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New site at Darmstadt complement Merck’s global integrated mRNA service network with pre-clinical to commercial capabilities.
The strategic partnership aims to further strengthen Hessen’s position as a business location.
Hexagon Purus, a world leading manufacturer of zero-emission mobility and hydrogen infrastructure solutions, has opened its new hydrogen cylinder manufacturing hub in Kassel on 19 September 2023.
LG Chem’s first Customer Solution Center in Europe to expand the company’s presence in the European market.
Scannell Properties plans a state-of-the-art, sustainable logistics park in Diemelstadt, citing the city's prime location as a key selling point.
Four Asian firms have recently established operations in Frankfurt, underscoring the city’s international business appeal.
From funding large projects to supporting startups, Germany’s Federal Government and the state of Hessen show their commitment to local game developers.
Smurfit Kappa Group invests a double‐digit million euro sum in its Wrexen paper mill.
The all-new ITM Power Germany GmbH will officially open its doors in Linden, north of Frankfurt, in October this year.
The European Space Agency (ESA) wants to reinforce Darmstadt as a leading space operations hub.
Solotech, a leading global provider of audiovisual entertainment and technology, announces the opening of a new office in Frankfurt – part of the company’s ongoing expansion across Europe and beyond.
Leading global dental company unveils an impressive new R&D facility at its headquarters in Hanau.
The European Bank of the Pictet Group is relocating from Luxembourg to Frankfurt, home to more people employed in the banking and stock market sector than any other German city.
The new center for technology and knowledge transfer will serve as a central hub for industry and businesses seeking expertise and solutions related to additive manufacturing.
Leading global photovoltaic and storage technology specialist doubles capacity and sets new sustainability standards with a new 20-gigawatt facility.
Argentina’s Secretary of Industry and Productive Development met with the CEO of Hessen Trade & Invest to discuss Argentina’s economic plans and closer cooperation with the state of Hessen.
Ineratec sets standards for global deployment of power-to-liquid technology with pioneering plant
The World’s leading manufacturer of precision optics responds to the strong demand for microchips around the globe by expanding production and research facilities in Wetzlar and Rossdorf.
Honors go to talented expat team at reLi Energy GmbH for software solutions in the field of battery management.
Siemens has invested EUR 30 million in its Frankfurt switchgear plant. In addition to the expansion of production space, a new high-speed warehouse will be built. The investment will create 200 additional jobs on site which currently employs 1,600 people.
The leading healthcare logistics company will use the site’s strategic location at the VGP Park Giessen to better serve the fast-growing European healthcare markets that increasingly require specialist storage and handling services.
German biotechnology company BioNTech SE has completed construction of the company’s first in-house plasmid manufacturing facility – part of a long-term, EUR 40 million development plan.
French data center operator DATA4 plans to invest more than EUR 1 billion in Hanau over the next few years. The company will build, own and operate a large-scale data center that employs around 500 people and uses 100% green power.
Vulcan Energy Resources from Australia and French automobile manufacturer Stellantis are joining forces in Hessen. Together, they are aiming at mitigating the carbon footprint of the Opel production site in Rüsselsheim.
The US-based chemicals giant DuPont is aiming at making their traditional site in Neu-Isenburg climate-neutral as early as next year.
The State of Hessen and Merck (EMD for our northamerican readers) opened a green technology business accelerator in Gernsheim on November 28.
First vehicle from the world’s largest fleet of hydrogen-powered trains unveiled in Frankfurt.
A project at Industriepark Höchst (IPH) is planned to show for the first time how the fluctuating availability of green electricity impacts the production of carbon-neutral power-to-liquid (PtL) fuels.
Mr. Qingfeng Feng, the CEO of Lotus Group, met leading representatives of HTAI to exchange on the perspectives of the innovation center in Raunheim.
The new R&D center is the largest research facility of the healthcare company worldwide. This recent investment strengthens the region's role as an international biotech powerhouse.
In a recent study, the Hessenmetall employers’ association focused on the transformation of the automotive sector in Hessen. The paper gives a positive outlook for the regional industry.
