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Germany still attractive for US companies - Roland Berger
Both American companies in Germany and German companies in the US are upbeat about current business development. According to the findings of AmCham Germany's Transatlantic Business Barometer 2018, this trend is set to continue in the years ahead. Both countries have room for improvement on a number of counts – on labor costs in Germany and stable, reliable policies in the US, for example.
FDI  fdi-USA  germany  executive-surveys  economic-forecast  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-422  sfp-insider-10-26-2018 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
German Steel Town Fears U.S. Tariffs Would Deal Crushing Blow - WSJ
The steel mill in this Gothic town one hour southwest of Berlin has long supplied Europe, its main market, with wire used in construction. But it could still become a casualty of new U.S. tariffs on steel imports.

That is because the tariffs, announced last month, are threatening to redirect to Europe a wave of inexpensive steel from countries that had previously exported the alloy to America.
business-globalization  steel-industry  materials-suppliers  germany  tariffs  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-420  sfp-insider-10-26-2018 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Why German companies fail at digital innovation - Handelsblatt
(No) thanks to hierarchical managers, obsolete tools and daft politics, Germany risks being left in the digital dark age. Here are the four worst problems.
this-week-418  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  germany  advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  tech  technology  high-tech  3D-printing  additive-manufacturing 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Steel Tariffs Could Crunch Foreign Carmakers In The U.S. South - NPR
Mercedes Benz USA showed off its new headquarters in Atlanta - all in the midst of a possible trade war that could affect the car industry in the South, which has become a truly global car market.
automotive-industry  regional-reports  south  Georgia  Tennessee  steel-industry  free-trade-agreements  foreign-trade-policy  germany  mercedes-benz  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-417 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
How Germany Wins At Manufacturing — For Now : NPR
America needs to create more manufacturing jobs: That's been a constant refrain of President Trump and was one of the goals of the corporate tax cut recently passed by Congress and signed into law. The loss of manufacturing jobs has been a problem for many countries, especially the U.S. It played a big role in Trump's election.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  germany  globalization  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  competitiveness 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Workers Made Germany Into the World's Best Economy - Bloomberg View
If, as some now claim, robots are a big threat to jobs and wages, German workers should be suffering; instead, their wages have been growing at a steady clip, even as employment has risen.

What is Germany doing right?
workforce-development  business-globalization  germany  economic-analysis  labor-costs  organized-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
A first look at how German grocer Lidl plans to conquer the U.S. market - The Washington Post
Lidl (pronounced lee-duhl) is a global grocery juggernaut, with 10,000 stores in 27 countries. It has made its name offering a limited assortment of goods, many of them private label, at ultralow prices.
this-week-377  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  retail  germany  FDI  location-USA  virginia  south-atlantic  north-carolina  south-carolina 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
German Automakers Step Up to Silicon Valley Challenge - The New York Times
Autonomous driving, electric cars and ride-hailing apps from Silicon Valley, like Uber, are reshaping transportation. Young people no longer feel as compelled as previous generations to own cars. And Wall Street shows scant respect for automakers and their global manufacturing prowess: The market value of Google, which is building a driverless car, is more than double that of BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen combined.
this-week-376  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  ride-sharing  autonomous-vehicles  silicon-valley  california  pacific-states  high-tech  tech  technology  volkswagen  germany  business-globalization 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Germany-Based KACO USA Expands In Lincolnton, North Carolina, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
Kaco USA Inc., a Germany-based manufacturer of high-precision sealing solutions for the automotive industry, will expand its production facility in Lincolnton, North Carolina. The company will hire an additional 100 workers over the coming three years as it invests nearly $8.4 million in Lincoln County, 35.6 miles northwest of Charlotte.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  location-USA  FDI  germany  automotive-industry  manufacturing  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Germany-Based iMPREG Group Plans Warehouse-Manufacturing Plant In Henrico County, Virginia - Area Development
iMPREG Group, a Germany-based provider of fiberglass reinforced liner systems for trenchless pipe rehabilitation, will open a warehouse facility in Henrico County, Virginia. A second phase, which would include manufacturing, is expected to increase the workforce to 60 employees with a $5.4 million expansion.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  warehouse-facility  manufacturing  germany  location-USA  FDI  jobs  virginia  south-atlantic 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Norafin Americas Plans Textile Plant In Mills River, North Carolina - Area Development
Norafin Americas, Inc. will establish a manufacturing plant in Henderson County, North Carolina. The company plans to create 46 new jobs during the next three years. The Germany-based nonwoven textile maker will invest $16 million at a location in Mills River for its first production facility outside of Germany.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  manufacturing  jobs  germany  location-USA  FDI  textiles-clothing-industries 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Germany-based DRÄXLMAIER Group Opens Livermore, California, Manufacturing Hub - Area Development
