Many people in the west are concerned about the number of businesses being taken over by Chinese buyers. But a team of researchers from the network “Econopol Europe,” led by the head of Germany’s prestigious Ifo Institute, suggests that such fears may be misplaced.
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Bremen has become a hotspot for 3-D printing, and one of its brightest lights is Materialise NV from Belgium.
Project financing incentives are available to all investors and are provided by the German government, the federal states, and the E.U. to support business growth. Germany Trade & Invest advises large companies (turnover €50m+) and SMEs.
Poland’s largest multi-channel IT, electronics and telecommunications dealer, x-kom, is looking to get even bigger – by expanding into neighboring Germany.
British company Fulfilmentcrowd is establishing its first German subsidiary in the city of Bocholt in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Construction is underway. In September, ground was broken for Austrian lighting producer Eglo’s new industrial and logistics center in the eastern German city of Magdeburg.
The world’s largest start-up accelerator Plug and Play is planning to open a branch for supply chain and logistics in Hamburg. It’s the Silicon Valley company’s fifth location in Germany after Berlin, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich.
Denmark robotics company OnRobot has established its first German subsidiary in the town of Soest.
Japanese automation systems company RORZE has established a sales and service location in Dresden, the capital of the state of Saxony.
US company Lemonade is many things at once. A unicorn, an insurtech and an innovative new presence on the German insurance market.