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Luxembourg has a strong and long-standing track record in manufacturing and processing both traditional and innovative materials including, high performance steel, plastics and polymers, value added composites, functionality glass processed, wood panels and adhesive paper.

Dominated by the metal and chemical industries, the sector has a strong international orientation and exports the lion’s share of its production. With 32,200 employees, the sector represents 8.3% of total national employment and 4.6% of the national added value.

The sector’s enterprises, some of which have also established their European headquarters and R&D Centers, all benefit from Luxembourg’s cost effectiveness (land, labour, energy and taxation) and competitive edge (strategic position, commercial neutrality, performing infrastructure and efficient logistics).

The Government and the sector closely cooperate to promote and implement key enabling technologies that are high on EU’s current agenda for enhancing innovation and competitiveness, notably high performance computing, digitization of industry, advanced manufacturing and materials as well as nanotechnologies.

The implementation of new and innovative production technologies and processes to boost productivity, energy, effectiveness and cost and quality competitiveness are central to the Government’s industrial policy.

A key element of the Government’s policy is to ensure easy access for companies to high-class public research institutions, including the Luxembourg University, as well as to supportive funding instruments.

The main fields of interest and expertise include:

  • Highly automated production lines
  • Cyber-physical manufacturing systems
  • Robotics
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Reduction of energy consumption and waste production

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Luxembourg supercomputer Meluxina will support digital transformation

17-06-2019

The future high performance computer (HPC) will be part of the European HPC network, EuroHPC.
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Euro-Composites will invest €160 million in Luxembourg

13-06-2019

Composite materials specialist Euro-Composites will invest €160 million in its Luxembourg site in Echternach. The investment programme is supported by the government, the town of Echternach and the state-owned bank Société nationale de crédit et d'investissement (SNCI).
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ArcelorMittal and Ceratizit granted access to university supercomputer

28-05-2019

The University of Luxembourg has granted two Luxembourg-based businesses, ArcelorMittal and Ceratizit, access to its high performance computer (HPC). The companies will use the HPC capacities to perform numerical analyses and deploy advanced numerical models.
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Digitisation for the benefit of businesses and citizens

27-05-2019

Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider teamed up this Friday to present political guidelines for both artificial intelligence and for the ongoing digitisation of priority economic sectors.
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