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Jennewein: a biotech leader

Jennewein Biotechnologie expands production and protects jobs

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12 years after founding Jennewein Biotechnologie in Rheinbreitbach, Germany, Managing Director Stefan Jennewein has reached a defining moment. His company is a leader in its field and with help from an EU-backed loan, it is expanding production, allowing it to safeguard jobs.

From biotech start-up to international high-flyer

Since it was founded in Germany in 2005, Jennewein Biotechnologie has gone from a start-up to a global business. Based in Rheinbreitbach in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, the company supplies customers around the world. “For a small firm, doing business internationally is a challenge,” says founder Stefan Jennewein. 

Jennewein is now expanding production to prepare the ground for further growth and safeguard jobs. The company already employs 55 people in Rheinbreitbach, from machine operators to research biologists.

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Project facts
  • Jennewein Biotechnologie has created 55 jobs at its site in Rheinbreitbach
  • The firm is investing €10 million in expanding production in 2017/18
  • Investments in production enable Jennewein to market its first products
  • Further product approvals, especially in Asia, will require greater production capacity
Coordinator:
Dr. Stefan Jennewein
EU Funding:
EUR 10 000 000
Partners:
EIB
Location:
Germany, Rheinbreitbach, Rhineland-Palatinate
Timeframe:
2014 - 2020
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