means that on average 20 Iranian companies visited Germany for the purpose of obtaining technological information – per day!

The above data proves that German companies and institutions strongly contribute to the strength of the present Iranian regime. As long as this situation continues, the credibility of Germany’s commitment towards Israel is in doubt. Who would shower the enemy of a friend with technology and goods instead of breaking off this relationship?

But this is the crucial point. Since 1984, the German government has forged a particularly close relationship with the Islamic Republic. No one else will be able to end this special relationship. If the German government shies away from this step, it won’t be able to convince anyone else about the necessity of stronger sanctions.

Instead of putting the illegitimate regime under pressure with all means available, the German government is obviously inclined to do the least: to follow what is demanded by the UN or the EU. During the joint press conference with Shimon Peres on January 26, 2010, chancellor Angela Merkel did not announce a single legally binding measure to contain Germany’s business with Iran. She merely promised that Germany would “adhere to the [prospective] sanctions within all areas”.[17]

When Shimon Peres stated in his speech to the German Parliament that Iran presents a danger to the entire world”, he reaped unanimous applause. But what about the consequences? Where is the law, which would temporarily stop the granting of visas to Iranian industrialists for the purpose of attending German trade fairs? Where is the law, which would force all companies, engaged in business with Iran to adhere to total transparency? Where is the law, which would ban any trade with companies owned by the Revolutionary Guards? Where is the proposal, which would follow the example of the Dutch parliament and would request that the Revolutionary Guards be added to EU list of terrorist organizations.

The excerpts in the following three attachments should not only serve political decision makers, but should be an inducement for all thoughtful people to conduct further research and to act upon. One swallow does not make for spring but heralds change. The “Who is Who of trade with Iran” will hopefully give further impetus to the retreat from business with Iran as announced by Siemens AG recently.

Hamburg, February 4, 2010


[1] Rainer Hermann, Privilegien und Pfründe für die Pasdaran (privileges and benefices for the Pasdaran), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, June 26, 2009.

[2] Norbert Hahn, Jan Schmitt, High-Tech for Ahmadinejad: Monitoring systems made in Germany, on Monitor TV of July 2, 2009.

[3] Sanctions against Iran could amount to the loss of 10.000 German jobs, in Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Sepember 1, 2006; VDMA: Iran hat strategische Bedeutung fuer den deutschen Maschinenbau (Iran is of strategic importance of German production of heavy machinery), compare www.openautomation.de/1185-0-vdma-iran-hat-strategische-bedeutung-fuer-den-deutschen-maschinenbau.html

[4] Siemens zieht sich zurueck, Manager Magazin, January 27, 2010.

[5] BGA erwartet 2010 Umsatzplus beim Grosshandel und Export, compare:   finanznachrichten.de/nachrichten-2010/15873936-update-bga-erwartet-2010-umsatzplus-beim-grosshandel-und-export-015.htm

[6] Written record of press statements by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli President Shimon Peres on January 25, 2010, on www.bundesregierung.de: “The concept of ‘coalition of the willing’ is something I consider completely unsuited,” then-Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinemeier had stated even in June 2006; see his interview in Der Spiegel 26/2006, June 19, 2006.

[7] Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger, Lackmustest, FAZ, 28. Januar 2010.

[8] U.S. Senate Approves Stronger Penalties Against Iran, New York Times, January 29, 2010

[9] Rüdiger Köhn und Rainer Hermann, Siemens schließt keine neuen Geschäfte mehr mit Iran ab, FAZ January 27, 2010

[10] Compare: Matthias Küntzel, Die Deutschen und der Iran, Berlin 2009, p. 39.

[11] Michael Shields and Rene Wagner, German firms in no rush to follow Siemens Iran exit, compare www.reuters.com

[12] Compare the webpage of the German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce in Tehran: http://www.iran.ahk.de/index.php?id=50&L=2http%3Ap&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=1335&tx_ttnews[backPid]=46&cHash=3eca48e342

[13] Martin Böll, Wirtschaftstrends Vereinigte Arabische Emirate Jahresmitte 2009, publication of the upcoming meeting of economics ministers “Germany Trde & Invest,” see: http://www.gtai.de. The UAE has about 5 percent of the area of Iran and, with less than five million inhabitants, about 7 percent of the population of Iran.