The Hessian Minister of Economics, Tarek Al-Wazir, met Korean business leaders for talks at a reception on Wednesday, September 7, in Roman Fort Saalburg.
The Japanese business community makes a major contribution to Hessen as an innovation centre. This long partnership is set to become even stronger going forward.
The Kalle-Albert Industrial Park in Wiesbaden is an important location for the Chemical Industry in Hessen. This year, InfraServ Wiesbaden, that is running the park since 1997, is celebrating 25 years of successful operations.
On August 9, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited Industriepark Höchst in Frankfurt am Main to catch up on the latest developments in hydrogen technology and Viessmann in Allendorf (Eder) to learn more about heat pumps.
On May 17, the new Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Frankfurt, Kyungsok Koh, and Consul Jae Jeong Lim visited HTAI in Wiesbaden.
On May 9, Sweden-based MedTech multinational Getinge inaugurated an Experience Center in the Gateway Gardens district near Frankfurt airport.
The US-based data center operator Cloud HQ is currently building one of the largest data center complexes in Europe in the city of Offenbach.
The facility will be built on a 12,500 square meter commercial site that the municipality sold to Reefuelery GmbH earlier this year.
The worlds second largest car manufacturer announced the expansion of its key component plant in Northern Hessen.
The current geopolitical situation is once again unfolding the importance of a secure and sustainable supply of energy. Industriepark-Hoechst is increasingly developing into a major technology hub in this field.
The state of Hessen dedicates 10 million euro to establishing an AI innovation laboratory at the Hessen Center for Artificial Intelligence, hessian.AI.
The state of Hessen and the science and technology company Merck have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to setup a start-up accelerator at the future Greentech-Park ‘Fluxum’ in Gernsheim, near Darmstadt.
As part of an effort to simplify its structure for EU-based clients and to make its business more competitive after Brexit, the American banking giant JPMorgan has merged most of its European Union businesses into a single entity in Germany.
The public and private sector signed agreements with the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation (IFRS) that regulate the presence of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) in Frankfurt.
After taking over the Marburg plant from Novartis with 300 employees in 2020 to expand its COVID-19 vaccine production capacities, BioNTech has grown steadily at their location in Central Hessen.
The Polish MLP Group is rapidly expanding its investment portfolio in Germany. The company is about to launch another brownfield project - a logistics park near Frankfurt am Main.
This year ends with exciting developments in the Hessian startup ecosystem: The Canadian unicorn Freshbooks bought the Frankfurt-based company Fastbill. In an interview with startuprad.io René Maudrich, CEO and founder of Fastbill, talks about his experience of founding a startup, the recent …
A company with a global workforce of 120,000 that sold 2.1 million vehicles last year, and that has five development centers in China, Sweden, the United Kingdom – and now Hessen. Who are we talking about? Chinese automaking group Geely. The company opened its new Lotus Tech Innovation Centre …
Hessen's new representative in the USA is Julius Bosak. The USA representation based in Chicago is a joint project of Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH and FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH International Marketing of the Region (FRM GmbH).
Frankfurt in Hessen has been awarded as the main location for the new International Sustainability Standards Board, which is to set global standards in the field of financial sustainability reporting.
A “Global Market Leader” in Ehringshausen-Katzenfurt, a “Job Creator” in Frankfurt am Main and “Innovation” in Lich – these are the places where “Hessen’s Champions 2021” are located.
Hygiene and health company Essity is launching a pilot project to run a paper machine CO2-free with green hydrogen in the company’s production facility in Mainz-Kostheim, Hessen. For this purpose, natural gas is successively replaced by green hydrogen on the site’s largest paper machine …
Recently, Hessen Agentur has published a detailed study on the economic relations between Hessen and the Netherlands.
Gigafactory 1 – an impressive name for an impressive factory. It is nothing less than Europe’s largest factory for commercial-vehicle battery systems. It has been opened in Hessen and is just another proof of Hessen’s innovative power and competitiveness in the mobility sector.
