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2 03, 2018

Thermo Fisher acquires Dutch contract manufacturer Patheon for 7.2 billion $.

March 2nd, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an American biotechnological multinational with HQ in Waltham (Massachusetts). The company has 65000 employees and a turn-over of  18.3 billion $ (2016).  The company sells analytical instruments for laboratories, reagents, software and services for research and  manufacturing.

Patheon is a pharmaceutical  contract manufacturing and development service provider with manufacturing facilities spread over the whole world (Canada, US, Puerto Rico, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, and Australia). HQ is in Amsterdam (The Netherlands; 9000 employees; turn-over 1.8 billion $). 48.7 % is owned by DSM (The Netherlands). The company has 400 pharma-clients.

Thermo_Nicolet_iS10_FT-IR_spectrophotometerThermo Fisher acquires Patheon for 7.2 billion $ (2 billion $ paid in equity). Many of the customers of Patheon are potential customers for Thermo Fisher.

 

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Source: genomeweb.com                August 29th 2017

Author: not available

Language: english

Google search terms: Thermo Fisher/Patheon

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1 03, 2018

Sekisui S-Lec invest 155 million euro in films for head-up displays in The Netherlands.

March 1st, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Sekisui S-Lec is part of Sekisui Chemical corporation (HQ Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan; turn-over: 9.7 billion $). Sekisui Chemical produces plastics for medical, automotive and information applications. It also offers residential housing construction. Sekisui S-Lec has two manufacturing sites in The Netherlands (Roermond and Geleen). They produce glass interlayer products for laminated glass. The company invests 155 million euro in plastic films for “head up displays”. This technology allows the projection of information on laminated glass. The market for laminated glass in the world will grow with +2% per year the coming years.

 

 

 

 

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Source: investinholland.com                       February 7th 2018

Author: not available

Language: english

Google search terms: Sekisui S-Lec / Holland

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27 02, 2018

Plopsa Group invests 7.5 million euro in the German attraction park, Holiday Park.

February 27th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Belgian Plopsa Group, owner of six attraction parks in Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium and including Holiday Park in Hassloch (Germany), invests 7.5 million euro in indoor-facilities at Holiday Park. This adds to the 50 million euro the group already invested at Hassloch. The new facility will contain six indoor attractions, a theatre and horeca.

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Plopsa land De Panne/Belgium

Source: studio100fan.eu           July 25th 2017

Author: Beau

 Language:  dutch

Google search terms:Plopsa/7.5/pretpark

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22 02, 2018

Endeit Capital and Radeberger invest 15 million euro into Gastrofix, the German manufacturer of cash registers.

February 22nd, 2018|Investment Project News|

Gastrofix is a German manufacturer of cloud connected cash registers for restaurants and hotels. Endeit Capital and Radeberger invest 15 million euro in Gastrofix to support sales & marketing efforts and international growth.

Endeit Capital is a venture capital firm with HQ in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). It invests predominantly in Germany and The Netherlands.  Radeberger is the largest German beer producer (HQ: Frankfurt, turn-over 1.9 billion euro, 5650 employees). The Radeberger network provides a lot of potential customers to Gastrofix.

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Source: ermerce.nl                             July 11th 2017

Author: not available

Language: Dutch

Google search terms: Endeit/Gastrofix

21 02, 2018

Chinese toy manufacturer VTech invests 10 million euro in a new European logistics center in Almelo (The Netherlands).

February 21st, 2018|Investment Project News|

VTech (HQ in Hong Kong)  is a large manufacturer of electronic learning products and toys. The company has a turn-over of 1.8 billion $ (2014) and 27000 employees.

VTech opens a new 43000 sqm logistical center at the #T Port Logistic Center# in Almelo (Nl). The operations will be managed by Bleckmann,  a logistical service provider.

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Source: logistiek.nl             February 8th 2018

Author: Bas Dijkhuizen

Language:  Dutch

Google search terms: VTech/Almelo

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20 02, 2018

Goldman Sachs invests 35 million $ into hr-services provider, Beqom (Switzerland).

February 20th, 2018|Investment Project News|

Beqom, with HQ at Fribourg (Switzerland) provides a cloud based IT platform for…. compensation management services (software)…… It serves more than 2 million employees and has many top-100 companies among it’s clients (including Microsoft and Vodafone). Beqom has offices in the USA and Europe. Goldman Sachs, investment banker from New York, invest 35 million $ to fuel international marketing efforts and increase of client portfolio. Goldman Sachs has a turn-over of 37.7 billion $ (2016) and 34400 employees.

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Source:agefi.com     July 26th 2017

Author: Leila Ueberschlag

Language: french

Google search terms: Goldman/Beqom

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19 02, 2018

OKG invests 107 million $ into an additional core cooling system at the nuclear energy plant of Okarshamn (Sweden).

