• Find skilled workers
  • Strong supplier and partner network
  • Close to the sales markets

Industry in brief

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's timber industry in particular benefits from its close proximity to other countries bordering the Baltic Sea. With its numerous ports and good infrastructure, the state acts as an ideal hub for imports and exports of wood as well as wood primary and end products. The plastics industry, on the other hand, is one of the innovation drivers in MV and works closely with the regional research and university landscape.

Materials for your projects

  • Funding

    Technology, innovation and collaborative research are generously supported in MV. Attractive support instruments of the state can be used for the establishment of a business site. For example, the acquisition and production costs of new fixed assets are subsidized. As a full-service provider, we support you in obtaining subsidies from MV and the EU. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

  • Research and development

    The plastics industry is undergoing change. Society and politics are demanding innovations that save resources and protect the environment. New approaches to the production and processing of plastics are therefore needed. Many institutions in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are also pursuing this goal. The Institute for Polymer Technologies e. V ., for example, is developing such novel recycling methods for plastics. In the campaign "Plastics do not rust", the institute is concerned with the recycling and image of plastics. The Leibniz Institute for Plasma Research and Technology e. V. in Greifswald conducts research in the field of materials and surfaces. More than 40 laboratories are working on replacing conventional materials with plastic composites. At the University in Rostock, the Chair of Design Technology and Lightweight Construction is tinkering with new and further developments of materials. In addition, the researchers regularly investigate novel material concepts in order to be able to rely more on lightweight materials in the future. The department of organic chemistry at the university deals with modern synthesis processes of active and natural substances.

  • Workforce and networks

    Norkun - North German Plastics Network

    • The network is the classic link between applied research and the 87 member companies.
    • Promotion of cooperation between research and industry
    • Transfer of research results into production
    • Training of the next generation of skilled workers and university education
    • Organizing colloquia and technology days
    • Publications and trade fair presentations

    State Advisory Council Wood Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

    The Landesbeirat Holz MV is an initiative of the Ministry for Climate Protection, Agriculture, Rural Areas and Environment MV. The purpose of the Landesbeirat Holz is to promote the use of wood, especially of domestic wood. To this end, the State Advisory Council on Wood organizes regional and supra-regional joint activities to promote the use of wood.

    The primary objectives of the State Advisory Council on Wood are as follows:

    • Bundling of all initiatives to increase the use of wood in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
    • Creation of a network WOOD
    • Presentation of the climate protection benefits through timber construction
    • Positioning of wood as a competitive building and construction material
    • Positioning of the value chain wood in the general public
    • Construction and equipping of residential, commercial and public functional buildings in wood
    • Economically and ecologically sensible living and working in timber buildings
    • Cooperation with the universities and architects of the state

    Wood Cluster Wismar

    One of the largest and most modern wood processing centers in Europe has been created in the Haffeld industrial and commercial area. In addition to the maritime economy, the wood cluster has grown into one of the largest employers in the region with around 2,000 jobs.

    • The connection to the seaport of Wismar enables the worldwide export of wood goods to international ports.
    • More than two million cubic meters of wood are processed into preliminary and end products, building materials, laminate and pellets
    • Synergy effects on the market
    • High international recognition value
    • Sawmill in the immediate vicinity

These companies are already in MV

  • Yamaton Paper

    Since 2000, Yamaton has pursued the goal of producing environmentally friendly packaging and transport solutions for a wide range of industries from the combination of paper and the structure of honeycomb cells. The basis here is always the unique ...

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  • Egger Holzwerkstoffe Wismar

    The Austrian family-owned company Egger is one of the leading brands for wood solutions in Europe. Since 1961, EGGER has been making more out of the natural resource wood with 10,100 employees at 20 locations worldwide: from sawn timber and ...

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  • Ilim Nordic Timber

    The sawmill is located in the heart of the timber cluster with producers of glulam, particleboard and pellets in Wismar. The production capacities include two Link sawing lines, Springer grading, Vanicek drying kiln and two planing lines. The ...

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  • Mayr-Melnhof Holz Wismar

    As a founding member of the Wismar timber cluster, the Hüttemann family decided to build a glulam plant of the latest standard in Wismar. Commissioned in 2000 and then gradually expanded, Hüttemann Wismar GmbH & Co KG became part of the Mayr-Melnhof ...

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  • Hildebrandt Group

    Europe's largest cable drum producer looks back on a 150-year history and is a full-range supplier for wood, plywood, steel and plastic drums as well as equipment. The headquarters of the Hildebrandt Group is located in Schwerin. At 9 locations in ...

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  • Neu Kaliss Spezialpapier (Melitta Gruppe)

    Paper has been produced in Neu Kaliss since 1799. Where the first paper mill once stood, there is now a modern company called Neu Kaliss Spezialpapier. In 1992, the Melitta group of companies acquired the production facilities. With the newly founded ...

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  • Smurfit Kappa Wellpappenwerk Waren

    The Smurfit Kappa Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of corrugated base papers, corrugated packaging and other paper-based packaging. As part of this integrated group, Smurfit Kappa Wellpappenwerk Waren GmbH supplies the group's ...

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  • Schur Pack Germany

    Schur Pack Germany GmbH is part of the family-run Schur Group. The Danish group consists of twelve international companies that offer packaging, packaging machines and packaging solutions. Schur says it employs around 800 people at plants in Denmark, ...

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  • Schmal GmbH & Verpackungen KG

    The company has been producing wooden packaging for more than 60 years. The continuous growth of the family business led to the inauguration of a completely new building complex in the Valluhn/Gallin industrial park in 1997. Conveniently located on ...

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  • Schoeller Allibert

    Schoeller Allibert is a Dutch company that manufactures plastic packaging. Factory sites are located all over the world with the focus on Europe. The headquarters of the German Schoeller Allibert GmbH is in Schwerin. The product range consists of ...

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  • United Caps Schwerin

    The company is an international player in the packaging industry and specializes in caps for the food industry. In 2015, United Caps officially opened its new plant in Schwerin. At the plant, the company produces closures for the beverage industry. ...

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