Brexodus or Stay at Home? 2020 UK-to-Germany Foreign Direct Investment

We caught up with Robert Scheid, Director of GTAI’s London Office, and asked him about larger UK-to-Germany business trends. He predicts a massive investment backlog in the years to come.

FDI Perspective: A New Giant in the East

The construction of Tesla’s Gigafactory just outside of Berlin has prompted a flood of inquiries for e-mobility-related investments in the eastern German state of Brandenburg.

FDI Perspective: Battery Boom in Thuringia

When the biggest manufacturer of e-vehicle batteries in the world announced it was building a EUR 1.8 billion plant in Thuringia, eastern Germany, it gave other foreign companies confidence to follow.

Germany Trade & Invest’s FDI Reporting 2020

Every year Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) compiles a report on all the foreign direct investment in Germany the previous year.

Finnish Battery Maker Valmet Comes to Germany

Valmet Automotive is expanding – specifically to the town of Kirchardt in the southwestern regional state of Baden-Württemberg. The Finnish maker of batteries for electric vehicles (EVs) is converting an 11,500-square-meter former printing shop into its third production facilities overall and first in Germany.

Germany Again Tops in Europe in FDI Confidence Index

The 2021 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index published by management consultants AT Kearney sees Germany retain its third-placed ranking after the United States and Canada.

Apple Chooses Munich for €1bn European Silicon Design Center

The long-standing love affair between the US computer colossus and the Bavarian capital has reached a new plane, with Apple announcing that it will hire hundreds of new employers and build a new connectivity and wireless technology facility in Munich.

Sustainable Biochemicals in Germany’s East

Finnish forest industry company UPM has begun construction a one-of-a-kind bio-refinery in the city of Leuna in the eastern German regional state of Saxony-Anhalt.

Best of 2020

Throughout 2020, this website featured more than 350 articles and videos about Germany as a business and high-tech location. Below is a list so that you can catch up on anything you might have missed.

Octopus Energy Founds German Arm

British electricity platform Octopus Energy is testing the waters in the German market with a planned EUR 80 million expansion to Europe’s largest economy.