February 19th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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OKG (partly owned by Uniper – HQ: Düsseldorf/Germany; turn-over 2016: 92 billion euro; 14000 employees) invests 107 million $ into an additional external core cooling system at the nuclear plant of Okarshamn. The investment increases safety standards and the new cooling system will be activated in case the current cooling system would fail. The plant is ready for another 20 years of energy production.

 

 

 

 

 

Nuclear plant at Okarshamn Sweden

Source: af.reuters.com      August 18th 2017

Author: not available

Language: english

Google search terms: Sweden/OKG/nuclear

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19 02, 2018

Rockwool International buys land in Sweden to prepare for the future.

February 19th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Rockwool International acquires 18ha of land at Eskilstuna Logistic Park from the local authorities. The invested amount is 3.5 million euro.

Rockwool International is the second largests producer of isolation material worldwide. It’s HQ is located at Hedehusene (Denmark). The company runs 28 factories with 10000 employees. Turn-over (2015) : 2.2 billion euro.

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Eskilstuna Sweden

Source: fastighetsvarlden.se        January 12th 2018

Author: not available

Language: swedish

Google search terms: Rockwool/Eskilstuna/Colliers

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18 02, 2018

Nestle invests 2.24 million euro at the Sevares plant (Spain) for production of infant milk.

February 18th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Nestle HQ

Nestle Severas (200 employees) is the largest center for production of liquid infant milk in the world. In 2016, 55600 tons have been produced and most of it is exported, also to China. Nestle invests 2.24 million euro in the renovation of production lines and the expansion of the quality control center. Nestly, with HQ in Vevey (Switzerland) is the largest food company in the world, with 335000 employees and a turn-over of 78 billion euro (2016).

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Source: dairyreporter.com                   July 3th 2017

Author: Jim Cornall

Language: English

Google search terms: Nestlé/Sevares

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17 02, 2018

Solarcentury invests 300 million euro in a new solar farm park in Extremadura (Spain).

February 17th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Solarcentury, with HQ in London, invests in renewable energy parks (turn-over 2016: 168 million pound). Solar energy reached grid parity in Spain and the company invests 300 million euro in a new solar park at Extremadura (Spain). The site will produce 300 MW, enough energy for 150000 homes.

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Source: investinspain.org         January 2th 2018

Author: not available

Language: English

Google search terms: Solarcentury/Extremadura

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16 02, 2018

Hard Rock International plans a two billion euro casino project in Salou (Spain).

February 16th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Hard Rock plans to build a 2 billion euro resort on 745000 sqm of land in Vila Seca and Salou (Spain). It will become one of the largest resorts in Europe, including a casino, hotel with + 600 beds, entertainment facilities and a concert hall for 15000 visitors.

Hard Rock International (based in Orlando USA) operates 173 cafés, 23 hôtels and 11 casino’s in the world.

 

 

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Source: lecourrier.es                           2017

Author: not available

Language: french

Google search terms: Hard Rock / 2 milliards / Tarragone

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16 02, 2018

Cubico acquires two CSP plants for renewable energy production in Spain.

February 16th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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CSP plant / Port Augusta Australia

Cubico is a London based Investment fund in renewable energy assets and water infrastructure. Cubico has been established in the year 2015 by Santander and two Canadian pension funds, Teachers and PSP Investments. The company has + 2 billion $ assets and operations in Brasil, Mexico, Uruguay, Italy, Spain , Portugal and UK. Cubico buys two CSP plants in the region of Granade (Spain) from Antin Infrastructure Partners and Cobra Systemas y Redes. The energy output of 100 MW is sufficient to cover needs of 600000 families. The facilities comprise solar parabolic infrastructure and thermal salt storage facilities.

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Source:renewablesnow.com               July 27th 2017

Author: Lucas Morais

Language: English

Google search terms: Cubico/CSP

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12 02, 2018

Allianz and Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board acquire 20% of Gas Natural Fenosa (gas distribution in Spain).

February 12th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and Allianz Capital Partners pay respectively 900- and 600 million euro for 20 % of Gas Natural Fenosa, which is the largest gas distributor in Spain, serving 1100 minucipalies. Allianz is a Munich bases financial services company with focus on insurance and assets management (employees: 140000; turn-over 2016: 122 billion euro).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gas Natural Barcelona Spain

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Source: pehub.com                 August 3th 2017

Author: Kirk Falconer

Language: english

Google search terms: CPPIB/Spanish Gas

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11 02, 2018

The site in Spain for the production of the most consumed pharmaceutical in the world, Aspirine, is renovated by Bayer.

February 11th, 2018|Investment Project News|

During the last seventy-five years, the German chemical corporation, Bayer, has been manufacturing acetyl salicylic acid (the active ingredient of ‘Aspirine) in Langreo (Spain). With a worldwide consumption of 120 billion tablets per year, Aspirine is one of the most consumed pharmaceuticals in the world. Up to 85 % of the production of the active ingredient for global consumption is concentrated in Langreo. Bayer invests 1 million euro in the construction of a new 370 sqm administration building.

