Top Investments 2020 in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

January 2021

Toshiba (Japan) will be manufacturing hybrid locomotives in Rostock

The Japanese technology group Toshiba has plans to start manufacturing its hybrid locomotives in Rostock. The preparations for the assembly (in the DB Cargo maintenance workshop) are scheduled to commence in 2021. 100 vehicles have been ordered by the subsidiary of the national German railway company. The investments in this project originally lay in the mid single-digit million range, and several dozens of job opportunities will be created. The production is expected to commence in 2022.

Together with Toshiba, through the alternative drive concept with diesel and batteries, there will be new standards established for a decisive future technology, remarked Sigrid Nikutta of the DB Group Board for freight transport and DB Cargo. “We will be saving energy at a rate of 30% and at a million litres of diesel a year.” The locomotives will be used mainly in shipping yards.

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Polish food producer builds factory in Anklam

The Polish food producer Vici Polska will be manufacturing breakfast products for the Asian and East European markets in Anklam (Vorpommern-Greifswald). The company has invested 18 million Euros in the building of a factory. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2021; production work will begin in early 2022 with 110 jobs being created.

One reason of the decision for Anklam can be explained in the words of the managing director Ireneusz Ozga i.e. the label “Made in Germany”. Ozga claimed that the products are unique and of highest quality – products for savvy consumers. He commented: “We want to emphasise this via the location in Germany and the label “Made in Germany” .

The Vici Polska group of companies was founded in 2012; it is a leading exporter of food products for the Asian market. The company has experience in trading breakfast cereals and dairy products with China, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan. But it has also established itself in Lithuania, Romania and the Ukraine. As for its activities in the commercial and industrial sector in Anklam (South East), the construction of a zero-emissions building with a production and storage area 4,000 m2 in size is scheduled.

Source: Vici Polska

Norwegian investor has plans for a yoghurt factory

Vegan yoghurt, desserts and drinks will be manufactured in Anklam soon. The main investor is Norway’s Rønneberg Group, led by managing director Harry Rønneberg. But Vici Polska also is one of the shareholders of the new company (Plant A).

The plant will produce high quality food based on vegetable raw materials which resemble dairy products such as yoghurt, drinks and desserts made from soy, almond and coconut milk. In the perspective, production from oat milk in particular will be expanded, with raw materials obtained directly from the region. This involves working closely together with the Neubrandenburg College. The products will then be distributed in the German market.The total investment will be initially around six million Euros. Building is expected to start as soon as 2021; the first production work could start after eight months. It is expected that 25-30 highly qualified jobs will be created in the factory.

Source: Plant A

Center Parcs will build a new parc in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

The interest has been there for years – and it has always been a mutual interest. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern always achieved its ambitious goals in tourism and still is tourism destination No. 1 in Germany. But a holiday parc in a dimension like Center Parcs was always missing.

The gap will be filled as negotiations between Center Parcs and the State have been finalised successfully. Close to the peninsula Darss a new parc will be built for some 220 Mio. € investment by Center Parcs. The State supports the investment with additional infrastructure in the region.

The investor chose a former military base close to the city of Ribnitz-Damgarten for his strategic growth in Germany. The founder Gérard Brémond chose the site himself during a visit in January 2020.

The investment will provide more than 175 direct jobs within the holiday parc and will create additional indirect jobs in the region.

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