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25 years in NRW

The Chinese Famous Industrial Group GmbH celebrated its 25th anniversary in Düsseldorf.

Founded in the early 1990s, the Famous Industrial Group was one of the first Chinese companies to settle in NRW. Managing Director Wolfgang Luan already caused a stir in the early years with an extraordinary business idea: His company sold decommissioned German industrial plants to China. These included the Dortmund Kaiserstuhl coking plant, which was dismantled into more than two million individual parts, shipped to China in 26 container ships and finally reassembled and commissioned in Shandong province. In her congratulatory speech, NRW.INVEST CEO Petra Wassner emphasized the contribution made by recycling to structural change in NRW and the long-term commitment of the company to bring German and Chinese business partners together.

As part of the anniversary celebrations, Famous also launched another major German-Chinese cooperation project: the groundbreaking ceremony for the China Industry & Trade Center (CITC) in Düsseldorf. The center is to become a point of contact for Chinese companies in NRW and give them a jump-start on the way to establishing themselves in the European market. Building contractor Luan presented the CITC as "a small piece of China in Germany" that will facilitate not only economic but also cultural exchange.