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New Investments in Thuringia


Arkal Automotive, the Israeli automotive supplier has opened up its first German production facility in Crock, Southern Thuringia. The producer of technical plastic parts for the automotive industry starts operation with 60 employees and supplies its parts to Opel Eisenach (GM).

Horsch Maschinen GmbH in Ronneburg (Eastern Thuringia) invests 20 mio Euro in the existing production site and increases the workforce by 70. Machines for soil cultivating, seeding technology and crop protection are shipped in more than 50 countries, export ratio: 80%.

The logistics group Rhenus has invested more than 20 mio Euro near Eisenach / Western Thuringia. After a 7 month construction period the center has started operations with about 80 employees. The company - which already operates 2 logistics centers in Thuringia - attributed its decision to the ideal transport infrastructure.

The book wholesaler KNV (Koch, Neff & Volckmar) and KNO VA will invest more than 150 mio Euro in a logistics center in the north of Erfurt. This outstanding investment - counting among the largest and most modern media logistics centers in Europe - will create over 1,000 jobs. The development of the 31.5 ha plot with direct access to the highway A71 has already started, construction will begin in December and full operation is planned for 2nd half of 2015. The decision in favor of Erfurt has many reasons: besides the central location in Germany and the excellent transport infrastructure, the positive development and the promising future of the region were decisive.

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