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Source: lne.es                        July 31th 2017

Author: LMD

Language: Spanish

Google search terms:Bayer/Langreo

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11 02, 2018

Austrian manufacturer of cranes, Palfinger, expands in Slovenia.

February 11th, 2018|Investment Project News|

With a marketshare of 35%, Palfinger is the largest manufacturer of hydrolic lifting systems (cranes) in the world.  After it’s recent investment in Bulgaria, the company is also building a new paint shop in Maribor (Slovenia). Investment: 5.8 million euro. Palfinger (HQ in Bergheim Austria) holds 9580 employees and a turn-over of 1.35 billion euro (2016).

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Source: Salzburg24.at                      July 1th 2017

Author: not available

Language: german

Google search terms: Palfinger / Slowenien

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11 02, 2018

Messer Group starts producing industrial gases in Slovenia.

February 11th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Messer Group HQ Bad Soden Germany

Messer Group is a German manufacturer of industrial gases (employees 2013: 5400) with operations in European and Asiatic countries.  The company invests 17 million euro at Skofja Loka (Slovenia) in new  facilities for the production of industrial gases O2, N2 and Argon. The gases will be sold mainly on the Slovenian market.

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Source: Gasworld.com        July 19th 2017

Author: Jemina Owen-Jones

Language:  english

Google search terms: Messer / Slovenia

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9 02, 2018

Grupo Cortefiel opens three Springfield retail outlets in Slovenia.

February 9th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Galeria Emporium Ljubljana Slovenia

Grupo Cortefiel is one of the leading fashion retailers in Europe with HQ in Madrid (Spain; turn-over 2014: 1 billion euro; 10500 employees). The company is present in 79 countries and runs the brands Cortefiel, Springfield, Women’Secret and Pedro del Hierro. Grupo Cortefiel opens three new retail outlets in Slovenia for the Springfield brand. Two in Ljubljana (one in the Galeria Emporium) and one in Kotor.

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Source: efeempresas.com                  August 24th 2017

Author: not available

Language: Portugese

Google search terms: Grupo Cortefiel/Eslovenia

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8 02, 2018

Sumitomo Rubber Industries and Lonstroff open a new manufacturing site for medical rubber packaging components in Slovenia.

February 8th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Swiss Producer of rubber packaging components for medical products, Lonstroff, has been acquired by Sumitomo Rubber Industries in the yearf 2015. Together they invest 34 million euro in a new manufacturing plant (30000 sqm) in Logatec (Slovenia). Two hundred new jobs will be created. Sumitomo Rubber industries has 26700 employees and operates 22 manufacturing plants in the world (turn-over 2013: 7.4 billion $).

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Source: Sloveniatimes.com                               August 1th  2017                    

Author: Sta

Language: English

Google search terms: Sumitomo Rubber/Slovenia

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Sumitomo Rubber Industries HQ Kobe Japan

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

1 02, 2018

Toy retailer, Jumbo, opens it’s first outlet in Bosnia.

February 1st, 2018|Investment Project News|

Jumbo is a retailer of toys with HQ in Moschato (Greece). The company has 90 retail outlets worldwide (most of them in Greece and South Eastern European countries), a turn-over of 782 million euro (2015) and 3860 employees. The company opens it’s first shop in Sarajevo/Bosnia (4500 sqm).  The invested amount has not been disclosed.

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Source: jumbo.al                           March 25th 2017

Author: not available

Language: english

Google search terms: Jumbo/Bosnia

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1 02, 2018

Boxmark, manufacturer of leather interiors, expands in Bosnia.

February 1st, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Boxmark is an Austrian company with HQ in Feldbach. The company produces leather interiors for home- and automotive use. It supplies leather interiors to major car manufacturers such as VW, Audi and BMW. Boxmark operates manufacturing plants in Austria, Slovenia, Bosnia, Croatia, Germany, China, Mexico and Argentina (turn over 2015: 131 million euro).

Four hundred persons are employed at the plant in Lukavac (Bosnia). In 2018 another 400 new jobs will be created and a new building of 6000 sqm will be constructed. The invested amount has not been disclosed.

Boxmark runs a well developed social responsibility plan and provides financial support on a regular basis to people in need in general, refugees, hospitals (eg Varazdin), sick children, safety clothing for children in schools and sport clubs.

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Source: akta.ba                    December 26th 2017

Author:Izvor: Oslobođenje

Language: bosnian

Google search terms: Boswmark/Bosnoia

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1 02, 2018

Lidl opens 4 more retail outlets in the region of Brussels (Belgium).

