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Welcome to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website for U.S. Building Products and Construction Equipment Companies. This site is your resource for market research reports, trade leads, upcoming industry-related events and advocacy assistance.

Our division of Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Service, has a global network of 100 offices located throughout the U.S. and over 100 offices located in more than 70 countries. Our worldwide team is here to assist with your international business. To find your local building/construction specialist, please click on the link to the left titled “Local USDOC Offices”.

We specialize in working with the following industry subsectors:

  • Architecture/construction/engineering services
  • Building products (including HVAC, hardware, and power tools)
  • Construction equipment (including mining equipment)
  • Greenbuild & sustainable development
  • Interior design

Our Design & Construction Team members can assist you with the following:

  • International Market Research – our overseas specialists generate reports on the design services sector of target markets around the world. You can access these reports at www.export.gov/mrktresearch in our Market Research Library.
  • Trade Missions & Events – We regularly develop and lead trade missions and events for the design services sector along with key industry associations. These missions provide market access and unrivaled exposure for firms seeking international projects.
  • Webinars – learn about the design sector in a market of interest without leaving your desk.
  • Advocacy – the Advocacy Center coordinates U.S. Government (USG) resources to level the playing field on behalf of U.S. business interests as they compete against foreign firms for government contracts or other U.S. export opportunities.
  • Gold Key Service – provides business meetings with pre-screened contacts, developers, firms, professional associations, government contacts, and/or licensing or joint venture partners.  Through the GKS program, Commercial Service staff will search for and arrange appointments with potential foreign partners in key markets.
  • Single Company Promotion – provides support and official sponsorship in a specific market under the auspices of the American Embassy or Consulate.  Commercial Service staff overseas assists a U.S. company in organizing a product launch, technical seminar, cocktail reception, or similar event in a well-recognized location, such as a hotel or in some cases, the U.S. Ambassador's residence.  A typical event might include a 3-hour program with an introduction by a U.S. Government official followed by detailed company presentation and question/answer session followed by a networking session.  The SCP is an excellent opportunity to support your existing in-country representative by co-presenting to a targeted audience.

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Detailed Event Information For INTERMOT 2012 - International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bicycle Fair Detailed Event Information For INTERMOT 2012 - International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bicycle Fair
INTERMOT 2012 - International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bicycle Fair -- Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Operations/Maintenance Services, Process Controls - Industrial, Tools - Hand/Power
Location/Date: Cologne, Germany 10/07/2012 - 10/12/2012
Event Summary:
INTERMOT 2012 is the premier trade event in Germany for the Motorcycle and Bicycle sectors. INTERMOT 2010 played host to 1,106 exhibitors from 36 countries, along with 52,394 trade visitors from 108 countries. Product Categories to be showcased at INTERMOT 2012 are: MOTORCYCLES Motorized vehicles, trailers and sidecars, components and accessories for motorcycles, engines and components, electrical equipment, clothing, motorcyclist gear, machines, tools, workshop and shop equipment, miscellaneous, raw materials, semi-finished products, packaging materials, lubricants, gear-box/transmission oil, motorcycle care products. BICYCLES Bicycles, electric-powered bikes and components and systems for e-bikes, parts and accessories for bicycles/electric-powered bikes of all kinds, machines, tools, workshop and shop equipment, clothing, driver's equipment for cyclists, tourism.

Contacts:
Volker Wirsdorf, Frankfurt
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 49-69-7535 3150
Volker.Wirsdorf@trade.gov
Michael Thompson, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0671
Michael.Thompson@trade.gov
Mette Petersen, Koelnmesse Inc. Cologne International Trade Fairs

Phone: 773-326-9921
m.petersen@koelnmessenafta.com