The Volkswagen Group is taking over Blackberry's European research and development centre in Bochum. With the newly founded Volkswagen Infotainment GmbH the automotive group is further expanding its expertise in the field of vehicle connectivity.
TMD Friction, manufacturer of automotive brake pads and part of Japanese Nisshinbo Group, is investing EUR 53 million in Essen. Associated with this is the gradual consolidation of the Essen and Leverkusen sites into the fourth largest city in NRW.
German logistics giant Deutsche Post DHL sets up an innovation park on a 20.000 m² site in Aachen. The facility will serve the testing of innovative electric mobility concepts for delivery services.
British construction machine supplier JCB is to build a EUR 25 million headquarters in Cologne to double the size of its existing facility. The new German HQ will cover more than 51,000 sq m.
Leading global vehicle interiors supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) inaugurated its European headquarters in Düsseldorf. The new facility will serve the European market and plays an integral role in the global IAC organization.
Property expert Goodman develops a new logistics centre in Bergkamen for German logistics supplier DB Schenker AG. Up to 190 new jobs will be created in line with the investment.
Momentive Performance Materials, global leader in silicones and advanced materials, announced the opening of a new automotive glazing coating facility in Leverkusen. The facility will enable OEMs to test coating materials in an industrial scale setti
Bayer MaterialScience invests € 15 million to build a new production facility to recycle carbon dioxide. The facility is part of an investment volume of € 300 million that Bayer puts into its facilities at Dormagen until 2016.
In addition to its € 50 million expansion at Kleve the American pharmaceutical company Medline invests again € 25 million to build an own sterilization facility.