Fertile ground for pharmaceuticals
The fertile, agrarian region offers a number of clear advantages for healthcare companies. Up to 200ha of land have been earmarked for industrial production and settlements and prices are still comparatively low. For companies who need a lot of space for production halls or cultivation areas, the Anklam district is ideal. The proximity to the Baltic Sea is an asset for exports to Denmark, Poland, Finland and the Baltic states. Goods can also be quickly transported to the Czech Republic or the Netherlands by freeway.
The Swiss Rehau Group was one of the first to recognize Anklam’s geographical advantages 12 years ago. Under the brand “Anklam Extrakt,” the Swiss produce plant extracts for the pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics, and beverage industries in the province. In 2017, the company expanded its Anklam site and hired additional specialists. “We produce and sell high-quality plant extracts for the food and pharmaceutical industries worldwide and focus on quality ‘made in Germany,’” says Mirko Bröcker, managing director of Anklam Extrakt.
State support for export businesses
The company received substantial financial support from the public sector. There are two prerequisites to qualify for such subsidies: Permanent new jobs must be created and the services or products must be distributed beyond the borders of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The federal state is actively supporting foreign and export-strong entrepreneurs through the initiative.