Success Stories in Hessen
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Success Stories

International Companies in Hessen

Here to Stay

More than 13,000 international companies from almost 190 countries have made a home in Hessen. Find out why they chose Hessen - and why they stay.

Lotus Tech Innovation Centre
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Lotus Growing Near Frankfurt Airport

Chinese automaking group Geely opened its Lotus Tech Innovation Centre in Raunheim in Hessen. We visited the place where the new Lotus sports car will be developed and had a discussion full of superlatives, touching on Germany’s largest Chinese community, the most expensive potholes in Hessen, and the region’s largest EV charging park.

Klarna graffiti
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Opposites Attract

Klarna was founded in 2005 in Sweden and came to Central Hessen in 2014. When it outgrew its premises here in Linden the company leased the Old Telegraph Office in Giessen and converted it. The results of the process are worth seeing: A building that combines old and new. And a bank that has graffiti on its walls.

Donald Schaffer Dexerials
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The Koi in the Shark Tank

How did a global player from Japan like Dexerials find a home away from home in Frankfurt, Hessen? Donald Schaffer, Director Sales & Marketing Europe and Head of Dexerials' Automotive Solution Business Unit Europe, talks to us about finding the right location, his experience in Frankfurt and coping with the coronavirus pandemic.

Dexerials Europe
N Store Design
© Yoshihiro Horikawa

N Store – for Europe from Japan

The Japanese community in Hessen is highly active. More than 2,000 Japanese live in the city of Frankfurt, many Japanese companies are also based here. Such as the "N Store", a pop-up store by Yoshihiro Horikawa. Read here why Yoshi is so fascinated by Frankfurt and discover his extraordinary mobile boutique.

N Store
Keith Young ATC Ireland Hessen

“The Connectivity is Great on Every Level”

ATC is a data center and logistics company, established in Ireland in 1979. Today, ATC works from bases in Dublin, London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. Find out why the company would choose Hessen again as a business location and get some useful advice for foreign investors who want to establish a business here.