To find out where in the production processes the same result can be achieved with less energy, or – even better – more output can be produced with the same energy consumption, it is necessary to take a closer look and make more sophisticated changes.
Dr. Matthias Gohla, Head of Process and Plant Engineering at Fraunhofer IFF
Companies and research institutions are traditionally very closely networked here in Saxony-Anhalt, right along the value chain.
Thomas Einsfelder, Managing Director of the Investment and Marketing Corporation Sachsen-Anhalt (IMG)
For our company, internationalisation means new markets and increasing our market presence.
Tino Lerche, Managing Director and Authorised Representative of PHM Industrieanlagen GmbH in Saxony-Anhalt
Over the past 50 years, a lot has changed, but the basic principles of engineering have remained the same. We are rising to the challenge of developing new innovations.
Tino Lerche, Managing Director and Authorised Representative of PHM Industrieanlagen GmbH in Saxony-Anhalt
The chemical park is 232 hectares in size, which is equivalent to 300 football fields. It is home to 50 companies, 35 of which are service providers, ten of which are production operations, and five of which are energy producers.
Arvid Friebe, Managing Director Infra-Zeitz Servicegesellschaft mbH
As far as Shell, or to put it more precisely their subsidiary CRI/Criterion Catalysts were concerned, we proved to be a perfect match for their business portfolio.
Holger Günschel, Managing Director CRI Catalyst Leuna GmbH
It is in Saxony-Anhalt that we are developing the American and international markets.
Andreas Schüppel, Managing Director of Puraglobe in Zeitz
Schkopau is situated in the heart of central Germany, a region which is home to a huge amount of specialist expertise in the field of synthetic rubber technology. The first industrial scale, global production of synthetic rubber started here some 80 years ago.
Ralf Irmert, Managing Director of Trinseo Deutschland GmbH
In 2015, chemicals businesses invested some 270 million Euros in facilities, land and equipment in Saxony-Anhalt.
chemical industry in Saxony-Anhalt
The quick availability of affordable space, the speed of project completions but also the availability of more and more free capacities in secure computer centres and our closely networked, rapidly growing IT services industry as well as Saxony-Anhalt’s superb location in the middle of Germany and centre of Europe along with the ultra-modern infrastructure are convincing arguments that will impress in London.
Bettina Quäschning, acting CEO of IMG Saxony-Anhalt
The secret of Pure is the extremely large surface area of the fine fibres down to the nano level. One gram of Pure has a surface area of three square metres.
Günter Hufschmid, founder Deurex AG
Scientists on a worldwide competitive top level support us significantly in the development of innovative, highly complex and specific proteins for researching pharmaceuticals and diagnostics companies.
Dr. Henning Afflerbach, CEO of Navigo Proteins GmbH
We have the power here, we convert it into hydrogen, and then we can supply our chemical chain directly and no longer need to purchase petroleum and natural gas from remote regions. And we are sustainable, as the power is acquired from renewable sources.
Prof. Dr. Ralf B. Wehrspohn, head of the Fraunhofer Institute for the Microstructure of Materials and Systems (IMWS) in Halle
The most important is what we can deduce from the customer’s order data and the context of the order in relation to the company’s logistics concept.
Professor Dirk Sackmann, Merseburg University of Applied Sciences
With major developmental projects we accordingly fall back on the support of universities, associated institutes, the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF) and other institutes, because we do not have the manpower for this purpose, and naturally with developmental components with which we do not have the necessary know-how, because it is not part of our core competence.
Reiner Storch, managing director AEM-Anhaltische Elektromotorenwerk Dessau GmbH
Despite all of the production planning that we manage, since we are a family business, we are also able to respond on a flexible basis. That is what distinguishes us from our competitors.
Stefanie Franke, managing director of MEWA GmbH
When charging and discharging our battery systems, almost no energy is lost, as the energy flow doesn’t flow from cell to cell, but each cell is controlled directly by the system.
Daniel Hannemann, business director of TESVOLT GmbH
With particularly heavy components or parts that are long and wide, however, the ship is the transport method of choice.
Christoph Balle, responsible for product planning at AMS Arneburger Maschinen- und Stahlbau GmbH
We want to focus on the manufacturing of drilling equipment for well construction, and in the future, we also want to focus on the use of geothermal heat/geothermal energy.
Frank Lösche, Managing Director of WELLCO DRILL
With our Telemedical Acute Stroke Care, or TASC, we have been able to ensure that patients who suffer a stroke receive the medicine they need as quickly as possible in the immediate aftermath – so that they benefit from significantly improved chances of recovery.
Peter Knüppel, computer scientist, Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
Working together with our researchers and partners from the world of industry, with the use of augmentation, I believe that we can make a major contribution to making production processes safer, simpler, more flexible and more effective.
Dr. Simon Adler, Fraunhofer IFF
By linking up with the existing QR code technology, we have developed a solution which drastically reduces the amount of work required to create individual augmented reality content.
Daniel Anderson, managing director of 3DQR GmbH
The potential of our region in the field of ICT is growing all the time. Our expertise in this area will enable us to forge ahead with the process of digitalisation in Saxony-Anhalt and handle the tasks and the work of the future.
