What has happened in the local economy? An overview of the most important news items.
Progroup AG builds the world’s most modern paper factory in Sandersdorf-Brehna: Progroup wants to create around 140 new jobs at the site. The company is already operating a corrugated paper factory in Burg. > READ more.
State Secretary hands over grant decision for just under 780,000 euros: Positive message for Schönebeck (Salzlandkreis) in Saxony-Anhalt: The aluminium factory there invests around 2.6 million euros in the construction of a production hall and warehouse and in the procurement of new machines and plants. This expansion is being supported by the region. State Secretary Thomas Wünsch today handed over the grant statement for just under 780,000 euros from the joint task “Improvement of the regional economic structure” (GRW) to owner Mathias Groß. > READ more.
bmp Ventures invests in COMAN Software GmbH: IBG Risikokapitalfonds III (IBG), managed by bmp Ventures AG (bmp Ventures), is investing € 1.2 million in COMAN Software GmbH (“COMAN”). The minds at the company based in Gardelegen, Stendal have developed unique project and appointment scheduling software, which has already been put to use by initial big-name vehicle manufacturers and plant constructors worldwide. COMAN is a spin-off of inpro Innovationsgesellschaft für fortgeschrittene Produktionssysteme in der Fahrzeugindustrie mbH (“inpro”). > READ more.
OPTERRA plant in Karsdorf lays the foundation stone for the KALINE immission control project: The OPTERRA plant in Karsdorf is gearing up for the future. The location in Saxony-Anhalt is going to be prepared for the future requirements of the 17th German Immission Control Act (BImSchV) over the next two years with the start of an extensive immission control project. The aim of the retrofit is to comply with or fall below the new values that the BImSchV stipulates for dust, ammoniac and nitrogen dioxide, which apply from 1 January 2019. > READ more.
HA2 Medizintechnik GmbH is expanding its company: Another modern production site for the sterilisation of medical products is going to be built on the Ost business and industrial park. The industry is therefore continuously growing at Saxony-Anhalt’s medical technology location in Halberstadt. The new plant is expected to be completed during the course of this year. Ten jobs are initially being created with the investment to start with. The investment volume will be approx. EUR 7 million. > READ more.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT:
Europe’s Largest 3D Mixed Reality Laboratory Reopens in Magdeburg’s Port of Science: Europe’s largest 3D mixed reality laboratory “The Elbedome” in Magdeburg’s Port of Science was officially reopened in the presence of over one hundred guests from business, academia, research and government after extensive upgrading. > READ more.
THINGS TO KNOW:
Henkel, APK, Borealis and Mondi are driving the circular economy of sustainable, flexible multilayer packaging: Mondi has tested the suitability of recycled LDPE from APK for multilayer films at its research and development centre in Gronau, Germany, and has carried out successful preliminary tests in a pilot plant on site. In this project, the LDPE virgin material previously used in flexible detergent packaging was largely replaced by APK LDPE recycle. > READ more.
HORIBA Automotive Test Systems Agrees to Acquire FuelCon AG: HORIBA Automotive Test Systems – a leading supplier in the fields of engine, driveline, brake and emissions test systems – has announced that it has agreed terms for the acquisition of FuelCon AG. The completion of the transaction is subject to regulatory clearance. > READ more.