March 2023
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Dear Readers,

As the first quarter of 2023 comes to a close, I’d like to share a number of exciting developments here in Hessen. More major players are making long-term investments, recognizing the advantages of our location in the heart of Germany and Europe.

For example, Stellantis has joined forces with Vulcan Energy Resources for a multiphase project to decarbonize and localize its energy supply in Rüsselsheim. DATA4 is investing over EUR 1 billion in a new data center in Hanau that will run on 100% green energy. BioNTech

has completed a key new manufacturing facility – part of a EUR 40 million development plan in Marburg that even earned a visit from German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

in February. And UPS Healthcare has opened its first dedicated logistics facility in Gießen to better serve the fast-growing European healthcare markets.

Learn more about these investments below, and don’t miss our story about Finnish company Outokumpu. The world’s most sustainable stainless steel producer operates a plant in Dillenburg, Central Hessen, that is also home to the company’s 19,000 honeybees.

Finally, I had the pleasure of handing an International Founders Award to a talented expat team from Darmstadt earlier this month. Congratulations again to reLi Energy GmbH.

I hope you find these updates useful. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or are interested in making Hessen your home for successful and sustainable business.

Dr. Rainer Waldschmidt

Chief Executive Officer
Hessen Trade & Invest

Developments in Hessen

Sustainable stainless steel and fine wildflower honey from Central Hessen

90 percent recycling rate, up to 92 percent lower CO2 emissions than the industry average and continual innovation: The Finnish company Outokumpu is the most sustainable stainless steel producer in the world. Its plant in Dillenburg, Hessen, is an important global interface – and home to the company’s 19,000 honeybees.

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Italian-Indian-led startup in Darmstadt wins prize at International Founders Award

Honors go to talented expat team at reLi Energy GmbH for software solutions in the field of battery management.

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UPS Healthcare opens its first dedicated logistics facility in Giessen

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.

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German Chancellor visits BioNTech site in Marburg

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.

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Major European data center operator makes billion-euro investment in Hanau

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.

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Vulcan and Stellantis Explore Geothermal Energy to Supply Rüsselsheim Plant

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.

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Meet our Hessen Experts at these Events:

17. Apr - 21. Apr 2023


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17. Apr - 19. Apr 2023

3D Cell Culture 2023

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25. Apr - 27. Apr 2023


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09. May - 12. May 2023

transport logistic 2023

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