How PPD works for sector competitiveness in Austria: the case of the Upper Austria Automotive Cluster
The Automotive Cluster (AC) is an inter-branch network consisting of companies and R&D bodies working in the field of road vehicles. These are defined as being cars, trucks, special vehicles and motorcycles. Cluster activities are aimed at supporting and strengthening the competence of partner companies along the entire value added chain.
Fronius International GmbH is an international company established in Austria by Günter Fronius in 1945 in Pettenbach, initially dedicated to the production of battery chargers and welding transformers. The company has since entered the field of solar electronics production. The company, world-renowned for its research and innovation in manufacturing and solar technologies, employs over 2800 people worldwide, and is an active participant to the Upper Austria Automotive Cluster initiative. .
The Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences is one of the leading Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences. It uses the Upper Austria Cluster initiative to offer internationally recognized, well-established, practice-oriented education at university level, in close cooperation with the private sector.