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NRW.Global Business AWARD

Investors stimulate the economy, create jobs, strenghten innovation impetus and bring new products, services and processes to NRW.In doing so, they make a decisive contribution to the competitiveness of North Rhine-Westphalia.NRW.Global Business honors exemplary investments in NRW with the NRW.Global Business AWARD. At the same time, this acknowledgement is extended symbolically to all investors who have opted for NRW as their business location. Over the years since its inception, the NRW.Global Business Award has gone to either an individual company or several companies for their exemplary commitment to NRW and their contribution to the economic development of the state.

And the award goes to ...?

The AWARD 2022 went to companies from USA, Japan, Great Britain und NRW

The red carpet is rolled out for NRW's foreign trade: Four companies could look forward to the AWARD 2022 – and each one has its own unique success story: 

Plug

Plug from the US state of New York specializes in hydrogen and fuel cell technology. To support the transformation to a climate-neutral economy, the company has created an entire hydrogen ecosystem: Plug develops and manufactures fuel cells, supplies green hydrogen, storage solutions, fueling systems and complete infrastructures. In 2022, the company established its European service and logistics headquarters in the Port of Duisburg. In the future, Plug will manage repair, test and maintenance orders here on 13,000 square meters. A hub for fuel cells, spare parts and electrolysers is also being created. The electricity will come from renewable energy sources – for this purpose, Plug is equipping numerous port buildings with photovoltaic systems in cooperation with Duisport.

Asahi Kasei

The Japanese technology group with almost 40,000 employees worldwide has been operating its European business from Düsseldorf since 2016 and has since recorded steady growth at the location. At the newly built European headquarters in Düsseldorf's industrial port, Asahi Kasei combines sales, marketing, logistics, and research and development for various product areas. The focus is on highly specialized plastics for the automotive industry. In addition to modern office and meeting rooms, the new headquarters has a showroom where materials for the car of the future are presented, such as sustainable microfiber materials for seat trim and innovative foam products.

SKYRORA

The aerospace startup, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, develops and produces launch vehicles to carry small satellites into the Earth’s orbit. SKYRORA also operates a subsidiary in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro, where around 100 engineers develop efficient propulsion systems and innovative materials for rocket technology. In order to operate closer to the European market with its technologies, SKYRORA is settling in the immediate vicinity of Paderborn Airport to set up a research and development center. Here, the startup will operate a 3D printer that uses innovative technology to process metals and materials for the development of new rockets. In addition, the company is cooperating with the Chair of Materials Science at the University of Paderborn to create points of contact in the field of innovative 3D printing.

Elmos Semiconductor

The Dortmund-based company has been developing, producing and selling semiconductors primarily for use in the automotive industry since 1984. Global trends such as autonomous driving or electromobility are becoming safer, more comfortable and more energy-efficient due to the microchips. At its headquarters in North Rhine-Westphalia, the company combines all lines of business from development to sales. For many years Elmos has pursued a broad international expansion strategy. Today 16 international subsidiaries with about 1,200 employees carry the North Rhine-Westphalian brand Elmos out into the world.

Award winners of the last years

AWARD 2021

AWARD 2021

  • The Chinese technology giant Xiaomi
  • 2G Energy, the company from Heek in the Münsterland region manufactures combined heat and power units
  • The Japanese automotive supplier Marelli
  • Enapter from Thailand, a specialist for hydrogen technology
AWARD 2020

AWARD 2020

AWARD 2019

AWARD 2019

AWARD 2018

AWARD 2018

AWARD 2017

AWARD 2017

AWARD 2016

AWARD 2016

AWARD 2015

AWARD 2015

AWARD 2014

AWARD 2014

  • The Chinese provider of information technology and telecommunications solutions HUAWEI
  • The US express and parcel delivery service UPS 
  • The French chemical company Air Liquide 
AWARD 2013

AWARD 2013

  • Einer der führenden Hersteller für Baumaschinen auf dem chinesischen Markt, XCMG Europe, Krefeld.
  • Der deutsche Wellpappenspezialist Schumacher Packaging, AirportPark FMO in Greven.
  • Das türkische Kommunikations- und Technologieunternehmen Turkcell, Köln.
AWARD 2012

AWARD 2012

  • Die deutsche Niederlassung des französischen Schweißgeräteherstellers GYS in Aachen.
  • Das Gewinnerduo 3M aus Neuss und Kleine Logistik aus Grevenbroich.
  • Das japanische Unternehmen XTREME technologies GmbH, Alsdorf.
AWARD 2011

AWARD 2011

AWARD 2010

AWARD 2010

AWARD 2009

AWARD 2009

  • Das Bochumer Entwicklungszentrum des kanadischen Black Berry-Herstellers Research in Motion Deutschland GmbH (RIM).
  • Der japanischen Geschmacks- und Riechstoffhersteller Takasago in Zülpich.
  • Der chinesische Baumaschinenhersteller SANY mit Sitz in Bedburg/Bergheim - Mühlenerft.
AWARD 2006

AWARD 2006

  • Das schwedische Technik-Unternehmen Atlas Copco mit Sitz in Essen.
  • Die finnische Rhein Papier - Tochterunternehmen des finnischen Papierkonzerns Myllykoski - in Hürth.
  • Das dänische Unternehmen Genan mit Sitz im Industriepark Dorsten/Marl.
  • Der norwegische Energieproduzent Statkraft mit Sitz in Düsseldorf.
AWARD 2005

AWARD 2005

  • Auszeichnung des US-amerikanischen Unternehmens QVC für über 2.500 geschaffene Arbeitsplätze in NRW.
AWARD 2004

AWARD 2004

  • Der britische Staubsauger-Hersteller Dyson mit Deutschlandzentrale in Köln.
AWARD 2003

AWARD 2003

The 10 best location factors for NRW

With its location factors, NRW is the most important economic region in Germany and has for years been one of the most popular investment locations for foreign companies in Europe. We have compiled the best location factors here.

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