Germany-based DRÄXLMAIER Group will invest $24 million to set up its first manufacturing plant on the U.S. West Coast in Livermore, California. The facility will further its expansion in the Golden State’s growing electric vehicle industry.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  pacific-states  manufacturing  FDI  germany  location-USA  automotive-industry  electric-vehicle  high-tech 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
MollerTech Plans Manufacturing Plant In Bibb County, Alabama - Area Development
German automotive supplier MollerTech will invest $46.3 million to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bibb County, Alabama. The company plans to hire 222 associates.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  alabama  south  germany  location-USA  FDI  automotive-industry  manufacturing  jobs 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics Expands Anderson, South Carolina, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
EuWe Eugen Wexler US Plastics, Inc., a subsidiary of the Germany-based EuWe Group, is expanding manufacturing operations in Anderson County, South Carolina. The automotive supplier will invest an additional $5 million in its Upstate facility, which is located off of I-85 at Alliance Industrial Park in Anderson.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  south-carolina  plastics  south-atlantic  FDI  location-USA  germany  manufacturing  automotive-industry 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
HAHN Automation Completes Manufacturing Hub Expansion In Hebron, Kentucky - Area Development
HAHN Automation Inc., a Germany-based full-service supplier of custom automation equipment for the automotive, household and pharmaceutical industries, opened its expanded manufacturing operations in Hebron, Kentucky.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  kentucky  south  germany  location-USA  FDI  automotive-industry  manufacturing  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Datwyler Plans Production Plant In Middletown, Delaware - Area Development
Germany-based Datwyler plans to build a more than $102 million drug delivery systems production plant in Middletown, Delaware.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Delaware  new-england  germany  location-USA  FDI  pharmaceuticals 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Stoba To Establish Manufacturing Plant In Charleston, South Carolina - Area Development
Germany-based stoba, a manufacturer of machined components for the automobile industry, is launching a new production plant in Charleston, South Carolina. The new development is expected to bring $7.7 million in capital investment and create 61 new jobs Berkeley County.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  south-carolina  south-atlantic  germany  location-USA  FDI  charleston  jobs  automotive-industry  machinery  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Germany-Based Voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Expands Bartow County, Georgia, Manufacturing Complex - Area Development
Germany-based voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc., the supply base for the voestalpine Group, which produces ultra-high strength body-in-white components for premium car manufacturers, will expand its existing operation in Bartow County, Georgia, creating 150 jobs and investing $50 million in the local community.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  germany  FDI  location-USA  automotive-industry  manufacturing  jobs  Georgia  south-atlantic 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Germany-Based KLS Martin Group Chooses Jacksonville, Florida, For Manufacturing Center - Area Development
The KLS Martin Group, a global leader in innovative surgical technology, is establishing its first U.S. manufacturing operations in Jacksonville, Florida. KLS Martin Manufacturing will invest more than $5 million in the local community and hire at least 25 associates.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  jacksonville  Florida  south-atlantic  germany  location-USA  FDI  medical-device  medical  medical-industry  manufacturing  jobs  high-tech  headquarters 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Germany-Based Osram Acquires Novita Technologies In Hendersonville, Tennessee - Area Development
Germany-based Osram will expand its leading position in the field of specialty lighting through the acquisition of Novità Technologies based in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
area-development-news  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  location-USA  FDI  germany  Tennessee  south  automotive-industry  lighting  LED  manufacturing 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Industry 4.0 and Servitization: New Concepts in Global Manufacturing - Supply Chain Management Review
Industry 4.0, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is all about connecting machinery to the Internet. Industry 4.0 creates the “smart factory” where machinery and processes are monitored over the Internet and then communicate and cooperate with each other.  Just imagine up to 50 billion machines connected in some way over the Internet.
industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-357  internet-of-things  advanced-manufacturing  manufacturing  manufacturing-automation  reshoring  backshoring  germany 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Germany-Based Eissmann Automotive Expands St. Clair County, Alabama, Manufacturing Plant - Area Development
Germany-based auto supplier Eissmann Automotive will invest $14.5 million to expand its manufacturing complex in St. Clair County, Alabama. The expansion will include the addition of a 130,000-square-foot building and advanced manufacturing equipment for a new production line.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  germany  location-USA  FDI  automotive-industry  alabama  south  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
German Manufacturing Is Leading a Digital Industrial Revolution - HBR
By digitizing the processes that govern how a new idea is brought to production (such as R&D, product launch, and testing), sales to delivery (pricing, demand forecasting, order fulfillment), and factory maintenance (including the inventorying of spare parts), German manufacturers in the auto industry and elsewhere are already beginning to significantly improve their margins.
advanced-manufacturing  manufacturing-automation  internet-of-things  Around-the-web  this-week-355  germany  innovation 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
At Western Firms Like Adidas, Rise of the Machines Is Fueled by Higher Asia Wages - WSJ
The opening of Adidas AG’s first factory in Germany in more than 30 years is one of the most visible examples of global brands bringing manufacturing home because of rising labor costs in Asia.
