Biontech is investing over one billion euros in Mainz

Released on 20.11. 2021

  • Biontech is planning, among other things, a campus for science and a mini-campus for administration in Mainz. Photo: Sebastian Gollnow

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Thanks to the successful corona vaccine, things are going well for Biontech. The company plans huge investments in the coming years.

Mainz (dpa) – Biontech founder Ugur Sahin has specified the company’s investment plans in Mainz. When everything is implemented, Biontech will have invested more than one billion euros in the Rhineland-Palatinate state capital, Sahin told the VRM Group newspapers.

The first section of the company headquarters In the barracks area adjacent to Mainz, Biontech will receive it in around six weeks, beginning 2022, said Sahin. “New laboratories and office space are being built there.” The remaining area of ​​the Bundeswehr site will be free for the company at the beginning 2023. “Then we will have twice as much space as we currently have,” said Sahin. A total of ten new buildings are planned or already under construction across Mainz. A campus for science and a mini-campus for administration are to be created. “In addition, there is a production facility for cancer therapies and office space that is spread across the city.” “The lion’s share of commercial production will stay there.” In Marburg, Biontech produces large quantities of the ready-to-fill Covid 19 vaccine. “There, too, we can imagine positioning ourselves more broadly,” said Sahin. A lot has also happened at the Idar-Oberstein production site, where Biontech has just put new laboratories into operation.

According to Sahin, Biontech has currently around 1800 Employees in Mainz and 2800 worldwide. In the next five to eight years, the number of employees in Mainz should increase to 3000 to 4000 are growing, said the Biontech founder. The Mayor of Mainz, Michael Ebling (SPD), recently said that he expected the company to invest a total of one billion euros in Mainz over the next ten years.

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