[14] AHK UAE, Protocol, Iran Working Group meeting 1th session of the Deutsch-Emiratische Industrie- und Handelskammer, November 18, 2009, p. 3. The explosiveness of the topic was clear to the participants in the session led by Dr. Peter Goepfrich, managing director of the Chamber of Foreign Commerce. Thus a comment on the lobby projects in favor of the “booming market of Iran” was: „Yet, this needs to be done very tactfully due to the sensitivity of the subject.”

[15] Iran seeks top petrochemical spot in ME, in: PressTV, June 16, 2008, www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx

[16] www.ahk.iran.de, [January 31, 2010]

[17] Compare footnote 7.

 

Appendix I: Mercantile directory

The industry directory in the brochure “Branch Offices, Agencies, and Missions of German Companies in Iran” lists more than 400 items, although the list of companies does not include more than 200 companies. The reason: Many companies work in multiple industries. In addition, the industry directory also lists the Iranian dependencies of German companies. The following list documents the different areas of bilateral economic relationships as well as their quantitative weight in each case.

Vehicle manufacturing, mechanical engineering, machine and plant manufacture: 95 entries in the catalogue of the German-Iranian Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Teheran

Equipment for hospitals, surgical wards, medical supply companies: 55 entries

Electrical engineering, precision engineering, optical equipment and measuring devices: 46 entries

Chemical industry- and drugs including incl. machinery: 34 entries

Agriculture and foodstuffs: 34 entries

Planning, consulting and services: 34 entries

Transportation, freight forwarding and shipping: 27 entries.

Construction, roadworks and mining machineries: 24 entries

Textiles and shoe industrie: 15 entries

Print Shop & Packing: 14 entries.

Trading houses: 13 entries

Acceptance- and inspection agencies and insurances: 10 entries

Home appliances: 9 entries

Banks: 3 entries

„Miscellaneous“: 5 entries

 

Appendix II: German companies with their own branches or agencies in Iran

The majority of companies listed in the Chamber brochure are represented by an Iranian company. These companies or company offices have names such as “Iran Industries Support,” “Tech Control Consultants Co.,” or “Iran Technical Supply Co.” and thus indicate even in their names what the regime is interested in: the acquisition of technological expertise. By contrast, 45 companies in Iran have an independent business office (= branch) or an independent mission (= agency). Appendix II lists those 45 German companies and their branches or agencies in Tehran.

The Babcock Borsig Service GmbH is represented by the BABAK – FANAVAR.

The BASF SE by BASF IRAN AG,

the Bayer AG by BAYER PARSIAN AG,

the Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG by a REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE,

the Bergrohr GmbH Siegen by BERGROHR IRAN BRANCH OFFICE,

the Bioprodukte Steinberg GmbH by IRANIAN’S GREEN FUTURE,

the Bosch Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S. by the BOSCH LIAISON OFFICE,

the Buehler GmbH by BUEHLER (P.J.S.C.),

the Cemag Anlagenbau GmbH by CEMAG TEHRAN,

the Commerzbank AG by COMMERZBANK REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE,

the Daimler AG by the DAIMLER AG,

the Deutsche Lufthansa AG by the LUFTHANSA GERMAN AIRLINES,

the Deutz AG by the DEUTZ AG,

the Dimex Handelsgesellschaft GmbH by the DIMEX IRAN,

the Elastogran GmbH by the ELASTOGRAN PARS COMPANY (J.V.C.),

the Europäisch-Iranische Handelsbank AG by the EIHBANK,

the E & Z-Industrie-Lösungen GmbH by the TESSAG INA IRAN,

the Festo AG & Co. by the FESTO PNEUMATIC S.K.,

the Fritz Werner Industrieausrüstungen GmbH by the FRITZ WERNER OFFICE TEHRAN,

the Galatea GmbH by the GALATEA GmbH,

the Henkel KGaA by the HENKEL INDUSTRIE AG,

the Herrenknecht AG by the HERRENKNECHT AG-IRAN, and the HERRENKNECHT IRAN (PJS),

