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LOWER AUSTRIA as a
BUSINESS LOCATION

Lower Austria – Austria's largest province – is among today's top European business locations. Its geographic position alone is a bonus with Vienna at its center and the high-growth markets of Central and Eastern Europe on its doorstep. Thanks to its political stability, dynamic growth, openness to investment and the absence of bureaucratic red tape, Lower Austria is the land of ideas and their realization.

Lower Austria is situated in the heart of Europe and within easy reach of major cities such as Vienna, Munich, Bratislava, Budapest and Prague. Not only that, but in place is a superior international quality infrastruct-ure offering full service business support, modern road connections and Vienna Airport (VIE) that links west and east through ideal connections like no other European airport. Use the enormous commercial potential of this region to boost your business.

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Lower Austria is also a hub of high-tech. The consistent focus on cutting-edge technologies and substantial funding of R&D have ensured Lower Austria its status as one of the most attractive and forward-thinking business locations for leading high-tech companies in the European region. Discover our TECHNOPOL program, with its specialized centers combining high-tech companies, educational and research facilities. 

Rated the No.1 country in the world in terms of quality of life – Austria just has it all. Lower Austria embodies these benefits as the historic core of the nation – a land of great diversity and contrasts, offering a nearly unlimited choice of cultural, recreational, leisure and holiday activities.

 

 

AGRANA Group

When corn, potatoes and wheat are processed into premium starch products, they are usually by AGRANA. This company transforms agricultural commodities into a plethora of industrial products in three main areas: fruit, starch and sugar. For example, AGRANA fruit preparations are used in one in three fruit yoghurts worldwide, while its special starch products are used in food products as well as in the paper, textiles, pharma and cosmetics industries.

AGRANA Group

Starch is used in many products, from cosmetics to animal feed.

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BERNDORF BAND GROUP

High resolution, rich colours, from small to gigantic – out there is a variety of options for displays. But what combines all of them? In every single piece there are thousands of wafer-thin optical foils used to enable the representation of images. Necessary for the production of these films and foils are high polished steel belts, which are developed by Berndorf Band Group. But Berndorf steel belts are not only used for the manufacturing of films and foils, also products of daily use like wood and laminate, paper, rubber or sweet and salty food products are goods, which are fabricated on stainless steel belts from Berndorf Band Group.

BERNDORF BAND GROUP

Screens and smartphones contain films and foils, which are manufactured on stainless steel belts form Berndorf Band Group.

BÜHLER FOOD EQUIPMENT

The Haas Group, global market leader for the production of wafer machines, became part of Bühler in January 2018. The company’s Consumer Foods business makes a crucial contribution to the production of baked goods, sweets and snacks as well as the manufacture and processing of cocoa, chocolate, coffee and nuts. At their Leobendorf site they mostly produce equipment for wafers, ice cream cones and cookies. In the local application center they develop innovative product ideas and recipes for products that are distributed all over the world.

BÜHLER FOOD EQUIPMENT

Worldwide, more than half of all wafers are produced with a Franz Haas machine.

Doka GmbH

Doka is a global leader in formwork solutions, developing, manufacturing and distributing innovative products for all areas of the construction industry. It has a highly effective sales network of 160 distribution and logistics sites in over 70 countries, guaranteeing rapid, professional provision of both equipment and technical support. Doka is an Umdasch Group company and has 7,000 employees worldwide.

In the city centre of Melbourne, the formwork solution from Doka and Lubeca was used to create the Aurora Melbourne Central, a luxurious residential building with a special design. (Picture credit/copyright: Doka)

Doka GmbH

The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, was built using DOKA formwork technology.

ERBER GROUP

Headquartered in Getzersdorf, Lower Austria, the ERBER Group is a leading group of companies in the field of food and feed safety, focusing on natural feed additives, feed and food analysis and plant protection. ERBER Group consists of BIOMIN, ROMER LABS, SANPHAR and EFB. Including distribution partners. ERBER Group is represented in more than 130 countries worldwide.

ERBER Group is a world leader in the application of biotechnology in agriculture, the core business is mycotoxin risk management, and a leader in the development of natural feeding concepts for farm animals and innovative solutions for food analysis.

Powerful in-house research and development provides the basis for developing customer-focused and innovative solutions, which is particularly supported by collaborations with renowned universities and research institutions.

