The recently established European Lightweight Association (ELA) is focusing on this and would like to open up new markets, amongst other objectives. "More than 3,500 companies and 500 research institutes stand behind the ELA. As founding members, we see ourselves as a driving force in the creation of an open network platform", explains Wolfgang Seeliger, Managing Director of Leichtbau BW. The ELA provides access to new markets and marketing opportunities.
The founding partners of the cross-border business association "European Lightweight Association" (in short: ELA) are Bayern Innovativ GmbH, the Upper Austrian investment promotion agency Business Upper Austria, Hightech Zentrum Aargau AG and Leichtbau BW GmbH from Baden-Württemberg. "The association is based on a longstanding, tried and test cooperation of the founding partners, in which the objectives have also been defined. It is important for us to focus on the added value for the companies", emphasizes Florian Danmayr, Manager of the Automobile Cluster of Business Upper Austria.