Major investors from Europe

Opportunities for European Investment

There are significant investment opportunities for European companies in Melbourne, Victoria, particularly in the areas of energy, agtech, advanced manufacturing, healthcare and services.

Between 2017 and 2022, EU companies have invested A$12.2 billion in Victoria.1 The EU ranks collectively as the largest FDI investor in our State, ahead of the US (A$7.3 billion), the UK (A$4.6 billion) and China (A$2.3 billion). EU investment is especially significant in renewable energy, from batteries to offshore wind. EU companies’ FDI projects have created close to 10 000 jobs during this period.

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Major investors

Prominent European companies currently operate in Victoria across a wide range of industries, including:

  • technology - CapGemini, SAP, Bell Labs, Finmeccanica, Ericsson
  • food manufacturing - Parmalat, Lactalis
  • biotech and health -  Moderna, BioNtech
  • public transport - Keolis, Transdev
  • defence and aerospace : BAE, Leonardo, Thales
  • infrastructure and energy : Orsted, CIP, Acciona, Total, Engie

Recent investors

European companies that have recently established their headquarters and national operations in Melbourne include:

  • Bay Wa - Leading global renewable energy developer, service provider, distributor and energy solutions provider.
  • Neoen - World-leading independent producer of exclusive renewable energy with expertise in solar power, wind power and storage.
  • GPG - A global group leading the field in energy services, developing technologies transforming how businesses use and manage their energy.
  • Robert Bosch - Multinational engineering and technology company.
  • Newcold - One of the fastest growing advanced automated warehouse and cold chain logistics companies today.
  • Portwest - Global manufacturer and distributor of workwear, safetywear and PPE.
  • BioNtech - A fully integrated, global immunotherapy company founded to to revolutionize immunotherapy with individualised cancer therapies.

Source1: FDI Markets

Europe companies headquartered in Melbourne

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