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January, 2018

Resettlement in Industriepark Schwerin: Ground-Breaking Event for Ypsomed

The Ypsomed Group, headquartered in Burgdorf (Switzerland), develops and manufactures self-medication injection and infusion systems, including self-care for people with diabetes.

The Minister of Economics, Employment and Health in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Harry Glawe, together with the CEO of the Ypsomed Group, Simon Michel, broke ground for the new production plant of the medical technology company Ypsomed in Schwerin’s industrial park in September 2017.

“With Ypsomed, an international diabetes specialist is now settling in Schwerin. In the future, innovative products will be produced here and, initially, this will create 119 new high-quality jobs. The locational advantages of the federal state won the company over. Above all, the well-developed infrastructure, its immediate proximity to Hamburg and the Baltic Sea region as well as the well-trained specialists are all evidence of the fact that Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is an attractive business location,” said the Minister.

The company will invest a total of approximately €81.1 million in the construction. The Ministry of Economics is supporting the project with a grant of €9.75 million from the funds of the Joint Task of Improving Regional Economic Structure (Gemeinschaftsaufgabe – GRW).

Ypsomed will produce components for pens, auto-injectors and pump systems, which will then be assembled together with supplier parts to form finished end products. A production and administration building will be built on an area of around 19,000 m2, including a single-story production space with a clean room, storage areas and tool store, and a two-story administrative area with offices, meeting rooms and auditorium. According to the company, the plant will commence operations in the first half of 2019.

Topping-out ceremony of Ypsomed © Ypsomed

International Logistics Company Sets Up Shop in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (MV)

The Raben Group, with its roots in the the Netherlands, intends to set up a business facility in Fahrbinde (Ludwigslust-Parchim rural district, Rastow municipality). The plan is to construct a new logistics centre on the industrial estate there. “This internationally-active group of companies is setting up operations with its first site in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern”, the Minister of Economics, Employment and Health in MV, noted Harry Glawe in Schwerin.” The planned logistics centre opens up the prospect of more than 100 jobs being created in Fahrbinde. Above all, what we were able to convince the Raben Group with was the well-developed infrastructure here in this area. The setting up of this company demonstrates that our federal state is also becoming ever more attractive as a business location, also for investors from abroad. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is continuing to make economic advances”.

The plan is for the logistics centre to be created on the Fahrbinde Industrial Estate, on a site consisting of around ten hectares. A commissioning hall, an office facility and two warehouses are envisaged. The entire chain of logistics is to be covered right there on the spot: from the purchasing of the goods through to their sale, as well as the administration of consignments for delivery. Among other services planned are the labelling, packaging and dispatch of pallets and boxes. Client-specific packaging and labelling of goods are to be possible there, as well as the management of returns. The first customer will come from the food industry.

“We are a customer-oriented company and therefore we were looking for sites in Germany for our network of warehouses that are optimum in terms of location. Doing this strengthens our network in the north of Germany. In particular, the A24/A14 autobahn junction area will prove to have a lot of scope for the future. Because of the direct transport link and the site available, Fahrbinde is the right location for us, “says Ewald Raben, CEO of Raben Group.

An advantage provided by Fahrbinde is that the transport of goods is possible in all directions. Rostock and Schwerin are not far away from ports the B160 road and the autobahns give the industrial estate a logistically attractive location. MVꞌs location-related advantages include the fact that it is at the southern end of the Baltic Sea economic-growth region, with close links to the metropolitan regions of Hamburg, Berlin and Stettin. It has attractive areas of commercial space and modern infrastructure. “Our federal state also has a modern port infrastructure, with good transport links, both outwards to the sea and inwards to the land-based network”, Economics Minister Glawe emphasized.

In total, the company’s investments are expected to amount to more than EUR 10 million. The MV’s Ministry of Economics will provide a projected EUR 1.6 million of financial support, following completion of the application for the community task of “Improving the regional economic structure” (GRW), in conjunction with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Turkish investment in Greifswald

The Turkish home textile manufacturer Real Tekstil from Bursa intends to open a new production facility named Ziel Heimtextilien GmbH for light protection elements in Greifswald. The location decision was made in the autumn of 2017 and production is expected to start in 2018. The investment of about EUR 300,000 is expected to create up to 25 new jobs.
Real Tekstil is one of the leading manufacturers of curtains and blinds in Turkey. In the product range are among others flame retardant, antibacterial and waterproof fabrics. Product quality meets European standards and the company delivers its goods to customers worldwide.