Around-the-web  Matt  asia  germany  manufacturing  labor-costs  reshoring  jobs  site-selection  economic-development  this-week-355 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Demmell To Locate Manufacturing Plant In East Flat Rock, North Carolina - Area Development
Germany-based Demmel Inc. will invest nearly $4.3 million to establish a production facility in East Flat Rock, North Carolina. The company plans to hire 50 associates in Henderson County.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  north-carolina  south-atlantic  location-USA  FDI  germany  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  automotive-industry 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Germany-Based Schaeffler Group USA Plans $36.5 Million Expansion In Fort Mill, South Carolina - Area Development
Schaeffler Group USA Inc. continues to expand its operations in Fort Mill, with an additional $36.5 million investment that will create 105 new jobs in York County, South Carolina.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  south-carolina  south-atlantic  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  automotive-industry  germany  location-USA  FDI 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Germany-Based Swoboda To Expand Its Kentwood, Michigan, Manufacturing Complex - Area Development
A Germany-based company that develops and manufactures high-precision metal-plastic components for automobile electronics, Swoboda plans to expand at its current production plant in Kentwood, Michigan. The company will undergo a 25,000 sq. ft. addition that will enhance its manufacturing and engineering capabilities.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  Michigan  midwest  manufacturing  location-USA  FDI  germany  metal  plastics  automotive-industry  taxes-incentives-grants-loans 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Germany-Based Develey Mustard & Condiments Plans $20 Million Manufacturing Complex In Dyersburg, Tennessee - Area Development
Germany-based Develey Mustard & Condiments Corporation will locate its first North American production facility in Dyersburg, Tennessee. The company will invest $20 million in the new operation, creating 150 jobs in Dyer County over the next five years.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  food-industry  food-processing  manufacturing  location-USA  FDI  Tennessee  jobs  TVA  germany 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
EURO-COMPOSITES Group Expands Culpeper County, Virginia, Manufacturing Campus - Area Development
Luxembourg-based EURO-COMPOSITES Group, a company that manufactures advanced honeycomb composite materials used in aviation, space, industrial, and defense technology applications, will invest $10.5 million to expand its U.S. operation in Culpeper County, Virginia.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  location-USA  FDI  germany  manufacturing  Aerospace  defense-sector  virginia  south-atlantic  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  headquarters 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
German-Based LINDE + WIEMANN To Locate Manufacturing Hub In Hart, Georgia - Area Development
German-based LINDE + WIEMANN GmbH KG, a leading manufacturer of complex structural steel systems to automotive OEM’s worldwide, will establish a U.S. based assembly operation with associated national sales and distribution activities in Hart County, Georgia. The company’s first facility will initially employ approximately 200 people and represent a capital investment more than $35 million.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  Georgia  south-atlantic  location-USA  FDI  germany  automotive-industry  OEMs  jobs  advanced-manufacturing 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Berlin Develops as Business Hub - WSJ
New-economy firms, such as Rocket Internet, join sizable manufacturers in German capital
Metros  high-tech  germany  berlin  Around-the-web  this-week-336  small-business  innovation-hubs 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
IBM Bets on Watson With New Global Research Center in Germany - Bloomberg Business
The Internet of Things division will play a key role in driving revenue and profit within five years, Harriet Green, IBM’s vice president and general manager for Internet of Things and Education, told Bloomberg Television’s Ryan Chilcote in an interview.
this-week-334  Around-the-web  Matt  IBM  high-tech  germany  internet-of-things  europe  tech  technology  research-center 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
IU economist reveals 'Seven Secrets' for Germany's resurgence, highlights lessons for U.S. - Indiana University
How did Germany, branded in the 1990s as “the sick man of Europe,” emerge as an economic powerhouse? Indiana University economist David Audretsch and Erik Lehmann of the University of Augsburg studied how Germany has balanced seemingly contradictory strategies to defy the economic odds.
economic-analysis  economic-development-news  germany  Around-the-web  this-week-327 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Can Germany Provide Lessons for Bolstering U.S. Manufacturing? - Automation World
The aspect of Germany’s manufacturing success that the U.S. is least likely to adopt is its education and training system, which has been particularly adept at preparing its manufacturing workforce to complement new technology.
