Lights, Camera, UND BITTE!

Eastern Germany is a magnet for foreign film productions and, with them, foreign investors. From The Grand Budapest Hotel to Bollywood blockbuster Don 2, the German capital and other cities in the region are stealing the production limelight.

Bitterfeld-Wolfen Attracts More Investments

The industrial park in Bitterfeld-Wolfen (Saxony-Anhalt), one of Europe’s largest production sites for chemicals, is enjoying a wave of new investments.

South African Company Expands in Thuringia

Bell Equipment, a South African manufacturer of dump trucks and other construction and agricultural machinery, held the groundbreaking ceremony this summer for a new building at its plant near Eisenach, Thuringia.

Bike Locks Made of High-Tech Textiles

Two Leipzig-based bike fans and product developers have come up with a revolutionary solution: the Tex-lock. The locks are made of layers of high-tech, heavy-duty textiles.

Silicon Saxony Cluster

Silicon Saxony is already Europe’s largest microelectronics location, producing half of all the chips made in Europe – and this share could now grow even larger.

Wastewater to Hydrogen

The Berlin-based company Graforce Hydro has developed a low-cost and climate-neutral process for producing eco-friendly hydrogen using wastewater and renewable energies.

New Wood Polymer Material

NOVO-TECH, a company based in Aschersleben (Saxony-Anhalt), is now marketing a completely new group of materials known as wood polymer materials.

“Make my day”

The Israeli startup “Make my day” has been selected to spend six months at “Die Gläserne Manufaktur,” Volkswagen’s future mobility incubator in Dresden.

The “Data Fort Knox” of Saxony-Anhalt

With the data center “Biere 2” being completed in fall 2018, T-Systems is expected to become one of the leading service providers in the European cloud market.

Pret A Manger Comes to Germany

In the fall of 2018, the British sandwich chain Pret A Manger will open its first franchise in Germany.