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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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Successful take-off for the Luxembourg Space Agency

12-09-2018

This Wednesday, the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) was officially launched, with the aim of promoting the economic development of the Grand Duchy's space industry. A dedicated fund is also being set up, targeting an initial capital of 100 million euros to support the emergence of new space companies with innovative ideas and technologies.
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New investments in sight for Circuit Foil in Luxembourg

31-08-2018

Established in Wiltz for almost 60 years, Circuit Foil, a company specialising in the production of copper foils, continues to invest heavily in Luxembourg, reaffirming its global leadership in many areas such as automotive, electronic banking or mobile telephony.
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How to set up a business in Luxembourg in 6 simple steps

21-08-2018

Investors that want to set up their business in Luxembourg have to different administrative and organisational steps until they are ready to settle down in the country.
These 6 fact sheets about setting up a business in Luxembourg give an overview of the most important procedures and regulations and will provide helpful information and contacts for entrepreneurs.
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Luxembourg industry investments create dynamic job market

06-07-2018

Numerous industrial groups in Luxembourg are currently investing in future-oriented technologies and smart factories. As a result, the national job market abounds with interesting opportunities for scientists and engineers as well as for skilled technicians and machine operators.
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