February 1st, 2018|Investment Project News|

Lidl has been investing heavily in Europe in recent times. Investmens have been carried out in Ireland, United Kingdom, Spain, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Belgium and The Netherlands. Once more, the company is investing 45 million euro in four additional outlets in the region of Brussels (Belgium). They are located in different areas of the Brussels region (Anderlecht, Molenbeek, Machelen and Evere).

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Source: Gondola.be                     April 7th 2016

Author: Christophe Sancy

Language: english

Google search terms: Lidl/4/Bruxelles

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1 02, 2018

Austrian Maplan, manufacturer of industrial equipment, builds a new manufacturing plant in Slovakia.

February 1st, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Maplan is an Austrian manufacturer of plastic molding equipment (Turn-over 2017: 50 million euro). The company invests 4.5 million euro in a new manufacturing plant at Malacky (Slovakia). Metal parts will be produced in a new 3900 sqm hall (comprising 400 sqm of offices) on 30000 sqm of land.

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Source: Maplan.at                             not available/2017

Author: not available

Language: English

Google search terms: Maplan/Malacky

Picture: Guido Radig/the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license/https://commons.wikimedia. org/wiki/File:Maplan_MTF_2500-280_ergonomic.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

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31 01, 2018

Slovakian oïl refinery, Slovnaft, invests 57 million euro in renovation projects.

January 31st, 2018|Investment Project News|

Slovnaft, the oïl refinery of  Mol Group in Bratislava, invests 57 million euro in renovation projects and reduction of energy consumption.  Hungarian company, Mol Group, is a vertically integrated oil & gas company…one of the largest companies in south-east Europe.

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Slovnaft, Bratislava, Slovakia

Source: spravy.pravda.sk              April 5th  2017

Author: not available

Language: english

Google search terms: Slovnaft / 57

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30 01, 2018

Japanese car component supplier, Kasai Kogyo, invests 10 million euro in Slovakia for deliveries to the new Jaguar assembly plant.

January 30th, 2018|Investment Project News|

Japanese car component manufacturer, Kasai Kogyo, produces car interiors (turn-over 2016: 16.4 billion euro); the company is setting up a new 10 million euro plant in Levice (Slovakia) for the production of door- and luggage compartment lignings. The 7000 sqm building will be constructed on 26250 sqm of land and provide a job to 100 persons. The investment is carried out in the context of the construction of the new car assembly plant from Jaguar.

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Source:zamestnajsa.teraz.sk                          September 23th  2017

Author: not available

Language: Slovakian

Google search terms: Kasai Kogyo / Slovakia

29 01, 2018

Car component manufacturer, Plastic Omnium, makes acquisitions in Switserland and Belgium …and opens a new factory in Slovakia.

January 29th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Plastic Omnium Saint Désirat France                                                                                                                                                                                                                Concept from Plastic Omnium IAA 2017

Plastic Omnium is a large French supplier of car components, mainly plastic exterior components and fuel systems (turn-over 2016: 6.9 billion euro; employees: 33000; HQ: Levallois/France.  The company is present in 31 countries with 124 plants and 23 R&D centers. The company invests 50 million euro in a new manufacturing plant (17000 sqm + 22000 sqm) in Hlovec (Slovakia). This will create 500 new jobs. A substantial part of the output will be delivered to the new factory of Jaguar.   Besides this greenfield investment, Plastic Omnium acquired Optimum CPV (HQ: Zonhoven, Belgium) a producer of tanks for pressurized hydrogen, as well as Swiss Hydrogen (Fribourg, Switzerland) a developper of fuel cell systems.

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Source: Businesswire.com    December 21th 2017      //    plasticsnews.com          March 2th 2017

Author: not available // Richard Higgs

Language: English

Google search terms: Plastic Omnium  /  Slovakia

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29 01, 2018

MinebeaMitsumi opens a new factory for electronic components in Slovakia.

January 29th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Karuizawa factory of Minebea (Nagan Prefecture Japan)                                                                            MinebeaMitsumi R&D Center in Villingen & Schwenningen (Germany)

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Helicopter with MinebeaMitsumi bearings

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In January 2017 Minebea Co.  and Mitsumi Electric Co.  merged into MinebeaMitsumi. Minebea Co. is a Japanse multinational specialized in machinery components and electronics (employees: 53000; turn-over 2012: 3.0 billion $). The company is well known as a supplier of bearings and is the global market leader for bearings in the aerospace industry (global marketshare: 60%).  Mitsumi Electric Co. is specialized in consumer electronics (employees: 36400 (2015); turn-over 2015: 1.5 billion $; HQ: Tama-Shi, Tokyo, Japan).

MinebeaMitsumi invests 60 million $ in a new factory for electric motors, mechatronic propulsion goods and sensors. The factory will be build in Kosice (Slovakia), cover 50000 sqm and employ up to 1100 persons. R&D activities will be carried out at the same location.  Authorities consider to provide 20 million $ support funds. Also the company considered sites in the Czech Republic, Romania and Poland.

