Stuttgart's LAPP GROUP endorses Indian Summer and Indian Film Festival Stuttgart
07/19/2012

Andreas Lapp brings India to Stuttgart

Online PR News – 19-July-2012 – Bangalore/Karnataka – Bangalore, July, 2012: Stuttgart is once again transforming itself into an outpost of India – for one week, at least. From 16th - 22nd July, the capital of the German state Baden-Wurttemberg is playing host to the 'Indian Summer' festival, which will showcase a whole range of events inspired by the Indian subcontinent. At the heart of the proceedings will be the 9th Indian Film Festival Stuttgart, where more than 50 of the latest film productions from around India will hit screens.

The driving force behind the 'Indian Summer' festival is Andreas Lapp, who is Chairman of the Board of Lapp Holding AG and has held the position of Honorary Consul of India for Baden-Wurttemberg and Rhineland-Palatinate for twelve years now. He has made it his mission to forge links between Germany and India by hosting events like this. “We want to inspire people coming to the festival and let them experience just a hint of the allure and energy that India has to offer”, he explains.

Stuttgart's LAPP GROUP is the main sponsor of the film festival. In addition to the film showings themselves, there will also be an appealing range of fringe events taking place, including the exhibition that will kick off the 'Indian Summer' programme on 16th July, 'Indische Begegnungen 2012' ('Indian Encounters 2012'). Being held in the Lapp Center in Stuttgart's Vaihingen district (Oskar-Lapp-Strasse 2), this event will showcase interpretations of India by artists Purva Ahire and Poonam Choudhry. Honorary Consul Andreas Lapp will open the exhibition.

Other highlights of the 'Indian Summer' include a seminar about Indian etiquette, titled 'Götter, Handys und Geschäfte' ('Gods, Mobiles and Business'), an Indian evening of Bollywood songs and dance, the 'Global Impressions' exhibition in Stuttgart's Linden-Museum, a classroom event for school pupils, plus tea talks and dance workshops. You can download full information about the programme at www.ibcstuttgart.com

About the LAPP GROUP:
Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, the LAPP GROUP is a leading supplier of integrated wire, cabling and connector products and solutions. Its offering includes electrical and fibre optic cables, industrial plug-in and screw connectors, cabling solutions, automation technology and technical accessories. LAPP GROUP's core markets are in the mechanical and plant engineering and electronics manufacturing sectors, with rapid market expansion in the renewable energy, mobility and life science industries.

LAPP GROUP has remained in continuous family ownership since it was founded in 1959. In the 2010/11 financial year, it recorded total consolidated sales of 847 million euros. It employs some 3,000 people, operates 15 production sites and 41 sales companies and cooperates with approximately100 national partners worldwide.

About LAPP INDIA:
LAPP INDIA is a 100% subsidiary of the LAPP GROUP which manufactures Cables, Connectors, Cable Glands, Conduits and Accessories. They are the pioneers in introducing the concept of "Total solutions in Electrical Connectivity" in India, with their unbeatable range of products.

Having started operations at Bangalore in 1996 with a manufacturing unit, they are today the third largest manufacturing facility of the LAPP GROUP. Each year about 100,000 km of ÖLFLEX connecting and control cables and insulated single cores are produced.

LAPP INDIA now operates through a trained regional marketing organisation in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai with 23 sales offices and a strong network of dealers throughout the country. In the past few years, they have been credited with a year on year annual growth of about 30%, strengthening their operations further.

Founded by Mr. Oskar Lapp, the LAPP GROUP is one of the leading cable companies in the world. The global organization is known for its bold initiatives to bring in innovations over the years. The Group recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, an achievement that showcases the tremendous success it has achieved. After Mr. Oskar's demise, the family business legacy is being managed by wife Mrs. Ursula Ida Lapp and sons - Mr. Siegbert and Mr. Andreas Lapp. www.lappindia.com

LAPP INDIA
Senior Manager - Marcom
Gurucharan K S
gurucharan.subramanya@lappindia.com

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