Edition 08/2017

Dear Readers,

For the past 25 years, the State Development Corporation of Thuringia has been standing up for the development of Thuringia as an economic and investment location in many ways. Thus, the latest edition of the newsletter will provide you with an overview of our wide range of services for investors and entrepreneurs. In addition, we are presenting some of the recent greenfield investments and expansions projects in the state of Thuringia including a 45 million Euro investment of Stahlo Stahlservice GmbH & Co. KG in Gera as well as the biggest investment of Carlisle Construction Materials in Europe. The company will invest more than 40 million Euros in their new site in Waltershausen.

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A special focus will also be put on the latest delegation trip to the USA in May 2017 giving just one example of our wide range of services provided in order to support the globalization of the Thuringian economy.

Furthermore, this issue will also allow you to learn more about Thuringia’s development as an up-and-coming technology location. There are two articles covering the set-up of a brand new R&D building of the CEEC (Center for Energy and Environmental Chemistry) in Jena, as well as the latest activities of the Fraunhofer Association at various sites within Thuringia.

I wish you a beneficial and interesting reading.

With best regards,

Dr. Arnulf Wulff
Senior Vice President, Member of the Management Board
Dept. Investment, International Business and Cluster Promotion

Top Issue
25 years of LEG Thüringen!

We are also celebrating our 25th anniversary this year. Shortly after the German reunification, the State Development Corporation of Thuringia (LEG Thüringen) was founded, and since then we have been committed to the state’s development as an innovative location for business and investment.


Thuringia Invest
Investment News

Automotive supplier continues growth strategy in Gera - Stahlo Stahlservice GmbH & Co. KG plans to invest EUR 45 million in a new plant. After the existing hall in the Gera-Langenberg business area was no longer large enough for the requirements, the Friedhelm-Loh Group company acquired an adjacent...


Thuringia Invest

IAA 2017
Sept. 14-24, 2017| Frankfurt/Main

Oct. 4-6, 2017| Munich

Oct. 17-21, 2017| Friedrichshafen


Thuringia International
North America is a launch pad for Thuringian companies

North America has been and continues to be an important export and investment partner for Thuringia. It was proven once again at the end of May during the Thuringian delegation trip under the joint leadership of Minister-President Bodo Ramelow and Minister of Economic Affairs Wolfgang Tiefensee.


New home for the battery of the future

The Center for Energy and Environmental Chemistry in Jena (CEEC) is growing: By 2022 a new research facility will be built, which offers ideal conditions for the development of future battery systems.


Technology News

Award-winning innovation from Thuringia
The portable socket from Obergebra was awarded the German Federal Prize for Outstanding Innovative Performances for the Trades in 2016. Developed jointly by Elektro-Müller and Axsol, the mobile solar plant has been produced in large series since this year. The...


25 years of Fraunhofer in Thuringia

The Fraunhofer Society is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF Jena). For the future, the research company has great plans in the field of microelectronics in Thuringia.


Discover Thuringia digitally!

Soon visitors will also be able to experience the whole of Thuringia via "Digital Showroom - 360 degrees": The digital shop window at Erfurt's main station will be launched in time for the opening of the high speed train (ICE) express route Berlin - Munich in December.


Summer events in Thuringia

It is hot in Thuringia! And it’s not just due to the summer temperatures but also to the numerous open-air events which the state offers; that shows a glimpse into the Thuringian Summer Festival program.



Achava-Festspiele Thüringen
Aug. 31 – Sept. 10, 2017
Erfurt, Weimar and other places
Concerts, discussion, exhibition, meetings on ideas concerning interculturality and inter-religiousness

Blütezeit Apolda
Until Sept. 24, 2017
Garden show Apolda


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Editorial Staff: Dr. Holger Wiemers (V.i.S.d.P.), Olivia Großmann, Christine Maas
Translation: Toptranslation GmbH

Picture credits:
25 years of LEG Thüringen!: LEG Thüringen
ComTS expands service offer in Erfurt: ComTS
North America is a launch pad for Thuringian companies: Peter Herb
New home for the battery of the future: Anne Günther, FSU Jena
25 years of Fraunhofer in Thuringia: Fraunhofer IOF
Discover Thuringia digitally!: TRIAD, Berlin
Summer events in Thuringia: Genius Loci

State Development Corporation of Thuringia (LEG Thüringen)

Phone: +49 (0) 361 5603-450
E - Mail: info@leg-thueringen.de
Internet: www.leg-thueringen.de

Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Wolfgang Tiefensee, Thuringian Minister for Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society
Board of Management: -Chairman- Andreas Krey, Frank Krätzschmar
VAT number: DE151271758,
Incorporated at the Jena Local Court, incorporation number HRB 104662