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Source: vlada.gov.sk                          May 5th 2017

Author: not available

Language: slovakian

Google search terms: MinebeaMitsumi/Kosice

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28 01, 2018

EU agrees with 49 million euro investment aid to Mondi SCP (Slovakia).

January 28th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Mondi SCP/Ruzomberok (Slovakia)                                                                                         Ruzomberok

Mondi  SCP is a manufacturer of paper goods and cellulose in Ruzomberok (Slovakia). The company invests 310 million euro in new production lines for white surface cardboard. The European Commission approved an Investment aid of 49 million euro, despite criticism of competition.

Mondi SCP is owned by the Mondi Group (51%) and Eco-Investment (49%). Mondi Group (HQ: Johannesburg; 25400 employees; turn over 2016: 6.6 billion euro) is an international company specialized in paper and packaging materials. The company has operations in South Africa, Russia and Europe. Eco-Investment is a Financial holding group with HQ in Prague (Czech Republic).

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Source: Spectator.sme.sk                       July 13th 2017

Author: not available

Language: English

Google search terms: Mondi SCP / Slovakia

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27 01, 2018

Slovakia has attracted a record amount of investments in the year 2017.

January 27th, 2018|Investment General News|

Year 2017:  30 investments   –   500 million euro

Slovakia enjoyed 30 investments at a total value of 500 million euro in the year 2017. This is a new record !  Fifty percent represent brand new investors, that have not been present in the country before. As for the future, the focus of authorities will go to R&D investments and new technologies.

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Source: Spectator.sme.sk                              January 11th 2018

Author: not available

Language: english

Google search terms: Slovakia/Investment

Picture: Magnus Manske/Theeuro  /  CCO Public Domain  /  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Europe_map_slovakia.png

27 01, 2018

Amazon_opens a new logistical center in Slovakia.

January 27th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Amazon San Fernando de Henares; Espana

Amazon opens a new 60000 sqm logistics center in Sered (Slovakia). Ultimately, a thousand persons will be employed on this site. The invested amount has not been disclosed.

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Source: Spectator.sme.sk                 March 6th 2017

Author: not available

Language: English

Google search terms: Amazon/Slovakia

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26 01, 2018

South-Korean Seoyon Co. Ltd opens a third factory for …plastic car components… in the Slovakia

January 26th, 2018|Investment Project News|

Seoyon Co. Ltd is a South Korean manufacturer of car components with HQ in Seoul (1000 employees). The company invests a minimum off 31 million euro in a new manufacturing site in Cadca (Slovakia). They, already, run two other plants in the Czech Republic, one in Dubnica nad Vahom and another in Povazska Bystrica. Four hundred fifty new jobs will be created. Goods are delivered to customers such as Hyundai, VW, Kia, Ford, Nissan and BAIC. The company responds to the growing market and automotive business in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.

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Source: Spectator.sme.sk     August 16th 2017

Author: not available

Language:  English

Google search term: Seoyon/Cadca

26 01, 2018

Hydroweb Gmbh opens a manufacturing site for spunbonded non-woven fabric in Serbia.

January 26th, 2018|Investment Project News|

spunbondednonwovenfabricHydroweb, German producer of  spunbonded non-woven fabric (SNWF) invests 20 million euro in a new manufacturing site at Jagodina (Serbia). The land has been offered for free by the local authorities. The investment will provide for hundred new jobs.

SNFW are sheets/web structures that are made from plastic raw materials (polypropylene/polyester/polyethylene) by mechanical entanglement without the use of fiber…yarn…or weaving process.  The products are used in medical-, automotive- or construction applications.

Hydroweb  is a young  German company that has established it’s first manufacturing site in  2015 at Halberstadt (Germany).

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Source: Serbianmonitor.com            December 7th 2016

Author:Snezana Bjelotomic 

Language: English

Google search terms: Hydroweb / Jagodina

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21 01, 2018

Chinese Eurofiber opens a production site for yarn in Serbia

January 21st, 2018|Investment Project News|

Chinese company, Eurofiber, has invested 1 million euro at Cupriji (Serbia) in a manufacturing plant for yarn. If things go well, another 13 million euro will be invested in a new building of 20000 sqm  in a couple of years.

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Source:rs.N1info.com                    November 17th 2016

Author: not available

Language: serbian

Google search term: Eurofiber / Curpiji

Picture: Odzir/the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:POD_Arselon_yarn_production_line.jpg

21 01, 2018

Turkish apparel company, Taypa, opens a new manufacturing site in Serbia.

January 21st, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Taypa is a Turkish textile & apparel company with headquarters in Beylikdüzü (Istanbul/Turkey); Taypa employs 3000 persons in a 75000 sqm building in Turkey and produces 800000 units per month. The company invests 35 million euro (over a five year period) in a new manufacturing plant at Kraljevo (Serbia). This will create 2500 new jobs.

