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.

Oney Bank Comes to Germany

As part of a general European expansion, France’s Oney Bank is opening a German subsidiary in Munich.

Biotech Matchmaking

As Europe’s largest medical biotech market, Germany continues to attract foreign investment thanks to its many established companies and dynamic start-up sector. Gradian Diagnostics’ recent acquisition of Molzym is a fine example of international matchmaking, facilitated by Germany Trade & Invest.

Chinese billions for German battery plant

Chinese battery manufacturer SVOLT Energy Technology Company is establishing a new two-billion-euro facility for producing cobalt-free lithium-ion batteries in the German state of Saarland.

Germany: Ripe for Investment

GTAI’s new report on foreign direct investment shows that Germany remains a top destination for global investors.