Plant opening of the BVS Systemtechnik GmbH company in Schwerin

Rudolph: New location starts production – 25 jobs created –
Developing trans-regional attractiveness to investors –
Investors here also need motivated specialists who are keen on living here

No.189/18  | 15.06.2018  | WM | Ministry of Economics, Employment and Health

On Friday, the BVS Systemtechnik GmbH company ceremoniously opened their new plant in the Schwerin Industrial Park. The company specialises in sheet metal processing. "Thanks to this new location, 25 new jobs have been created in the manufacturing industry. We have succeeded in attracting a company to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, which provides high-value products and services in sheet metal processing", stated the State Secretary in the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Dr. Stefan Rudolph. BVS Blechtechnik GmbH is based in Böblingen (Baden-Wuerttemberg). The Schwerin BVS Systemtechnik GmbH is a subsidiary company. The total investment volume for setting up the location is around 9.2 million euros. The Ministry for Economic Affairs has supported the project with about 2.2 million euros of funding from the "Improvement of the regional economic structure" joint scheme (GRW).

Developing trans-regional attractiveness to investors – Emphasising soft locational factors

The State Secretary for Economic Affairs Dr. Rudolph made it clear that it is necessary to market the business location of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern even more visibly on a trans-regional basis. "Investors here also need motivated employees who are keen on living here. In this regard, we can score well with modern infrastructure and outstandingly well-developed commercial sites. In addition to these hard locational factors, we particularly also have to market the soft locational factors even more strongly in the future. These include up-to-date and high-quality daycare of all children as well as an excellent residential and living quality. An existing child daycare centre and a school are always attractive features for a location as well as a locational advantage in the decision to live and work in a particular region", stated the State Secretary for Economic Affairs Rudolph.

Creation of a drawing power for relocations

"In addition to the outstanding location conditions we enjoy in this state, a key criterion for the decision was the partnership with the ZIM Flugsitz GmbH company, which also has premises in the Industrial Park. This illustrates yet again the drawing power of locations in a commercial area that is associated with the development of investment projects. In this regard, the establishment of a coffee capsule plant by Nestlé has also made a significant contribution. This increases the overall attention for the business location of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern", Rudolph went on to explain.

The Schwerin Industrial Park continues to grow

A whole series of companies have settled in the Schwerin Industrial Park in recent years. These include: Nestlé Deutschland AG (production of Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee capsules), FlammAerotec GmbH & Co KG (production of various components / vendor parts – including for the Airbus production), PTS-precision GmbH (production of high-precision CNC long turned parts for the automotive and electrical industry), United Caps (production of plastic closures – primarily for bottles and cartons in the food industry), Folienveredelung Hamburg (recycling of all kinds of foils into high-quality plastic granulate) and ZIM Flugsitz GmbH, a manufacturer of aircraft seats. Yet another manufacturer of medical technology in the form of the Ypsomed medical technology company is currently in the process of establishing a location here. The site in the Schwerin Industrial Park will produce components for pens, auto-injectors and pumping systems. Production is due to start in the first half of 2019, thus creating a total of 119 new jobs. "More than 1,000 new jobs have already been created in the Schwerin Industrial Park. Both the marketing campaign initiated by the Ministry for Economic Affairs and the repositioning of the major business location have proved a great success, thereby sustainably resulting in the establishment of business premises here. We shall also continue this path at other locations as part of the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern industry offensive", concluded Dr. Rudolph, the State Secretary for Economic Affairs of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.