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Source: fibre2fashion.com                        October 20th 2017

Author: not available

Language: english

Google search terms: Taypa/Serbia

Pictures: Jarmoluk/ CCO Creative Commons/https://pixabay.com/fr/jeans-jeans-pantalons-bleu-boutique-428615/  //  Pezibear /CCO Creative Commons/https://pixabay.com/fr/jeans-pantalon-bleu-jeans-textiles-571166/

19 01, 2018

Ametek opens a new manufacturing plant for small engines in Subotica (Serbia).

January 19th, 2018|Investment Project News|

American company Ametek with HQ in Berwyn/Pennsylvania manufactures electronic components and instruments such as analytical instruments, monitoring- testing and calibration devices as well as electrical motors and pumps. Ametek has +200 manufacturing sites worldwide, 15000 employees and a turn over of 4 billion $. The company opens a new manufacturing plant for small engines in Subotica (Serbia).  500 Persons will be employed in a building of 10000 sqm.

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Source: ekapija.com            May 24th 2017

Author: not available

Language: english

Google search terms: Ametek/Serbia

19 01, 2018

Nepi Rockcastle invests 100 million euro in a new shopping center at Novi Sad (Serbia).

January 19th, 2018|Investment Project News|

With the recent merger (July 2017)  of two South African real estate developers, NEPI (New Europe Property Investment) and Rockcastle, one of the larger investors in commercial real estate in Europe was born. NEPI & Rockcastle (trading on the South African and Dutch Stock Exchange) is the largest investor in commercial real estate in Eastern- and South-Eastern Europe.

Nepi Rockcastle invests 100 million euro in a new shopping center in Novi Sad (Serbia)…to open in 2018.

The company is active in many countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, Romania) and it’s assets value + 6.1 billion euro.

Source: b92.net                     July 13th 2017

Author: not available

Language: serbian

Google search terms: Nepi / Novi  Sad

19 01, 2018

Car exchaust manufacturer, GLM Group, invests 3.5 million euro in Serbia.

January 19th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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The Italian company, GLM Group, is based in Castellalto (Italy) and produces car exchaust systems. The company invests 3.5 million euro and leases 5000 sqm in Zrenjanin (Serbia) for the production of car exhaust systems.

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Source: serbianmonitor.com                                   August 10th 2017

Author: Snezana Bjelotomic

Language: english

Google search terms: GLM Group / Zrenjanin

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19 01, 2018

Ikea opens a store in Belgrade (Serbia).

January 19th, 2018|Investment Project News|

ikea-sendai-_japan01Ikea opens a new retail outlet close to Belgrade/Serbia (20km); the company invests 70 million euro in the facility and will employ 300 persons.

Ikea Global has a turn over of 30 billion euro and 150000 employees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Romandie.com                        April   14th 2016

Author: not available

Language: french

Google search terms: Ikea / Serbie

Picture: Kirakiraouji/the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IKEA-Sendai-_Japan01.JPG

18 01, 2018

Yazaki’s establishment of a new manufacturing plant in Serbia, follows it’s recent creation of a new plant in Bulgaria.

January 18th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Yazaki is a  major Japanese  supplier of automotive components, specialised in cables and electrical systems (HQ:Tokyo;Japan; turn-over 2014: 13.8 billion US$; 279000 employees (2015). The company operates 175 manufacturing sites worldwide and, recently, invested in a new manfacturing plant in Bulgaria. It invests another 25 million euro in another new plant for the production of automotive cables & wiring at Sabac/Serbia. The factory covers 30000sqm and employs 500 persons initially and 1700 ultimately. Part of products are sold to Daimler.

 

 

 

Yazaki HQ Tokyo/Japan

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Source: plasticsnewseurope.com

Author: Richard Higgs

Language: english

Google search terms: Yazaki/Serbia/Cables

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16 01, 2018

Bulgarian venture capital firm, River Styxx, acquires 85% of Telenor Banka (Serbia).

January 16th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Telenor HQ, Fornebu/Norway                                                                                                                                                                            Telenor/Serbia

Telenor is a Norwegian, government owned, telecommunication company (HQ: Fornebu/ tun-over 2016: 13.1 billion euro/ 35100 employees).  Telenor has sold 85% of Serbian on-line bank, Telenor  Banka to a Bulgarian venture capital firm, River Styxx. The amount of Investment has not been disclosed. Telenor Banka Serbia has more than 300000 customers.

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Source: aksjelive.e24.no    09.08.2017

Author: Marius Lorentzen

Language: norwegian

Google search terms:Telenor /  Srbija / River Styxx

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15 01, 2018

Furniture retailer XXXLutz opens three outlets in Romania.

