Associations provide a platform for the exchange of technical experience, for ongoing education and training, and for research and development. We actively participate in research projects implemented by associations. As part of VDFI, the association of the German spring industry, we participate in public research projects funded by the company, the association, and AiF, a leading German organization promoting applied research and development. These funded projects are managed together with German universities.
VDA, the Association of the German automotive industry, is the leading German platform for car manufacturers and their suppliers. As a member, we actively use the information pool it provides.
VDMA, a German engineering association, uses statistical analysis in an attempt to bring transparency to the complex flows of goods in the mechanical engineering industry and its suppliers. KERN-LIEBERS is a member of the professional association of textile machines.
In local networks too, such as the Technology Mountains initiative by the Schwarzwald-Baar-Heuberg Chamber of Commerce, we are committed to active participation in the exchange of information with partner companies.
In addition, KERN-LIEBERS is committed to numerous support organizations at colleges and universities, initiating projects and promoting cooperation between education, research and industry at the universities of Darmstadt, Ilmenau, Karlsruhe and Stuttgart and the colleges of applied sciences in Furtwangen, Horb and Offenburg, the "Institut für Textil- und Verfahrenstechnik Denkendorf ITV".
Internationally, we also work with local institutions to promote emerging young talent, an example of which is the collaboration between KERN-LIEBERS (TAICANG) Co. Ltd., China with Jiao Tong University Shanghai.