About Schleswig-Holstein

Schleswig-Holstein may be Germany’s northernmost state but it’s still in the middle of Europe. With unique access to both the North and Baltic seas, it’s a transport hub to Scandinavia as well as the Baltic region. And it offers swift access to German and global markets via cosmopolitan Hamburg next door. Schleswig-Holstein is home to successful small- and mid-sized companies. The state has a strong innovation drive and a high quality of life. Key future-oriented industries include: Foods, renewable energies, medical technology and health care, I&K, logistics, maritime business, engineering and tourism.

  1. Perfect location near customers and suppliers
  2. Active science location = strong innovation potential, exceptionally qualified workforce
  3. Low corporate taxes, low real estate prices for purchase and rent
  4. Perfect work-life balance between two seas

Reasons for Schleswig-Holstein

Schleswig-Holstein has exceptional transport infrastructure, including the A7 and A1 highways. And the construction of the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link tunnel will create an additional connection to Scandinavia. Schleswig-Holstein has led the country in the expansion of fiber optic and, by 2025, fiber optic will be available state-wide. The state has plenty of innovation potential in areas such as hydrogen and battery cell research and offers access to a skilled workforce for key industries and forward-looking topics such as hydrogen, artificial intelligence and digitalization. Low corporate taxes and comparatively low real estate prices make the area attractive. Clear air, endless horizons and breath-taking nature offer a high quality of life as well as an infinite number of leisure activities.

Made in Lübeck: Exceptional performance – thanks to unique production

KMD Plastifizierungstechnik GmbH develops and manufactures high-quality machinery, better known as extruders, for the production of thermoplastic molded parts, as well as laboratory systems for spinning synthetic fibers and non-wovens. KMD was founded in 2011 in Dusseldorf with an R&D department but no production. The headquarters was moved to Lübeck in 2019 and production was added. WTSH helped KMD an appropriate production site and supported the creation of a company that researches, develops and produces and is truly based in the north. Owner Kellen Duan was also able to realize a dream of living and working next to the ocean.


WTSH offers comprehensive consulting for the foundation, expansion and relocation of companies. It works together with investors and companies to develop unique site solutions and support them with location decisions and beyond. The WTSH offers information on locations, funding opportunities and networking with industry clusters.

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