January 15th, 2018|Investment Project News|

With 566 retail outlets, XXXLutz is the largest retailer of furniture in Austria and the second largest in the world. It is based in Wels (Austria), has a turn over of 4 billion euro (2016) and 21500 employees. In 2018 the company will open three new retail outlets, one in Timisoara (6500 m2), Bucharest en Cluj.

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Source: ceeretail.com                 April 6th 2017

Author: not available

Language: english

Google search terms:  XXXLutz/Romania

Pictures: Trueman2869/under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wohnkaufhaus_XXX_Lutz_in_Kempten.jpg  // Pa3ems/under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nordhorn_DL_Einkaufszentrum_XXXLutz-4.jpg  //  Sju Wikimédia Commons/  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stod%C5%AFlky,_XXXLutz.jpg 

15 01, 2018

B.Braun Romania invests in a new factory for infusion solutions, R&D center and logistical operations.

January 15th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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B.Braun Melsungen (Germany)

B.Braun is a medical device company with headquarter in Melsungen (Germany; turn-over 2016: 5.4 billion euro; 54000 employees). The company owns manufacturing plants in  the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech republic, the United States, Brazil and Malaysia.  In 2009 it was awarded the status “best company to work for”.  The company opens a new factory for infusion solutions in Romania, as well as a new R&D center and some logistical infrastructure.  The invested amount has not been disclosed.

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Source: profit.ro       August 4th 2017 

Author: Thomas Dinca

Language: Romanian

Copyright required link: https://www.profit.ro/povesti-cu-profit/farma/grupul-german-b-braun-unul-dintre-cei-mai-importanti-furnizori-din-lume-in-domeniul-produselor-medicale-isi-extinde-business-ul-din-romania-17126074

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14 01, 2018

Synevo Romania invests 1 million euro in a new laboratory for histopathological services at Bucharest.

January 14th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Medicover, Warsaw (Poland)                                 Histopathology laboratory

Synevo Romania is a company from Medicover, a provider of healthcare services listed on the Stock Exchange of Stockholm. Medicover is active in Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Romania and has a turn-over of 497 million euro (2016). Synevo Romania (TO: 55 M euro)operates 25 clinics in Romania and invests 1 million euro in a new histopathological laboratory in Bucharest.

Source: Wallstreet.ro    December 28th 3017

Author: Anisoara Munteanu

Language: Romanian

Google search terms: Synevo  / Romania

Pictures: Andrzej Błaszczak/under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MEDICOVER_SZTITAL_02.jpg  //  Biophil23/under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IMP-lab.jpg

13 01, 2018

Real estate company, Globalworth, develops a new headquarter for Renault in Bucharest.

January 13th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Globalworth Tower, Bucharest

Globalworth is a Real Estate Investment company that is listed on the London Stock Exchange and led by Ioannis Papalekas, owner of the Globalworth Tower in Bucharest.

The company is focussing on Eastern Europe and in particular to the Romanian market; it has acquired the Green Court Bucharest Campus, a building with 52000 sqm leasable area for restaurants/hotel/offices/shopping center and 837 underground parking lots,  for 38 million euro and intends to develop the HQ of Renault Romania in the Western part of Bucharest.  The building will provide space for 3000 employees.  It will be build in the 3G Preciziei street and will cover 47000 sqm building space and 7 floors. The invested amount has not been disclosed.

Globalworth owns assets in the order of 980 million euro in Romania.

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Source: gruprenault.ro                August 28th 2017

Author: not available

Language:  english

Google search terms: Renault/Romania/HQ

Picture: Alin/ the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Globalworth_Tower_Bucharest.jpg

13 01, 2018

Hungarian Mol Group constructs a new lpg-terminal in Tileagd (Romania).

January 13th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Mol Group HQ Budapest/Hungary

Hungarian company, Mol Group, is a vertically integrated oil & gas company…one of the largest companies in south-east Europe.   The company invests 2.3 million euro in a new LPG-gas terminal, with capacity of 600 cubic meters,  in Tileagd (Romenia).  It, also, runs a warehouse at this location.

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Source: petroleumreview.ro             2017

Author: not available

Language: english

Google search terms: Mol Group / LPG / Romania

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13 01, 2018

FrieslandCampina expands capacity for cheese production in Romania.

January 13th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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FrieslandCampina invests 1.3 million euro in a new cheese production line at it’s factory in Napolact (Romania). This will increase capacity three-fold. The company has another production facility at Targo Mures.

FrieslandCampany is a dairy cooperative (13300 members) with headquarters in Amersfoort (The Netherlands). It has 22000 employees worldwide and a turn-over of 11 billion euro (2016).

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Source: foodbev.com             August 2th 2017

Author: not available

Language: English

Google search terms:FrieslandCampina/Romania

Pictures: cc2.5/the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Campina-heilbronn.jpg  //  OnkelJohn/ the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Campina_Elsterwerda_1.jpg  //  J187B/the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FrieslandCampina_DMV,_Veghel.jpg  //  Méditations/CCO Creative Commons/https://pixabay.com/fr/fromage-gros-plan-couleur-1238395/

13 01, 2018

Janssen Pharmaceutica invests 1 million euro in R&D projects in Romania.

