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Biotechnologieanlage von Linde AG, Standort Dresden

Source: Linde AG, Engineering Division


The Dresden site of the Linde AG, Engineering Division is one of the leading companies worldwide when it comes to the design, delivery, and construction of chemical, gas, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical plants. The company realizes Linde process technologies as well as third party processes. Linde Engineering Dresden not only carries out projects in traditional fields such as petrochemical and chemical plants, refineries, gas plants, and air separation plants, but also applies its knowledge in new and highly innovative technological fields. In particular, the Dresden-based company specializes in industrial ("white") and pharmaceutical (»red«) biotechnology plants as well as in CCU (carbon capture and utilization) and CO2 plants.

Dichtschweißen von prismatischen Zelldosen mit TK SY-Laserschweißkopf, ThyssenKrupp System Engineering GmbH, Batterie-Technikum Pleißa bei Chemnitz

Source: ThyssenKrupp System Engineering GmbH


Production technology for lithium-ion batteries is one of the key research and development activities of the plant construction specialist ThyssenKrupp System Engineering GmbH today. In a battery technology center in Pleißa near Chemnitz specialists develop and test assembly systems for the production of cells and batteries. Their objective is a resource-efficient and modular plant technology which helps reduce production costs and increase the quality of lithium-ion batteries. For example, BMW already produces the batteries for its BMW i3 from Leipzig on assembly lines made by ThyssenKrupp.


Intelligent thin film technologies come from Dresden: The VON ARDENNE GmbH is a leading global manufacturer of equipment for industrial, nanometer to micrometer thin coatings on glass, metal strip, and foil. These materials are, thus, given entirely new functional properties. VON ARDENNE holds more than 300 patent families worldwide, and its systems are used in over 50 countries.

Montage von Metallisierungsanlagen bei VTD Dresden

Source: VTD Vakuumtechnik Dresden GmbH


One of the market leaders for metallization systems is the VTD Vakuumtechnik Dresden GmbH. Its developments include highly productive, short-cycle sputtering systems for the metallization of 3D plastic parts which can be integrated with great precision into fully automated production lines. VTD also develops and produces technology and customer-specific plant systems for hard material coatings, optical precision coatings, and specific tasks in vacuum technology. As of 1 April 2016, VTD Vakuumtechnik Dresden GmbH is part of the US-America Federal-Mogul Group, a leading automotive supplier.

Beschichtungsanlage aus der Serie SiNA®, Meyer Burger (Germany) aus Hohenstein-Ernstthal

Source: Meyer Burger (Germany) AG

Technology and Product Center (TPC) Meyer Burger (Germany) AG, HOHENSTEIN-ERNSTTHAL

At the Technology and Product Center (TPC) Meyer Burger (Germany) AG in Hohenstein-Ernstthal (Germany), technologies and production systems for the coating and structuring of surfaces for a wide range of industries are developed and produced. The TPC Hohenstein-Ernstthal is the industry leader for the development of cell production lines for the manufacture of high efficiency solar cells. The division "MicroSystems" develops and produces solutions in the field of plasma and ion beam technology for the use in high-tech markets like semiconductor, high precision optics, displays and LED/OLED as well as for research and development applications. Meyer Burger (Germany) is a member of the Swiss Meyer Burger Technology Group.


The Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH (CAC) is well established on the global market for plant construction and process engineering and an experienced partner for comprehensive engineering services and solutions. For more than 45 years, the company has been an expert in the sectors refinery and gas technology, petrochemistry, inorganic chemistry as well as fine and specialty chemistry. In close cooperation with its customers, CAC realizes all projects ranging from initial planning to construction all the way to commissioning complex plants and plant units. 

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