3M Expanding in Germany

March 2019

The 3M location that has been in Hilden, North Rhine-Westphalia, since 1960 is receiving yet another injection of capital.

The American multi-technology group is investing roughly EUR 65 million to build a new 2,600-plus sqm factory with two new lines beginning in 2020, which together will produce 5 million square meters of film annually .

This comes in addition to the EUR 11 million that the company invested over the last two years to build a new laboratory facility there – the largest of its kind outside the United States – in which researchers and developers test processes and products used in the automotive and healthcare industries.

The location near Düsseldorf, with around 870 employees, produces a range of items for the global market, including reflective and colored films, industrial adhesive tapes and road markings. The 220,000 sqm site is the company’s largest production facility in Europe.

The German headquarters of 3M in Neuss © 3M