"Let's create the Silicon Valley of circular fashion". In this video interview business consultant Terry Dean Pepper speaks about the need for purpose-driven management and shares his vision for Frankfurt as a global hub for sustainable fashion.
Telegraph office meets e-commerce. Bank meets graffiti. At Klarna, opposites attract – successfully. The payment solutions provider was founded in 2005 in Sweden and came to Central Hessen in 2014.
China Mobile International (CMI) has opened a new data center in Mörfelden-Walldorf, Hessen, confirming Frankfurt as a premier data center hub.
Can waste water samples help combat the coronavirus: It sounds peculiar, but they can. Learn how such samples can be used to predict infection events and hence allow preventive measures to be taken.
TransFair (Fairtrade Germany) has named the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main region as a “fair European metropolitan region” this year. Learn more about the future-oriented initiative.
The city in Hessen is now officially Continental Europe’s most important financial center. Find out more about the ranking - and what impact the "Brexit effect" has.
Hessen’s start-up ecosystem is flourishing: Numerous cluster initiatives and a strong educational landscape accelerate the growth of our ecosystem as the recently published „Hessen Startup Monitor 2021“ found out. We have summarized 5 key takeaways for you.
Investing in Hessen just got easier: Our new website www.invest-in-hessen.com is launched!
The new European headquarters of the Japanese group Yaskawa are being built at a cost of 23 million euros on an 8,000 square-metre site in Hattersheim Industrial Park.
Jörn „Joe“ Menninger has been aware of the potential the startup ecosystem in Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region offers years ago. This is why he founded Startuprad.io in 2014 - an English only startup podcast and YouTube blog in Frankfurt.
“The whole world is looking at Hessen and the tremendous news from our State just keeps coming,” enthuses Dr Rainer Waldschmidt, Managing Director of Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH, and emphasises: “Hessen is taking a central role in fighting infections.”
About 94 per cent of Hessian industrial estates are provided with an internet speed of at least 50 megabits per second.
“Hessen has achieved a leading position in the national comparison,” says Dr Rainer Waldschmidt, Managing Director of Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI).
How did a global player from Japan like Dexerials find a home away from home in Frankfurt, Hessen? Donald Schaffer, Director Sales & Marketing Europe and Head of Dexerials' Automotive Solution Business Unit Europe, talks to us about finding the right location, his experience in Frankfurt and …
“Google is coming to Hessen. This year has shown us just how important digitalization is. And Hessen is the perfect location for this, as Google’s decision shows!” Dr. Rainer Waldschmidt, CEO of Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH (HTAI), is delighted by Google’s plans to …
Elon Musk – the name says it all. This visionary businessman is known across the world for his spectacular ideas. His latest project is to make high-speed satellite Internet available around the world. He’s counting on Hessen to make this happen, and has established the German HQ for …
Imagine a place where the technologies of tomorrow meet the best of today’s lifestyle. Where start-ups meet international companies. And where passion meets business.
Hessen is a popular choice of location for international companies. The state has ranked high in Germany’s FDI league table for years now. This shows the most common destination states for investors establishing a presence in Germany.
In the fight against the coronavirus, the world has been watching the Rhine-Main area. At the latest since November 9, 2020 – the day when local firm Biontech announced that tests to date showed the vaccine developed together with its US partner Pfizer was more than 90 percent effective.
The transfer between science and industry, between research and application is the real freestyle with future-oriented technology. The Center for Artificial Intelligence was founded in the state of Hessen to ensure that this also succeeds.
Whether in film, sports, culture or culinary delights, the Japanese community in Frankfurt is highly active. Around 4,500 Japanese live in the federal state of Hessen—more than 2,000 of them live in the city of Frankfurt.
Every hobby gardener knows that the right soil for healthy growth is needed. And if you want to harvest something, even more so. It’s no different when starting up a business—if you want sustainable growth for your company, you should know the perfect location.