the Humboldt Wedag GmbH (KHD) by the HUMBOLDT WEDAG GmbH (KHD),

the Karl Mayer Textilmaschinen AG by the SULTEX (IRAN) LIMITED,

the Lahmeyer International GmbH by the LI REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE,

the Linde Group by THE LINDE GROUP, IRAN BRANCH,

the Man Ferrostaal AG by the MAN FERROSTAAL AG,

the Minimax GmbH & Co. KG by the MINIMAX GmbH & Co. KG,

the Nibana Techno-Trade B.V. by die NIBANA P.J.S. Co./OTIS,

the Osram GmbH by the OSRAM LAMP P.J.S. Co. IRAN,

the Primex Steel Trading GmbH by the PRIMEX STEEL TRADING,

the Project Materials GmbH by PROJECT MATERIALS,

the Rexroth AG Deutschland by the REXROTH AG,

the Rhode & Schwarz GmbH & Co.KG by the ROHDE & SCHWARZ IRAN,

the Schaeffler KG by the SCHAEFFLER KG IRAN,

the SGS Germany GmbH by the SGS (IRAN) LIMITED TEHRAN,

the Siemens AG by the SIEMENS S.S.K.,

the Tetra Pak GmbH & Co. by the TETRA PAK IRAN,

the Thyssenkrupp Mannex GmbH by the THYSSEN REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE TEHRAN,

the TIB Chemicals AG by BASF IRAN AG,

the TÜV Nord GmbH, the TÜV Nord AG, and the TÜV Nord e.V. by TÜV NORD IRAN,

the Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG by the VOITH TURBO IRAN CO. LTD.,

the Wirtgen Group (Wirtgen GmbH, Vögele AG, Hamm AG) by WIRTGEN QESHM CO.,

the Wirth Maschinen- und Bohrgeräte-Fabrik GmbH by IRANIAN WIRTH (WPS GROUP LTD.) and the

ZF Friedrichshafen AG by the ZF-IRAN S.S.K.  

 

Appendix III: Companies in the automotive, mechanical engineering, and plant construction field

The catalog of the German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce and Industry also lists companies that are less likely to be considered for sanctions, such as providers of medical devices or businesses in the food industry. In the automotive, mechanical engineering, and plant construction field, however, this looks different. The following includes all German companies that are involved in Iran in this field. The companies that operate in sectors especially relevant to sanctions such as oil and gas production include well-known names such as Fritz Werner, Siemens, Linde, ThyssenKrupp, and MAN Ferrostaal as well as lesser-known businesses such as Bergrohr GmbH, Gestra AG, Prominen Dosiertechnik GmbH, Minimax GmbH & Co. KG, Mannex GmbH, as well as Voith Thurbo GmbH & Co. KG.

The information in this list set in parentheses describes “areas of operations of German companies in Iran” and according to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Tehran was “made based on information from the companies.” These areas of operation are generally described in Farsi and additionally in English or German. I have corrected obvious typographical errors silently. I added text set in italics after viewing the companies’ own Web portals.

Be warned against hasty conclusions: A company that describes its area of operations with “manufacturer of centrifuges”, as does Sigma Laborzentrifugen GmbH from Osterode, need not be a supplier for the Iranian nuclear program. It is true that the products that this Harz-based company uses for attention online include rotors with speeds of up to 18,000 rpm. However, an ultracentrifuge needed for uranium enrichment must reach 100,000 rpm to be relevant to the nuclear program. Indeed, a review of all of the companies listed below should be done to see whether military use of their products can be excluded.

A special category whose relative importance surprised me includes the area of plant construction. Plant construction relates to the planning and building of ready-to-occupy industrial facilities. Thus, Fritz Werner Industrieausrüstungen provides the ready-to-occupy transfer of entire petrochemical and metallurgical factories. Based on information from the brochure, additional plant construction companies include Cemag GmbH, Dimex GmbH, E & Z Industrielösungen GmbH, Huboldt Wedag GmbH, Linde Gruppe, MAN Ferrostaal, and Nibana Techno-Trade B.V. Each of these companies has its own branch or agency in Tehran.

