Investment location Saxony-Anhalt in October 2012

Construction of the biggest and most modern data processing centre in Germany starts. In the District of Biere to the south of the state capital of Saxony-Anhalt, Magdeburg, today marks the start of the construction of the biggest and most modern data processing centre in Germany. The building contractor is T-Systems. This company is the corporate customer division of Deutsche Telekom. The Dynamic Data Centre Magdeburg/Biere is set to begin operating in spring 2014. For Saxony-Anhalt's Minister President Reiner Haseloff, the project means the state is "now taking its place among the most important internet locations in Europe." For this reason the state has also done everything to support the project to the max, explained Haseloff. Approximately 100 million Euros are being invested and 100 jobs are being created. Read more here.

Hanwha Q.Cells makes the most of the technological advantages on offer in Bitterfeld. Korean conglomerate secures the future of Q.Cells with its takeover and intends to concentrate its research in solar technology in Saxony-Anhalt. It is almost like being born again: all smiles, Ki-Joon Hong, Vice President of Korean firm Hanwha and Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt Dr. Reiner Haseloff cut through the ribbon and thereby clear the way for the start of a brand new, global solar company. In the future, Hanwha Q.Cells will still be managed from its head office in Bitterfeld-Wolfen yet it is now part of a global corporation which is apparently number three in the solar sector. What isn't changing is the leading role in technology occupied by Q.Cells in recent years, especially in the area of mono-crystal cells. And this is set for further growth, not least with the financial strength of the Koreans. Read more here.

Laying of the foundation stone in Wittenberg.
Greenhouses and a new logistics centre create approximately 100 new jobs. In the town of Wittenberg the foundation stone was today set in place for a new logistics centre of company Wittenberg Gemüse GmbH. It is from here that the company will be transporting tomatoes grown in the adjacent greenhouses all over Germany. The same applies to fruit and vegetables grown by nearby farmers. Approximately 3.9 million Euros are being invested in the logistics centre. The project is also being supported with approx. 1.56 million Euros from the joint task for the improvement of the regional economic structure (GRW). Read more here.

Novelis invests 200 million Euros in Nachterstedt and creates nearly 200 new jobs.
US company Novelis Inc. is to invest 200 million Euros in developing the Nachterstedt (Salzland District) location and create 200 new jobs by 2014. This was the result of a meeting between Minister of Science and Economic Affairs, Prof. Dr. Birgitta Wolff and Phil Martens, Chief Executive of Novelis Inc., and further company executives at the firm's head offices in Atlanta, Georgia. The investment project, which will see Nachterstedt becoming the biggest location for Novelis in Europe, was the key discussion point of the meeting, which also involved a visit to the new Novelis research and development centre and talks concerning developments in the area of aluminium processing. Read more at.

Rubber from Styron enables tyres to travel better.
Rubber from Schkopau has a long history – and a bright future. "We have now invested nearly 90 million Euros and extended our capacity by nearly 50,000 tonnes per year" reports Ralf Irmert, Manager of the location in Schkopau, ten kilometres south of Halle, which belongs to US company Styron. This has made the plant the biggest manufacturer of the most important raw material for high performance tyres, used by all the leading global brands in Europe. "Our customers are primarily manufacturers of premium products - with a kilogram of Styron rubber to be found in the tread of each tyre" explains Irmert. Read more here.

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