Multinational enterprises in NRW
Every year, more and more multinational enterprises decide to invest in North Rhine-Westphalia. According to the Amadeus company database, more than 19,000 foreign companies have already established business operations in NRW. This equates to approx. one quarter of all multinational enterprises in Germany as a whole. Here you can view a list of all the multinational enterprises in NRW. Multinational companies in NRW at a glance
Outstanding investment projects in NRW
Alongside the many compelling economic and infrastructure-related arguments in favor of North Rhine-Westphalia, NRW stands out on account of its cosmopolitan atmosphere and hospitality. Cultural diversity is a defining feature of NRW. For example, Cologne has a broad-based Chinese infrastructure (medical professionals, service providers, schools etc.). Over the past 150 years of lively economic and cultural exchange with Japan, Europe’s third largest Japanese community has emerged in the city of Düsseldorf. Due to these favorable conditions, foreign investors feel at home in NRW, both culturally and economically.
This Chinese producer of IT and telecoms solutions has channeled significant investments into its base in Düsseldorf. This manifests itself in the new headquarters for Western Europe, and Germany which is already home to 650 employees and will be expanded in future.
The US-based express delivery and parcel service invested €145 million in its sorting center at Cologne-Bonn Airport. This extended and modernized facility can handle up to 190,000 consignments per hour. Two hundred new jobs have been created.
In 2013 this French industrial gas producer chose Oberhausen as the site for Germany’s largest air separation plant, costing around €60 million. At the Dormagen Chemical Park the company is currently investing a further €100 in a new gas production plant. Every year this steam reformer installation will supply Bayer MaterialScience with 22,000 tons of hydrogen and 120,000 tons of carbon monoxide..
International companies in NRW at a glance
e.g. AkzoNobel, Albert Heijn/Ahold, HEMA, Philips, Seacon Logistics
e.g. 3M, Amazon, FedEx, Ford, Johnson Controls, Medline, QVC, UPS
e.g. AB Elektronik, AO, BP, Computacenter, Dyson, Vodafone
e.g. Ineos Phenol, Lindt & Sprüngli, Rolex
e.g. Huawei, Minmetals, WISCO, XCMG, ZCC Cutting Tools, ZTE
e.g. Air Liquide, Bonduelle, Decathlon, L‘Oréal, Renault, Saint Gobain, Teleperformance, Total
e.g. Competence Call Center, Papstar, Strabag, Voestalpine
e.g. Alps Electric, Canon, Fujifilm, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, Mitsui, Toshiba, Toyota, Yakult
e.g. Barilla, Diesel, Elettronica, TX Logistik
e.g. HBL Holding, OMK Steel, Omsk Carbon, Rosneft, Sovtransavto
e.g. ALFA Möbel, Gökbora, Kässbohrer/Tirsan, Sarar, Tadim, Turbelco
e.g. Atlas Copco, Ericsson, Ikea, SANDVIK, Securitas
e.g. Arla Foods, Grundfos, ISS Facility Services
e.g. Amica, Hoesch Design/Sanplast Group, FLT-Metall, Medort, Raben, Tele-Fonika Kable
e.g. Kemira, Metso, UPM Kymmene/Rhein Papier
e.g. Aiptek, Asus, Nanya Technology
e.g. Ashok Leyland, Bharat Forge, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Group, Wipro
e.g. Hydro Aluminium, Statkraft Markets, SuperOffice, Tomra Systems
e.g. Clark Europe, Doosan Infracore, Hwacheon, Posco
* own investigation
Sources: ORBIS Europe business database, June 2016; NRW.INVEST GmbH
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