germany  u.s.-manufacturing  workforce-development  this-week-301  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Skills and innovation strategies to strengthen manufacturing: Lessons from Germany - Brookings Institution
Faced with stagnating wages for most Americans, business, civic, and political leaders across the United States are rediscovering manufacturing as a source of good jobs and lasting economic growth. In an era of unrivaled global competition, however, revitalizing the U.S. manufacturing sector will require a renewed commitment to public-private-civic partnerships that deliver on the key driver of industrial competitiveness: a highly trained workforce that can use technology to translate basic and applied research and development (R&D) to large-scale commercial innovations.
u.s.-manufacturing  germany  skilled-labor  workforce-development  innovation  competitiveness  this-week-294  around-the-web  studies 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Germany Bets on ‘Smart Factories’ to Keep Its Manufacturing Edge - WSJ
As a result, most units in this 100,000-plus square-foot factory are able to fetch and assemble components without further human input. The Amberg plant is an early-stage example of a concerted effort by the German government, companies, universities and research institutions to develop fully automated, Internet-based “smart” factories.
smart-factories  germany  innovation-hubs  advanced-manufacturing  robotics-manufacturing  this-week-282  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Why Germany Dominates the U.S. in Innovation - Harvard Business Review
Reading the headlines, you might think that the most urgent question about national success in innovation and growth is whether the U.S. or China should get the gold medal. The truth is: Germany wins hands down.
this-week-281  around-the-web  innovation-hubs  competitiveness  manufacturing  germany 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
German aviation engineers visit Tech, Gulfstream, Airbus on trade mission - SaportaReport
Through site visits to manufacturing centers in Savannah and Mobile, Ala. that the scientists will see how aerospace technology is being put to practical use. The Gulfstream plant in Savannah is booming and is a big reason Georgia has climbed to No. 4 among states that report aerospace exports, according to a report by Georgia’s Department of Economic Development.
aerospace  regional-reports  germany  industry-reports  georgia  alabama  this-week-265  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Houston-Based Sierra Hamilton Acquires GeoPro Of Hamburg, Germany - Area Development
Sierra Hamilton acquired all the assets of GeoPro GmbH of Hamburg, Germany and will relocate its headquarters to Houston, Texas, to create a new operating subsidiary, GeoPro Geophysics LLC. The new unit will operate as a global seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation company offering a variety of geophysical services to the oil industry.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  matt  location-usa  fdi  houston  texas  southwest  germany  headquarters  oil  energy 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
What Germans Know Could Help Bridge U.S. Workers' Skill Gap - NPR
Not enough Americans are training for the jobs industry needs to fill. Nationwide, about 4 million job openings are going unfilled, but 10 million people are unemployed, according to Labor Department statistics. The phenomenon is puzzling to some European companies that have expanded to the U.S. and are used to a more skilled workforce.
germany  skilled-labor  STEM-workforce  workforce-development  labor  industry-organizations  this-week-253  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Europe Slips in Rankings for Ease of Doing Business - MAPI
Among 29 European countries, only Germany and Poland experienced hikes in competitiveness during the recession
ranking  international-location-reports  europe  germany  poland  government-policy 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
General Motors Invests $300 Million In Automotive Testing and Development Centers in Russelsheim and Dudenhofen, Germany - Area Development Online
General Motors will invest approximately $300 Million in new testing facilities at the European Development Center at Opel headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany and Opel proving ground in Dudenhofen, Germany, during the next four years.
gm  automotive-industry  general-motors  germany  economic-development  site-selection 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Hessen on Track: Investments & More - Hessen Trade & Invest
"The Hessen Way of Life" video was publicly released on 4/18/2013 by the Hessen Minister of Economics, Transport, Urban and Regional Development, Mr. Florian Rentsch.
gm  hessen  automotive-industry  general-motors  international-location-reports  germany  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Bet on U.S. Pays Off for Germany’s Carmakers - NYTimes.com
The recovery in the United States auto market, which produced big earnings growth at Chrysler and Ford in their fourth quarters, has also been a boon for Germany’s big three — Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen.
automotive-industry  fdi-usa  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  germany  this-week-201  business-globalization 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Europe's Growth Divide Widens - WSJ.com
Industrial-production data in the euro zone published Thursday suggest the region's largest economies are recovering at different paces, a divide that may prove a major headache for the European Central Bank.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-120  europe  economy  economic-recovery  manufacturing  germany  government-policy 
march 2011 by areadevelopment
German Manufacturing Rebounds - WSJ.com
Domestic demand helped new orders to Germany's manufacturing sector rebound in October, rising by 1.6% in seasonally-adjusted terms after a 4% drop in September.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-109  germany  manufacturing  recovery  economic-recovery 
december 2010 by areadevelopment

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