The academy was founded in 1989 by the federal state of Lower Saxony and representatives of the local business community. Most of the founding shareholders are still with us today.
Through its shareholders, DMAN is firmly anchored both in the state of Lower Saxony, its largest shareholder holding just above 50 percent, and in the regional economy.
Most of the twelve shareholders are represented in the Supervisory Board where they regularly discuss the current situation and planned development of the academy with the DMAN management.
As a non-profit limited liability company, DMAN does not pay dividends on its shareholders' contributions.
Together with several corporate and public partners, Land Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) founded DMAN in 1989 in order to support and promote the federal state's foreign trade relations. Until today, Niedersachsen is the academy's largest shareholder. www.lower-saxony.de
Deutsche Messe is the world's leading trade fair company. Based in Hanover, Deutsche Messe develops, plans and runs trade fairs and exhibitions in Germany and abroad, including its flagship fairs CEBIT and Hannover Messe. www.messe.de
TUI AG is Europe's leading tourism company. With its three sectors TUI Travel, TUI Hotels & Resorts and TUI Cruises, the integrated travel group covers the entire range of services around holidays and travel. www.tui-group.com
The Volkswagen Group with its headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automobiles and commercial vehicles and the largest carmaker in Europe. The model range comprises twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Skoda, Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Scania and MAN. www.volkswagenag.com
As the "Landesbank" (federal state bank) of Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, NORD/LB assumes the responsibilities of a central bank. As a commercial bank, it offers an extensive range of financial services to its private, corporate and institutional customers. www.nordlb.com
The V-LINE group is a global provider of maintenance, repair and operating materials. V-LINE was founded in 1979 to assist large plants in locating and purchasing OEM spare parts. Today, the scope of services ranges from traditional inquiry/offer to long-term full-service contracts. www.v-line.com
Founded in 1963 as a family business, GP Günter Papenburg AG is active in many sectors, including: raw materials extraction, production of building materials, structural and civil engineering, road and railway construction, construction vehicles, transport, recycling and disposal. www.gp.ag
Sartorius is a leading international laboratory and process technology provider covering the segments of biotechnology and mechatronics. Founded in 1870, the Goettingen-based company has its own production facilities in Europe, Asia and America as well as sales subsidiaries and local agencies in more than 110 countries. www.sartorius.com
The Chambers of Industry and Commerce are the self-governing bodies of trade and industry. They represents the commercial sector to the government and the authorities and help when a member company needs advice, assistance or information. www.hannover.ihk.de
The Chambers of Industry and Commerce are the self-governing bodies of trade and industry. They represents the commercial sector to the government and the authorities and help when a member company needs advice, assistance or information. www.ihk-lueneburg.de
Educating people in different phases of their professional lives with the highest possible degree of practice-orientation: This has been the main idea of BNW since its foundation in 1969. BNW's mission is to integrate young people and adults into the labour market, to ensure their employability, and to strengthen self-reliant and competent professional behaviour. www.bnw.de
UVN is the umbrella organization of 65 employers and business associations in Lower Saxony and the voice of its members and the many commercial, retail, services, handicraft and agricultural businesses they represent. www.uvn-online.de