I have added a few companies listed in the catalog under other industry sections to the catalog's list for the field of automotive, mechanical engineering, and plant construction. These include Festo AG from Esslingen, which pushes its high-tech products in Farsi (http://www.festo.ir); IKO-Werke from Staufen,, which promotes itself as a “market-leading company in laboratory technology and analysis technology as well as in mechanical engineering”; Berlin-based Kanuer GmbH, which is specialized in laboratory technology and scientific device construction; as well as Leoni-Kerpen GmbH from Stolberg, which recommends itself as a specialist for broadband data transfer on LANs or city networks. In addition, there are MultiMetall, which has a Web portal in Farsi, and NIBANA Techno-Trade, whose products cannot be established in detail online, both of which export primarily to Iran and the UAE. Furthermore, I have added the rail construction company Rodel, cellular technology specialist Rohde & Schwarz, and control and ventilation technology company Samson AG onto the list, as well as laboratory technology company SensoQuest, plasma and laser specialist Sentech Instrument, Seigert Consulting based in the technology hub of Aachen, surface specialist Specs GmbH, machine construction company Tünkers, and Werth Messtechnik GmbH, which is incorrectly presented in the catalog as Werth Messetechnik GmbH (Messtechnik meaning “measurement technology” and Messetechnik meaning “trade show technology”).

AMF – Andreas Maier GmbH & Co. KG, 70734 Fellbach (Manufacturer).

Atotech Deutschland GmbH, 10553 Berlin (Raw Material, Machinery and Know-How for Electroplating).

Babcock Borsig Service GmbH, 46049 Oberhausen (power plant and environmental technology, steam generation technology, - new construction, renovation/modernization; - maintenance, renovation, updates, and repairs; - magnet and nuclear technology and service; - replacement parts).

Bergrohr GmbH, 57076 Siegen (Producer and sale of large diameter steel pipe for pipeline application - gas, oil, water, petrochemical refinery…).

Bosch Sanayi Ve Ticaret A.S.Bursa Türkei (Automotive Technologies).

Buehler GmbH38023 Braunschweig (… ship loading and unloading equipment ...).

Cemag Anlagenbau GmbH, 31789 Hameln, (Turnkey plant, market analysis, feasibility study, planning, engineering, assembly, supervision, plant maintenance, delivery of components/spare parts, plant optimization, refurbishment, modernization for the following industries: Cement industry, dry mortar industry, lime industry, gypsum industry and any raw material, … high-performance kiln technology, grinding Technology and reliable classification Technology and material handlings).

Daimler AG, 70546 Stuttgart (Automotive industry, services).

Dantherm Filtration GmbH, 77948 Friesenheim (… Air Cleaning Systems, Flue Gas Cleaning and Environmental Protection).

Dataphysics Instruments GmbH, 70794 Filderstadt, boundary surface chemistry.

Deutz AG, 51149 Köln (Production and sales of air/oil/water-cooled Dieselengines from 4 to 440 kw).

Dimex Handelsgesellschaft GmbH, 80333 München (planning and supplying small industrial and production equipment as well as accompanying raw materials, oil and gas furnace components, gas pipelines).

Drägerwerk AG, 23452 Lübeck (Medical equipment, industrial safety equipment).

Elastogran GmbH, 49448 Lemförde (manufacturing and distributing ready-to-use polyurethane (PU) systems... distribution of polyurethane basic products, thermoplastic polyurethane granulates [TPU] and elastomers [Cellaslo]).

ENTHONE-OMI (Deutschland) GmbH, 40764 Langenfeld (Producing Electro Plating Chemicals & Additives).

Euroroll GmbH & Co. KG, 59387 Ascheberg-Herbern (Main Products Range: - Wheel Rails & Tracks, - Steel/Plastic Rollers, - Carton Flow Storage, - Pallet Flow Storage, - Gravity Conveyors …).

E & Z-Industrie-Lösungen GmbH, 47051 Duisburg (planning and constructing ready-to-occupy industrial facilities in the area of cellulose, petrochemicals, steel, automotive supply industry, gas/storage/process engineering, consultant in the area of transportation and industrial waste water).

