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3M: Multi-million investment in Kamen



By expanding its Kamen plant, the multi-technology group 3M intends to double its production capacity.

3M's large-scale investments are continuing: After the multi-technology group recently invested 80 million euros in production facilities at the Kamen site, the North Rhine-Westphalian plant is now being expanded again. From 2020, a further 70 million euros will be invested in the project. State-of-the-art production facilities for surgical dressing products such as sterile transparent and foam dressings will be installed in a new 3,000 square meter building. The company intends to double its production capacity for dressing materials in the future. The number of employees is also expected to grow from 440 to 500 by 2025.

The Kamen plant is already of great importance for 3M: For the Group, it is the largest production facility for medical devices outside the USA. Founded in Minnesota, 3M is now represented in 200 countries worldwide. The company holds over 25,000 patents and manufactures products for almost every area of life. In 2018, the group generated sales of around 33 billion US dollars.