North Rhine-Westphalia is Germany’s No. 1 investment location. Around 20,000 foreign companies have already invested here and control their German or European activities from North Rhine-Westphalia. The state maintains a consistently high level of foreign direct investments – a few highlights to be named here:
Infosys – bringing digital transformation to life
With 14,000 employees worldwide, Infosys is the market leader in next-generation digital services. At the end of 2019, the Indian IT service and consulting company opened its new technology and innovation center with up to 300 IT specialists in the state capital Düsseldorf.
They support customers in their digital transformation in areas such as IoT, 5G, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Moreover, Infosys supports and promotes young digital talent through partnership agreements with the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences and the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management. They organize joint training courses, research projects and scholarships and build a bridge between the business community and local educational institutions.
247TailorSteel – AI automated manufacturing
The Dutch manufacturer opened a state-of-the-art smart production plant modelled on Factory 4.0 and revolutionized an entire industry with this innovative approach.
With the help of specially developed and automated machines, the company will produce high-quality metal products such as cut sheets, tubes and folded parts in a customized, fast and efficient manner – ordered online around the clock and delivered within 48 hours. 247TailorSteel creates 130 new jobs in Hilden in the medium term.
Thanks to its outstanding technological expertise, 247TailorSteel will strengthen North Rhine-Westphalia as a location for applied artificial intelligence.