In 2015, Hessen achieved a new record: 156 international companies either established a new business in Hessen or expanded their existing facilities. In 2014 there were 144 foreign investments, in 2013 there were 119 and in 2012 there were 77.
In the annual ranking of German states, Hessen repeatedly achieved the leading position. The majority of foreign companies are active in the IT/software segment, followed by biotechnologie/ medical technology / fiancial sector and mechanical engineering.
But more than that, the "soft factors" for investment are also excellent: high level of expertise, stable business relationships, and a high quality of life. Thanks to these positive factors, it is no wonder that for many decades Hessen has attracted investments from all over the world.
Recent Foreign Investments
Portwell Inc., Taiwan
Taiwanese company Portwell Inc., a worldwide leading innovator in the industrial PC market and premier member of the Intel® Internet of Things (IoT) Solutions Alliance, moved its German headquarters to Sprendlingen, the Dreieich industrial park south of Frankfurt, in June 2015. Sales and customer technical support will be managed from the new branch office. With the new acquisition of its own company building and the initial hiring of eight to ten employees, Portwell Deutschland is demonstrating how much it values important growth in the German-speaking market and its intention of settling in Dreieich for the long term. The acquisition of the building secures enough space for the company's future expansions. In 2014, Portwell Inc. employed a worldwide staff of 850 and generated sales of 184.68 million US dollars.