Thomas Wünsch, State Secretary for the Ministry of Commerce, Science and Digitalisation of the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt
We offer a highly secure cloud storage service for decentralised teams.
Franz Weisbrich, industrial engineer and executive chairman at Sengi IT
Networking is very easy and purposive here.
Bartol Ruzic, Development Director at 2tainment GmbH
We have identified herbs that have a positive effect upon the gastrointestinal tract, have tested their aroma and flavour and narrowed them down.
Wolfram Schnäckel, Professor for Food Technology at the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
nutriCARD is thus something new for the research landscape in Central Germany. Various individual competences of the sites are bundled in this cluster and used synergistically.
Dr. Toni Meier, managing director of the cluster nutriCARD
We were the first manufacturers to successfully use Stevia, i.e. ‘sweetleaf’, as a natural sweetener in our juice drinks instead of sugar.
Chris Dabbert, chairman Glockengold Fruchtsaft AG
This is quite simply because we began working in this area much earlier than other universities.
Dietmar Glatz, director of the Rapid Prototyping Centre at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences
We are no longer just producing products from Chlorella vulgaris, but from up to 14 different microalgae species.
Jörg Ullmann, Managing Director of Roquette in Klötze, Saxony-Anhalt
We try to respond to our customers’ requirements surrounding the metal powder with regards to solidity, hardness and corrosion resistance, etc., and want to convince with individual solutions.
Dr.-Ing. Andreas Pelz, founder of m4p
The surgeon can plan and simulate every step, rehears it with their colleagues, and enter the operating theatre better prepared.
Dr. Fabian Klink, director of M3DP
Chocolate manufacturers can no longer do without us.
Bernd Wiesner, Managing Director Paradiesfrucht
The measuring stations on our CSP roof are comparable with the identical ones in Morocco.
Matthias Ebert, scientist at Fraunhofer Center for Silicon-Photovoltaics CSP in Halle
It is around one third cheaper than purchasing the systems for the vacuum technology, and the continuous production process requires less energy. This saves us costs and leads to lower CO2 emissions.
Dr. Florian Holzapfel, managing director of Calyxo GmbH
In Europe alone, the market potential is currently estimated to be around 180 gigawatt peak. The area of business remains relatively undeveloped.
Markus Köhler, general manager of Flying Inspection Service
We want to breathe new life into the Tangermünde chemical works.
Ulrich Loser, managing director Loser Chemie
The storage system is programmed so that enough electricity is always available for the emergency operations.
Mathias Zdzieblowski, Tesvolt GmbH in Wittenberg
We must respond to problems quickly, provide advice and search for specific solutions.
Michael Koch, managing director of Mitteldeutsche Eisenbahn GmbH
This density of information and its automatic processing forms the foundation for our ‘intelligent storage’. By focussing our logistics on digital paths, we manage to make our processes lean and flexible.
Martin Menz, company director of Relaxdays GmbH
It is the digitalisation of business processes that is a prerequisite for enabling aspects such as self-management of objects and communication of objects online.
Professor Dr. Dirk Sackmann, holder of the logistics professorship at Merseburg University of Applied Sciences
In future, local mobility options will be linked with one another and with satellite-based road, traffic and travel data.
In Saxony-Anhalt, scientists and economists are working together to research and develop technologies for intelligent traffic management.
The geographically convenient location of the region in the middle of Europe, an excellently developed infrastructure and well-trained specialists, as well as the proxi-mity to Eastern European EU states, provide good conditions to establish the centre of Germany in the future as a major hub for the transhipment of goods.
Thomas Webel, Minister of Transport of Saxony-Anhalt
A very good infrastructure has developed in the area between Halle, Leipzig and Bitterfeld, which means many opportunities for this sector.
Jörg Heilmann, Logistics Manager at Logistics centre HOYER in Schkopau
The infrastructure is superb, it offers a genuine location advantage of the possible recruitment for young scientists who are made available by the university in Halle, with its focus on protein biochemistry.
Henning Afflerbach, Managing Director of Scil Proteins GmbH
Until 2020, the global market for biopharmaceuticals is set to grow by an average rate of nine percent and a volume of about 280 billion US dollars.
Sebastian Schuck, Manager of the Business Development department at Wacker Biotech GmbH
The location of Saxony-Anhalt provides the ideal enviroment for companies from the entire range of pharmaceutical, plant-based and industrial biotechnology, as they will find excellent conditions with very specialist development focal points.
Dr. Carlhans Uhle, Managing Director of IMG
The research conditions are very good and they have improved further in recent years. Saxony-Anhalt offers interesting financial instruments and provides start-up financing and investor mediation. It also provides direct project funding.
Konrad Glund, co-founder and CEO of Probiodrug
The price will also help to expand the successful relations with our regional and international partners and will open the door to key decision-makers, which will bring more investments to Saxony-Anhalt also in the future.
Dr. Carlhans Uhle, managing director of IMG Saxony-Anhalt
There is great industrial demand for production processes that save energy and material, especially in the automotive industry and aviation.
Thomas Köck, Managing Director of the PMC
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