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Smurfit Kappa, one of the world’s leading providers of paper-based packaging, is investing EUR 50 million at its Brühl site in North Rhine-Westphalia to increase production capacity. The Irish company’s investment will see annual production volume increased to more than 200 million square meters of corrugated board by mid-2023.
Robot pioneer Rethink Robotics is set to invest in a factory for new robot series in Bochum. The company, now part of the HAHN Group, also recently moved its headquarters to the city. The company plans to present the prototype for the new robot series in spring of next year.
Kerrygold has announced plans to increase its footprint at its Neukirchen-Vluyn site to meet demand in Germany. The company’s “Kerrygold Original Irish Butter” is the undisputed market leader in the German butter market with more than 16 percent in terms of value. The company’s German subsidiary, Ornua, has been situated at the Wesel site for 13 years.
Japanese computer monitor manufacturer EIZO is set to expand its European HQ operations with a move to a larger new building. The company has almost doubled turnover to around EUR 130 million since establishing operations in the region in 2012. The new building is initially designed for 100 to 120 employees and offers space for further expansion.
Japanese analytical and measuring instrument specialist Horiba plans to double its presence in Leichlingen with an investment of EUR 5.5 million in new production and office facilities. The Japanese company, which has already been located in the region for 28 years, plans to develop new technologies and products for process engineering.