EV Battery Recycling Set to Become Big Business in Germany

The German Environment Agency says that more than 12,000 tons of lithium-ion batteries were in use in Germany in 2019 – a figure that will be increasing dramatically year for year. That has companies, big and small, thinking about how to find a role in recycling.

Sino-German Success

“The similarities between German and Chinese Greenfield investors often outweigh the differences” – that’s the conclusion drawn by Dennis Wilkens, Germany Trade & Invest’s China director. And that’s why lots of Chinese companies are setting up shop in Germany.

Regional Spotlight: EISENACH

The city of Eisenach in the eastern German region of Thuringia has an extensive manufacturing history. Today, it attracts German and nternational manufacturers of not only cars and automotive parts but also light aircraft and other products.

One to Watch: Why Sophie Chung from Austria founded a company in Berlin

In 2015, after a stint at a start-up in New York, the 32-year-old Austrian came to Berlin to launch Qunomedical, an online platform that connects patients to medical professionals around the world.

“Commercially we have to be here to place our systems”

Markets Germany asked Intuitive Surgical Germany Vice-President and General Manager Dirk Barten why Germany is just what the doctor ordered for his company.

Taking Part in the German Battery Boom

We spoke with GTAI automotive expert Stefan Di Bitonto and SVOLT Vice-President for Energy Technology (Europe) Maxim Hantsch-Kramskoj about why it makes sense to set up shop in Germany.

No Slowdown for German Logistics

The coronavirus pandemic has not dented Germany’s leading role in European and global logistics. In many respects, it has even handed the sector additional growth potential.

The 2021 German Entrepreneurs Prizes

The winners of this year’s awards for Germany’s most promising young companies were announced at a gala celebration on September 14 in Berlin.

Enapter Begins Construction on Modular Hydrogen Electrolyzer Factory

Italian-Thai company Enapter has broken ground on a EUR 105 million facility in the western German town of Saerbeck that will mass produce its modular Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) electrolyzers.

A Virtue of Necessity

With schools scrambling to teach children during Covid-19 lockdowns, teachers and parents discovered the value of educational technology. International companies are already finding a foothold in this rapidly growing market.