Leipzig attracts investors
The latest business report of the City of Leipzig “Leipzig Means Business 2020” presents the following lighthouse projects:
Beiersdorf: New production plant Leipzig is broadening its industrial base with a new major investment in the north of the city. Beiersdorf AG from Hamburg plans to open a new production facility for cosmetics and body care products at Seehausen II Industrial Estate as early as 2022. Initially 200 new jobs are planned. The plant is expected to grow in the following years, taking the headcount to perhaps 700. It will eventually be part of a strategic, Europe-wide manufacturing network.
Mercateo relocates to Leipzig
On 18 December 2019, the City of Leipzig and Mercateo, an operator of procurement platforms for business customers, announced that the company would be relocating its headquarters from Munich to Leipzig. This move was prompted by Mercateo’s planned growth in
Leipzig as well as the green light for a building plot in the city centre, where the company is already building its own office block.
Amazon Air starts operations at Leipzig/Halle Airport
Amazon Air has opened its first European regional air freight centre, creating 200 new jobs in the region.
Porsche starts fifth expansion phase
The sports car manufacturer is investing €600 million in its Leipzig plant for the production of the new generation of the Macan. This marks the start of the fifth expansion of the plant.
BMW to build battery modules in Leipzig
Starting in 2021, the BMW Group’s plant in Leipzig will make battery modules for the high-voltage batteries required by electric vehicles. Anticipating increasing sales of electric cars, BMW will invest over 100 EUR million there by 2022. This investment will create modern jobs in Leipzig and make the production of electric vehicles in Germany even more sustainable.