Festo AG & Co, 73734 Esslingen (Industrial automation products, training equipments and seminars).

FHR Anlagenbau GmbH, 01458 Ottendorf-Okrilla (PVD, CVD), vacuum technology and plasma technology.

Fritz Werner Industrieausrüstungen, 65366 Geisenheim (Design, planning, financing and turnkey delivery of major industrial projects: - Petrochemical plants, -Metallurgical plants, - Aluminium plants, - Mechanical manufacturing plants, - Foundry plants, - Vocational training, - Training centres).

GEA WestfaliaSurge Deutschland GmbH, 59199 Bönen (... milking equipments in industrial milk farms)

GESIPA Blindniettechnik GmbH, 64546 Mörfelden Walldorf (manufacturing rivets, blind rivets, and rivet tools).

Gestra AG, 28215 Bremen (Manufacturer of Steam Traps, Check Valves, Tank Car and Tank Containers, Valves, Electonics for Boilers …, Continuous and Intermittent Blow Down Valves, Oil and Turbidity Monitoring and Special Equipment and Vessels for Heat Recovery).

Getriebebau Nord GmbH & Co. KG, 22941 Bargteheide (Manufacturer of Gear Units, Geared Motors, Electro Motors, Frequency Inverter, etc.).

GFL Gesellschaft für Labortechnik mbH, 30938 Burgwedel (Manufactorer of laboratory equipment such as Water Baths, Shaking Water Bath, Water Stills, Shakers, Incubators and Deep Freezers).

HOMA Pumpenfabrik GmbH, 53819 Neunkirchen-Seelscheid (Submersible pumps for handling of water, waste water, drainage sewage and multistage borehole pumps).

Humboldt Wedag GmbH (KHD), 51067 Köln (developing, manufacturing, and distributing industrial equipment and machines of all types as well as providing other related technical and commercial services ...).

IKA-Werke GmbH & Co. KG (Yellowline), 79219 Staufen (Manufacturer of all kinds of lap equipment, Hot plates, Hot plates Magnet, Mechanical Stirrer, Erley shaker and tube shaker, Homogenizer and lab grinder).

Kardex GmbH, 76756 Bellheim (… automated storage, retrieval and materials handling solutions…).

Keller Lufttechnik GmbH & Co. KG, 73230 Kirchheim unter Teck (… reduction of emissions in industrial applications).

Knauer ASI GmbH, 14163 Berlin (Manufactorer of all type of Liquid Chromatorgraphy systems (HPLC) & Osmometers).

Kraussmaffei Technologies GmbH, 80997 München (Plastic machinery technologies).

KSB AG, 91267 Frankenthal (Pumps and valves).

Lahmeyer International GmbH, 61118 Bad Vilbel (engineering consulting for planning, international bids and contracts, construction oversight and management, financing and operation of power plants [water, thermal, wind, and solar], energy transfer, traffic equipment, water supply and removal, environment, control and communications systems, industrial buildings).

LENZE AG, 31855 Aerzen (Industrial automation electronics & electromechanic. Sole agent for sale, distribution, service, maintenance and repair-project, consultation, installation & commissioning). Webpage in Farsi: www.lenze.ir.

Leoni-Kerpen GmbH, 52224 Stolberg (Manufacturer of Industrial Cables such as Low Voltage, Instrument and Control, Fiber Optic and Field Bus Cables).

Linde Group, 82049 Pullach (Licence, design, engineering and construction of plants in the sectors of ethylene and polyolefin, synthesis gas, hydrogen, pressure swing adsorption, gas separation, natural gas, LNG, air separation, fired heaters, reformers, cold boxes, vacuum insulated cryogenic storage tanks, aluminium plate fine heat exchangers. Supply of industrial gases, argon, helium, gas mixtures and calibration gases).

Linde Material Handling GmbH, 63743 Aschaffenburg (Material handling solutions in field of forklifts, towtrucks, pallet trucks, order pickers, reach trucks, reachstackers, containerhandler, telehandler and overhead cranes).

