Continental’s plans for its Taraxagum Lab Anklam in Germany have been approved by Anklam town council. The submission was approved in principle with broad support for all the company’s plans.
The tire maker will now begin proceedings to acquire the 30,000m² plot of land located in the Lilienthalring business park, obtain a building permit from the town of Anklam, and erect the first building.
Dr Andreas Topp, who is in charge of material and process development and industrialization for tires at Continental, said, “We are planning to gradually increase the number of employees at the Taraxagum lab site in Anklam to more than 20 by 2021. At the same time, we intend to enlarge the acreage in the region from 15ha at present to 800ha so as to increase crop yields to a level measured in tonnes.
“Our recruitment of the new site manager and the agricultural coordinator, both from nearby the Anklam region, also goes to show that we have perfect conditions here, not only in respect of the available crop area. Assuming that we can successfully implement the next steps of the project as planned, we and the town of Anklam can both look forward to a bright future for our Taraxagum Lab Anklam.’
April 11, 2017