January 13th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Janssen Pharmaceutica (HQ: Beerse / Belgium) is part of the family of companies from Johnson & Johnson. Janssen Pharmaceutica has brought more than 70 new active drugs to the market out of which 6 are  on the list of “essential drugs” from the World Health Organisation. The company has a turn-over of 3.3 billion $ (2013) and contributes to the overall turn-over of Johnson & Johnson (71 billion $; 2016).

Janssen Pharmaceutica invests 1 million euro in R&D projects in Romania, mainly clinical trials.

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Source: dcnews.ro            September 26th 2017

Author: not available

Language: romanian

Google search terms: Janssen / Romania

Picture:Daderot/CCO Public Domain/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Johnson_%26_Johnson_HQ_-_IMG_2615.JPG

 

 

Johnson&Johnson HQ New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

12 01, 2018

Clariant establishes a new manufacturing plant for bio-ethanol in Romania.

January 12th, 2018|Investment Project News|

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Clariant is a major chemical company with headquarter in Muttenz – Switzerland (turn-over year 2016: 5.8 billion CHF; 17000 employees). The company has developed a new technology, so-called “sunliquid technology” to transfer agricultural wastes (wheat straw…) into bio-ethanol. The technology has been successfully used at the pilot plant in Straubing/Germany. A new large scale manufacturing site for the production of 50000 tonnes of bio-ethanol annually will be build in Romania. The invested amount has not been disclosed.

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Clariant Innovation Center, Frankfurt, Germany

Source: Nasdaq.com     October 31th 2017

Author: not available

language: english

Google search terms: Clariant / Romania

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12 01, 2018

Catinvest invests 72 million euro in Romanian shopping centers.

January 12th, 2018|Investment Project News|

French real estate developer, Catinvest, acquired Electroputero, the shopping center in Craiova (Romania) in the year 2016. Catinvest invests 70 million euro and expands the shopping center with  9200 sqm.   Several known brands , such as Zara, H&M, C&A and US Polo) will be present.   In addition a seperate building is constructed with 12000 sqm for retail activities, 15000 sqm office building and 700 parking lots.   Together with Carrefour Romania, it will invest 2 million euro in the renovation of the Tom Carrefour shopping center in Constanta.  Catinvest owns commercial real estate (+ 500000 sqm) in Romania and France. Carrefour (HQ: Boulogne Bilancourt/France) is one of the largests supermarket chains in the world (+1460 supermarkets in 2016).

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Source: actmedia.eu    January 12th 2018 / europaproperty.com     October 23th 2017

Author: not available

Language:  English/english

Google search terms: Catinvest + Romania / Catinvest + Tom Carrefour + invest

Picture: ErasmusOfParis/the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Carrefour_Market,_Italie_2,_Paris_5_April_2013.jpg

12 01, 2018

NEPI Rockcastle continues to invest forcefully in Romanian shopping centers.

January 12th, 2018|Investment Project News|

With the recent merger (July 2017)  of two South African real estate developers, NEPI (New Europe Property Investment) and Rockcastle, one of the larger investors in commercial real estate in Europe was born. NEPI & Rockcastle (trading on the South African and Dutch Stock Exchange) is the largest investor in commercial real estate in Eastern- and South-Eastern Europe.

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The company is active in many countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, Romania) and it’s assets value + 6.1 billion euro.

The company owns many shopping centers in Romania (such as Mega Mall, Galati mall) and plans to invests 150 million euro in the renovation and expansion of several shopping centers (such as the ones in Galate, Targu Mures, Ramnicu Valce and Satu Mare).

The company plans a listing on the Stock Exchange of Bucharest in order to increase funding abilities with 1 billion euro.

Serdika Center in Sofia, acquired by NEPI in 2017

Source: Seenews   November 8th 2017

Author: Nicoleta Banila

Language: english

Google search terms: NEPI Rockcastle/Romania

Picture: Bin im Garten/the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Serdica_Center,_a_ shopping_mall_in_Sofia _2012_PD_10.jpg

11 01, 2018

Huawei adds a third …Global Service Center… in Bucharest -Romania- to its existing ones in China and Mexico.

January 11th, 2018|Investment Project News|

 

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 Huawei invests 10 million euro in a new Global Service Center (2000 sqm) in Bucharest (Romania). The center will act globally by internet, provide marketing services, distribution of spare parts and engineering support. Similar centers exist already in China and Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 

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Source: romaniajournal.ro       April 13th 2017

Author: Anca Bernovici

Language: english

Google search terms: Huawei / Global Service Center / Bucharest

Picture:Petar Milošević/the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license/https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Huawei_P10_front.jpg