Maiko Engineering GmbH, 38112 Braunschweig (Tool making, can seaming technology and special purpose machines).

MAN Ferrostaal AG, 45128 Essen (Design, planning, financing und turnkey delivery of major industrial-, infrastructure- and shipbuilding projects: - Petrochemical plants, - Metallurgical plants, - Building materials plants, - Material handling plants, - Power plants, Renewable Energies, - Facilities for the gas and crude oil industry, - Road and track-based passenger and freight transport systems; Supply of merchant vessels and port/shipyard equipment).Construction of a compressor facility to convert natural gas into export gas that is supplied by Korpedje (Turkmenistan) to Iran.

Megaforce GmbH, 47809 Krefeld (Import: stainless steel: sheets, coils, pipe flanges & fittings …). The Webpage in Farsi also offers GPS navigation systems as well as tracking- and telematic systems.

MEP-Olbo GmbH, 36043 Fulda (Manufacture of Tire Cord & Liner Fabric).

Mina, Inh. Salaheddin Mohammadi (sole proprietorship), 04249 Leipzig (power, cold & environmental technology).

Minimax GmbH & Co. KG, 23840 Bad Oldesloe (development, supply, assembly, startup, and maintenance of fire protection equipment and components as well as related consulting and services, in particular in the following areas: - gas and oil transportation, - manufacturing, - processing, -storage, - transportation; petrochemical equipment, - manufacturing, - processing, - storage, transportation;  power generation & distribution (power plants, substations); - Equipment in the processing industry (especially pharmaceuticals, automotive, textiles, and paper); - infrastructure (e.g. metro equipment, airports, especially hangars).

MultiMetall Reiner Schulze e.K. (“registered merchant”), 41720 Viersen (Producer of advanced PolymerMetals and metallic repairing mortars for maintence of metals and alloys.) Webpage in Farsi.

Nibana Techno-Trade B.V. (B.V. is a company type in the Netherlands comparable to the German GmbH or American LLC), 53757 Sankt Augustin (industrial high technology, turnkey projects), with branches exclusively in Iran and the UAE.

Particle Metrix GmbH, 40668 Meerbusch (Zeta Potential), nanoparticle analytics.

Primex Steel Trading GmbH, 40212 Düsseldorf (steel products), industrial use; previously: Primary Industries Trading GmbH.

Project Materials GmbH, 40549 Düsseldorf (Sale of pipes, seamless and welded (ERW, HFI, DSAW) to ASTM, DIM, EN. Heat exchanger tubes, Buttweld Fittings, Elbows reducers, tees, caps, orifices, bolts, gaskets, valves. Structural projects: Tubulars, Cans, Cones, Piles, Pile Sleeves, Plates, Sheets, Sections, Beams and profiled components).

PROMINENT DOSIERTECHNIK GmbH, 69123 Heidelberg (Chemical Fluid Handling and Water Solutions), also produces process and security techynology for the oil and gas industry..

QUALITY CARGO INTERNATIONAL GmbH, 70794 Filderstadt (Int. transportation).

REXROTH AG Deutschland, 60325 Frankfurt/M. (consulting, industrial use, trade), styles itself as “consulting partner for the Iranian market”; no connection with former economics minister Günter Rexrodt.

RITZ-ATRO GmbH, 90471 Nürnberg (Archimedian Screw Pumps, Hydrodynamics Screws, Booster Stations).

ROBEL Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH, 83395 Freilassing (rail engineering, rail power cars).

ROHDE & SCHWARZ GmbH & Co. KG, 81614 München (HF, VHF, UHF radio systems, radio location, direction finding, radio and TV technology, electronic measurement devices and systems (HF, VHF, UHF), trunked radio system, ATC radio system, training and calibration institute (HF-VHF-UHF).

RUTHMANN GmbH & Co. KG, 48712 Gescher (Manufacturer of industrial & firefighting hydraulic aerial work platforms, truck mounted & mobile cranes, airport equipments & machineries, agricultural transport vehicles & work trucks).

SAARSTAHL-EXPORT GmbH, 40213 Düsseldorf (steel and steel manufacturing products, nonferrous metals, technical products).

