Top Investments 2022 in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

January 2022

Life sciences industry continues to grow in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Eppendorf SE invests in new production site

The global corporation Eppendorf, headquartered in Hamburg, is building a new plant for laboratory consumables made of high-tech plastics in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. For this purpose, Eppendorf has taken over an existing property of a former subsidiary of MV Werften in Wismar. The production site is more than 20,000 m2  and includes production and storage areas as well as office and ancillary buildings. Production of the first high-tech laboratory consumables will start in the second quarter of 2023, initially employing 50 people. The company plans to create several hundred jobs in the medium term. Eppendorf not only supplies customers in the life sciences industry worldwide, but also regionally, such as Euroimmun AG in Dassow, the leading manufacturer in the field of medical laboratory diagnostics.

“We are very happy that Eppendorf has found a location in Wismar with ideal conditions for implementing its growth strategy. The new production site, which we will rapidly establish here, will enable Eppendorf to consistently expand its very successful business with laboratory consumables,” says Dr. Peter Fruhstorfer, Co-Chairman of the Management Board of Eppendorf SE. “Here in Wismar, we have everything we need for a successful expansion of our production capacities: sufficient space, a very good building infrastructure, ideal transport connections and many highly trained specialists in the region, whom we want to attract to Eppendorf as an employer.”

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Global hub for marine technology in Rostock

Subsea Europe Service operates from the Ocean Technology Campus

Subsea Europe Services, founded around three years ago in Halstenbek in Schleswig-Holstein, set up another location at the Ocean Technology Campus (OTC) in Rostock in summer 2022. Here, under the leadership of the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research (IGD), cutting-edge digital technology is developed for underwater applications. The ideal environment for Sören Themann and Daniel Esser, the founders of Subsea Europe Service. Both are well known in the industry. They have been working in the marine and maritime industry for many years and know the international market. This is certainly one of the reasons why the company was in the black right from the first business year. They have been building on this success until today. Subsea Europe Services plans to create up to 50 jobs in Rostock.

What does this company do better than other underwater surveying companies? It automates and simplifies the acquisition of relevant data at sea. For example, small autonomous measuring platforms specially developed for this purpose collect and automatically evaluate data needed for the construction and operation of offshore wind farms, the protection of marine critical infrastructure or even for munitions recovery in the Baltic Sea. The “fleet” is to be further developed over the next few years with the support of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and in the environment of the OTC with Fraunhofer IGD.

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