fDi Diaries: ‘The crisis will be temporary’

GTAI’s head of investor consulting, Achim Hartig, spoke to Alex Irwin-Hunt from the Financial Times‘ fDi Intelligence about how Germany is doing amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

EUR 60 Million for German Fintech solarisBank

Berlin fintech start-up solarisBank has booked a cool EUR 60 million in its latest round of financing. The company, which was founded in 2016, has taken in more than EUR 160 million from investors.

Breakfast Made in Germany

Polish food producer VICI Polska is expanding to the city of Anklam in the northeastern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. It’s planning a 18-million-euro facility to make breakfast products for the Asian and Eastern European markets.

EUR 30 Million for Flexible Robots

It’s been a heady past few days for Wandelbots from the eastern German city of Dresden. The no-code industrial robotics start-up publically launched its TracePen programmer on Wednesday, June 17. And that came fresh on the heels of the company, founded in 2015, announcing it had taken in an addition EUR 30 million in venture capital.

From Guangdong to Germany

A leading Chinese medical technology company has opened a dialysis equipment manufacturing plant in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The New British Invasion

The number of companies from the UK expanding to Germany hit an all-time record in 2019. GTAI Expert Richard Todd discusses why.

Foreign Direct Investments Yield Increased German Jobs Tally

United States, UK and Switzerland among the top three foreign investors in Germany.

Germany Named Top Inward Foreign Investment Country

Site Selection magazine has named Germany the world‘s best country to invest in, ahead of the United Kingdom and Australia. And Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) was chosen as the second best national agency for international investment behind our colleagues from Ireland (congratulations!)

3D Printing from Australia: Expansion to Germany in Times of Corona

Australian maker of 3D printers SPEE3D hasn’t let the Covid-19 pandemic hinder the founding of a German subsidiary. And the company may have an ace up its sleeve.

Better Than Their Reputation

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.