SAMSON AG, 60314 Frankfurt/M. (Manufacturer of Control Valves, On-Off Valves, Self Operated Regulators, Control Valves Accessories such as Positioners, Limit Switches, Solenoid Valves and Air Filter Regulators, Transmitters and Controllers).

Schaeffler KG, 97419 Schweinfurt (ball bearings & roller bearings of all design types and precision classes from 1 mm drill diameter to 15 m exterior diameter, special bearings, bearing units, bearing housings, assembly devices, FAG roller grease, Arcanol).

SensoQuest GmbH, 37085 Göttingen (Manufacturer of Laboratory Equipment Thermocycler PCR).

SENTECH Instrument GmbH, 12489 Berlin (Ellipsometry), SENTECH’s ellipsometers, reflectometers, plasma etchers and plasma deposition systems are designed for use in research, development and production.

Siegert Consulting e.k. am Technologiezentrum Aachen, 52068 Aachen (Production of water for thin film diposition), they mean wafer and not water; Silicon-, Glass-, SOI- and Sapphire- Wafer Specialist.

Siemens AG, 80333 München (-Construction, Operation & Maintenance of Stream, Gas & Combined cycle power plants, - Supply of Equipment and Providing Solutions for Oil & Gas Industry, - Power Transmission & Distribution, - Industrial Automation, - Drive Technologies, - Industrial Solutions, - Building Technologies, - Mobility).

Sigma Laborzentrifugen GmbH, 37520 Osterode (Manufacturer of Centrifuges).

SPECS GmbH, 13355 Berlin (UHV Surface analyses equipment), electron spectroscopy, nano and quartz sensor, ion, and X-ray technology.

STERLING Sihi GmbH, 25524 Itzehoe (Chemical and process pumps, side channel pumps, liqued ring vacuum pumps and compressors, engineered packages).

SUNSET-SOLAR Energietechnik GmbH, 91325 Adelsdorf (importing and exporting solar desalination equipment with service, importation of measurement and control units for electric equipment service).

SWF Krantechnik GmbH, 68307 Mannheim (Material handling solutions in field of forklifts, towtrucks, pallet trucks, order pickers, reach trucks, reachstackers, containerhandler, telehandler and overhead cranes).

Thyssenkrupp Mannex GmbH, 40235 Düsseldorf (Marketing of steel products for Head Office), pipes, tubes, structural elements for offshore applications.

TKA Wasseraufbereitungssysteme GmbH, 56412 Niederelbert (Manufacturer of Water Purification System).

TÜNKERS MASCHINENBAU GmbH, 40880 Ratingen (automation engineering, pile driving and extraction technology, electric cars, paper technology).

U.I. Lapp GmbH, 70565 Stuttgart (Manufacturer of special control & highly flexible cables up to 1 KV).

Unigrind GmbH & Co., 52224 Stolberg (Manufacturer of portable valve lapping grinding and testbench machine).

VOITH Turbo GmbH & Co. KG, 89510 Heidenheim (Power transmission & control, - transmission for commercial vehicles, retarders, marine, trains axle drives, starts up turbo couplings, converters, geared variable speed couplings, gearboxes, high pressure hydraulic pumps, universal jount shafts, safe set turbo machinery control & actuators in oil gas, energy and industry).

WERTH MESSETECHNIK GmbH, 35394 Gießen (Manufacturer of highly presise multi sensor coordinate measuring machines).

WILO Pumpen Intelligenz SE, 44263 Dortmund (Pump Manufacture).

WIRTGEN GmbH, 53578 Windhagen (cold milling, heat recycling machines, cold recycling machines, surface miners, slipform pavers).

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, 88038 Friedrichshafen (circuit and automation drives for trucks, buses, heavy gear boxes, additional gear boxes, valves, side drives, hydraulic pumps, work cylinders, axles and self-locking differentials for trucks, loaders, haulers, construction machines, cranes, axle distribution drives, and wheel drives, mixers, ship drives, mechanical and hydraulic controls for cars, trucks, and buses, couplings, brakes and drives for tool machines, elevator drives, replacement part and customer service).