Composites, multifunctional materials and highly customised production technologies are at the heart of Luxembourg’s manufacturing sector. The sector excels in several of the Key Enabling Technologies that are high on the EU’s current agenda for enhancing innovation and competitiveness, notably advanced manufacturing, advanced materials and nanomaterials.
ArcelorMittal, DuPont de Nemours, Goodyear, IEE, EURO-COMPOSITES®, Tarkett, CERATIZIT and other internationally renowned companies form, together with numerous SMEs, the manufacturing sector in Luxembourg. With 32,200 employees, the sector represents 8.3% of total national employment and 4.6% of the national added value.
Dominated by the metal and chemical industries, the sector has a strong international orientation and exports the lion’s share of its production. Its enterprises, of which some have also established their R&D centre in Luxembourg, benefit from the strategic position, neutrality and efficient logistics infrastructure of Luxembourg in the centre of Europe.
The Luxembourg Materials & Manufacturing Cluster brings together the various actors of the sector with the goal of creating and developing new and sustainable business opportunities through collaborative R&D and innovation projects. It counts over 40 companies and public research organisations among its members. Strategic areas currently addressed by the Cluster include composite materials, additive manufacturing and high performance computing.