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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 digital platform for manufacturing optimisation

06-10-2021

Helping industrial companies use data and artificial intelligence to optimise their operational processes: this is the mission of software development specialist Wizata. The young company benefits from the additional credibility provided by its Luxembourg location in its dealings with international customers.
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Luxembourg supercomputer MeluXina the greenest in Europe

20-09-2021

Luxembourg’s high performance computer MeluXina has been ranked as the greenest supercomputer in the EU and the 4th greenest in the world. It also ranks 36th among the most powerful high performance computers in the world.
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Anisoprint moves 3D printer production to Luxembourg HQ

26-08-2021

Anisoprint recently moved the production of its pioneering 3D printers for composite materials to its headquarters in Luxembourg. Benefiting from the country’s central European location and advanced logistics hub, the company has just shipped the first batch of 3D printers made in Luxembourg to customers.
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An internet portal for the circular economy

22-06-2021

At the initiative of four ministries, the www.economie-circulaire.lu portal was officially launched on Tuesday 22 June 2021.
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09 November 2021

Climate-neutral steelmaking in Europe

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Stakeholders from the steel industry and policy makers are invited to participate in the virtual conference "Climate-neutral steelmaking in Europe" on 9 and 10 November 2021. Read more

17 > 19 November 2021

Smart Manufacturing Week 2021

Becoming more performing and innovative is essential for any industrial company that wants to be competitive today and resilient to future challenges. Adopting digital technologies and an industry 4.0 approach is a key step in this direction. Smart Manufacturing Week 2021 will provide insights into tools, resources and good practices that can help companies – SMEs as well as large groups – move forward. It will also address sustainable manufacturing practices. Join us to get expert advice, listen to the experience and good practice of your peers and meet potential partners. Read more

07 December 2021

360 Grand Est - Edition #2021 - Business Act Grand Est - European Business Convention for Economic Recovery and Relaunch

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360 Grand Est - Edition #2021 - will be devoted to the Business Act and dedicated to the economic ambition of the French Grand Est Region and relaunch. Read more

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