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NRW.INVEST AWARD 2018 | Award winner

14th ceremony of the NRW.INVEST AWARD on June 25 2018 at K21 Ständehaus Düsseldorf. Award winner: the US online retailer Amazon, the British systems house Computacenter, the Japanese high-tech company Shimadzu and the Chinese automotive supplier Yanfeng Automotive Interiors.

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NRW.INVEST AWARD 2018 | Award winner

14th ceremony of the NRW.INVEST AWARD on June 25 2018 at K21 Ständehaus Düsseldorf. Award winner: the US online retailer Amazon, the British systems house Computacenter, the Japanese high-tech company Shimadzu and the Chinese automotive supplier Yanfeng Automotive Interiors.

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NRW.INVEST AWARD 2018 | Award winner: Amazon

14th ceremony of the NRW.INVEST AWARD on June 25 2018 at K21 Ständehaus Düsseldorf. Award winner: Amazon

f.l.t.r.: Presenter Frank Sportolari, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany; Award winner Gregory Bryan, Regional Director of the logistics network of Amazon; Petra Wassner, CEO NRW.INVEST; Economic and Digital Affairs Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart

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NRW.INVEST AWARD 2018 | Award winner: Yangfeng

14th ceremony of the NRW.INVEST AWARD on June 25 2018 at K21 Ständehaus Düsseldorf. Award winner: Yangfeng

f.l.t.r.: Presenter Burkhard Dahmen, Vorsitzender des Außenwirtschaftsausschusses der Industrie- und Handelskammer zu Düsseldorf; Award winner Joseph Lee, Vice President and Deputy General Manager Europe and South Africa at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors; Petra Wassner, CEO of NRW.INVEST; Economic and Digital Affairs Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart

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NRW.INVEST AWARD 2018 | Award winner: Computacenter

14th ceremony of the NRW.INVEST AWARD on June 25 2018 at K21 Ständehaus Düsseldorf. Award winner: Computacenter

f.l.t.r.: Presenter Michael Schmidt, President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany; Award winner Reiner Louis, Speaker of the Management of Computacenter; Petra Wassner, CEO of NRW.INVEST; Economic and Digital Affairs Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart

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NRW.INVEST AWARD 2018 | Award winner: Shimadzu

14th ceremony of the NRW.INVEST AWARD on June 25 2018 at K21 Ständehaus Düsseldorf. Award winner: Shimadzu Europa

f.l.t.r.: Presenter Akinori Okumura, President the Japanese Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Düsseldorf; Award winner Jürgen Kwass, Managing Director Shimadzu Europa; Petra Wassner, CEO of NRW.INVEST; Economic and Digital Affairs Minister Prof. Dr. Andreas Pinkwart

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The ecosystem for startups in NRW

NRW is Germany's economic heartland. The startup ecosystem also benefits from this. Till Ohrmann, co-founder and CEO of Germany's most unusual start-up festival, PIRATE Summit, sees NRW as offering the best growth prospects for young startups. Copyright NRW.INVEST GmbH

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | e.GO Mobile AG

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | StreetScooter GmbH

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | MEET - Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | 9elements

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Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | bitstars

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Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | HARTING Technologiegruppe

The HARTING Technology Group is a leading global provider of industrial connection technology. HARTING develops, among other things, innovative concepts and equipment for the digitization of added value, in particular in industrial manufacturing. In 2016, the mini-computer MICA won the HERMES AWARD, the world's leading industrial innovation award. Copyright NRW.INVEST GmbH

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | COLOGNE CATHEDRAL

A European masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Cologne Cathedral was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. The reliquary of the remains of The Three Kings inside the Catholic church draws scores of visitors, as does the stained glass in the southern transept window, created by the famous German artist, Gerhard Richter, in 2007. Copyright NRW.INVEST GmbH

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | FRAUNHOFER-INSTITUT (IML)

Fraunhofer IML is said to be first address for all questions with respect to holistic logistics, the employees work on all fields of internal and external logistics. Not least, the Fraunhofer IML is acting as general coordinator for the multi-institute central theme »Internet of Things« within the entire Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Copyright NRW.INVEST GmbH

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | Mapudo

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Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | dSPACE

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Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | gamescom

NRW is Germany's highest-selling games location. International publishers such as Electronic Arts and Ubisoft are based in NRW, and one German games developer out of four is to be found here, not to mention most of the players. This is also demonstrated at the gamescom in Cologne, which has developed in a very short time into the world's largest entertainment fair. Copyright NRW.INVEST GmbH

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt

As part of the HSBC Group, the company is one of the largest and most international banks anywhere. It serves corporate clients, institutional clients and high-net-worth individuals. HSBC in Germany is associated with North Rhine-Westphalia in particular. For HSBC Germany, NRW is the industrial center of the German economy. Copyright NRW.INVEST GmbH

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS

ZWILLING in Solingen is one of the oldest trademarks in the world. ZWILLING products stand for the finest quality and functionality. Among other things it has honed stainless steel for the tableware industry by superlative blending and a special curing process. Copyright NRW.INVEST GmbH

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact is gaining recognition for this innovation from many quarters. For example, Deutsche Messe AG honoured this global leader in electrical connection technology, based in Blomberg in East-Westphalia, with its famed Hermes Award in 2012. Copyright NRW.INVEST GmbH

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | RWTH Aachen University

One of the largest research sites in Europe is being developed on about 800,000 m² of campus space at RWTH Aachen University. The space will provide the infrastructure for up to 19 clusters to take up research. Copyright NRW.INVEST GmbH

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | Aloys F. Dornbracht

Aloys F. Dornbracht GmbH & Co. KG is an international leader in the manufacture of premium fittings. Since its inception, Dornbracht has greatly contributed to the role of design and architecture in the kitchen and bathroom realm. The many prestigious awards its products have attracted speak for themselves. Copyright NRW.INVEST GmbH

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | AUNDE Group

In 1899 the firm Achter & Ebels started its "mechanical weaving mill for men's clothing materials and related preparatory work like spinning and winding" with twelve looms in Mönchengladbach. Achter & Abels Ebels has grown into the AUNDE Group of Companies, whichranks among the global market leaders for automotive textiles, cloth and leather seat covers for car interiors. Copyright NRW.INVEST GmbH

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | Gothe & Co.

For more than 90 years the family business in Mülheim an der Ruhr has produced explosion-proof and flame-proof connection and distribution technology. The famous red Gothe boxes have become indispensable in wind turbines, on oil rigs and in tunnel boring. The company is now managed by the third generation of the Gothe family. Copyright NRW.INVEST GmbH

Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen | Saertex

SAERTEX is setting out to combine its production know-how on textile surfaces with a path breaking concept to develop and manufacture industrial textiles from a mix of glass fibre, carbon and aramide.

Innovative composites made by SAERTEX play a key role, for instance, in the wings of the world's biggest carrier aircraft, the Airbus A380. Copyright NRW.INVEST GmbH

NRW.INVEST - Your partner for successful investments in Germany

New opportunities in North Rhine-Westphalia - Facts. Figures

Movers & shakers in the digital economy of NRW

Logistics at its best: North Rhine-Westphalia

Business Guide to North Rhine-Westphalia