Industry in Wesel, Germany

Wesel is a city in Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia with about sixty thousand people. There are some different types of industrial companies. One type is the chemical industry which is strongly represented in Wesel with the bigger companies like Altana Chemistry, BYK Chemistry, the LGC Standards and Oxoid. The Altana Chemistry was created in 1977 and has about six thousand five hundred employees now and makes a turnover of more than 2.3 billion euros.

The BYK Chemistry is a big company too and employs worldwide more than two thousand three hundred employers, thereof about nine hundred in Wesel. They make a turnover of more than one billion euros per year, so they are a bit smaller than the Altana Chemistry. Both companies are important for the inhabitants, because they need many of them as employees.

One more company in Wesel of a different type is Geberit, a well-known manufacturer of sanitary ceramics. They have six locations in Germany. They produce their products since more than hundred years currently with three hundred employees at the location in Wesel. The company produce about one hundred seventy different models of their products at the location in Wesel and sell more than four hundred sixty thousand products per year.

RWE, headquartered in Essen, Germany, created in 1898, is a publicly listened energy supply group. In terms of revenue, it is one of the largest utilities in Germany. The group is also one of the leading energy utilities in the Netherlands and is also represented in other markets (e.g. UK, Belgium, Austria, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe and Turkey). The company has about eighteen thousand employees and makes a turnover of more than 13,4 billion euros per year.

The two hospitals with their affiliated facilities, the Evangelical Hospital Wesel with more than seven hundred employees and the Marien-Hospital Wesel with more than thousand employees, are among the largest employers in the city and the only two hospitals in the city. They are about three kilometers apart. The Marien-Hospital Wesel is located at the city centre and the Evangelical Hospital Wesel a bit outside of downtown. The Evangelical Hospital Wesel has about three hundred beds and the Marien-Hospital about 400 beds. There are additionally two rehabilitation centers and five homes for the aged. The hospitals work together with various specialist practices, doctors and institutions in order to strengthen the work and help many people through the large network with many participants.


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