The investment location of Saxony-Anhalt in December 2012

Minister visits three research facilities in the city on the river Saale. Wolff: the Max Planck Institute will support the new research centre in Halle with 3.5 million euros. A new biochemical research centre for Halle: The Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) has converted its 'Research Centre for the Enzymology of Protein Folding' which was disbanded at the end of 2012, into the new 'Centre for Biocatalysis' (ZfB). Over the next five years, the research centre, which is based at Martin-Luther University, will be financed by the MPG to the sum total of 3.5 million euros. "The Centre for Biocatalysis is an important step along the path to developing the new research institute on the functional dynamism of biological systems in Halle that is our goal," explained minister of Science and Economic Affairs Prof. Dr Birgitta Wolff on her visit to the ZfB. Read more.

Saxony-Anhalt occupies the top spot in renewable energies. Saxony-Anhalt is a national leader in Germany in the area of green electricity. 40.7 per cent of the electricity that is generated here comes from renewable energies, with the rest originating from coal and gas. Read more.

Automotive supplier in Saxony-Anhalt continues to place its confidence in Ilsenburg. The ThyssenKruup-Presta Group continues the success story in Ilsenburg.  At Ilsestadt town hall on 17th January, company ThyssenKrupp Valvetrain GmbH originally established in November 2011, signed a purchase contract for over 300,000 square metres of space at the newly constructed Ilsenburg Industry Park and also secured a purchase option on a 55,000 square metre plot located there. The construction work on the production facility is set to begin in the summer and the hall should be finished in December. Read more.

Automotive supplier invests in Solar Valley Saxony-Anhalt. Minister of Science and Economic Affairs Wolff views the investment as a positive signal for restructuring. HKR Seuffer Automotive GmbH & Co. KG, a medium-sized automotive supplier based in Kupferzell (Baden-Württemberg) has purchased the plot and buildings of the former CSG Solar in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, where it is set to invest approx. 10 million euros over the coming years and create at least 65 new jobs. The company develops and produces electronic components for applications that are used in cars. Read more.