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Boehringer Ingelheim builds "Green Factory "

Gebäude zu sehen mit begrüntem Dach und im Hintergrund Windräder
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With an investment of € 1.2 billion, the company is building a “green” biopharmaceutical production facility in Bruck an der Leitha.

The plant is to be built in the ecoplus business park on the eastern motorway (A4) by 2026, creating 800 jobs. In the future drugs against cancer, heart attacks and strokes will be produced in the biopharmaceutical plant called BioNex.

Within 5 years, the next major investment in Austria for Boehringer Ingelheim, after the recently opened €700 million plant in Vienna in 2021. A further and significant step for Austria as a pharmaceutical location.

Attractive location in Lower Austria

Bruck an der Leitha convinced with many advantages. For example, good transport connections, proximity to Vienna and Bratislava, but also positive environmental aspects.

The construction of a biomass power plant on the factory premises, the connection to an adjacent wind farm and a nearby biogas plant, together with a photovoltaic system, ensure that the new production facility is supplied exclusively from climate-neutral energy sources from day one.

grüne Wiese mit weißen Windrädern und bewölktem Himmel

In addition, Boehringer Ingelheim in Lower Austria relies above all on the high quality of its employees, a research-friendly environment and political will, as can be seen, for example, in the high research premium.

The talents for the future pharmaceutical forge are to be recruited primarily at higher technical colleges and universities in the region. Lower Austria scores here with over 250 higher vocational schools and a whole 14 universities and universities of applied sciences. We think this is a considerable number and an early investment in the highly qualified skilled workers of today and still, of tomorrow.

Governor Johanna Mikl-Leitner is pleased about the new settlement and sees it as: “An invaluable turbo for the region and confirmation of the attractiveness and quality of our business and innovation location”. A fitting conclusion for another Lower Austrian success story.

Would you also like to become a part of Lower Austria as a pharmaceutical location? As the business agency of the province of Lower Austria, we are happy to support you in all matters relating to location assessment and settlement. Contact us at any time by e-mail or by telephone at +43 664 601 19721.

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