Foot off the Brake!

The additive manufacturing industry is entering a period of accelerated growth. As the machines become more economically viable, 3D printing is being adopted across manufacturing, particularly in automobility and aerospace.

EIB Finances Jennewein Biotechnologie

The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced in late July that it will provide EUR 15 million in financing to Jennewein Biotechnologie GmbH.

Tourist Buses in Berlin Go Green

Beginning in 2019, a group of companies plans to convert former Berlin buses that are currently being used for tourists, switching out their diesel drives for electric ones

Adient Plans Factory in Saxony

US-based Adient, the world’s largest manufacturer of car seats, has announced that it will lease a new 27,500 sqm production and logistics plant in the Meerane-West industrial area in Saxony.

SmartFactory as a Service

Digitalization and Industrie 4.0 are making new manufacturing methods possible – and demanding new business models.

South Korean CTR Opens Technology Center in Germany

Central Corporation (CTR), a specialist in the production of steering systems and connections, has opened its first European Technology Center in North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Hezogenrath Technology Park near Aachen.


The Berlin-based startup GreenPack is now offering 48 V interchangeable batteries that can be charged and used in clusters for a range of vehicles and equipment (e.g., lawnmowers).

“Secret Escapes” in Germany

The Germans’ legendary love of traveling is good news to innovative companies like London-based Secret Escapes, an online booking portal for luxury hotel stays and trips.


Germany needs at least 45,000 more truck drivers, and logistics companies are having a very hard time finding new ones.

Cargo Bicycles

Cargo bicycles are increasingly viewed as an efficient alternative for delivering packages in urban areas.