OK, Fashion Week is coming to Frankfurt. What at first glance might not really fit – the business, fair and trading city Frankfurt has many attributes, just not this. But what becomes clear on closer inspection is that fashion in Frankfurt has created interesting products and personalities. …
We all know the importance of our eco-footprint. Yet, it can be quite difficult to live environmentally friendly, especially in a city. In this regard, Frankfurt in Hessen is the most eco-friendly city to work in - second only to London and outperfomring other major financial centers such as …
The alliteration is easy on the tongue. From July 6 to 8, 2021, it will become a reality: Fashion Week is moving to Frankfurt. After around 20 years in Berlin, the fair will be held in Frankfurt in Hessen for the first time, with an accompanying program of events and conferences throughout the …
Intelligent garbage cans, free Wi-Fi hotspots and contactless payment in council offices: digital technologies are used in a range of different ways in major cities in Germany. This was among the findings of the Smart City Index. Municipalities in Hessen and Baden-Württemberg performed …
Support for your supply chain management during the coronavirus crisis
While the corona crisis is a stress test for society, it presents the economy with an unprecedented Herculean task. To ensure that companies in Hessen, whether small or large, do not need to face this task alone, the federal state of Hessen reacted quickly and decided to offer a protective shield …
Li Shiwei, President of Tencent Cloud Europe, announced back in December 2019 that this Chinese digital company plans to expand its activities in Europe. And Germany is Tencent’s most important market outside of China.
Interdisciplinary approaches often solve problems faster and more efficiently. And they open up countless new perspectives and opportunities. An interesting application of this is the engineering-based Center for Synthetic Biology founded by the Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt in Hessen.
When people say “work where other people take vacation”, your first thought might be of brilliant sunshine, blue sea and colorful cocktails. But in Hessen, even in winter you can enjoy the sun setting over the nearby snow-covered mountains, the River Rhine winding its way through the …
We spoke to Dr Keith Young from ATC, a Data Centre and Logistics Company. ATC has 40 years of experience in computer transport, logistics, data center migration and working with international technology companies. Established in Dublin in 1979, ATC now works with technology companies and cloud …
Although a hard Brexit “is far from being off the table,” as Minister of European Affairs Lucia Puttrich reminded audiences just recently, the business and policy worlds have prepared themselves well over the past three and a half years. Especially beyond Britain’s borders.
Despite the challenges currently facing world trade, Hessen is perfectly placed for businesses that want to target the European market and beyond. In the past year, the state has once again retained its position as an internationally renowned hub for investment. Asian companies, particularly from …
“Innovation is one of the key factors for the success of modern economies, and it originates from the innovativeness of the individual companies. We are proud that Hessen is one of the most important high-tech regions in Europe, but we want to strengthen this position even further,” …
Where’s the best place to do business? The answer you often get is Germany. Because Germany works. Everything here works together. The country is like an engine that runs perfectly, creatively designed for performance and reliability and assembled with precision.
It’s official: Hessen is a cut above the rest when it comes to quality of life.
Hessen is an undeniably creative place, which is clearly evidenced by the 125,600 professionals working in the creative industry across the state.
88 airlines and 259 destinations across 99 countries: that’s Frankfurt Airport, Germany’s most important international hub for air travel.
Despite the oft-cited expression telling us that there’s no sure path to happiness, there are, at least, some trailblazers leading us in this direction. According to a recent study, one of these pioneers is the most centrally located federal state of Germany: Hessen.
For the second time this year, DE-CIX (German Commercial Internet Exchange) in Frankfurt has hit a new world record.
The triad of education, research and business offers a unique selling point in Central Hessen for intensive networking activities being conducted in the areas of health and medicine.
Hessen has yet again asserted itself as a prime foreign investment destination in the face of worldwide competition. The past year saw 193 foreign companies either gain a foothold for the first time or expand their current operations in Hessen, 20 more than in 2017.
What does the British educational association King’s Group have in common with the Silicon Valley Bank from the US and the Bank of Taiwan? All three companies are impressed with the economic hub of Hessen and decided to set up operations here in the past year.
Once again, Hessen Trade & Invest’s investor consultants, together with the regional management associations of North and Central Hessen and FrankfurtRheinMain, advised a large number of international investors this year.