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Adventures Abroad Part 2: Central in Stuttgart

*If you missed part 1, get caught up here.

On September 15th I arrived in Stuttgart, Germany where both the TAKKT group (the company that owns Central) as well as our largest sister company, KAISER+KRAFT are located.

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With their mission to provide “Alles für die Firma” (everything for the business), KAISER+KRAFT is the leading B2B supplier of everything from office chairs and desks to shelving systems and warehouse equipment. Founded in 1945, they are celebrating their 70th anniversary this year! You can view their product assortment in English on the KAISER+KRAFT UK website.

Located in the Southwest of Germany, Stuttgart is the sixth largest city in the country. Situated in a low valley surrounded by forests and vineyards, it is an ideal location for breathtaking views like this one.

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View of Stuttgart from Alte Weinsteige (a traditional wine-growing section of the city)

Stuttgart is also sometimes referred to as the Cradle of the Automobile, in reference to the invention of the first internal combustion engine by Karl Benz in 1879. It is the home to automobile powerhouses such as Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Daimler AG.

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The home of Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart can be found on Mercedes Street (easy enough, right?)

An additional cultural highlight I got to experience this past weekend was the Cannstatter Volksfest (or Wasen to the locals). It’s an annual beer festival second only to the Munich Oktoberfest in size, but featuring a lot more rides. It starts one week after the Oktoberfest every year, and draws about 4 million visitors from all across the world.

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The Cannstatter Wasen Festival 2015 in Stuttgart, Germany

I’m looking forward to sharing all of the amazing ideas from this internship with my colleagues back home at Central in just a few weeks. If you have any questions about our company’s German ties, feel free to contact me at jeiszner@centralproducts.com.