ERBER GROUP

Innovative and sustainable solutions for the feed and food production

LEOBERSDORFER MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH

LMF is the leading Austrian manufacturer of reciprocating and rotary screw air and gas compressors for industrial and oil & gas industry applications. The company has been established for 170 years and offers its customers the benefits of the latest developments in design engineering, proven manufacturing methods, full load testing prior to shipment, and superior after market services. LMF’s compressor systems are developed and manufactured according to internationally applicable standards. What is more, LMF offers its clients all relevant services as a one-stop provider – from engineering to manufacturing and testing under full load, start-up and maintenance.

LEOBERSDORFER MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH

1896: Rudolf Diesel developed a diesel engine for LMF.

LISEC AUSTRIA GMBH

LiSEC is a globally operating group which has been offering innovative individual and complete solutions in the field of flat glass processing and finishing for more than 50 years. The performance portfolio includes machines, software solutions and services.

LiSEC develops and produces glass cutting and sorting systems, individual components and complete production lines for the production of insulating and laminated glass as well as machines for the processing of glass edges and tempering systems. With their reliable technology and intelligent automation solutions, LiSEC sets standards in terms of quality and technology and makes a substantial contribution to the success of their customers.

LISEC AUSTRIA GMBH

LiSEC is THE competent, reliable and innovative partner for all-in-one solutions for flat glass processors.

NOVOMATIC AG

The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 30,000 staff worldwide. It exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment, system solutions, lottery system solutions and services to more than 70 countries. The Group operates around 2,100 electronic slot machine casinos as well as around 255,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) via rental concepts.

NOVOMATIC AG

NOVOMATIC has employees from 70 countries in Austria alone.

POLLMANN INTERNATIONAL GMBH

Today almost every car manufactured by automotive brands worldwide includes mechanical or mechatronic modules made by Pollmann.

The core competence of Pollmann lies in the intelligent combination of metal, plastic and electronics into highly complex mechatronic components for the automotive industry.  The portfolio is divided into five distinct Business Divisions: sunroof solutions, door solutions, powertrain, engine compartment and the new field of e-mobility. As a valuable partner Pollmann offers around the world design and development, prototyping, toolmaking, equipment automation as well as large-scale production and employs over 1,800 staff worldwide.

POLLMANN INTERNATIONAL GMBH

Present in the automotive hotspots of europe, north america and asia.

RIEGL

RIEGL is an international leading provider of cutting edge 3D laser scanning technology for surveying.

In addition to the headquarters in Horn, Lower Austria - where research & development as well as production are located – RIEGL provides sales, support and service by offices in Vienna and Salzburg, RIEGL subsidiaries in the USA, Japan, Australia and China and by a worldwide network of distribution partners. 

Laser scanning captures the surface of single objects or entire regions with a very dense pattern of measuring points. The point cloud generated therefrom is combined to form a highly accurate, detailed, digital 3D image. RIEGL thus supplies the basic digital data for various applications: from topography and mining, to corridor mapping and monitoring of pipelines and rail tracks, to modern agriculture and forestry, archaeology and architecture. 

Impressive example: Semi-transparent 3D view of the Dachstein mountain range, Austria

RIEGL

RIEGL Laser Scanners and Systems:
Austrian Innovation for a digital world

SEMPERIT TECHNISCHE PRODUKTE GMBH

The publicly listed Semperit AG Holding is an internationally-oriented corporate group that develops, produces, and sells highly specialized rubber products for the industrial and medical sectors. Both the production facility as well as the worldwide R&D center are located in Wimpassing, Lower Austria, where currently around 800 people are employed.

Industrial Sector:

Semperflex – hydraulic and industrial hoses
Sempertrans – conveyor belts
Semperform – escalator handrails, construction profiles, cable car rings, and products for railway superstructures

Medical Sector:

Sempermed – examination and surgical gloves

SEMPERIT TECHNISCHE PRODUKTE GMBH

Semperit Group Revenue in 2018: 879 Mio EUR

ZKW GROUP

The BMW i8 is the first production vehicle in the world equipped with “laser boost”, a revolutionary high-performance laser with a high beam range of approximately 600 metres and which is exceptionally compact. This is just one of a host of examples of innovative premium solutions by the ZKW Group: Audi, VOLVO Truck, VW and Porsche are among the numerous premium vehicle manufacturers which put their faith in the innovations of this company headquartered in Wieselburg. The Group has a total of eight sites in Europe, the Americas and Asia where around 9,700 employees work on the automotive lighting solutions of tomorrow.

ZKW GROUP

ZKW - Intelligent lighting systems for the global automotive industry



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