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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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“A day-to-day state of mind”

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LuxPET, a ubsidiary of the originally American Plastipak group, was established some 20 years ago and specialises in the manufacturing of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic packaging solutions for the beverages industry.
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Contern S.A. (formerly Chaux de Contern) has been manufacturing precast concrete products to be sold both nationally and in the Greater Region for nearly a century now. Its range consists of around a thousand products ranging from masonry blocks to piping and tubing and everything in between, including cobblestones, paving stones and other garden accessories.
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EEN Luxembourg: 10 years supporting and advising companies

12-07-2018

The unique European network dedicated to the internationalisation and innovation of companies, SMEs and VSEs celebrated its 10th anniversary Monday 09 July 2018, in front of 250 guests from the business, economic and political world. This is an opportunity to recall how sharing and exchange of ideas can be major contributors to the development of companies, whatever their size.
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