With an investment of approximately € 15 million and the creation of another 30 jobs, the company PURAGLOBE Germany GmbH, a 100% subsidiary company of the American PURAGLOBE Group, has also committed to its location in Saxony-Anhalt. At the Zeitz Chemical and Industry Park the company has now been operating facilities for the production of base oils in Elsteraue since 2004. Each year, the some 150,000 tonnes of used oils are converted into high quality group II+ (API) base oils. Its latest technological development is the HyLubeSAT™ process, with which used oils are being used to manufacture group III base oils at a production plant in Saxony-Anhalt for the first time. The higher performance of these oils results in low levels of friction in engines, and reduces their fuel consumption and therefore their CO2 emissions.
US American chemical company Dow plans to expand its Central German sites: Schkopau, Leuna (both Saxony-Anhalt) and Böhlen (Saxony). Across all three locations, the company plans to invest up to € 300 million over the next two years.
But that’s not all: Saxony-Anhalt offers fertile ground for innovation and global business success for industry. In 2017, also many other companies were therefore able to reap what they sowed:
The US filter manufacturer Nanostone Water is expanding its production plant in Halberstadt for around € 11 million. Nanostone Water GmbH develops and produces ceramic nanotechnology water filters and currently employs a good 50 employees in Halberstadt. The expansion is expected to create 60 additional jobs. The Chairman of the Board of the US American parent company Nanostone Water Inc., Mark Schweizer, also emphasised the advantageous conditions in Halberstadt: “The excellent development of ceramic membrane technology on site in Saxony-Anhalt was an important factor in our decision to make what is now ongoing investment in Halberstadt. From 2017, we want to be a presence on the global market, with highly innovative technology, and to do this we are doubling our workforce in Halberstadt.”